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Technical Director

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Technical Director
  • Job ID: #18386
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Technical Director

A full-time academic staff position is available at the Pablo Center. The working and official title for this assignment is Technical Director. This position will serve as event production coordinator for all Pablo Center events (producing agent) and will facilitate the use of the facility as a presenting venue for community partner events and rentals (presenting agent). This position must work closely with faculty and staff from University academic departments and administrative units as well as the community to ensure quality customer service. This position will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of all aspects of event production at the Pablo Center - evening, night, weekend, and holiday work hours will be a necessity. This position also mentors, instructs, and monitors the performance of full-time, part-time and student employees including the stage crew assigned to events (event setup, event monitoring of lighting, sound, video, event strike and all event production aspects of events). This position reports to the Director of Production and Operations of the Pablo Center, also a  University employee.

DUTIES:

  • Maintain a long-range production services plan for the Pablo Center
  • Assist in the mentoring and instruction of the full-time, part-time and student employees including the event production crew, ushers and building managers assigned to events
  • Manage the technical event production-related activities for all internal and external events
  • Oversee the pre and post-event management setups, strikes and clean-ups for all events
  • Assist in the preparation and administration of production budgets to include capital equipment and maintenance
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of Pablo Center events

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the operational and event related activities of the Pablo Center training program including professional lighting, sound, and projection techniques
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, instruct, schedule, and evaluate full-time, part-time and student employees who work for Pablo Center as they perform the daily execution of event production and building event management functions including: lighting, sound, video, staging, rigging and other specific technical needs for internal and external clients to fulfill contractual obligations
  • Develop CAD, WYSIWIG, and other soft-based design formats for events
  • Maintain an inventory of all Pablo Center production equipment
  • Provide comprehensive oversight of the Pablo Center event Production Services, including:
    • Personnel supervision
    • Compliance with all Pablo/University/UW System/state/national guidelines, rules and regulations
    • General maintenance and upkeep of lighting, sound, video, staging, rigging and other production equipment
    • Assist with the promotion and publicity of the Pablo Center

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human- resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Facilities Pablo Center: Technical Director position (Job ID # 18386) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

Please direct requests for additional information to:

terharta@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by June 3, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).