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Manager, Event Audio-Visual

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Manager, Event Audio-Visual

Job ID: 236080
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Supervises assigned staff and student assistants to produce first-class events across the University, utilizing in-person and virtual platforms. Responsible for managing projects, including equipment repair, replacement and upgrades, and inventory maintenance. Manages and executes large-scale events including commencement, concerts, and other special events.

  • Manages and mentors assigned staff and student assistants to ensure consistent and reliable event production across both campuses and the Sports and Entertainment Park
  • Collaborates with clients and vendors to manage and execute large scale productions
  • Manages audio visual inventory and projects related to repairs, replacements, and upgrades of systems
  • Enters, collects, analyzes, and reports data related to unit activities in event management and other software modules
  • Diagnoses and resolves complex problems on advanced systems and provide post-mortem analysis for incidents and service interruptions
Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Associate or Technical degree from an accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid, and unrestricted driver's license

Required Experience
Four (4) years of Audio-Visual experience required.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
DANTE Level 3 Certification
Familiarity with Daktronics Displays
Membership and participation in professional organizations

Preferred Experience
Previous management and/or leadership experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to lead, mentor, and teach a team of subject matter experts and student staff
Able to function with autonomy, making sound and timely decision as appropriate, and using good judgement to determine which decisions should be escalated
Able to diagnose and resolve complex problems quickly in high pressure, live event situations
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of event AV and broadcast production hardware and software
Knowledge of audio production and lighting concepts
Knowledge of event AV networking, specifically DANTE

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position requires a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Credit Report + Drug Screening
  • Standard Enhanced + Education & DMV
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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