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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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
Web Services Manager

Level: Full-Time Staff

Location: Chicago, IL

Alternative Work Eligibility: Yes

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:

AV Chicago's virtual events platform host events for thousands of attendees each month. To continue developing our virtual events platform and support the large number of projects hosted there, we are seeking a full-time web services manager to join our team. You will not be working on yet another e-commerce platform or marketing website. Instead, you will be working with streaming video, Zoom/Teams/Webex integrations, registration systems, donor platforms, analytics, and audience engagement tools. The ideal candidate will oversee our platform's ongoing development by serving as the lead developer and project manager. In this role, you will develop features and coordinate with outside developers to ensure development sprints stay on time. Working with leadership, you will recommend and lend to the ongoing direction of the platform. At the heart of everything we do is our clients and the events we host for them.

Additionally, you will act as the lead for the online portion of their events, including joining in on event preproduction sessions and ensuring their event site is launched. If you are excited about creating great experiences for event attendees, apply today.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build websites and applications
  • Platform Integrations
  • Creating and implementing plug-ins
  • Develop platform features
  • Project manage development sprints
  • Oversee contractors and ensure on-time delivery of work
  • Attend client-facing needs assessment and development meetings

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years designing and developing web applications
  • Experience with working vendor API’s
  • Experience with PHP, JavaScript, jQuery and CSS
  • Experience with WordPress and Larvel architectures
  • Experience with Firebase and Angular
  • Ability to lead web development
  • Ability to analyze business requirements and create solutions
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and provide timely resolutions
  • Ability to work with existing codebases

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred, in an IT or CS-related field. In lieu of a degree, a preferred candidate would have relevant or equivalent work experience.

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 web development team member

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