The Stephen C. O’Connell Center is seeking a Production Specialist. This position will be responsible for supporting the Assistant Director of Production with all the technical aspects of the production of live events inside the Stephen C. O’Connell Center as well as across campus. This includes the procurement, maintenance, and operation of sound, lighting, electrical and video systems for live events.
Inside Event Production:
Responsible for the management and execution of production details for events as assigned by the Assistant Director of Production. This includes technical details (sound, lights, video, and power requirements) as well as obtaining outsourced needs of a non-technical nature – catering, vehicle rentals, equipment rentals, and specialty item procurement. This position also acts as a liaison with clients and contractors to ensure success of events from a production aspect within the Center. This position is also responsible for assisting and creating AutoCAD files associated with all events and the amendment of these maps to ensure all event details are well coordinated in advance.
Outside Event Production:
Responsible for the management of events outside the building that are utilizing Center resources as assigned by the Assistant Director of Production. Assists in providing various technical and event staffing services to the University in all areas of campus including, but not limited to, the University Auditorium, the Reitz Union, the president's home, fraternities, sororities, University Band Shell, Florida Field and other University Athletic Association facilities. Tasks include creation of cost estimates, staffing, coordinating details, supervision of the production, post-event follow-up and billing review for assigned events.
Other responsibilities include supervising the Campus Event Assistant, conducting technical and safety training classes, maintaining and keeping inventory of tools and equipment, researching/purchasing proper equipment for event production needs, organizing all technical equipment storage and work areas, and other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college course work may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
Extensive knowledge of technical and production equipment and sound engineering. Specialized training in department safety and rigging requirements. Must be currently or willing to become a qualified forklift operator. Experience in AutoCAD and EMS software preferred.
About Stephen C. O'Connell Center
The Stephen C. O'Connell Center is a multi-purpose public assembly facility housed on the University of Florida Campus in Gainesville, FL. The arena features academic, athletic, recreational and entertainment activities. Our clients include University departments, student and campus organizations, the University Athletic Association, as well as organizations from Gainesville and surrounding communities. In addition to hosting daily educational classes, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, swimming/diving events, and track meets we are the site for concerts, family activities, trade shows, lectures and the University of Florida and community high school commencement ceremonies.