Sr. Event Assistant/Audiovisual Coordinator

Fairfax, VA
$20 per hour
Aug 10, 2022
Nov 01, 2022
Program Manager
Full Time
Sr. Event Assistant/Audiovisual CoordinatorThe Arlington Campus Events Management office is looking for a part-time Sr. Event Assistant/AV Coordinator. This position is responsible for A/V technical setup and support for events held in the Van Metre Hall building on George Mason University's Arlington Campus. The emphasis of this position is to coordinate and operate A/V needs, assist in set-ups for conferences, meetings, and events and to provide excellent customer service to all clients during their event. The Sr. Event Assistant/AV Coordinator reports to the Arlington Campus Senior Event Manager. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:Assist the Audio-Visual Manager by having excellent working knowledge of all AV systems in Van Metre Hall event venues; including the setup and support of various live streaming platforms;Respond to and troubleshoot technical issues and provide user support during an event when required;Verify that all equipment requested for events is set in the exact manner as described on the set-up report (unless otherwise directed) - this will involve the setting of tables and chairs and audio-visual equipment in accordance with reservation requests;Maintain order in all storerooms and ensure that aisles and mechanical equipment areas are kept clear of equipment;Performing event area walk-through according to the event schedule;Assist Event Manager(s) with their program needs while enforcing User Responsibilities of GMU-Arlington;Identify maintenance discrepancies and/or damages within event space and forward them to Event Manager;Interact with clients prior to event start time to ensure setup requirements are accurate and check in with client periodically throughout event;Interact with Catering, Housekeeping, Facilities, and the Information Desk when necessary; andOther related duties as assigned by Events Management Staff.Required Qualifications:High School Diploma or equivalent;Demonstrated, effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;Demonstrated, effective skill in customer service, time management and organizational, with high attention to detail;Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse audience, including current university faculty and staff, alumni, donors, students, and the community;Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends; andAbility to safely and independently move items up to 50 pounds.Preferred Qualifications:Prior experience (generally 1+ year(s)) working in an Audio/Visual tech support capacity;Familiarity with higher education; andWorking knowledge of all aspects of audio and multimedia applications, visual/audio hardware configuration, conference A/V set-ups, streaming platforms, and knowledge of electronics used to support events.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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