Incumbents in the Event Tech series assist with the audiovisual needs in event spaces in multiple buildings including the Taggart Student Center, Eccles Conference Center, University Inn (5th Floor), David B. Haight Center, West Stadium Center, Spectrum, and other indoor and outdoor spaces for University and public events including the setup, operation, and striking of audiovisual and other technical event related equipment. In addition, incumbents in this series provide advisement and technical support. Incumbents work as a member of a team to complete tasks.
The Event Tech Representative reports to and receives direction from the Event Tech Supervisor who reports to the Director. The Event Tech Representative may train and guide hourly employees.
a. Under the direction of the Supervisor;
i. Check event spaces before setup to make sure that they are clean.
ii. Read and follow technical setup plans and maps.
iii. Transport technical equipment and supplies from storage space to event space.
iv. Organize and assemble technical equipment.
1. Microphones, Speakers, Sound Board, Lights, Light Board, Projector, etc.
v. Remove technical equipment not required for event.
vi. Provide troubleshooting and assistance during events as required.
vii. Following event, strike technical equipment, inventory and inspect it for damage.
viii. Transport technical equipment and supplies to storage space.
ix. Check event space to make sure it is clean and ready for next event setup.
x. Performs other Technical Setup functions as assigned.
2. Tech Planning
a. Review daily and weekly setup schedules.
b. Under the direction of the Supervisor.
i. Attend planning meetings with customer and Program Coordinator as assigned.
ii. Attend weekly building coordination meetings as assigned.
Other Specific Functions
1. Supervise assigned hourly employees to accomplish event tech tasks and other tasks as assigned.
2. Assist Supervisor with training of hourly employees as assigned.
a. Execute training strategy of the Team Leader/Supervisor.
1. Participates in trainings as assigned.
2. Provides guests, customers, students and employees with directions, general information and assistance as requested.
3. Practices and promotes continuous improvement of environmental and safety practices.
4. Follow and initiate all building procedures in the event of an injury, emergency or evacuations.
5. Follow all building policies and procedures as identified in the Taggart Student Center Policy Manual.
6. Performs all functions assigned by the Supervisor.
Associate degree and some experience or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1. Knowledge of methods to set up and strike various technical equipment including Microphones, Speakers, Sound Board, Lights, Light Board, Projectors, etc.
2. Knowledge of principles and theories related to sound, lighting, projection, and staging.
3. Ability to learn about and care for technical equipment.
4. Knowledge of video conferencing, classroom design and technology use.
5. Knowledge of mobile technologies.
6. Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
7. Ability to train and guide hourly and/or student employees.
8. Ability to train both technical staff and non-technical users.
9. Skilled with computers and programs, including Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Visio.
10. Ability to learn and use USI, EMS or other Event Management Software.
1. Basic computer skills.
2. Skilled at records maintenance.
3. Ability to receive regular direction and coaching from a supervisor.
4. Ability to learn through training, observation and hands on experience.
5. Ability to perform tasks without close supervision.
6. Ability to work well under pressure; meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
7. Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
8. Ability to train and guide hourly and/or student employees.
9. Ability to identify maintenance problems that need the attention of repair personnel.
10. Ability to be detail oriented.
11. Ability to act professionally with coworkers and customers.
12. Ability to reflect a positive Utah State University image.
13. Skilled in customer service including resolving customer concerns.
14. Knowledge of building safety codes and regulations.
15. Knowledge of proper safety guidelines, policies, procedures, and behaviors as established by OSHA and the University.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
The environment for this classification varies and includes indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office, event space, or public space employees are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Outdoors, employees are not protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environment may include confined or narrow spaces. The employee may also be exposed to loud noises, vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation.
The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including walking and/or standing for long periods of time, lifting, pushing and/or pulling of objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Employees must be able to work as a team in moving some objects. Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as squatting, kneeling, and crawling.
Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.
Taggart Student Center Core Values, Vision, and Mission Statement
As a member of the Taggart Student Center Operations team, all employees are expected to understand and espouse the following.
1. Core Values: Expertise, Pride, Respect, Responsibility, and Engagement
2. Vision Statement: To be the foremost building on campus, recognized by the University, the community and our peers.
3. Mission Statement: The mission of the Taggart Student Center is to provide quality facilities and services, exceeding expectations in every way. Leveraging our core values, we will deliver a setting that honors the mission of Utah State University.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.
USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.
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