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Technical Director - Contract

Los Angeles, California
Job Type
15 Oct 2020
30th September, 2020 The CompanyOur Client is an exciting experiential agency and they are looking for a Technical Director in Los Angeles to join their team on a contract basis. The client is a global agency based in New York, working exclusively with major brands across the luxury, art and fashion industries to produce high-concept, ground-breaking events. This role is for a technical event production specialist that wants to lead the technical for events and bring it all to life! This role will be based in Los Angeles on a flexible hours contract to start and eventually a full-time contract basis. If tech, lighting, design and creative challenges are what get you excited, then this is the role for you! The Role The Technical Director works with the Production and Design team to manage key clients, contractors and vendors and create, plan and deliver a wide range of live events. Key responsibilities will include: End to end technical production/live production management Managing and coordinating all aspects of live event production from ideation to delivery Managing the setup, wiring and operation of high resolution audio visual equipment, computers for video playback, screen switchers, video switchers, GFX computers and film based video recording devices if required Managing staging, rigging, sound, scenic, lighting and any other live production requirements Managing and executing various events at any one time Client relationship management and communications with regards to technical production Managing production schedules Managing project budgets/costs and reporting to ensure financial profitability and value for clients Venue scouting and management Providing on-site technical supervision, overseeing bump in and bump out, show operations and labor management Managing and creating staff (labor) schedules Contracting and managing suppliers/vendors, both on-site and remotely - vendor RFPs, if required Managing all production related documentation Managing detailed designs - staging, rigging, video production Managing the event production creative ideation process and brainstorming concepts Working closely with the Executive Producers and Production Team to bring events to life Keeping abreast with industry trends This Job is Ideal for Someone who has Proven experience working as a Technical Director/Specialist/Supervisor/Manager/Production Manager within live event production. Experience working within the fashion, luxury, theatrical and art industries preferred. Strong technical knowledge of entertainment equipment and systems Demonstrated experience overseeing Audio Visual, vendors, show callers, Stage Managers, tech crews Excellent computer skills. Experience using CAD/Vectorworks design is required. Video/graphic experience, highly regarded Proven experience managing large live event production budgets including estimations and cost control Experience managing teams of staff/crewing including but not limited to video, projection, staging, sound, scenic, lighting, rigging, AV teams Strong project management skills Ability to show call events, an asset Strong Client focus with attention to detail, flexibility and accountability for results Strong written and verbal communication skills A passion for events and drive to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure environment Excellent time management and problem solving skills. Must be able to think on your feet and manage multiple projects at the same time! Flexible, dependable, detail orientated, innovative, motivated and enthusiastic about delivering exceptional events Ability to work independently and efficiently remotely. A thorough understanding of permitting standards and procurement The Candidate must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed; as well as participate in overnight travel for events Local and interstate travel may be required Bachelor's Degree preferred The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; and is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.All Candidates applying for this job must be legally authorized to work in the United States.All qualified Candidates with criminal histories will be considered in a manner that is consistent with federal, state and where relevant, local laws. The job is contingent upon successfully passing a Background Check.About KIN + CO.FIND YOUR EVENT TRIBE. KIN + CO. is a boutique event recruitment agency, focused on engaging top events talent for our Clients across the industry.We undertake all recruitment activities in accordance with applicable Equal Employment Opportunity Laws at the Federal and State level. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, regardless of race, color, religion or belief, national origin, marital status, sex, ancestry, age, disability/handicap, veteran status or any other classification protected by law.For more event opportunities, please follow us via our social media handles below.Facebook: : LinkedIn: OUR TALENT NETWORKThis role not quite 'the one'? Don't worry! We're always looking for experienced event professionals. Join us today Apply For Job
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  • Job Reference: 182902203-2
  • Date Posted: 15 October 2020
  • Recruiter: Home Page
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent