HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Technical Director (Audio/Video) in New Haven, Connecticut
Employer Name: Yale University
Manage technical production activity at Schwarzman Center. Collaborating with Director of Production and Production Manager, develop and implement production policies that ensure safe working conditions and high organizational and artistic standards. Assume primary responsibility for audio/visual and other technical support for professional, student, and faculty events in a range of multi-purpose venues. Oversee A/V support for live events (talks, panel discussions, workshops, artistic productions, exhibitions, etc.) in areas including, but not limited to, production audio (systems installation, live mixing), production lighting (design, installation, operation), entertainment rigging (installation, operation, inspection), video production (systems design, installation, operation). Hire, advise, and/or supervise student and professional production staff. For a wide range of events, advise students, faculty, and staff throughout the production process in areas including, but not limited to, production audio (systems installation, live mixing), production lighting (design, installation, operation), entertainment rigging (installation, operation, inspection), video production (systems design, installation, operation), overall technical design feasibility and safety. Evaluate student capabilities and, as needed, train and mentor students and arrange supervision. In Coordination with the Production Manager, hire and manage staff and vendors to execute technical production requirements of YSC events and programming. Coordinate with internal and external partners including: Yale Broadcast Studio, Yale Media Services, Yale ITS, Yale Facilities, Yale College Undergraduate Production, Yale Hospitality, Yale Catering, Faculty in Yale departments, programs, and schools Oversee production facilities, equipment, schedules. Oversee technical elements of designated production and rehearsal spaces. Ensure safety of production facilities at all times. Advise on equipment purchases. Lead and oversee the planning of upgrades to venues and equipment. Manage maintenance and repair schedule for all event spaces and equipment. Develop, manage, and maintain production equipment inventory and valuation. Oversee internal A/V Network Infrastructure. Other duties as assigned. Required Skill/ability 1: Knowledge of and expertise in standard A/V practices and workflows including editing, color correcting, audio mixing, graphic creation, digital distribution; Advanced knowledge of conventional and automated lighting fixtures, DMX signal flow a plus, and ability to setup and operate equipment. Required Skill/ability 2: Advanced expertise with high-level production equipment: SHURE, Yamaha, Barco, Panasonic, ClearCom, and ETC., & high-level production software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Audinate Dante, QSC Q-SYS, IDK and AVID Pro Tools. Basic computer networking, shared file server management, and knowledge of Mac OSX. Required Skill/ability 3: Knowledge of and expertise in production-related health and safety best practices and ability to identify and correct potential hazards. Knowledge of safe rigging practices is a plus. Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize complex workload, collaborate effectively and flexibly with a large number of faculty, staff, students, interns, community members, guest artists, and other professionals representing a wide diversity of personalities and cultures. Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Preferred Education: Experience in a start-up environment; experience in events production in a commercial setting; MFA degree in theater production. ETCP and/or OSHA certifications. Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) Posting Position Title: Schwarzman Center Audio/Video Manager University Job Title: Technical Director (Audio/Video) Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience in a start-up environment; experience in events production in a commercial setting; MFA degree in theater production. ETCP and/or OSHA certifications. Bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or the equivalent combination of education or experience.