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Technical Director of Event & Conference Services

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Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Other

Job Title: Technical Director of Event & Conference Services

Reporting Relationship: Executive Director of Event & Conference Services

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Conference Services-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Barnes Student Center

Summary of Position:    The Technical Director of Event & Conference Services (Phillipe Performing Arts Center(PPAC)/Student Center) is primarily responsible for supervision and implementation of all production elements (lighting, sound, media) of all PPAC and most student center related events. The Technical Director ensures safe-working practices, provide production management for the use of the spaces by both internal and external groups. Key to this is a strong work ethic centered on excellent relationships and communications with all artistic parties, as well as administrative staff, student staff, and volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Produce all events that occur in the PPAC
    • Music Department Events
    • Theatre Events
    • IWU Internal Events
    • External Contracted Events 
  • Determine the necessary technical supports such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs necessary for events and performances as needed 
  • Graduation Ceremonies and related events producer 
  • Academic Convocation and related events producer 
  • Student Activities Event Coordinator (FNL, Rebash; T'was the Night, Spotted Cow, SGA, IGO, etc.) 
  • Produce Student Center internal and external events other than Crema and Worship Events 
  • Visit Day Technical Producer 
  • Produce outdoor events requiring technical support not related to the Chapel Office. (does not include day to day support of the athletic stadiums) 
  • Advance and produce technical needs for Summer Conferences as assigned 
  • In cooperation with other Event & Technical Directors, recruit, train, support a student staff in skill necessary to conduct events 
  • Work with the Operations Manager of Event & Conference Services on matters related to student staff hiring, scheduling, and payroll approval 
  • Coordinate with other Technical Director and Director of Campus Media as needed to ensure event needs and goals are met
  • Work with the Office Manager and Executive Director of Event & Conference Services in preparing and implementing the PPAC/Student Center Budget 
  • Develop and make recommendations to the Executive Director regarding capital purchases of technical equipment 
  • Monitor the inventory, condition of the equipment assigned within oversight including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arrange for the repair and replacement within the budgetary restraints; perform preventive maintenance on equipment 
  • Develop, implement, and monitor policies to ensure a safe work environment in the back stage, stage, and load-in areas
  • Foster relationships with industry partners and external constituents
  • Stay abreast of new technology and software relative to lighting and audio
  • Additional duties/events as assigned by Executive Director of Events & Conference Services 
  • This position does oversee and works closely with student workers assigned to a specific event. It also oversees part-time, hourly technicians.

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Prior knowledge and skills of working with sound, lighting, & media equipment\
  • Certifications are preferred but not required


  • Experience with lighting, sound, and projection systems

Required Skills

  • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Advanced computer skills and knowledge
  • Gifted in customer service and problem solving
  • Creative and innovative, with a sense of humor
  • Talented planner, organizer, and communicator
  • Attentive to details and able to work without close supervision
  • Experience in developing Christian servant leaders
  • In general accord with the principles and positions of the Wesleyan Church
  • Exceptional verbal, written and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and sometimes within a very short, restrictive time frame


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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