Works as an in-house consultant to show management to help ensure efficient scheduling of Production Labor.
Studies technical riders, light plots, electrical requirements, and hanging plots as to the complexity and feasibility of hanging a road show or local production in the facilities. Also, provides solutions which work to the benefit of the facility and the client.
Informs clients and sub-contractors on rigging points and methods for hanging sound, lighting, and audiovisual equipment in the Convention Center.
Acts as facility representative to review and approve all rigging plots and ensure that points are installed in accordance with approved plan.
Works with clients, contractors, and Event Managers to determine the Electrician manpower required for in-house production work. Establishes show calls and works with Electrical Superintendent–House Electricians to place orders for Electrician Labor.
Works with Director of Show Operations to ensure consistent application of the IBEW/IATSE jurisdictional agreement and documents major rulings for future reference.
Participates in customer site visits and throughout the event booking, planning, and execution cycle as an in-house resource on facility light and sound systems as well as methods, and practices which may save the customer money or improve the production value of their event.
Develops and implements facility safety policy and procedures for all production-related work including rigging.
Provides written estimates to contractors for equipment rentals and assists Event Managers in the development of written estimates for in-house production labor.
Provides assistance to the Arie Crown Production Manager with Arie Crown Theater Productions on an as needed basis.
Maintains accurate event history which includes any billed services, issues, or opportunities for future improvement of production efficiency.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma or equivalent required.
- Some college coursework in related discipline preferred.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. Experience utilizing and enterprise wide Event Management system such as Ungerboeck preferred.
- ETCP Rigging Certification preferred.
- Three (3) or more years working with light, sound, and AV production in a convention center, arena, theater, or road show environment.
- Must have strong working knowledge of facility, theatrical production, and decorator/exhibit production as well as strong attention to details.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of conference and meeting production requirements.
- Strong knowledge of applicable life and safety codes.
- The ability to read production drawings and to use AutoCAD for the preparation of rigging plots, and production layouts.
- Demonstrated knowledge of modern digital and analog production sound, lighting, and AV technologies.
- Ability to read and understand technical “riders” for stage presentations.
- Must have strong problem solving skills and the ability to create novel solutions when planned processes break down.
- Demonstrated understanding of union environments including the ability to understand and interpret union contracts, resolve disputes and manage workers in a consistent and fair manner.
- Ability to work long, often-irregular hours, including nights, weekends and holidays as required by the events.
This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Please submit your resume/cover letter, along with salary requirements to:
301 E. Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL60616
Fax Number: (312) 791-6449
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SMG is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
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