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 Shop Technician <h4>Purpose:</h4> <p>The purpose of this position is to compile equipment load lists for the Entertainment business unit, perform inventory on all equipment and gear and to participate in and support all shop activities as needed.</p> <h4>Position Responsibilities:</h4> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Facilitate the departure and return of products and gear &nbsp;<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Compile and scan complete load list for events by picking, packing and shipping all necessary equipment &nbsp;<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Load and unload trucks as directed, make sure maintenance okays all items returned to shelves<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Develop a complete understanding of the equipment database and scanning procedures<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Control equipment inventory by utilizing all available databases and assist with bar coding process.&nbsp; Work with the Equipment Coordinator to ensure new items are properly bar coded. <br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Parts fulfillment<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Shipping and receiving<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Properly store and move equipment as needed<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Assist in maintaining an organized and clean field shop <br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maintain a high level of teamwork within the Field Shop in order to provide the highest level of customer service<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Work with Shop Supervisor and other shop technicians to carry out proper shop maintenance<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Check in packages/equipment (new and rentals) and move equipment to appropriate locations within the shop.&nbsp; Work with the Equipment Coordinator to ensure new items are properly bar coded before they are shelved. <br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Provide transportation of equipment for maintenance/repair to local off-site locations (e.g. between Stagg St. and Airport Pkwy)<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Other duties as assigned&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <h4>Qualifications: &nbsp;</h4> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;High School Diploma, Technical Degree preferred, however a combination of education and experience will be considered.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Some experience in a shop environment desirable.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;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).<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Excellent organization and communication skills are essential.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Excellent oral and written communication skills.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Must be able to work in a team environment.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Candidate must have user-level computer skills (MS Office, Logistics/Inventory tracking software, and related/similar)</p> <h1>Visit to see all of our opportunities or apply directly for this position at:&nbsp;</h1> <p><a href=";jobId=98987&amp;lang=en_US&amp;source=CC3">;jobId=98987&amp;lang=en_US&amp;source=CC3</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 17 Jun 2016 16:49 +0000 Maintenance QC Engineer <h4>Purpose:</h4> <p>The purpose of this position is to provide technical support at the component level.</p> <h4>Position Responsibilities:</h4> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Repair, calibrate, and test electronic equipment at the component level as delegated by the Operations Manager (Display/LED, Cameras, or Projectors/Screens) <br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Supervise quality control and coordinate inventory to ensure equipment is ready on time for shipment and will operate correctly to ensure customer satisfaction<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Perform preventative maintenance, trouble shooting, and engineering updates of fly packs and semi-permanent install.&nbsp; Perform administrative checks on all systems <br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Assist with equipment installations of fly packs<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Provide technical assistance and leadership to other Shop Technicians<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Document faults and problems with equipment and make proper orders so that repairs can be made.&nbsp; Follow through on repairs, inventory needs, and updates<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maintain a low turnaround on equipment repairs and a high degree of accuracy in testing, calibration and repairs<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Contribute to the organization of the Field Shop and facilitate an efficient working environment for the Field Shop personnel</p> <h4>Qualifications: &nbsp;</h4> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in an engineering discipline or combination of academic and professional experience<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Minimum 3 years of experience providing technical services to the entertainment and broadcast industry<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Demonstrated knowledge of broadcast technology, equipment, facilities, and production for major commercial and cable television networks<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In depth technical knowledge of cameras, switchers, routers, audio, visual, graphic and other systems used in studio television facilities<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Must be able to interface and communicate well with both clients and staff to provide a high level of service and support<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Willing and able to work required weekend shifts and after hours coverage; schedule may vary and be based upon client needs<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Must have strong multitasking skills and ability to work well under pressure given time sensitive deadlines.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Must be willing and able to lift/push/pull up to 50 lbs., and willing to seek assistance for anything over 50 lbs. (should not seek to do over 50 lbs. without assistance)</p> <h1>Visit to see all of our opportunities or apply directly for this position at:&nbsp;</h1> <p><a href=";jobId=98989&amp;lang=en_US&amp;source=CC3">;jobId=98989&amp;lang=en_US&amp;source=CC3</a></p> 17 Jun 2016 16:46 +0000 Inventory Control Coordinator <h4>Purpose:</h4> <p>The purpose of this position, which is located in our Entertainment (ENT) division in California, is to assist with and coordinate inventory activities for the company.&nbsp;</p> <h4>Position Responsibilities:</h4> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Work closely with Field Shop Manager and IT team to document and implement proper inventory tracking procedures and software to optimize inventory accuracy.&nbsp; Work with departments to establish necessary reporting (Field Shop, Sales Coordinators, etc)<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Teach the Field Shop how to scan all equipment and update inventory database.&nbsp; Create reporting that interfaces with Engineers and Sales Team to reconcile any inventory exceptions / issues<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Reconcile equipment scanned to job numbers after the events outbound is returned and scanned.&nbsp; Have an automated report sent to Project Managers with missing equipment identified, so that they can bill accordingly<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Review home locations in the database, report discrepancies, and work with the Equipment Coordinators and Shipping/Receiving to make adjustments<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Establish and conduct regular cycle counts for field shop inventory<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Audit internal locations and reconcile regularly<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Create and run a series of inventory reports on daily, weekly, or monthly basis.