Senior Audio Visual Event Production Manager
Philadelphia, PA 19008 US
- Planning and Pre-production:
- Coordinate and manage all pre-production activities, including venue inspections, equipment selection and procurement, crew hiring, and logistics planning.
- Develop detailed production plans, timelines, and budgets, ensuring efficient use of resources.
- Collaborate with clients, event planners, and stakeholders to understand their goals, requirements, and technical specifications for live events.
- Technical Production Execution:
- Collaborate with external vendors and suppliers to source and secure required equipment and services.
- Ensure the proper setup, testing, and operation of audio-visual equipment, troubleshoot technical issues, and provide on-site technical support.
- Direct and manage the production team, ensuring seamless coordination and execution of technical elements.
- Oversee all aspects of audio-visual production for live events, including sound, lighting, video, staging, and special effects.
- Team Leadership and Collaboration:
- Collaborate closely with event producers, directors, and other stakeholders to align production objectives with overall event goals.
- Provide guidance and mentorship to junior team members, supporting their professional growth and development.
- Foster a collaborative and positive work environment, encouraging creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement.
- Lead and inspire a team of production professionals, including audio engineers, lighting technicians, video operators, and stagehands.
- Quality Assurance and Risk Management:
- Develop contingency plans and alternative solutions to address unforeseen circumstances or technical failures.
- Identify and mitigate potential risks and challenges related to equipment, technical setup, and production logistics.
- Conduct rigorous quality control checks to ensure the highest standards of audio-visual production are consistently met.
- Post-production and Evaluation:
- Conduct comprehensive evaluations of production processes and outcomes, seeking feedback from clients and stakeholders to drive continuous improvement.
- Coordinate with video editors and post-production teams to ensure timely delivery of event recordings or highlights.
- Oversee post-event activities, including equipment breakdown, storage, and maintenance.
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience.
- Proven experience (5+ years) as a Senior Producer or similar role in live event audio-visual production.
- In-depth knowledge of audio-visual technologies, equipment, and best practices.
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate a diverse production team.
- Exceptional project management and organizational abilities.
- Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills, especially under pressure.
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with clients, vendors, and team members.
- Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, to accommodate event schedules.
- Proficiency in audio-visual software, editing tools, and other relevant production technologies.