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Working As An Event Technician

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $42,108

    Average Salary

What Does An Event Technician Do At Texas A&M University

* Performs setup and breakdown of various types of meetings (workshop, conferences, lectures, lunches, dinners and other special events).
* This includes lifting tables and chairs, bending and reaching above shoulders, loading/unloading and stacking tables and chairs and pushing carts of tables and chairs.
* This work takes place indoors and outdoors.
* Supervises student workers as needed throughout the work day.
* This will require operation of a University or other motor vehicle.
* Provide excellent customer service to our clients, guests, and tenants who occupy the facilities that make up the University Center Complex.
* Be present 15 minutes prior to the start of events to unlock the rooms and check with the client on the proper setup of the space.
* Try to answer or find the answer to any questions the client might have.
* Responsible for inspection of buildings, fixtures and equipment.
* Responsible for reporting deficiencies.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Washes windows, puts out signs, occasionally loads and unloads trucks, and cleans out storage facilities

What Does An Event Technician Do At Freeman

* Meeting with the Operations team prior to meeting with clients
* Meeting and welcoming key representatives for each group daily before the start of the meeting or event
* Proactively identify potential client issues or concerns and remove the obstacles before they present themselves to the customer
* Follow up with key contacts upon their departure to ensure a positive guest experience
* Support the Director and Sales office daily
* Provide an exceptional customer service experience to both internal and external clients

What Does An Event Technician Do At John Q Hammons

* Issues all audio visual equipment.
* Maintains A/V, lost and found and shipping and receiving storage areas in an orderly way.
* Is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all A/V equipment.
* Abides by all company procedures required in the handling of A/V and shipping and receiving.
* Performs routine walk-through of hotel areas to ensure proper security of hotel/guest equipment and packages.
* Takes the initiative to greet guests in a friendly and warm manner.
* Reports to work for scheduled shift, on time and in uniform in accordance with company policy.
* Knows and complies with all company policies and procedures pertaining to this position and its duties.
* Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to management; complete safety training and certifications.
* Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information and protect company assets.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does An Event Technician Do At Freeman

* Effectively manages the set-up of client events and follows through on all client requests to ensure successful outcomes
* Manages the local client relationship while providing the utmost in client satisfaction
* Cultivates a strong and rewarding business relationship with our Hotel partners
* Ensures all inventory is in good working order and rental condition and secure from theft or damage to comply with all Company security and safety measures
* Manages the sales process for maximum capture of business and revenue
* Manages budget for increased revenue and controls expenses effectively including sub-rentals and labor
* Develop and mentor staff effectively and create an environment of continual improvement and inspire employee morale

What Does An Event Technician Do At Freeman

* Supervises union and non-union technicians to ensure all set-ups are completed according to Company standards
* Handle the set-up, removal and operations of technology equipment in a hotel environment
* Greets guest/client before event and provides clear instructions on how to operate equipment
* Complies and enforces all Company security and safety measures and is constantly aware of the property inventory and location of equipment and ensures inventory is secure from theft and/or damage
* Ensures any lost, stolen or damaged equipment is immediately reported to the Director
* Maintains accurate client event information into the Company’s business system and reviews invoices with client
* Makes sure all Company occupied areas are clean, organized, and up to Company’s standards
* Ensures routine daily operations log is completed during each shift

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How To Become An Event Technician

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians typically need postsecondary education. Depending on the work they do, it could either be a postsecondary nondegree award or an associate’s degree.  

Education

Audio and video equipment technicians, as well as sound engineering technicians, typically need a postsecondary nondegree award or certificate, whereas broadcast technicians typically need an associate’s degree. However, in some cases workers in any of these occupations may need only a high school diploma to be eligible for entry-level positions.

Postsecondary nondegree programs for audio and video equipment technicians and sound engineering technicians may take several months to a year to complete. The programs include hands-on experience with the equipment used in many entry-level positions.

Broadcast technicians typically need an associate’s degree. In addition to courses in math and science, coursework for prospective broadcast technicians should emphasize practical skills such as video editing and production management.

Prospective broadcast and sound engineering technicians should complete high school courses in math, physics, and electronics. They must have excellent computer skills to be successful.

Training

Because technology is constantly improving, technicians often enroll in continuing education courses and they receive on-the-job training to become skilled in new equipment and hardware. On-the-job training includes topics such as setting up cables or automation systems, testing electrical equipment, learning the codes and standards of the industry, and following safety procedures.

Training for new hires can be accomplished in a variety of ways, depending on the types of products and services the employer provides. Although some apprenticeship programs do exist, more frequently a new technician will accompany a more experienced technician to get the training and skills necessary for advancement.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required by most employers, earning voluntary certification will offer advantages in getting a job as a broadcast or sound engineering technician. Certification tells employers that the technician meets certain industry standards and has kept up to date with new technologies.

For example, the Society of Broadcast Engineers offers eight broadcast engineering certifications, two operator certifications, and two broadcast networking certifications. All of them require passing an exam. Similarly, InfoComm International offers an audiovisual Certified Technology Specialist credential.

Other Experience

Practical experience working in a high school or college audiovisual department also can help prepare someone to be an audio and video equipment technician.

Advancement

Although many broadcast and sound engineering technicians work first in small markets or at small stations in big markets, after they gain the necessary experience and skills they often transfer to larger, better paying radio or television stations. Few large stations hire someone without previous experience, and they value more specialized skills.

Experienced workers with strong technical skills can become supervisory technicians or chief engineers. To become chief engineer at large television stations, technicians typically need a bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Technicians need to communicate with supervisors and coworkers to ensure that clients’ needs are met and that equipment is set up properly before broadcasts, live performances, and presentations.

Computer skills. Technicians use computer systems to program equipment and edit audio and video recordings.

Manual dexterity. Some technicians set up audio and visual equipment and cables, a job that requires a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination. Others adjust small knobs, dials, and sliders during radio and television broadcasts and live performances.

Problem-solving skills. Technicians need to recognize equipment problems and propose possible solutions to them. Employers typically desire applicants with a variety of skills, such as setting up equipment, maintaining the equipment, and troubleshooting and solving any problems that arise.

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Top Skills for An Event Technician

AudioVisualEquipmentVideoEquipmentOutstandingCustomerServiceSet-UpEventTechnologySpecialEventsTroubleshootTechnicalSupportFinancialSoundSystemsCompanySalesProcessSuperviseInternetOverallOperationsManagementInventoryControlPsavLiveEventsCustomerSatisfactionPrimaryLiaisonLaborManagement

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Top Event Technician Skills

  1. Audio Visual Equipment
  2. Video Equipment
  3. Outstanding Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Organized budget weekly, monthly, and yearly totals for Audio Visual equipment to ensure spending limits.
  • Managed day to day operations of audio/video equipment scheduling and delivery
  • Recognized by peers and leadership with Outstanding Customer Service 9/2013 Recognized by peers and leadership with Outstanding Customer Service 5/2014
  • Performed stage set-up for hotel functions such as conferences, weddings, meetings, etc.
  • Managed such departments as event technology, sales, project management, rigging, power distribution and business center.

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