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. http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs en_US AV Supervisor <p><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">Seeking an experienced A/V professional to oversee Audio Visual Technicians, coordinate day-to-day floor operations and ensure production standards are followed to maintain quality and safety. The applicant must have a solid understanding of live event technology (audio, lighting, video, data/telecom) and the logistics/technical details involved in setup, execution and teardown. They will operate in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Prior supervising and A/V experience is required. Hospitality experience is preferred.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull; Review business/projects for the day and assign tasks to team members, including determining approximate breaks and end of shift.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull; Oversee team member training and development.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull; Monitor set up and removal of equipment to ensure accuracy, quality and standards are maintained.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull; Maintain cleanliness and organization of equipment storage.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull; Track equipment issues and coordinate repairs with management.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull; Respond to and troubleshoot internal and external client needs and requests.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull; Gather and communicate all necessary materials to technicians for setup and execution of events.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull; Communicate effectively with clients and hotel staff to achieve set objectives that meet a desired goal.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull; Identify opportunities to achieve greater productivity and efficiency.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull; Work closely with Production and Project Managers to ensure all events are executed to client/guest expectations.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull; Exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills to direct team and effectively communicate across multiple shifts.</span></p> http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs/category/audio-foh/AV_Supervisor.htm 23 Apr 2015 15:03 +0000 AV Technician <p><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">Seeking an experienced A/V Technician that will be responsible for setting up, operating and tearing down audio visual equipment. This applicant should maintain expert knowledge in more than one of the various AV disciplines (audio, video, lighting or data/telecom). They will respond to high-end client needs and provide an excellent guest experience through seamless setup and execution. Technicians will work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and are expected to follow and maintain established policies, procedures and standards to achieve a desired goal. A minimum of (3) years experience with live event technology is required. Hospitality experience is preferred.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:&nbsp;</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull;Set up, operate, and tear down audio visual equipment for both meetings and events. &bull;Provide technical assistance to Project Managers throughout the planning process.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull;Store and maintain equipment inventory, identify technical challenges or equipment requiring repair/replacement and report to supervisor.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull;Conduct repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment as needed.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull;Respond to and troubleshoot internal and external client needs and requests.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull;Provide excellent customer service and strive to exceed expectations and needs of internal and external clients.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull;Coordinate group presentation/audio/video/lighting needs, troubleshoot and problem solve in high-stress environment while working alongside and partnering with VIP clients and presenters.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull;Serve as a dedicated, in-room technician for large scale audio visual events.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull;Proactively work to improve skills and expand knowledge.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull;Provide training and assist with development of fellow team members.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull;Stay up to date on technology and keep up with industry trends.</span><br style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="font-family: san-serif, Arial, Verdana, Tahoma; font-size: 12px;">&bull;Advise management on future capital purchases and infrastructure projects.</span></p> http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs/category/audio-foh/AV_Technician_2.htm 23 Apr 2015 15:00 +0000 Field Technician <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; color: #494949; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; background-color: #ebebeb;"><strong>Job Summary</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; color: #494949; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; background-color: #ebebeb;">Drive equipment to various job sites, load equipment in and out of job sites, and maintain and operate them. Provide quality customer service to our clients while out on jobs and responsible for completing required paperwork. This job is about 25% driving and 75% on site. Examples of jobs include concerts, festivals, and sporting events</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; color: #494949; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; background-color: #ebebeb;"><strong>Summary of Essential Job Functions</strong></p> <ul style="margin: 0px 0px 20px 30px; padding: 0px; color: #494949; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; background-color: #ebebeb;"> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Extensive travel with a project based schedule</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Driving to and from job sites with gear as a CDL driver</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Responsible for loading cable/distribution/other equipment on to trailers to prepare for a job</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Accountable for maintaining proper driver logs, trip reports, and other necessary paperwork; reports and logs must be turned into the Wilmington office in a timely manner.</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Responsible for inspecting all cable, distribution gear, trucks, and trailers before and after each job</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Operate equipment and ensure that it runs properly throughout the duration of the job; Able to troubleshoot make repairs onsite if necessary</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Need to communicate clearly and often with the office and our shop on any logistics, maintenance, damage, or repair issues with any of our cable, generators, trucks, trailers, etc.</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Serve as front line customer service while out on jobs and maintain a positive attitude</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Work in the shop from time to time for training purposes and/or if needed</li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; color: #494949; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; background-color: #ebebeb;"><strong>Minimum Requirements</strong></p> <ul style="margin: 0px 0px 20px 30px; padding: 0px; color: #494949; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; background-color: #ebebeb;"> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Electrical background &amp; generator experience</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Class A CDL</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Professionalism / quality customer service</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Energetic employee with a career oriented focus looking for a long term position</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Willing to travel</li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; color: #494949; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; background-color: #ebebeb;"><strong>Abilities Required</strong></p> <ul style="margin: 0px 0px 20px 30px; padding: 0px; color: #494949; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; background-color: #ebebeb;"> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 20px; list-style: disc; padding: 0px;">Ability to lift 75 lbs+ repetitively</li> </ul> http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs/category/production-rental-companies/Field_Technician.htm 23 Apr 2015 08:25 +0000 Sales Manager <p><strong>COMPANY</strong><strong> </strong><strong>OVERVIEW:</strong></p> <p>Hollywood Lights, Inc. is the Northwest&rsquo;s premier design-based, full service event and theatrical supply company. &nbsp;Established in 1948, Hollywood Lights has grown continually including an expansion into the Seattle market in 1995, leading the Northwest in quality stage and event lighting, power, audio visual, electrical contracting, system sales, retail sales, rentals and installation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This fast paced, highly collaborative, client-centric business requires an outgoing, detail-oriented individual capable of a broad range of tasks.&nbsp; We are a passionate, talented, and hard-working team dedicated to building strong relationships with our clients and partnering with them to provide the best solutions for their needs. The new team member will be expected to bring a professional, friendly and helpful manner to every client interaction. Candidates must be disciplined individuals committed to teamwork, have the ability to be self-directed with strong decision making skills and ensure an exceptional experience for our customers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>JOB OPENING: </strong></p> <p>We are looking for a Sales Manager to lead the Sales department at our Portland location.‚Äč&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Position Summary:&nbsp; Manager works in showroom, office and warehouse and is responsible for a consistently professional conduct with customers.&nbsp; Manager must be able to work with computers, office equipment, both standard and specialized computer programs, an array of industry specialty equipment and operate company vehicles and equipment.&nbsp; This position is demanding physically and mentally, requiring high levels of self-motivation, creativity and personal integrity to maintain superior quality and professionalism at all times.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DUTIES</strong><strong> </strong><strong>INCLUDE</strong><strong> </strong><strong>BUT</strong><strong> </strong><strong>ARE</strong><strong> </strong><strong>NOT</strong><strong> LIMITED TO:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Leads Sales Department: sets annual / quarterly / monthly / weekly agendas and sales goals</li> <li>Prepares annual sales budgets</li> <li>Prepares bimonthly sales forecasts</li> <li>Works with Assistant Manager on staffing levels</li> <li>Tracks COGS for Retail and System Sales with assistance of Assistant Mgr. and Purchasing Agent</li> <li>Lead on System Sales, assemble and present quotes for all large systems jobs</li> <li>Perform site visits for new clients and system sales</li> <li>Maintains sales staff, responsible for interviewing, hiring, disciplining and firing sales staff as necessary, preparing and performing annual/semi-annual reviews and approving time cards.</li> <li>Maintains prospecting system and assists sales staff to develop leads and prospects</li> <li>Conducts annual reviews of sales staff</li> <li>Identify new markets and new customers</li> <li>Create a department that excels at outreach and community involvement</li> <li>Attends Manager Meetings, industry workshops and trade shows</li> <li>Works with Purchasing Agent to resolve sales and inventory irregularities </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>REQUIREMENTS:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Education and Experience</li> <li>High school diploma or equivalent a minimum, with some college or trade experience preferred</li> <li>Minimum of one year in at least one of the following: theatrical or event lighting, production lighting, makeup, soft goods, conventional lighting, LED lighting, dimming electrical control, rigging, scenic paint or hardware, theater, film, video or other event experience</li> <li>Preferred: Retail sales, web design, shipping/receiving/inventory control, accounts receivable, forklift driving</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Skills / Knowledge / Abilities</li> <li>Strong organizational skills and ability to remain calm/effective under pressure </li> <li>Excellent driver, skilled with handling fleet vehicles up to 30&rsquo; and trailers</li> <li>Operation, maintenance, assembly of lighting equipment and other gear</li> <li>Ability to learn new computer systems quickly, competency with Microsoft Office programs</li> <li>Strong customer service skills with outgoing and friendly personal yet professional demeanor</li> <li>Excellent communication, both verbal and written with exceptional interpersonal skills especially in high-level teamwork situations.