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Whether you’re a gear-head who was in the AV Club, grew up as a tech, or only learned the business in recent years, if you’re a superstar, we want to talk with you! What you know, and how you treat our clients and our team is what matters most. Your proven track record of outstanding technical skill and experience will continue to grow with AV Chicago®/Edge ShowTek. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that continues to outpace industry growth. Please send us your resume, and we’ll explore the potential of you fitting in with the band.

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Project Manager - PM

Level: Full-Time Staff

Location: Chicago, IL

Alternative Work Eligibility: No

Organization Overview:

AV Chicago serves meetings and events nationally, both virtually and in person. Our team is made up of individuals who are client-focused and all-in to ensure each event is a successful one. We are Show Ready for all events, no matter where they are held.

Summary of Position:

At AV Chicago, Project Managers play a critical role in the execution of our events. This person is responsible for taking ownership and advancing assigned projects sold by the sales team through our core processes of execution. Project Managers are responsible for planning out project timelines, scheduling client stakeholder meetings, developing run of shows, hosting rehearsals, planning virtual elements, and managing other assigned needs of the project. They are also responsible for keeping projects on time, on-scope, and on budget. Ideal candidates have excellent time management and organizational skills, they enjoy working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, and they are both great individual contributors and work well within a team.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Project planning- manage sold projects from the sales team through execution of the event.
    • Delivering an exceptional customer experience- on-schedule and on-budget
  • Assist sales with any pre-sales support on resources and capabilities
    • Provide support on client’s needs, budget, and timeline
  • Production support- working on site with the operations teams to deliver
  • Logistics- coordinate transportation, sub-rentals, and labor needs with the operations team
  • Financial responsibilities- track and budget expenses to ensure projects are profitable and within the scope of work.
  • All In attitude- willing to jump in and help ensure we are delivering an exceptional experience for our customers
  • Ability to manage and balance multiple projects, live, hybrid, and virtual simultaneously
  • Self-starter with big-picture attitude, and well-rounded technical aptitude on current industry technologies
  • Management ability to supervise colleagues and crew both on-site and remotely to complete project goals and meet deadlines
  • Utilize our Project Management Process to facilitate the AVC experience

Qualifications:

  • PMP- preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of project management tools and processes
  • 3+ years experience in project management
  • Well-rounded technical aptitude in AV industry technologies and practices

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience

Other Skills:

  • Strong communication, organizational, critical thinking, and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as an integral part of a team
  • Experience planning or managing virtual or hybrid meetings and events
  • Any Infocomm course completions
Video Engineer

Summary of Position:

This role is not only customer-facing for delivering solutions-orientated events but is also critical to the internal systems and teams to engineer events. This role is responsible for creating and documenting the AV Chicago® process for systems engineering and training both internal and freelance staff on best practices for a seamless customer experience every time.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Video Lead – Providing management-level support to the AV Chicago® video department, including:
    • Acting as a video designer and support specialist
    • Day-to-day management of video department inventory
    • Research and evaluation of new products and technologies
    • Suggesting new products for the AVC inventory
    • Mentoring and training other in-house staff on video equipment
    • Leading an on-site crew or working under the direction
    • Overseeing video department organization
    • Consulting warehouse staff on handling, storage, and quality control of video equipment
  2. Project Review – Reviewing and modifying project details prior to an event, including equipment, labor, and logistical information
  3. Client Facing – Interacting with clients on-site and in advance of events
  4. Working with clients to develop event schedules, set up plans, and show scripts
  5. Equipment Operation – Neat, accurate, and efficient setup and operation of all AVC equipment

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years audiovisual experience with an emphasis on video engineering
  • Experience with working corporate events
  • Managing technical staff required
  • Experience working with vMix,
  • Experience with presentation and broadcast video switchers
    • Analog Way preferred
    • Black Magic ATEM
  • Experience with virtual and hybrid events
  • Experience working on corporate events
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels of an organization
  • Working knowledge of AV and event technologies
  • An all-In mindset to help the team out whenever needed
  • High attention to detail and accountability
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excels working in a fast-paced environment

Other Skills:

  • Strong communication skills, organizational skills, critical thinking skills, and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as an integral sales team member
  • Working knowledge of Office 365
  • Knowledge of Flex asset management a plus
Freelancers

AV Chicago® is in need of passionate AV freelancers who are ready to work! Click our link to get added to our list of freelancers! Share this with family and friends too!

https://avc.lasso.io/register/

Why Join AV Chicago®?

AV Chicago® recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are Chicago’s top event production company for meetings and events. We have the most knowledgeable, passionate, and performance excellence employees in our business. Our Company offers our employees a selection of robust benefits. We aspire to find the best employees in the Audio Visual industry – individuals with integrity and enthusiasm for performance excellence.

Our Competitive Compensation Package Includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Transit Program
  • Life and Long Term Disability Insurance

AV Chicago’s Livable Wage Promise

“At AV Chicago we believe there is a responsibility to support our team, the team that makes AV Chicago great a place to work. One of the ways we do this is to ensure our team can afford to live. With that, we have instituted a living wage policy to ensure no one on our team is unable to support themselves and their families.”
– Andrew Brode, President

We commit to and promise the following:

  • We pay no full-time team member less than $50,000 a year
  • We will continue to evaluate livable wage standards in Chicagoland
  • We value our team members and their skills no matter their race, age, sexual orientation and commit to equitable pay