Backstage Employment Network This live entertainment industry job board is brought to you by Timeless communications, publisher of Projection, Lights and Staging News, FRONT of HOUSE and Stage Directions Magazines. en_US Sales Manager <p><strong>Sales Manager for Entertainment Lighting Business Unit</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Scope &amp; Responsibility:</p> <p>We are seeking an energetic and enthusiastic, team-oriented Regional Sales Manager to join our Entertainment Lighting Business Unit.&nbsp; You will be responsible for driving entertainment fixture sales and other lighting solutions through identified channel partners increasing Ushio brand awareness and market share.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Location:&nbsp; Eastern United States Preferred</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Job Description:</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Drive Sales within the Film Production/Stage/Theatrical /TV Broadcasting markets through new and existing sales channels</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Conduct technical product demonstrations</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Take a consultative approach to create pull-through business with lighting designers and the end user customers to specify equipment into working venues</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Strengthen business relationships with existing and new dealers&nbsp;</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Create organized customer quotations to a given specification</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Work to develop and implement business plans and strategies</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Attend trade shows, conventions, and workshops</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Create regular meeting reports and sales forecast updates with detailed client information</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 25-50% Domestic travel with occasional international travel</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Profile:</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Successful sales experience a must with a strong knowledge of the Film Production, Stage, Theatrical and Television Broadcasting, industries.</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Strong knowledge/understanding of lighting instruments and the applications, production equipment, and workflows.</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Working knowledge of Lighting Entertainment Lighting Controls / Consoles.</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Solid state lighting experience</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Send all resumes to <a href=""></a></p> 11 Sep 2014 18:14 +0000 Service Technician – Chain Hoists <p>Growing service-company in the Midwest is looking to expand its shop team with an <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">experienced Chain Hoist Service Technician</span></strong>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What we&rsquo;re looking for:</strong></p> <p>The ideal candidate will be responsible for working with the service department team:</p> <ol> <li>Servicing and maintaining the in-house fleet of Columbus McKinnon chain hoist motors</li> <li>Testing and repairing control equipment and electronics</li> <li>Operation of chain hoist load test stand</li> <li>Preparing, analyzing and documenting test results </li> <li>Ensuring compliance with industry performance standards and measurements</li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Skills and qualifications include:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Technical proficiency in mechanical service</li> <li>Trained and qualified in <ul> <li>Chain hoist maintenance and service</li> <li>Operating automated test equipment</li> <li>General technical service in related field</li> </ul> </li> <li>Proven track record of technical service experience and &nbsp;management</li> <li>Columbus McKinnon (CM) Level I Certified Hoist Technician</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Salary and benefits:</strong></p> <p>We offer an industry-competitive salary and benefits package.&nbsp; In addition, we offer:</p> <ul> <li>401K</li> <li>Health Care </li> <li>Dental</li> <li>Vision</li> <li>Paid time off (PTO)</li> <li>Life Insurance</li> </ul>–_Chain_Hoists.htm 09 Sep 2014 11:19 +0000 Sound Engineer/ Systems Tech <p>We are looking for an all around Sound Engineer and Systems&nbsp; Technician who can handle line array setup and operation, digital and analog audio consoles, setup, maintenance of our gear, and other event production related tasks. &nbsp;Video experience is helpful but not necessary.&nbsp; We specialize in live corporate events and live multi-lingual web broadcasting. &nbsp;The job involves some travel but the majority of the events are Midwest based. &nbsp;We are a 38 year old, well established company with a great team. &nbsp;</p> <p>Please submit resume and references to <a href=""></a>. &nbsp;We will be conducting interviews either in person or via Skype or FaceTime.