Technical Director for Campus Events
Reporting to the Senior Director of IT Client Services, this
position will be responsible for event space technologies and
audio-visual setups and operations for on-campus events. This
position requires a strong technical knowledge of sound systems,
projector and screen systems, streaming platforms, campus event
spaces, and more. Essential functions of this role includes:
- Working closely with the Office of Events and Summer Programs,
the President’s Office, and Development and Alumni Relations teams,
handling all aspects of the technology set ups and operations for
large, strategic events, including named weekend events, trustee
events, Commencement, Baccalaureate, endowed chair and other
sponsored lectures, campus town hall meetings, Reunion, and other
large campus events that have complex technology set-ups.
- Facilitating streaming of various live events to the College’s
- Uploading recorded content to College’s video channels while
ensuring appropriate digital rights of the presenter, audience,
- Establishing and maintaining good relationships with vendors
who provide technical set-ups such as AV Tecknik, Headlight AV,
etc. to ensure that equipment is reserved and set up according to
event plan timeline provided by various internal clients.
- Partnering with IT Equipment and Construction Manager on new
construction or renovations/updates involving new event-related
equipment to determine space technology needs, sound systems and
- Overseeing a part-time Audio Engineer responsible for the
technical equipment in the recital hall and other music venues on
campus. Assign tasks and follow-up with faculty and others on
student and other performances in those spaces.
- Partnering with other departments such as Facilities
(grounds/events set-ups), Capital Projects, Treasurer, and others
in IT on space assessments, data management of event equipment,
procedures, and other duties as necessary.
- Assisting IT Client Services with drafting departmental
communication about events or technical changes impacting
- Leveraging and applying assistive technologies to advance the
College’s accessibility goals and comply with the College’s
- Participating in the annual budget process in support of the
Senior Director Client Services to address technology needs and
Benefits and Pay:
- Salary Range for this position is expected to be: Minimum
$80,000- Maximum $90,000
- A variety of health insurance plans
- Life insurance, disability insurance, and a generous retirement
- Paid time off – Vacation, Personal, and Holidays
- Paid parental leave
- Access to many of the College’s facilities including the gym
- And more: https://www.bowdoin.edu/hr/benefits-perks/index.html
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
- Vocational degree in audio engineering or another technical
- Skills with troubleshooting computer systems and how they
relate to AV systems and be able to quickly identify an issue and
resolve it while under pressure.
- Strong communication (listening, verbal and written) and
- Be able to provide logical and effective troubleshooting, often
under stressful time constraints.
- Even-tempered, positive, and approachable.
- Diplomatic and able to manage stressful situations.
- Specialized training acquired from college, technical
vocational, trade or business school.
- Must be a team player.
- Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited
- Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements of the
College’s current motor vehicle policy and be able to drive a
passenger van and have a valid Maine driver’s license.
- The successful candidate will be subject to a background
- 5 years’ experience working in a technical event production
- Experience in working with, training and scheduling staff and
- Experience in staffing for, setting up, and taking down
technology for events.
- Experience with live-stream and/or recording technologies for
various types of events.
- Experience with audio input and output into various audio
systems including TriCaster or house audio systems.
- Provide superior client service while maintaining ideas of
safety and security for self, the college and technical AV
Standard Work Days and Hours
- Knowledge of working in an academic environment.
- This position is full-time, year-round position working 40
hours/week (1.00 FTE ).
- Some specific nights and weekends required, including Memorial
- The anticipated start date will be on or after January 8,
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to
talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial,
ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs;
and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support
of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and
contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a
community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly
welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the
liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a
preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its
faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of
community; and connections to the people, history, and natural
beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting.
Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the
College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles
from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Full Time Year Round
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