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  • Audio and Visual Technician - Overland Park Convention Center

    Location US-KS-Overland Park
    Job ID
    2019-4299
    Group
    Spectra - Venue Management
    Location Name
    Spectra VM - Overland Park Convention Center
    Category
    Graphics/Creative Services
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    This position is based at our Overland Park Convention Center.  The Overland Park Convention Center, opened in 2002 and hosts on average 330 events each year. The OPCC sits on a 26-acre in Overland Park, the largest suburban city in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the second largest city in Kansas. The mid-sized convention center features a 60,000-square-foot exhibition hall that connects to the 25,000 sq. ft. Edwin C. Eilert Ballroom. The OPCC provides an additional 15,000 sq. ft. of event space of divisible meeting rooms, and 40,000 sq. ft. of pre-function space that proudly houses over 50 selected works of art created by renowned Midwestern artists. You can learn more about our venue here: https://opconventioncenter.com/

     

    Under general supervision from the AV Manager assists in supervising and performing responsible technical and administrative work within the Audio Visual Department; operates technical media equipment; coordinates the work of AV Technicians and skilled labor; serves as liaison between facility users and facility technical staff, for the OPCC.

     

    Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/

    Responsibilities

    • Assists AV Manager in the daily operation of the OPCC Audio Visual Department and functions as lead department contact in his / her absence.
    • Assists in the supervision of all full time and part time Media Services employees in the operation of equipment
    • Assists and trains in the use of Audio Visual equipment.
    • Maintains a comprehensive and thorough record of inventory.
    • Sets up and operates all in-house equipment and operates rented or client provided audio-visual equipment
    • Assists clients in pre-event planning and attends meetings taking accurate and concise notes regarding clients requests.
    • Selects proper Audio Visual equipment to accomplish clients’ needs and prepares pricing proposals.
    • Provides technical advising to other departments upon request
    • Responsible for accurate billing of equipment and labor provided by the Media Services Department.
    • Trouble-shoots complicated Media Services sound and lighting systems.

     

    ACCOUNTABILITIES:

    • Operational characteristics of media equipment management, including, but not limited to, needs of users of large public assembly facilities and customer service practices
    • Technical requirement, methods, equipment, materials, and or other systems as they apply to facility events including, but not limited to: principles of event staging and performance equipment, lighting and sound equipment, rigging safety, and audio visual equipment
    • Basic principles of accounting
    • Principles of lead supervision and training
    • Familiarity with legal terminology
    • Terminology used in entertainment and convention settings
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and use of the internet
    • Communicate clearly and concisely in the English language, both orally and in writing
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, contractors and facility users
    • Work a flexible schedule including early mornings, days, evenings, weekends, holidays, extended (long) work days and extended numbers of days

     

     

    AUTHORITY:

    • Plan, service, and supervise media services of large events; identify and provide facility media services for all assigned events; prepare drawings, diagrams, layouts, and other media services specifications for all assigned events
    • Schedule, coordinate, and supervise the work of AV Technicians and skilled labor
    • Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient customer service
    • Recognize media related challenges, analyze and identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of organizational objectives
    • Interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies and procedures

     

     

    Qualifications

    • Degree in Technical Theatre or related field
    • One year experience in audio visual and technical media coordination and operation, preferably in a convention, theater, arena or hotel environment.
    • Or high school diploma and three (3) years combine audio-visual and supervisory experience.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain a Kansas driver’s license

     

    Special Knowledge of:

    • Thorough knowledge of audio-visual equipment and electronic services in public assembly settings
    • Principles and practices of media services
    • Operational characteristics of events
    • Knowledge of personal computers and computerized audio-visual systems
    • Customer service practices
    • Needs of users of the facility
    • Public relations
    • Knowledgeable in the supervision and motivation of others.
    • Terminology used in entertainment/convention/public assembly settings
    • Relevant federal, state and local regulations
    • Must have computer skills in Microsoft Office applications and word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation, and Internet software
    • Ability to use tools and equipment properly and safely. 
    • Stamina to work long hours. Must be able to lift and/or move heavy equipment.

     

     

    SPECTRA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYER

     

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