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Senior Technical Director, Event AV Technician - CAO

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
IT Manager/Director
Senior Technical Director, Event AV Technician-CAO

Job ID: 246574
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

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
Provides high-level production and audio-visual support and engineering for major events primarily at Fifth Third Bank Stadium and the Sports and Entertainment Park. Collaborates with event staff, clients, and partners to ensure audio-visual needs and requirements are met for events across the University. Responsible or hiring, training, and managing a team of student assistants who operate AV equipment.

1. Works directly with clients to plan events and come up with creative solutions to make the events successful

2. Provides comprehensive live technical production for events, including production management, live audio and in-house video as assigned

3. Gathers requirements, creates designs, and implements the audio-visual and production equipment needs for major events

4. Diagnoses and resolves complex problems on advanced AV systems

5. Oversees various events at Fifth Third Bank Stadium and the Sports and Entertainment Park including but not limited to: KSU Athletics, Commencements, Professional Soccer, and Concerts

6. Maintains equipment inventory, keeping items up to date and making necessary repairs or replacements

7. Ensures proper set-up of equipment per clients expectation and guidelines

8. Provides quotes, tracks, and invoices events in Event Management System (EMS) and ensures all information is correct and events are produced to specification requested

9. Assists other Technical Directors across campus when events require additional support

10. Manages assigned staff, students, contractors and other Technical Directors as required to fill additional needs for larger or multiple simultaneous events

11. Works directly with partner production company to quote additional resources for events

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Technical diploma or Associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field or equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

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

Required Experience
Three (3) years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
Experience with PC and Macintosh operating system is necessary
Experience with web-conferencing is ideal
Management Experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to piece together simple sound system, making it work
Able to manage events in all circumstances and conditions
Able to exhibit flexibility and handle last minute requests or changes
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of live event audio-visual production
Knowledge of Daktronics video displays and related systems
Knowledge of Ross Video Systems (XPression, Carbonite, Mira)
Knowledge of Enterprise Audio Systems (Yamaha CL, Mitas, Dante)
Knowledge of EMS (Event Management System)
Knowledge of video projection systems
Able to compile, communicate and provide event quotes and invoices
General knowledge of audio

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

Background Check
  • 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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