BlackOak Technical Productions
Chicago, IL
Concert / Event

Expires: 12/31/19


$20.00 biweekly

Position Overview

The BlackOak Project Coordinator designs, plans, oversees and coordinates execution of technical components of events. The Project Coordinator will translate the vision of the Producer to a producible series of design documents and plans. This position also coordinates with outside vendors, creates production documents for shop and crew members, and addresses any issues in production. This position reports to and receives direction from the Project Department Manager and Director of Operations.

Mission Values Commitments

Each employee works together to strive to create the best event design and tradeshow company by:

improving our communication,
showing that we care about each other and the company,
focusing on delivering quality, and
highlighting professionalism through personal excellence with shared passion, dedication, and commitment to client value.
Essential Duties

+middot; Translates approved designs and proposals into production paperwork and materials.

+middot; Assists with custom projects and samples by coordinating with other production departments.

+middot; Assists with project estimating by building equipment lists and obtaining other estimates from outside vendors.

+middot; Works to integrate event technology seamlessly into event d+eacute;cor.

+middot; Independently manages work on simultaneous projects to meet production deadlines while staying in budget.

+middot; Directs creation of plots, show files, and compilation and testing of audio or video content.

+middot; Creates and updates pullsheets utilizing computerized inventory software.

+middot; Coordinates with sub-rental vendors and Asset Supervisor to ensure all rental orders are complete.

+middot; Maintains personal workspaces to ensure work is organized, safe and free from obstacles and debris.

+middot; May lead complicated on-site installs and/or operation of event production equipment.

+middot; Conducts site surveys in advance of upcoming shows if needed.

+middot; Interfaces professionally with client and sales team onsite if necessary to discuss changes to the design or plan.

+middot; Complies with all company and department safety guidelines and rules.

+middot; May perform other duties as required.


+middot; Bachelors Degree in theatrical production or related field preferred.

+middot; 5+ years of technician experience, preferably in an event setting with an eye for design elements.

+middot; Specialized knowledge in one or more of the main disciplines of live event Audio, Lighting, or Video.

+middot; Basic knowledge in all aspects of live event tech.

+middot; Adept skill in installing equipment used for live event production.

+middot; Experience with operating audio, video, or lighting consoles and switchers a plus.

+middot; Knowledge of event venues in Chicago a plus.

+middot; Knowledge of simple rigging including truss towers and indoor structures a plus.

+middot; Field understanding of electrical capacities and proper, safe utilization of A/C power distribution equipment and generators.

+middot; Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels.

+middot; Works well under pressure with a proven ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced setting, and meet deadlines and goals.

+middot; Ability to work flexible hours including early, late and weekend hours.

+middot; Good knowledge and ability to use tools and equipment that may include: electrical wire, electrical testers, fuses, soldering iron, pliers, wire strippers, c-wrench, screwdriver, hand drill, tape measure, dollies, 30 scissor lifts, and 8 foot, 12 and 14 foot ladders.

Physical and Work Environment Requirements

+middot; Ability to stand, kneel, crouch, bend and reach during entire work shift.

+middot; Able to walk 50% of the work shift.

+middot; Ability to work with hands and arms during entire shift.

+middot; Must be able to move and climb ladders without accommodation.

+middot; Must be able to lift, carry, push and pull 30-40 lbs. throughout the shift. Occasionally may move up to and over 100 lbs. with assistance.

+middot; Ability to handle fragile items safely.

+middot; Required to move between two buildings throughout the work shift.


Michael O'Neill

Talent Acquisitions Specialist


(312) 376-0847

Fax: (312) 533-2852

Business Address

2555 South Leavitt Street

Chicago, IL 60608

Posted: 09/11/2019 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 09/11/2019 16:50 EST

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