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Audio Visual Services Production Manager

Company: Seattle Art Museum
Location: Seattle
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOVERVIEW: Effectively manage production and staffing to ensure delivery of high-quality audio visual support for Museum events.SAM is dedicated to racial equity and strives for employees, volunteers, and interns who are passionate, qualified, and offer diverse perspectives. SAM prioritizes racial equity in the workplace because we know that people of color are the most impacted when it comes to inequities. We are particularly interested in engaging with historically under-represented groups in the museum field as we strive to be inclusive and equitable. SAM is responsive to cultural communities and experiences, and our strategic plan goals address the role art plays in empowering social justice and structural change to promote equity in our society. FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Audio Visual ServicesCOMPENSATION: $25.95-32.43 hourly DOE; full benefits packageSCHEDULE: This position works on-site at museum facilities and the schedule varies week to week. Scheduled work time may include days, evenings, and weekends.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage and produce productions, events, and programming for Seattle Art Museum.
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external clients.
  • Consult with programmers, clients, and artists to help develop programming at SAM.
  • Schedule and perform walk-throughs, consultations (in person and by phone) with programmers, clients and artists.
  • Determine labor needs, set up times, and equipment lists for events and programming.
  • Create quotes based on equipment and labor needs for GAVE clients.
  • Oversee pre- and post - production of events requiring AV services.
  • Attend weekly event production meetings to confirm and coordinate AV needs with support staff and programmers.
  • Manage labor for live events at all 3 Museum sites (Develop schedules, confirm technicians, and finalize timelines).
  • Stage management and oversight for large events.
  • General Department Maintenance
  • Create and implement AV trainings for all SAM employees involved in event planning.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with outside AV vendors.
  • Research and update pricing for AV rentals and labor to maintain market rate.
  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five years' experience in audiovisual work including demonstrated supervisory skills and the ability to manage and maintain assigned budget within organizational parameters.
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using MS Office Suite of products.
  • Demonstrated experience with industry standard video switching/engineering systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation of AV systems equipment and technology. This must include knowledge of Digital Video Projectors, Live Sound Reinforcement, Theatrical Lighting, Video Recording Equipment and MS PowerPoint.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time-management, organization, problem-prevention, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with close attention to detail and to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Conform to the code of ethics governing the museum profession. Represent the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism. Adhere to Museum policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.WORKING CONDITIONS:Exposure: Work areas are primarily inside, in a climate-controlled environment with light background noise. Work is occasionally performed at other indoor and outdoor sites.PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED FOR ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Stationary Work: Approximately 70% of time is spent standing or moving around the work area. Balance of time (approximately 30%) is spent stationary while working at a desk. Occasional extended periods of standing may be required when assisting at Museum events.Communication: Clear and effective communication with volunteers, donors, members, the public, and co-workers is necessary. Moving: The ability to move up to twenty pounds on occasion is necessary for moving files, equipment, and supplies. Must be able to regularly position self to access files. Office Work: Ability to effectively and regularly operate a computer, keyboard, and other office productivity machinery, such as copy machines and printers, and ability to inspect, prepare and use paperwork, files, equipment, and supplies is necessary.Centering equity, diversity, and inclusion as an organization, and as individuals, Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. SAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other protected class. Please contact the Human Resources Department at (206) 654-3188 or for additional information or to request reasonable accommodations for the application or interview process.Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof that the applicant is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or qualifies for a testing exemption or accommodation. TO APPLY: Please visit to submit SAM employment application, cover letter and resume. Deadline: July 30, 2022Powered by JazzHRANye6JSBiy

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