Audio/Video Engineer - FC Cincinnati (Cincinnati · OH)

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Job Title: Audio/Video Engineer
Department: Operations
Reports To: Senior Director of Event & Facility Operations
About FC Cincinnati:
FC Cincinnati is a Major League Soccer team playing at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current Co-CEO Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. FCC entered MLS as the 24th team in 2019. FC Cincinnati opened the Club’s privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific TQL Stadium in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati in 2021.
About TQL Stadium:
TQL Stadium, home of FC Cincinnati, is one of the most ambitious soccer-specific stadiums in not only North America, but the world. Critically acclaimed firm Populous designed an innovative and forward-thinking stadium that is one of the largest soccer-specific facilities in Major League Soccer. The closest seats are within 15 feet of the pitch at the $250 million. The design includes 53 traditional suites and 4,500 premium seats throughout four premium club spaces. FC Cincinnati’s supporters’ section, The Bailey, has grown to be more than 3,100 strong and loom over opponents at a 34-degree angle at the stadium’s north end. A 360-degree canopy roof covers every seat in TQL Stadium, but still allows sufficient sun in to grow a natural grass field. The stadium has five team locker rooms, including a comprehensive team suite for FC Cincinnati that features a dressing room, coach’s office, lounge, equipment storage and the Mercy Health Center of Excellence for the team’s medical and game day fitness needs. TQL Stadium meets all current requirements to host CONCACAF and FIFA events, and within the first year of the stadium’s completion has featured both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, including the USMNT’s FIFA World Cup Qualification match vs. Mexico.
Position Summary:
FC Cincinnati’s Audio Video Engineer reports to the Senior Director of Event and Facility Operations. This role oversees the audio and visual needs for all events held at FC Cincinnati properties, including TQL Stadium and Mercy Health Training Facility, and is responsible for the maintenance and operational integrity of all systems and equipment associated with those needs including, but not limited to, LED video displays, IPTV systems, audio systems, video control assets, and end-user interfaces.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Act as main troubleshooter and support for production line operators in regard to equipment operation and workflow before, during, and after events
  • Assist Production Manager in the development and deployment of best-practices and internal systems to streamline production and operational efficiency
  • Assist with managing projects and contractors for work related to major building systems
  • Assist with the setup of event day equipment in coordination with Match Presentation team including intercom systems, microphones, scoreboard, and theatrical controllers as needed
  • Be responsible for show incident reports and risk mitigation at the end of each event day
  • Configure studio video and audio infrastructure as it pertains to each event
  • Coordinate with additional on-site associate engineers and utilities as necessary
  • Coordinate with networks and local broadcasters and other event day contractors to deliver and enhance the quality of their shows using the stadium’s equipment and infrastructure 
  • Execute preventative maintenance and troubleshoot issues with video control equipment, video displays, TVs, projectors, etc.
  • Help maintain equipment, implement repairs cleaning/sanitation, and work together with the Production Manager on integration of new equipment and workflows
  • Install, troubleshoot, and maintain the Daktronics LED field-level displays for FC Cincinnati soccer matches and oversee the electricians needed on-site during event days for immediate troubleshooting off all LED video displays throughout the stadium
  • Keep up to date with current technology trends to enhance the fan experience
  • Maintaining proper documentation related to completing tasks, progress of work orders, inventory of supplies and equipment, and expenses related to work on A/V infrastructure 
  • As needed, offer technical support with set-up of A/V needs for meeting rooms, hospitality spaces for internal events and private events. Willingness to assist with the A/V operation when clients request an on-site operator
  • Support all FC Cincinnati and TQL Stadium related events and presentations at the stadium, training facility, and business office regarding video control technical requirements along with A/V setup and configuration
  • Maintain proper dress attire as instructed by FC Cincinnati and TQL Stadium policies
  • Represent FC Cincinnati and its related affiliates and venues in a professional manner at all times
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned
  • Ability to work outside of regular business hours including but not limited to weekends and holidays as required by the FCC game schedule, special events, and projects
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5+ years of experience within an entertainment/sports venue setting 
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide verification of vaccination prior to start date

Skill Requirements:
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives
  • Exercise good judgment based on an understanding of organization policies and procedures
  • Basic competency with IT/software issues
  • Ability to independently seek proactive solutions to problems before they arise
  • Exceptional leadership, motivational, networking, and public speaking skills
  • Exceptional time management skills and ability to accomplish goals under strict timelines
  • Experience or training in LED video displays required. Daktronics-specific knowledge a plus
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to turn tragic moments into magic moments
Ideal candidates should have proficient knowledge of the following brands, products and systems:
  • Canon Camera Lens Systems
  • Daktronics/Show Control
  • Dante/Madi
  • Evertz Dream Catcher
  • Knowledge of IP Networking
  • Knowledge of RF signal
  • Knowledge of signal flow
  • QSYS
  • Riedel Intercom Systems
  • Ross (Carbonite/Xpression)
  • Ross Video Routers (Ultrix)
  • Sony Cameras
  • TV Truck Bays
  • Video Patching Systems
  • Wave Central RF Video Systems
Essential Physical Functions:
  • Ability to bend, kneel and work with arms raised for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to climb over and into heavy equipment several times per day
  • Ability to climb portable and fixed ladders
  • Ability to walk and stand on concrete and uneven surfaces for at least 8 hours per day
  • Ability to work in extreme temperature changes from ice arena to outdoors in inclement weather
  • Lifting and handling heavy video equipment required
  • Must be able to perform physical work which includes lifting and carrying equipment up to 25lbs

Our purpose at FC Cincinnati: 
We want to inspire and unite Cincinnati as a Community of Champions. We want to leave a legacy, create something bigger than ourselves, and be the embodiment of a rising Cincinnati.
Our core values at FC Cincinnati:
  • Create Community Impact
  • Be Fan & Brand Focused
  • Develop Champions from Within
  • Compete as a Team
  • FCC For All
Full-Time Staff Benefits & Perks:
  • PTO including vacation time, monthly personal days, sick days
  • Holiday time off (including full week of Thanksgiving and week between Christmas and New Year’s)
  • Work from home day (by department and schedule)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k plan with company match
  • Short-Term Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Discount off merchandise in team store
  • Community volunteer opportunities
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Frequent staff lunches, happy hours, and parties
  • Employee recognition programs and referral programs

FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Questions:

  1. What salary range are you looking for?

  2. Are you a current resident of the West End neighborhood in Cincinnati, OH?

  3. Will you be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and be able to provide verification of vaccination prior to your start date?

  4. How did you hear about this job? (Teamwork Online, LinkedIn, Job Fair, University Networking, Referral, etc.)