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Job Standard for Audiovisual Production Services, Supervisor

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Audiovisual Production Services, Supervisor Overview

  • Work Type: Non-Classified/Professional
  • Job Code: 75419
  • Pay Grade: P5
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Supervisor
  • Family: Performing Arts
  • Function: Production


The Audiovisual Production Services Supervisor provides daily management of audiovisual services, equipment, and personnel in all campus event facilities .The position is the lead authority on audiovisual specifications for these facilities and collaborates with the Office of Information Technology to research and adopt shared standards in system design.

Level Scope

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. Sets and delegates day-to-day tasks to achieve operational objectives. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Problems typically involve a single area, process or constituent group. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of electrical safety and risk mitigation practices.
  • Knowledge of AV equipment inventory management, budgeting, purchasing, tracking, installation, and repair.
  • Ability to lead planning and production of audiovisual services in a commercial or higher education meeting, conference, or event venue.
  • Supervisory skills: hiring, training, scheduling, performance management, and evaluation of multiple employees or teams or employees.
  • Technical skills: can independently operate and instruct others to operate portable and installed AV equipment (sound, lighting, projection, theatrical rigging) for events.
  • Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Audiovisual Production Services, Supervisor must:

  • Provides day to day direct supervision to student and production coordinators
  • Using event scheduling software to fulfill client requests for AV equipment and personnel services and leads service area in forecasting staffing needs and production details for key events.
  • Readily and proficiently performs all operator duties of a media equipment specialist and AV technician when necessary, including for some evening, weekend and VIP events.
  • System support, maintenance, and design.
  • Prepares and maintains standard operating procedures for service area, explains and upholds fair use policies for playing video and audio content during events.

35% of Time the Audiovisual Production Services, Supervisor

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Audiovisual Production Services, Supervisor

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or up to 30 pounds amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. General office work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

The employee in this position must be able to work extended hours, including nights and weekends.

Travel Requirement

May be required to travel with overnight stays for meetings and/or training.

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.