Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Production Services Coordinator

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 11, 2019

Job Description

Located in the Production Services area within Student Engagement and Campus Life, reporting to the Assistant Director for Production Services, the primary purpose of this position will be to work to ensure the success of events by working with clients and student employees to meet the technical requirements and customer service needs associated with events requiring Production Services. The position will be responsible for ensuring all technical and design aspects of events are implemented and contracted in a safe, professional, and timely manner. Ensures that specified equipment is utilized to perform services as contracted, confirms safety policies and protocols are adhered to at all times and events are properly staffed based on technical skills and knowledge. Creates sketches and plots, equipment schedules, connection diagrams and show orders to communicate specific event needs to our student employees. Performs simple electrical load calculations. Provides support for Classroom Audio Visual venues as assigned to Production Services. Assist with tasks related to student employee training, development and evaluations.

Required Qualifications

Working knowledge of both analog and digital audio, lighting, and video systems. Basic technical troubleshooting and diagnostic skills. General knowledge of rigging practices and systems associated with theatrical venues and production tour rigging. Ability to coordinate the proper lay out and use of sound and lighting system components. Previous experience in a customer service related field. Previous experience supervising and directing the work of others. Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication skills with the ability to successfully work and openly communicate with a diverse group of clientele and student employees with varying levels of experience. Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Ability to work in a fast paced environment and regularly adjust priorities to successfully meet production deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in Theatrical Production, Electronics or a related field or equivalent level related training/experience. Previous professional experience in Production Support or Technical Theatre. Previous experience with basic QLab programming and operation. Previous experience working in a university or academic setting. Previous experience supervising students. Knowledge of Vector Works, Visio, AutoCAD, or similar drafting/drawing/design software in a professional setting. Experience with Extron/Crestron or similar programs.

Pay Band


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience.

Review Date

September 17, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Student Engagement and Campus Life is the home to engaging and vibrant environments where students, faculty, and staff can come together to discuss issues that extend beyond the classroom. Its work complements the academic program by providing a variety of activities, entertainment, educational opportunities, programs, facilities, and services that enhance student development, enrich the quality of campus life at Virginia Tech, and create opportunities for students to make a lifetime of memories. It provides oversight to more than 800 student clubs and organizations and is responsible for allocating, budgeting, and accounting for more than $1 million in student activities fees for student organizations. Student Engagement and Campus Life provides facilities management for Virginia Tech’s three student centers (Squires, Johnston, and the Graduate Life Center) and War Memorial Chapel; oversees the BreakZONE recreation space in Squires Student Center; provides information for students seeking off-campus housing; manages ticket sales for concerts and other major campus events; and provides the entire university community with comprehensive event planning and production services.