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Short-Term Casual

CUIMC Facilities

Short-Term Casual

  • 531417
  • Medical Center
  • CUIMC Facilities
  • Part Time
  • Opening on: Nov 30 2022
  • Ungraded
  • Job Type: Short Term Casual
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 20
  • Salary Range: $45 per hour - $45 per hour

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Department Leadership this individual will provide support for Event Productions on campus.  This includes audio/video/lighting systems, media control systems. The incumbent will work individually and as a team to ensure the successful and exceptional delivery of all Event Production services.  

The successful candidate is expected to work with minimal supervision with general direction from management; and must be able to work independently or in teams on assigned tasks with a high degree of technical judgement, skill and eventual expertise. Must have working knowledge of Live Event Productions, including professional audio, video, lighting, cable wiring, routing, and signal protocols; knowledge of basic alignment and calibration procedures for audio, video and lighting devices.


Execute the technical aspects of designated Events, including interpreting audio needs and all signal flow plans, I/O lists & lighting for venue set ups.

Mix FOH, Monitors and/or Audio Feeds.

Provides professional, courteous service to all clients.

Fulfills the role of System Tech or Console Operator, or both when required, depending on the size of the event.

Responsible for setup, operation, and strike of equipment before, during, and after events, including operating all system processors/software, audio consoles, playback support systems, and any audio related gear as required.

Direct any Audio technicians under their supervision in the completion of any tasks to deliver the expected Faculty Club level of service, providing guidance when necessary.

Provides event production support for events. Setting up and striking audio/video/lighting equipment.  Troubleshooting, and maintaining audio/video devices and associated wiring used but not limited to classrooms, conference rooms and auditoriums. Following event run-of-show details and client needs.

Provide support for end users on systems and applications for optimal device operation and software systems functionality. Exercise approved customer service delivery and rapid response to all Event Production needs. Support’s client (i.e. faculty; staff; and presenters) needs at the scheduled event. 

Routine and proactive testing to ensure functionality of equipment prior to use. Performs repairs and maintain proper inventory of Event production equipment as assigned and specified by Director, Manager.

Other duties as assigned.

Must be willing to work flexible hours including nights and weekends. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma & Minimum 3 years of live lead audio experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The successful candidate should have knowledge of: operation, setup, installation, troubleshooting, and diagnostics of audio visual equipment, equipment control systems.

  • Live-mixing skills and working knowledge of digital consoles.

    Ability to interpret event technical documents including technical riders, signal flow diagrams, input lists, stage plots, run-of- show, cue lists.

    Comprehensive understanding of audio-related rigging gear including motors, hoists, crank lifts, truss, span sets, shackles, beam clamps, mega-claws, and their practical application.

    Ability to work in a high-stress environment and demonstrate initiative.

    Strong verbal and written communication, organization, and time-management skills.

    Punctuality, professionalism, and a positive collaborative attitude when working with clients and co-workers.

    Knowledge of computers, video displays, audio controls, signal distribution; recording systems, network devices, computer operating systems (PC and Mac), and Microsoft Office applications, including general knowledge of TCP/ IP protocols, familiarity of Creston and Audio Visual components and control systems; professional experience providing linear and non-linear audio/video support services.

    High level of organization and efficiency; experience in academic environment is preferred.

    Knowledge of Lecture Capture systems. 

    Basic understanding of network protocols and configurations. 

    Previous experience in higher education. 

Other Requirements

  • Type other requirements and/or special indicators if CUIMC

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