Happily: Freelance Broadcast Director for Live Events (PT) Philadelphia, United States

Creative Director

Creative Director is needed in Philadelphia, United States.

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Client: Happily

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Contract: Part-time, Contract


The Technical Director is responsible for the management and execution of all technical production deliverables throughout scope and design, budgeting, pre-production, on-site, and post-production stages of the event. The ideal candidate will be interested in a career in events and production and will be comfortable dealing directly with a diverse clientele and working with a team in a fast paced environment.


  • Collaborate with the Account Manager, Creative Department, and Producer in determining event scope and design deliverable timeline based on proposed budgets and deadlines.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to determine all technical production requirements.
  • Work with creative and design teams to ensure progress, identify technical issues and provide solutions.
  • Maintain a professional standard and demeanor for all working situations (in office, on-site, remote/calls etc…)
  • Attend BlackHouse in office Orientation and On-boarding meetings
  • Attend post-production meetings as needed and complete post-production reports

Pre-Production Support

  • Attend client meetings, site visits, and vendor shop visits as needed.
  • Maintain the contact list, adding info for every vendor you solicit pricing from and include primary contact person’s info with email and phone number.
  • Assist with determining specifications needed to solicit RFPs
  • Technically assess venue and determine IT needs, system flows, power plots and rigging plans as needed
  • Build and manage the technical production budget
  • Develop technical escalation and contingency plans
  • Other special projects will arise with responsibilities as needed.

Onsite Support

  • Manage the load-in/load-out of all technical production equipment & scenic elements.
  • Attend onsite production meetings and technical rehearsals.
  • Work with the Show Director, Event Producer, Creatives and account manager to resolve any issues as they related to technical production as needed.
  • Oversee all technical departments & vendors.


  • A minimum of 5 years experience as a Technical Director for large scale, high end events.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge of all technical production disciplines including; audio, video (projection/LED, media servers), lighting, rigging, power, internet/networking, scenic/carpentry, media server, screen switching
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, with an emphasis on InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, is a plus.
  • Strong skills required in Google Office Apps including Drive, Calendar, Zoom, Forms, Sheets, Slides and Gmail.
  • Extensive experience in maintaining positive relationships with technical production vendors and deep knowledge of market fair pricing on equipment and labor positions.
  • Strong negotiation and reasoning skills.
  • Must be comfortable managing a large team of skilled and highly experienced department leads.

Personal Qualifications

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Multi-tasker with the ability to prioritize multiple requests and projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to work in a group environment or independently, with little supervision.
  • Self-starter with a roll up your sleeves type and adaptable attitude.
  • Commitment and follow- through on delegated tasks.
  • Willing to take initiative and resolve problems creatively and resourcefully.
  • Results-oriented strategic and conceptual thinker
  • Ability to keep a professional demeanor in high-stress situations & maintain a proactive approach to overall project management.

Pay: From $80.00 per hour

Posted 2 months ago
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