Happily: Freelance Broadcast Director for Live Events Chicago, United States
Creative Director is needed in Chicago, United States.
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Location: Chicago, IL
Contract: Part-time, Contract
ABOUT THIS ROLE
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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