Lead Production Technician
Reports to Event Crew Student Manager
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
This is a student supervisor position with an emphasis on overseeing the professional execution of lighting, sound and projection equipment for scheduled events. This position is responsible for the training/mentoring of the Production Technicians and their use of the facility/technical equipment required for the event. Work is performed in all areas of Event Services, including major events where professional lighting, sound and projection are used. Leadership and communication skills are paramount as the Production Technicians are expected to work autonomously in a very customer service-based role. Production Technicians are always expected to set a professional example for the junior Event Crew members.
- Oversee the autonomous Production Technician staff in their professional execution of the load-in, setup, monitoring, teardown and striking of required production equipment including lighting, sound and projection equipment for scheduled events.
- Provide excellent customer service while mentoring the scheduled Production Technicians, Event Crew and volunteer staff.
- Oversee the professional execution of scheduled events.
- Supervise scheduled Production Technicians, Event Crew and volunteer staff.
- Attend all University Activities Commission Concert and Special Events committee meetings while serving as the Event Services liaison therein.
- Assist in the audio-visual training of Event Crew Production Technicians, Event Crew I and II, and Student Building Managers as directed by the student manager.
- Work with individual technicians and crew members as needed for training during events.
- Encourage Event Crew I and II to complete required and needed training.
- Assist the Event Crew Student Manager in revising and updating the resources (owner’s manuals, system instruction sheets, data cards, equipment, etc.) used by Production Technicians and crew members.
- Assist in the evaluation, implemented upkeep and organization of equipment and resources used by staff.
- Assist with disciplinary procedures of Production Technicians and Event Crew I and II staff.
- Uphold and oversee all state, university and University Centers policies.
DRIVING RECORDThe applicant is not qualified for the Lead Production Technician 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 at the time of application.
The Lead Production Technician 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 an Event Crew Chief before other technicians. Specific duties may vary during break periods, although job title and base pay will not change.
The Lead Production Technician is compensated according to the University Centers Wage Classification Scale as Advanced Level II and has a probationary period of one semester of employment. 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 Student Manger, 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. This position is a one-year (annual) position. The Lead Production Technician may reapply and have the contract renewed for additional terms if chosen by the interview committee.