Event Crew Student Manager
Reports to the Event Production Coordinator
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a student supervisor position with an emphasis on overseeing the training of the Event Crew, Event Crew Chiefs and Production Technicians on the necessary facility and technical aspects of events. Leadership and communication skills are paramount as the Event Crew Student Manager sets an example for the Event Crew.
- Supervise the audio-visual training of Production Technicians, Event Crew I and II and Student Building Managers.
- Provide excellent customer service while mentoring the scheduled Production Technicians, Event Crew I and II and volunteer staff.
- Continuously update and revise the resources (owner’s manuals, system instruction sheets, data cards, etc.) used by Event Crew and Student Building Managers.
- Help serve as the main contact person to clients, artists or presenters in advance of/on the day of the event.
- Review all technical riders with the Event Production Coordinator and generate questions and concerns for the client.
- Supervise and work complex events.
- Attend the weekly University Activities Commission Executive Board meeting and UAC Festivals committee meetings as the Event Services liaison.
- Provide the Scheduling Coordinator with input prior to scheduling/planning events.
- Recommend Production Technicians and Event Crew for events to the Scheduling Coordinator using knowledge of their expertise and abilities.
- Spot-check events at the direction of the Event Production Coordinator.
- Meet with and evaluate all student staff.
- Discuss mid-semester evaluations with the Event Production Coordinator.
- Function as a safety officer for Event Crew.
- Assist in the research and recommendation of capital purchases.
- Supervise the disciplinary procedures of all Event Crew staff.
- Evaluate and implement the upkeep and organization of equipment and resources used by Event Services.
- Ensure all staff complete required and needed training.
- Enforce, uphold and oversee all state, university and University Centers policies.
DRIVING RECORDThe applicant is not qualified for the Event Crew Student Manager position if any of the following conditions apply:
1. Frequency of moving violation(s) and/or fault accident(s):
a. Two or more within a three-year period
b. Six or more traffic violation demerit points within a three-year period
2. Violations within the past 12 months for the following:
a. Drunk driving
b. Driving under the influence of drugs
c. Reckless driving
QUALIFICATIONS AND SALARY
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be comfortable lifting up to 50 pounds
- Must have at least two full semesters remaining as a UW-Eau Claire student at the time of application.
- Must be in good academic standing (both cumulative and last semester’s grade point average of at least 2.0)
- Must carry at least six undergraduate or five graduate credits
- Must have a strong sense of professional courtesy and customer service
- Must have solid foundation of knowledge of technical aspects of events and systems
- Must be keenly interested in developing technical knowledge in self and others through hands-on experience
- It is strongly recommended that any candidate be a Production Technician or Event Crew II at the time of application.
The Event Crew Student Manager is required to work up to 20 hours per week during the semester. Any hours available during winter or summer breaks may vary. These hours are not required, but may be offered to the Event Crew Student Manager before other technicians. Specific duties may vary during break periods, although job title and base pay will not change.
The Student Manager is compensated according to the University Centers Wage Classification Scale Paraprofessional Level 1, and has a probationary period of one semester. To receive full status at the end of the probationary period, the employee must demonstrate a strong ability to perform the listed duties. If the performance during the probationary period is not satisfactory to the Event Production Coordinator, or the duties to the employee, the position may be terminated. All longevity and training increases will carry over and add to the base wage.