Assistant Director, Event Production - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position extends the professional staff presence in the Armstrong Student Center to support student staff working during evening and weekend hours. This position is expected to be a primary resource for questions related to the capacity and operation of building audio/visual equipment and technology used during events. The regular work schedule for this position will be Tuesday-Saturday with hours beginning in the afternoon and extending into the evening. Hours may vary with event schedule and during the summer. The Assistant Director for Event Production reports to the Associate Director of the Armstrong Student Center.


-Directly supervise and schedule a diverse group of student Event Production Team Members; developing student leadership skills and teaching student organizations how to run successful events
-Facilitate effective evening and weekend events by ensuring accurate setups and assisting in resolving event production and technology issues as they arise
-Work closely with campus partners and outside vendors to ensure smooth operation of audio/visual and computer equipment during events
-Coordinate high quality customer service to patrons utilizing the facilities, services and events
-Manage entire event production process ensuring successful events
-Coordinate details with Armstrong Student Center colleagues, Carillon Catering and Conference Services to arrange event setup and support
-Act as an on-site liaison for event planners with Miami University Police Department, third party vendors and Physical Facilities providing services for events
-Work closely with Conference Services, Advancement, Admissions and Orientation in executing university events
-Respond to emergencies and provide support to student Building Managers
-Apply policies equitably and recognize unusual circumstances
-Work on a team and with students in a collaborative environment
-Provide leadership and personal development opportunities for student staff
-Other duties and as required

Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree in related field and at least two years of experiences which provide the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
-Demonstrated experience working with students
-Demonstrated experience facilitating event production, setups and implementation
-Familiarity with event sound and light equipment
-Advanced understanding of Windows and Mac environments
-Demonstrated experience providing outstanding customer service
-Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing
-Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
-Must be willing and able to work outside of regularly scheduled hours as needed to support events and activities
-Must be willing to be on-call

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in a higher education environment.
-Advanced experience working with projection, sound and lighting equipment
-Knowledge of union policies and procedures related to event production and customer service
-Experience facilitating student programming
-Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

Keyword Phrases

  • Armstrong Student Center - OASC99
  • Assistant Director, Event Production
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Facilities Management
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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