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February 25, 2016


The Television Academy, based in the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, California, is a nonprofit organization devoted to celebrating and empowering storytellers to push the boundaries of what Television can be. The only major organization fully representing the television and broadband screen entertainment industry, it is made up of over 22,000 members, representing 29 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.

The Television Academy recognizes excellence among its peers with the Emmy award, culminating in the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast each fall. The Television Academy also produces several other awards shows and a variety of activities and events for its members throughout the year. These events are featured across the Academy's digital platforms and in its award-winning emmy magazine.

It is the Television Academy's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Television Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Manager, Technical Services, Event Production position.

Reporting to the Director, Event Production, the Technical Services Manager will manage and maintain the theatrical, broadcast and live event systems within the newly opened Saban Media Center at the Television Academy.  These systems include lighting and sound in a theatre and conference room environment, intercom, PA, webcast, broadcast equipment and projection (this is not however a projectionist position). While much of this role is event-focused, there is an administrative component that includes coordination of facility contractors, inventory and equipment maintenance.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who can work independently and has excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills. In addition, this person should have the ability to detect and solve technical and workflow issues that arise throughout the facility. The position also involves frequent communication with Academy staff as well as third party clients. The ideal candidate will have an approachable and friendly demeanor and will be able to explain technical information to non-technical users. Finally, the ideal candidate must be committed to quality and have a passion for new technologies.


  • Responsible for overall management and maintenance of live event and broadcast systems in both theatre and conference room settings for events and functions such as panel presentations, screenings, board meetings, awards ceremonies, et al. This includes set-up and operation of lighting and lighting consoles, microphones, sound and mixing boards, video screens, conference room projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, broadcast equipment, etc.
  • Serve as lead live event technician for events with outside vendor support
  • Act as technical consultant to event producers and theatre operations management
  • Act as technical director for lighting, audio and video teams
  • Lead technical services for assigned events
  • Create and update Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents for all tasks performed by others
  • Schedule and execute system training and maintenance/repair operations
  • Provide and support cross-training for lighting, audio and video control systems and facility operations as needed
  • Manage the facility's Control Room and all connectivity for fiber and satellite feeds
  • Support video production as needed
  • Test and resolve equipment issues
  • Attend departmental/client walkthroughs
  • Educate production teams and clients on venue rules, regulations
  • Optimize systems for the best quality attainable
  • Lead or support load-in and strike of events, ensuring correct equipment handling and storage
  • Participate in post-event feedback discussions
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience Required:

  • Strong technical production expertise supporting live events and broadcast
  • Extensive hands-on experience in the following:
    • Audio/Visual equipment such as those manufactured by Christie, Cisco Tandberg, Biamp, ClearOne, DCI cinema projectors, cinema servers, Dolby audio systems, and web-based file transport tools
    • Crestron-style control systems
    • Computer-controlled lighting systems
    • Computer-controlled audio systems, configuration and routing
    • Apple OS X (Client + Server) and Microsoft Windows
    • Digital video standards: Codecs, Frame rates, Wrappers, etc.
    • File formats, encoding/compression specs/ transcoding, including HD, SD, 4K
  • Solid understanding of signal flow
  • Experience in OS installs, troubleshooting, system configurations, IP, DNS and Gateway protocols
  • Hands-on experience in analog as well as digital equipment

Other Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of live event engineering/technical direction experience
  • Familiarity with audio/video teleconference equipment
  • Computer proficient, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and various graphics and video programs
  • Available to work nights and weekends as required
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Physical requirements include stooping, standing, walking, climbing stairs/ladders, entering crawl spaces and lifting/carrying heavy objects up to 50lbs

Qualified applicants please send resume with cover letter and salary requirement to:

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