</p> 05 Sep 2014 09:19 +0000 Scenic Shop Foreman <p>Job Description&nbsp;</p> <p>We are a Scenic Shop looking for a talented and dependable person to join our team as a Shop Foreman/Manager. Experience as a Scenic Carpenter/Installer working in Corporate Event and/or theatrical scenery manufacturing is preferred. Must have supervisory experience and the ability to organize the progress of multiple employees working on multiple projects.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Shop Foreman position will require the supervision of 8 to 12 shop employees while also overseeing the Rental Inventory personnel. The Foreman must be able to lay out builds per provided drawings, must be able to work within tight deadlines, plus be able to work well individually, and as part of a team.</p> <p>Job Requirements:&nbsp;</p> <p>Experience as a stagehand working special events and shows required&nbsp;</p> <p>Minimum 5 years experience as a stagehand/lead carpenter and/or shop foreman managing multiple projects, multiple employees and trade contractors preferred&nbsp;</p> <p>Extensive knowledge of woodworking and metalworking practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, cost control, safety and applicable building codes&nbsp;</p> <p>Ability to work with various materials, including lumber, metal, acrylics, paint</p> <p>Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material and labor estimates&nbsp;</p> <p>Proficient at blueprint reading&nbsp;</p> <p>Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and written; Bilingual in Spanish would be a plus&nbsp;</p> <p>Must be available to work various shifts, including some evenings and weekends&nbsp;</p> <p>Ambitious, self-starter, with good work ethic&nbsp;</p> <p>There will be some client interaction, so a pleasant and service-oriented demeanor is required&nbsp;</p> <p>Final candidates for the position living outside of the metro Phoenix area will be required to travel to our shop in Phoenix, AZ for a 2-week trial period of employment; local accommodations and flights will be paid for by the company, in addition to 2 weeks&rsquo; salary.&nbsp;</p> <p>Must pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening</p> <p>Job Duties:&nbsp;</p> <p>Supervise shop carpenters and personnel during the fabrication of scenic components, while clearly explaining steps, providing clear directions, and answering questions about fabrication processes to employees and subcontractors.</p> <p><br /> Quickly identify potential project delays, needed design modifications and potential scheduling conflicts, in order to generate and implement needed modifications&nbsp;</p> <p>Establish relationships with all parties involved in the fabrication process that will facilitate harmonious working relationships during projects, and permit prompt resolution of problems and conflicts as they occur.</p> <p>Organization and tracking of all rental department inventory&nbsp;</p> <p>Assist with the build, install and strike of scenic components&nbsp;</p> <p>Assist with the loading and unloading of trucks&nbsp;</p> <p>Occasional driving of a 26&rsquo; truck, mainly for local installs, required</p> 29 Aug 2014 12:41 +0000 Scene Shop Coordinator <p>The Scene Shop Coordinator plays a strong role in ensuring the highest standards related to the success of all productions. This involves project management and overseeing the daily scenery construction work of students and overhire employees. The Scene Shop Coordinator provides guidance and instruction to a large part-time student work-force and trains student assistants to safely and effectively construct and install scenery using a variety of scenic materials and sound construction techniques.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Supervisory Responsibility: The Scene Shop Coordinator supervises overhire carpenters, riggers and welders in addition to student workers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Collaboration: The Coordinator interacts with all constituents of The Clarice to support the mission of The Clarice. S/he also works collaboratively with the professor of record to prepare for and support laboratory and other classes that are scheduled in the scene shop.</p> <p>Please visit, <a href=""></a> for complete and detailed job description and qualifications.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Qualifications:</p> <p>Minimum: Bachelor's degree in technical theatre or related field or equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience. Four years professional experience in theatrical scenic construction, welding and/or theatrical rigging including at least two years in supervisory role. Comprehensive knowledge of skill in methods and techniques of carpentry and MIG welding.&nbsp; Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, CAD drawings, and specifications. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to enforce safety standards and participate in first aid, CPR and university training.</p> <p>SALARY: High 40's</p> <p>TO APPLY: Submit application online at JOBS.UMD.EDU. Include cover letter, resume, salary history and the names and contact information of 3 professional references. Best consideration date : September 12, 2014. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and Women Are Encouraged to Apply.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 20 Aug 2014 14:51 +0000