</li> <li>Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal gracefully with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.</li> <li>Keen eye for detail and critical mind with the ability and willingness to work quickly and creatively as part of a team.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Licensing / Registration / Certification</li> <li>Valid driver&rsquo;s license with insurable record</li> <li>Preferred: First aid training and recent health and safety certification</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Physical Requirements</li> <li>Full use of hands, arms and legs to reach and operate equipment.</li> <li>Able to move equipment which would include pushing, pulling, bending and lifting.</li> <li>Able to stand, sit and/or walk for up to eight (8) hours with good physical stamina and agility.</li> <li>Able to regularly lift up to fifty (50) pounds.</li> <li>Must have good vision, including: close, distance, color, peripheral, depth and focus.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Working Conditions / Hours / Locations</li> <li>Primarily indoors, occasionally work environment is noisy and / or haze filled.</li> <li>Part-time to full-time, hours generally follow showroom schedule but may include other hours.</li> <li>Availability even on short notice five days a week, and possibly six in the future, for a variable schedule which may incur overtime in rare instances.</li> <li>Very occasional travel locally or regionally</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>OTHER</strong><strong> RELEVANT TRAINING/SKILLS:</strong></p> <ul> <li>College education</li> <li>Lighting, Theater, Film, Video, or other Event experience</li> <li>Excel, Word, Adobe Illustrator or PowerPoint skills</li> <li>Experience using a multi-line phone system</li> <li>Experience with shipping/receiving/inventory control</li> <li>Experience driving a forklift</li> <li>Knowledge and experience with the following: theatrical makeup, soft goods, conventional lighting, LED lighting, dimming, electrical, control, rigging, scenic paint, scenic hardware</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>SALARY</strong><strong> </strong><strong>&amp; SCHEDULE:</strong></p> <p>Starting wage:&nbsp; Salary based on qualifications &amp; experience</p> <p>Schedule: Part Time 20-30 hrs/week, working into full time or for the right candidate, Full Time to start</p> <p>Hours:&nbsp; Generally M &ndash; F from 8 am to 5 pm with occasional early, late or weekend work</p> <p>Travel:&nbsp; Very occasional local and regional travel required.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>BENEFITS for FULL TIME position:</strong></p> <p>Paid medical insurance for Employee</p> <p>Paid Time Off</p> <p>401K plan</p> <p>Family Health Care, Aflac and Dental plans available</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>CONTACT:</strong></p> <p>Send resume with cover letter and references</p> <p>Visit our website a<a href="http://www.hollywoodlighting.biz/">t: www.hollywoodlights.biz</a></p> http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs/category/A-V-companies/Sales_Manager_1.htm 21 Apr 2015 13:06 +0000 Lead Engineering Technician <p>The purpose of this position is to lead in the assembling, technical preparation and planning of LED, projection and/or other display equipment, in addition to, facilitating and managing the operations on-site for clients.</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Position Responsibilities:</span></strong></p> <ul> <li>To provide expert knowledge and assist in the set up and operation of LED, projectors (both front and rear screen presentations), fly packs, Hi-Res systems, plasmas and other AV equipment.</li> <li>Perform preventative maintenance, trouble shooting, and engineering updates on equipment.&nbsp; Perform administrative checks on all systems.&nbsp; </li> <li>Act as an on-site technical lead by directing and cooperating with on-site crews to ensure each event is successful.</li> <li>Represent the company in a professional manner.</li> <li>Provide technical assistance and leadership to other Technicians and the shop staff.</li> <li>Continue to enhance your product knowledge and share that knowledge with other field staff and the shop staff.</li> <li>Work closely with the Sales Team and Project Managers to assist with detailed technical solutions / specifications for events.&nbsp; Be one of the technical experts for the Display business.</li> <li>Produce technical reports as required or requested.</li> <li>Report and clearly mark any broken equipment.</li> <li>Arrive on time to every show. It is the employees&rsquo; responsibility to calculate the driving time and the expected traffic obstacles.</li> <li>Act as a representative of the company at all times by communicating, responding and behaving professionally in order to contribute to the client&rsquo;s satisfaction and the company&rsquo;s success.</li> <li>Assist with client questions as needed.</li> <li>Other duties as assigned.</li> </ul> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Qualifications:</span></strong><strong>&nbsp; </strong></p> <ul> <li>Associates/Technical Degree Preferred.</li> <li>Must have an ability to be able to communicate well with clients and be punctual. </li> <li>Demonstrate an expert knowledge of all equipment. </li> <li>Must be willing to work show hours (long days, weekends, etc).</li> <li>Must have valid driver&rsquo;s license.</li> <li>3-5 Years&rsquo; experience in related field.</li> <li>Must be willing and able to lift/push/pull up to 50 lbs., and be willing to seek assistance for anything over 50 lbs. (should not seek to do over 50 lbs. without assistance).</li> <li>Must be willing and able to travel (as required).</li> </ul> http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs/category/touring-production/Lead_Engineering_Technician.htm 16 Apr 2015 17:53 +0000 Audio Visual Supervisor (ZooLights) <p>The Phoenix Zoo is seeking a superivsor for our ZooLights team. Responsible for the technical production, department budget, and management of team of 4 full time technicians. To apply, please visit our job page at <a href="http://www.phoenixzoo.org/careers">www.phoenixzoo.org/careers</a></p> http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/jobs/category/amusement-park-cruise-ships/Audio_Visual_Supervisor_(ZooLights).htm 01 Apr 2015 16:34 +0000