Employment Opportunities

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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Account Manager

AV Chicago is a full-service audiovisual production, rental, and staging company. We are seeking an experienced Account Manager. This position is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Being able to quickly learn, master, and proactively execute the many work activities required to in our business.  These include but are not limited to:

  1. Development, production and delivery of projects from proposal right up to delivery.
  2. Delivering events on time, within budget, that meet (and hopefully exceed) expectations.
  3. Setting, communicating and maintaining timelines and priorities on every project with team.
  4. Communicating, maintaining and developing client relationships.
  5. Managing operational and administrative functions to ensure specific projects are delivered efficiently.
  6. Providing leadership, motivation, direction and support to your team.
  7. Traveling to on-site inspections and project managing events.
  8. Being responsible for all projects from start to finish.
  9. Develop skills to and maintain a high level of job and product knowledge, competition, teamwork, communication, creativity, productivity, time management, career development plans, ongoing sales training, etc.
  10. Support upper management by assisting in reviewing and/or modifying existing strategies and tactics, establishing and maintaining good communication with all levels of the organization.
  11. Improve development of future budgets, working with management to reduce expenses and maintain maximum levels of operational efficiencies.
  12. Contribute to the development of future marketing and sales programs by regularly reporting to management competitive pricing information, new product introductions, and promotional activities.
  13. Forecast and track potential key and repeat events.
  14. Ensuring excellent customer service and quality delivery.

 

Requirements 

  1. BS degree in Business Administration preferred
  2. Sales management experience in Audio / Visual channel, specifically managing AV channel accounts for projection, digital signage, large format & interactive displays or other related products.
  3. Self-starter with the ability to make a substantial number of calls, handles a high volume of activities, and maintain a continuing fast pace.
  4. Accustomed to business travels, excellent time management and a demonstrated ability to maintain accurate, detailed records.
  5. Must possess excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Also, must be energetic, persistent, committed to the product line and position. Driven, competitive and success oriented.
Inventory Manager

AV Chicago/Edge ShowTek is a full-service production, rental, and staging company. We are seeking an experienced inventory manager. This position is based in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Being able to quickly learn, master, and proactively execute the many work activities required to in our business.  These include but are not limited to:

 

  1. Manage inventory in our rental software (Flex Rental Solutions)
  2. Assist in engineering Audio,Video & Lighting systems
  3. Monitor event schedule and identify inventory shortages.
  4. Work with sub-rental vendors to cover inventory shortages.
  5. Analyze different suppliers to obtain the best cost-effective rates.
  6. Collaborate with operations department to ensure needs are met.
  7. Report to upper management on stock levels, issues etc.
  8. Design and implement an inventory tracking system to optimize inventory control procedures.
  9. Document daily deliveries and shipments to update inventory.

 

Requirements:

  1. 5+ years inventory management experience
    • Experience with Flex Rental Solutions a requirement
  2. Experience working in events industry
  3. Strong attention to detail
  4. Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills.
  5. Excellent communication and leadership abilities.
  6. Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
Project Manager - PM

AV Chicago/Edge ShowTek is a full-service production, rental, and staging company. We are seeking an experienced Project Manager. This is a salaried position which may involve evening and weekend work as projects dictate.

The ideal candidate for this role is experienced in audiovisual project management, or an experienced audio/video engineer who feels confident enough to manage numerous events simultaneously, interact with clients, and provide technical and creative support to AVC/Edge’s sales team. The Project Manager position is very social and involves constant communication with producers, clients, venues, contract employees, and vendors.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience in AV events industry
  • Excellent technical aptitude and understanding of industry technologies and trends
  • Proficient in audio, video, lighting, rigging and set design
  • Very strong organization skills
  • Excellent communication and client interaction abilities
  • Business attire
  • Drafting capabilities (especially Vectorworks) are recommended
  • 3D rendering capabilities (i.e. 3ds Max) are recommended

Sales Support:

  • Providing technical support and design to sales team during quoting process
  • Creating room layouts and diagrams
  • Contacting prospective venues to determine rules and requirements for outside vendors
  • Maintaining well-organized folders of information about various jobs
  • Assisting sales staff to keep projects on budget

Operations Support:

  • Identifying potential problems in event plans and recommending solutions
  • Scouting venues
  • Using project management software (Podio) to maintain information about events
  • Developing production schedules
  • Assisting operations staff to schedule personnel
Video Engineer - V1

AV Chicago/Edge ShowTek is a full-service production, rental, and staging company. We are seeking an experienced video engineer for a Video Lead position. This position is based in Chicago, Illinois, but can involve travel across the United States. It offers opportunities to work with LED video displays projectors, and multi-output switching devices.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  1. Video Technician – Providing management-level support to the AV Chicago/Edge 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/Edge inventory
    • Mentoring and training other in-house staff on video equipment
    • Leading an on-site crew or working under 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, setup plans, and show scripts
  5. Equipment Operation – Neat, accurate, and efficient setup and operation of all AVC/Edge equipment
  6. Warehouse – Assisting in in the prep and return of equipment
    • Working on warehouse projects including equipment maintenance and counting inventory

 

Requirements:

  1. 5+ years audiovisual experience with an emphasis on video engineering
  2. Experience working on corporate events
Lighting Engineer - L1

AV Chicago/Edge ShowTek is a full-service production, rental, and staging company. We are seeking an experienced lighting director/ME for a Lighting Lead position. This position is based in Chicago, Illinois, but can involve travel across the United States. It offers opportunities to work with LED moving head fixtures, conventional fixtures, and lighting controllers.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  1. Lighting Technician – Providing management-level support to the AV Chicago/Edge video department, including:
    1. Acting as a lighting designer and support specialist
    2. Day-to-day management of lighting department inventory
    3. Research and evaluation of new products and technologies
    4. Suggesting new products for the AVC/Edge inventory
    5. Mentoring and training other in-house staff on lighting equipment
    6. Leading an on-site crew or working under direction
    7. Overseeing lighting department organization
    8. Consulting warehouse staff on handling, storage, and quality control of lighting 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
    1. Working with clients to develop event schedules, setup plans, and show scripts
  4. Equipment Operation – Neat, accurate, and efficient setup and operation of all AVC/Edge equipment
  5. Warehouse – Assisting in in the prep and return of equipment
    1. Working on warehouse projects including equipment maintenance and counting inventory

Requirements:
1. 5+ years audiovisual experience with an emphasis on lighting direction and electrical
2. Experience working on corporate events

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
  • Transit Program
  • Life and Long Term Disability Insurance