The Technical Services Manager is responsible for duties that directly support the production of events at the College Park Center, Texas Hall, and within the Department of Special Event Facilities. This position is responsible for scheduling and supervising part-time freelance crew members; overseeing equipment resources and maintenance; developing and maintaining maintenance and equipment replacement cycles; planning, coordinating, and execution of event production; and providing general support to the operation of College Park Center and Texas Hall. The Technical Services Manager works closely with internal teams and external clients as assigned, and manages multiple projects concurrently with great attention to detail.
Analyzes facility operation and identifies technical, equipment, and staffing requirements for venue and event success based on information from assigned Event Manager, Production Services team, professional entertainment event producers, and other managers.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with performers' representatives, representatives of facility users/clients, representatives of other outside agencies, co-workers, subordinates, and other University personnel.
Uses event information gained through planning and pre-convention meetings to project event production costs and establish event budgets.
Oversees the technical set-ups for NCAA Division I women's volleyball and men's and women's basketball competitions, WNBA basketball competitions and other events, including pre-game light show and event lighting, center-hung scoreboard, AV requirements, ribbon board(s) and end-hung video board functionality, and ESPN-3/ESPN+ broadcast requirements.
Works with outside production and broadcast crews providing services at events in the venue.
Establishes and maintains preventative and corrective maintenance programs for various facility equipment and audio/lighting/video/broadcast systems.
Assigns and supervises tasks directly and through intermediate supervisors.
Reviews and coordinates work in process.
Establishes candidate pools, interviews, hires and trains personnel in stagecraft, lighting, sound, rigging, and video production and/or other positions.
Schedules and supervises audio, lighting and production crews, as appropriate for the event requirements.
Assists the Director, as needed, in reviewing production plans and monitoring load-in, production setup and overhead rigging.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Radio/Television, Technical Production, or related field or comparable years of related experience.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience at a multi-purpose, public assembly facility working in stagecraft, broadcast, audio-visual and lighting systems, and/or project management or equivalent experience.
Good communication skills.
Ability to monitor crew and ensure safety guidelines are being followed.
Working knowledge of technical riders for productions/shows and procuring necessary equipment.
Strong working knowledge and understanding of production needs and techniques of a professional presentation in the area of college sports/ESPN-3/ESPN+ broadcasts, high end concerts, speaker presentations and having the flexibility to act and react to any changes or needs that arise during those events.
Ability to manage multiple events in various stages of planning.
Five plus (5+) years of experience at a multi-purpose facility or similar operation. Three plus (3+) years of experience in entertainment production. Two plus (2+) years of experience in live broadcast production, with an emphasis on sporting events. Knowledge of overhead rigging requirements in open steel environment, with the ability to review and interpret rigging plots to ensure proper load distribution and building load limits. Good communication skills. Working knowledge of CAD. Trained Crowd Manager certified and CPR/AED certified.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
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