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Concert Hall and Event Manager

Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 21, 2024

Job Details

Concert Hall and Event Manager

Posting Number: S01253JP

Department: Information Technology

Job Summary:
The Concert Hall and Event Manager plays a key role in the coordination and execution of performances and events at Bowdoin College's concert hall and campus venues. This position oversees all aspects of event planning, management, and operations, ensuring exceptional experiences for performers, audiences, and guests. The ideal candidate will have a passion for concert event production, music and sound, combined with the technical expertise to manage all aspects of audio engineering, lighting, and video components.

  • Liaise with various departments on stage layouts, instrument setups, and technical requirements for rehearsals and performances.
  • Oversee the setup, operation, and maintenance of audio, lighting, and video equipment in concert hall and other campus venues.
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders to plan and execute events, ensuring alignment with academic, artistic, and institutional priorities.
  • Coordinate technical requirements for performances and events, including audiovisual equipment, lighting, sound systems, and stage setups.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to performers, presenters, and event organizers, troubleshooting issues and ensuring smooth execution of events.
  • Manage technical aspects of events, including sound and video quality, from various positions, including the catwalk above the theater.
  • Coordinate and supervise the installation, dismantling, and operation of audio and video recording equipment.
  • Record audio and video of events, ensuring high-quality captures for archiving or online posting.
  • Process and edit recorded materials for archival purposes or digital distribution.
  • Conduct regular checks and maintenance of audio, lighting, and video systems to guarantee reliable and top-notch performance.
  • Train and lead a team of student assistants, adhering to strict safety protocols, especially when working at heights.
  • Manage scheduling for events, particularly during evenings and weekends, across various venues.
  • Communicate scheduling details and logistical requirements to event organizers, performers, and support staff.
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in audio, video, and recording to enhance event production quality.
  • Act as a liaison with college administration, providing updates on technical activities, equipment needs, and advancements related to concert hall and performance venues.
  • As a member of the larger Technical Events team, provide additional technical support, including video, audio, lighting, setup, and teardown, for other campus events as necessary.

Pay and Benefits:
  • The salary range for this position is expected to be: $67,750 (minimum) - $77,200 (maximum)
  • A variety of health insurance plans (Effective on date of hire).
  • Generous Retirement Plan - 10.12% annual compensation contribution (Eligible after 1 year of service and age 26) .
  • Life and Disability Insurance.
  • Paid time off - Vacation, Personal, Holidays, and Special Days Off (
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Access to many of the College's facilities including the gym and pool, including household.
  • Access to events, speakers, and sport events on campus.
  • Free fitness and wellness classes!
  • And more:

Education/Skills Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Audio Engineering, Sound Design, Video Production, or related field.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with various teams and clients.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with efficient problem-solving skills during live events.
  • Experience working at heights, with a strong emphasis on safety protocols.
  • Knowledge of technical production requirements for live performances, including audiovisual equipment, stage management, and theatrical lighting.
  • Proficiency in event management software, scheduling tools, and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong management and planning skills, with the ability to effectively coordinate multiple events, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in audio and video engineering, recording, and editing.
  • Proficiency in a wide range of audio and video equipment, software, and digital editing tools.
  • Deep understanding of acoustics, sound engineering, video production, and recording techniques.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends as required by the event schedule.
  • Please note that as part of the pre-employment process, we will be conducting reference checks, including contacting current or former supervisors, to verify employment history and performance.

  • Prior experience in live performances, preferably in a live event or theatrical setting.
  • Prior experience using Pro Tools audio recording system.

Standard Work Days and Hours:
  • 40 hours/week, 43 weeks/year (0.83 FTE)
  • This is a 10-month position working full-time through the academic year (i.e., August 15th - June 15th).
  • Required to work evenings and weekend hours to support events production and performances on campus throughout the academic year. This is an exempt position requiring the time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete all job requirements.

About Bowdoin:
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.


Employment Category: Full Time Academic Year

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Type: Salaried

Background Check Package Requirements: Administrative Staff + MVR

Is driving a Bowdoin vehicle an essential function of this job?:

Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?: Yes

Posting Date: 05/17/2024

Applications Accepted Until:

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Information:
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Bowdoin College

Bowdoin (rhymes with explodin') is a private, selective, liberal arts college, founded and endowed to benefit the common good. Our historic residential campus, located in Brunswick, Maine, is home to just over 1,800 students from all over the world.

Academic life at Bowdoin spans thirty-three departments, and is cooperative, not competitive: so we tend to attract students who like brainstorming with faculty, working in teams, and welcoming big, new, difficult questions.

We value kindness, diversity, creativity, and hard work.

There’s a lot to love about Maine. And this state is very much at the heart of the College. We simply wouldn’t be Bowdoin anywhere else.

According to one of our colleagues, “To teach at Bowdoin is to help train and educate future leaders—an unalloyed privilege in my experience and a rare one.”

We feel fortunate to live here and to be able to experience everything there is to see and do. Maine is renowned for its beauty—its iconic seaside fishing villages and beachesmountain vistas, and pristine forests. But the appeal is also very much about the people—their culture, sense of community, way of life, and welcoming, inquisitive, and energized spirit.

We’re not going to try to list all that Maine has to offer. But we will try to lead you in a few directions from which you can navigate your own journey of discovery—a very Maine thing to do too!

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