&nbsp; Suggest obsolete inventory as appropriate<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Add new inventory to the inventory system and notify people when it&rsquo;s available</p> <h4>Qualifications:</h4> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Technical or Bachelors Degree preferred.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;5-7 years facilities experience, however a combination of education and experience will be considered.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Excellent oral and written communication skills a must.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Ability to negotiate with vendors and to coordinate and manage a variety of tasks.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Experience with OSHA standards.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;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).</p> <h1>Visit to see all of our opportunities or apply directly for this position at:&nbsp;</h1> <p><a href=";jobId=98988&amp;lang=en_US&amp;source=CC3">;jobId=98988&amp;lang=en_US&amp;source=CC3</a></p> 17 Jun 2016 16:42 +0000 Labor and Operations Coordinator <h4>Purpose:</h4> <p>The purpose of this position is to help coordinate logistics and all aspects of labor scheduling across several Live Event divisions.</p> <h4>Position Responsibilities:</h4> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Interfacing with project and sales management teams to determine most appropriate scheduling across conflicting show needs <br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Contacting freelancers/independent contractors to schedule labor using the departmental scheduling system<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maintaining extensive and detailed crewing calendar &ldquo;live&rdquo; with up-to-the-minute changes<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Slating of internal staff schedules to department calendar with supervision of management<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Distribution of departmental crewing calendar in a consistent and timely manner<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Establishing and maintaining relationships with freelance and vendor contacts<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Obtaining credentials, drive-on/parking, dress code info and any show related specifics from all PMs and distributing accordingly<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Generating detailed show sheets/call sheets/contact lists for each project under direction of project/sales management<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Assist with making some travel arrangements<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Be available after hours/weekends to coordinate changes and emergencies with regard to crew and drivers<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Back&nbsp; up&nbsp; or&nbsp; assist&nbsp; payroll&nbsp; coordinator&nbsp; with&nbsp; vetting&nbsp; new&nbsp; hires&rsquo;&nbsp; pay&nbsp; class,&nbsp; obtaining&nbsp; hiring&nbsp; documentation&nbsp; and communicating to payroll services as needed<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Receiving&nbsp; all&nbsp; invoices&nbsp; and&nbsp; timesheets&nbsp; for&nbsp; documentation,&nbsp; project&nbsp; cost&nbsp; tracking&nbsp; and&nbsp; submitting&nbsp; to&nbsp; department management for approval.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Maintain departmental contact databases and calendars<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Assist in the scheduling of drivers with fleet management, and 3rd party shipping when necessary.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Close interaction with and consistent debriefing of logistical updates to department heads<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Other duties as assigned</p> <h4>Qualifications:</h4> <p>&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Associates degree or higher - a combination of education and experience will be considered.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;3-5 years of experience covering extremely deadline driven office setting: production in film/tv a plus.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Ability to meet tight deadlines and organize multiple changing priorities at a fast pace<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Availability for night/weekend contact over peak times<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Demonstrated skills in communication and an ability to interact with a wide range of individuals and strong personalities.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In-depth knowledge and operation of computers (mac and PC) and software packages.<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Knowledge or familiarity with broadcast/live events gear, personnel and culture a plus<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Additional consideration will be given to candidate with an established list of industry contacts / their own database of skilled workers in Video/Audio/Events.</p> <h1>Visit to see all of our opportunities or apply directly for this position at:&nbsp;</h1> <p><a href=";jobId=99227&amp;lang=en_US&amp;source=CC3">;jobId=99227&amp;lang=en_US&amp;source=CC3</a></p> 17 Jun 2016 16:38 +0000 Technical Director-Tarkington Theater <p><strong>Job Title</strong>:&nbsp; Technical Director</p> <p><strong>Department: </strong>Production</p> <p><strong>Reports to:</strong> Director of Production</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Overall responsibility:</strong> Operate, maintain, and safeguard the technical assets of the Tarkington Theater</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Keys areas of responsibility:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Supervise, facilitate, and orient resident companies, facility renters, visiting productions, and all engaged by said parties to the safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations</li> <li>Supervise overhire stage crew and fly system during all Center Presents and rental events in the Tarkington</li> <li>Log all technical crew hours and maintain accurate time sheets for all overhire labor</li> <li>Monitor the condition of rigging equipment, arrange for repair/replacement within budgetary constraints, perform preventative maintenance on equipment</li> <li>Maintain safe and clean working environment</li> <li>Other duties as assigned</li> </ul> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>Qualifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>College degree or equivalent experience required</li> <li>Computer-based drafting experience required (Vectorworks, AutoCAD, etc.)</li> <li>Proficiency in operating and maintaining a single purchase fly system is necessary</li> <li>Proficiency in theatrical lighting systems and a competency with audio systems preferred</li> <li>Rigging experience (Theatrical and Production) preferred</li> <li>General carpentry skills preferred but not required</li> <li>Proficiency in Microsoft Office and OneNote</li> <li>Attention to detail and organization</li> <li>Ability to troubleshoot in a calm and efficient manner</li> <li>Ability to work independently, on time and within budget</li> <li>Good communication skills</li> <li>Must be able to work at heights on ladders and/or mechanical lifts</li> <li>Ability to lift 50 pounds</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Terms of employment: </strong>Full-time, exempt</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Work hours: </strong>The position will require working nights and weekends</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Benefits: </strong>Available to full-time employees</p> 09 Jun 2016 14:50 +0000