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Event Tech Representative

Company: Utah State University
Location: Logan
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Incumbents in the Event Tech series assist with the audiovisual needs in event spaces in multiple buildings including the Taggart Student Center, Eccles Conference Center, University Inn (5th Floor), David B. Haight Center, West Stadium Center, Spectrum, and other indoor and outdoor spaces for University and public events including the setup, operation, and striking of audiovisual and other technical event related equipment. In addition, incumbents in this series provide advisement and technical support. Incumbents work as a member of a team to complete tasks.

 

The Event Tech Representative reports to and receives direction from the Event Tech Supervisor who reports to the Director. The Event Tech Representative may train and guide hourly employees.


Tech: Under the direction of the Supervisor:

  • Check event spaces before setup to make sure that they are clean.
  • Read and follow technical setup plans and maps.
  • Transport technical equipment and supplies from storage space to event space.
  • Organize and assemble technical equipment.
  • Microphones, Speakers, Sound Board, Lights, Light Board, Projector, etc.
  • Remove technical equipment not required for event.
  • Provide troubleshooting and assistance during events as required.
  • Following event, strike technical equipment, inventory and inspect it for damage.
  • Transport technical equipment and supplies to storage space.
  • Check event space to make sure it is clean and ready for next event setup.
  • Performs other Technical Setup functions as assigned.

Tech Planning:

  • Review daily and weekly setup schedules.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor.
  • Attend planning meetings with customer and Program Coordinator as assigned.
  • Attend weekly building coordination meetings as assigned.

Other Specific Functions:

  • Supervise assigned hourly employees to accomplish event tech tasks and other tasks as assigned.
  • Assist Supervisor with training of hourly employees as assigned.
  • Execute training strategy of the Team Leader/Supervisor.

General Functions:

  • Participates in trainings as assigned.
  • Provides guests, customers, students and employees with directions, general information and assistance as requested.
  • Practices and promotes continuous improvement of environmental and safety practices.
  • Follow and initiate all building procedures in the event of an injury, emergency or evacuations.
  • Follow all building policies and procedures as identified in the Taggart Student Center Policy Manual.
  • Performs all functions assigned by the Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of related experience or equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Tech

  • Knowledge of methods to set up and strike various technical equipment including Microphones, Speakers, Sound Board, Lights, Light Board, Projectors, etc.
  • Knowledge of principles and theories related to sound, lighting, projection, and staging.
  • Ability to learn about and care for technical equipment.
  • Knowledge of video conferencing, classroom design and technology use.
  • Knowledge of mobile technologies.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Ability to train and guide hourly and/or student employees.
  • Ability to train both technical staff and non-technical users.
  • Skilled with computers and programs, including Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Visio.
  • Ability to learn and use USI, EMS or other Event Management Software.

Other

  • Basic computer skills.
  • Skilled at records maintenance.
  • Ability to receive regular direction and coaching from a supervisor.
  • Ability to learn through training, observation and hands on experience.
  • Ability to perform tasks without close supervision.
  • Ability to work well under pressure; meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Ability to train and guide hourly and/or student employees.
  • Ability to identify maintenance problems that need the attention of repair personnel.
  • Ability to be detail oriented.
  • Ability to act professionally with coworkers and customers.
  • Ability to reflect a positive Utah State University image.
  • Skilled in customer service including resolving customer concerns.
  • Knowledge of building safety codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of proper safety guidelines, policies, procedures, and behaviors as established by OSHA and the University.

Fundamental Abilities

Within the scope and complexity of each position's responsibilities, each incumbent is expected to possess and demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems.
  • Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches to problems.
  • Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
  • Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand, asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.
  • Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.
  • Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering customers who at times may be frustrated or threatening.

Core Characteristics

As representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Take initiative
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Be accountable.
  • Behave ethically.
  • Be honest and trustworthy.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  • Be inquisitive.
  • Be detail oriented.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Efficiently manage multiple tasks.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be committed to improving USU.

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into text box at the end of the application

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**


Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Work Environment and Physical Requirements
The environment for this classification varies and includes indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office, event space, or public space employees are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Outdoors, employees are not protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environment may include confined or narrow spaces. The employee may also be exposed to loud noises, vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation.


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including walking and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting, pushing and/or pulling of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Employees must be able to work as a team in moving some objects. Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as squatting, kneeling, and crawling.


Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

 



Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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