Event Technology and Operations Supervisor

Fairfax, VA
$20 per hour
May 22, 2023
Aug 01, 2023
Full Time
Event Technology and Operations Supervisor (Part-Time) The George Mason Square Office of Events Management, located in Arlington, Virginia, is looking for a part-time Event Technology and Operations Supervisor. 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.About the Position:The Event Technology and Operations Supervisor is part of a team of professionals who assist with the successful support and execution of events at the Mason Square Campus. This position is responsible for the setup, operation, and breakdown of technical and non-technical equipment for events held in Van Metre Hall event spaces on George Mason University's Mason Square Campus in Arlington. This position will serve as one of the onsite shift supervisors providing direction and guidance to event support staff. Please note this is an in-person position on the Mason Square campus located in Arlington, Virginia.Responsibilities:Support the Audio-Visual Manager by having an 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;Identify maintenance discrepancies and/or damages within event spaces and forward them to the Event Manager; andInteract with clients prior to and during event to ensure setup requirements are accurate and event is running smoothly.Required Qualifications:High School Diploma or equivalent;Possess outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse audience, including current university faculty and staff, alumni, donors, students, and the community;Understanding of audio/visual equipment used to support events and multimedia applications, audio/visual hardware configuration, conference A/V set-ups, streaming platforms, and knowledge of electronics used to support events, as well as a willingness to learn new skills;Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends;Must be able to safely and independently move items up to 50 pounds;Must have excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills; andPossess strong customer service, time management, and organizational skills with high attention to detail.Preferred Qualifications:Experience working in an Audio/Visual tech support capacity (typically 6+ months);Familiarity with higher education; andWillingness to learn A/V and multimedia applications, conference A/V set-ups, and streaming tools and platforms.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; 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 jobs.gmu.edu/!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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