Director of Event Technology

Employer
Markey's
Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
We offer a comprehensive benefits package and the salary range is dependent upon experience.
Posted
Jun 24, 2022
Closes
Jul 29, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time

Position Summary

Markey's, a multi-state leading provider of creative audio-visual services, is seeking a full-time Director of Event Technology responsible for leading an onsite A/V team at the Yours Truly hotel in Washington DC, consulting with customers and hotel event management teams to create defining experiences for all customer live and virtual events. 

This is a full-time, salaried (exempt) position with typical daytime hours, although occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Lead the Markey's event technology team, managing all day-to-day activities regarding event technology services in the venue.
  2. Work directly with clients contracting with the hotel, requiring various services including: audiovisual rental, rigging services and technical labor.
  3. Consult with internal and external clients; generate quotes, labor estimates & room diagrams; and provide creative as well as technical audiovisual solutions for events to help secure business at its greatest potential.
  4. Foster a positive working relationship between Markey's and the hotel, working effectively and professionally with hotel management, event and support staff, clients and event planners.
  5. Attend all site visits, BEO meetings, and pre-event meetings.
  6. Provide work direction to employees and help develop them professionally.
  7. Responsible for annual budget, managing revenue and expense, and on site inventory management to meet or exceed expectations.
  8. Generate and update daily and weekly forms including but not limited to billing, daily equipment "boards", schedules, and forecasts.
  9. Meet on-site clients to ensure order accuracy & functionality, assist in set-up and teardown of A/V equipment, coordinate and act as on-site liaison for events.
  10. Follow and maintain existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for event management and operational functions.
  11. Effectively manage service recovery situations while being mindful of the facility and the client.
  12. Coordinate equipment and labor needs with other Markey's locations.
  13. Fulfill other duties as assigned to ensure success of Markey's events.

Requirements 

  • Minimum one year of experience directing event technology, operations and sales.
  • Ability to document sales goals, event surveys, and revenue forecasts.
  • Must have knowledge of flown audio systems for performance.
  • Must have functional knowledge of HD video switching, cameras and video playback & recording.
  • Must have functional knowledge of stage lighting techniques using static and moving lights.
  • Must have functional knowledge of internet bandwidth and IT configurations.
  • Must have functional knowledge of rigging equipment and techniques.
  • Must have excellent customer service and verbal/written communication skills, politely and promptly responding to all internal and external requests.
  • Computer proficiency and thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams and One Drive.  Ability to learn R2 program.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as dictated by business needs.
  • Previous history of interacting positively with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times and be willing to adhere to hotel's appearance and grooming standards. 
  • Must possess excellent time management and multitasking skills by balancing workload between reviewing projects, attending meetings and conference calls, face-to-face customer interactions, on-site event support, billing and overall account management.
  • Must possess a high level of detail in all work including account management, organizing event information, arranging and managing pre and post-production services.

Become a part of our team!  

Established in 1959 and with more than 60 years of experience in the rental & staging industry, Markey's prides ourself in providing the BEST SERVICE and MOST DIVERSE & RELIABLE EQUIPMENT the industry has to offer.  We are committed to providing a good working environment where all employees treat each other with respect and dignity, where employees are encouraged to grow personally and professionally, and we help employees produce quality results of which they can be proud.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Training and career development
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Opportunities to problem solve with creative thinking
  • Opportunities to work with cutting edge technology in a high profile, fast paced atmosphere
  • A wide range of experienced staff to work with and learn from on a daily basis
  • Excellent, comprehensive benefit program including group health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, 401(k), paid time off and paid holidays, cell phone stipend, uniforms, and the Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

Check us out at www.markeys.com!