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The AV & Operations Supervisor is a highly technical, supervisory audio, video, camera, lighting, and stage production, computer networking, maintenance and systems monitoring work. This individual works with other arena staff professionals, promoters, managers and other professionals to develop and execute an event production plan that includes all audio/visual, broadcast, and house lighting requirements; trains and manages production team staff; monitors, troubleshoots and repairs all production, display, and phone systems throughout arena. Functions are performed under general supervision using considerable initiative and judgement.
Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization. Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories. Come Join Us! You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/
This position is based at our Ralston Arena. The Ralston Arena, also called the Ralston Sports and Event Center, is an arena located in Ralston, Nebraska, a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. It serves as the home of the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League and the Omaha Beef of Champions Indoor Football. It also served as home to the Omaha Mavericks NCAA Division I men's basketball team, representing the University of Nebraska Omaha, from its opening until the end of the 2014–15 season, with the school opening Baxter Arena for the 2015–16 season. You can learn more about our venue here: http://www.ralstonarena.com/
- Reviews event requirements as communicated by arena staff, promotors and other professionals; develops detailed production plan for each event, including audio/visual, lighting, staffing, camera work, and custom displays and images using both in-house resources and contracted services as necessary; directs activities of staff and contractors as it relates to properly and safely executing production plan; creates cost estimates, budgets, and final cost figures for production activities.
- Assigns and directs production staff during event to ensure audio, visual, lighting, display and broadcast activities are coordinated with the live event; monitors and troubleshoots technical problems as they arise; assigns in-house staff or outsources repairs as required.
- Receives narrative and visual content from arena staff regarding sponsors, advertisers, upcoming events, and other arena information; updates designated electronic displays; ensures hardware/software and other equipment is functioning properly, monitors and troubleshoots same.
- Monitors and maintains all production systems, phones, intercoms, related computer networks, speakers, house lights, displays and marquee; develops scope of repair and maintenance work; solicits third-party contractors to perform work as needed; reviews qualifications and fees; recommends engagement; monitors progress and recommends payment upon completion of work.
- Develops and maintains hard copy and computer files related to events, contracts, equipment and facilities
- This position will also assist the Director of Operations and Operations Manager with other duties, including but not limited to; changeovers, event load-in/out, ice installation and general maintenance.
- Considerable knowledge of current audio/video, house lighting, broadcast, camera and stage production methods, practices, equipment and technologies.
- Considerable knowledge of computer systems, software, and internet as they relate to event technical activities.
- Considerable knowledge of graphic display technologies, intercoms, speakers, lights, and phones and other systems typically found in an arena.
- Considerable knowledge of codes, standards, and best practices as they relate to event productions activities in order to create a safe and effective production.
- Ability to skillfully use computers for all systems operations, signal generators, voltmeters, electrical inductance tester, vectorscope, waveform monitors, hand tools for soldering electronics, headphone bridging amp, category 5e tester, Coax tester, drills, and saws
- Ability to effectively manage and organize employees and contractors.
- Ability to skillfully use modern office and arena equipment including laptops, printers, and radios.
- Ability to use computer software and hard-copy files to accurately enter and maintain a variety of information.
- Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.
- Ability to draft, read, understand and interpret contracts related to technology services.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality when required to perform the duties of the position.
- Ability to use independent judgment in the performance of duties.
- Ability to plan and organize a personal work schedule, set priorities and meet deadlines.
- Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, customers, vendors, promoters, and others using the Ralston Arena.
- Bachelors’ Degree in video technology, broadcasting science, computer science or related field;
- 4 years of experience in video production, broadcast field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Previous experience in the management of audiovisual equipment and digital signage displays within a working facility.
- Previous experience in the procurement and research of audiovisual production equipment.
- Previous experience with the operation of control room production and engineering equipment (routers, patch bays, servers, cabling, etc.)
- Previous experience in the production of live events, particularly in an arena setting.
- Working knowledge of cutting edge trends in the multimedia industry, including but not limited to field production gear (cameras, lighting, audio, backdrops, etc.), post production equipment (Non-linear editing and graphics workstations), control room systems (CG’s, Video Replay, Clip Servers, Production Switchers, etc.)
- Two years of previous experience producing live events in a sports entertainment environment.
- Knowledge of AVID, After Effects and Photoshop is a plus.
- Knowledge of Click Effects Crossfire and Proaudio, EVS, Harris Inscriber, Sony switchers and IT is also a plus.
- Ability to work beyond normal business hours, including but not limited to nights, weekends and select holidays as required.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently under extreme deadline pressure.
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work independently while also collaboration in a team dynamic.
- Excellent time management and problem solving skills.
- Excellent ability to work as a team player in a creative environment.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language.
- A customer-focused, positive and professional attitude.
Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.