• Sr Technical Project Manager

    FREEMAN Chicago, IL 60684

    Job #2321369406

  • About Us

    Freeman is the global leader in events. Whether virtual, in-person, or hybrid, we are on a mission to redefine live for a new era. With a data-driven approach and the world's largest network of experts, our insights are shaping exhibitions, exhibits, and events that drive audiences to action. Our integrated full-service solutions leverage a 100-year legacy in event management as well as new technologies to deliver moments that matter.

    Summary

    The Senior Technical Project Manager develops, oversees, and directly implements audio visual and scenic concepts for complex events. The role is responsible for technical leadership, management and staffing as it pertains to the production process. This role is responsible for planning and coordinating technical requirements for complex events.

    Advises and mentors junior team members and independent contractors. Leads teams of Technical Directors and Production Managers on multifaceted events. Leverages expert knowledge to review, recommend and implement innovation and improvements.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Works closely with clients, sales staff, operations, and project managers to develop event designs and to coordinate pre-production, onsite, and post-production activities in line with event budget.

    • Creates diagrams for shows based on budgeted designs; ensure on-site personnel have and understand this information.

    • Assists in the scheduling and/or recommending of personnel to optimize resources.

    • Oversees load-in, load-out, install, and dismantle of equipment.

    • Coordinates and/or assists both technical and labor crews.

    • Responsible for ensuring the correct specification setup and optimization of event requirements.

    • Supervises the installation, optimization, and monitoring of technical systems.

    • Oversees installation for full-time, part-time and contingent labor force.

    • Directs workflow for teams at events with a high degree of complexity.

    • Oversees scenic construction to ensure it is within established show design parameters.

    • Produces stage scenic involving multiple elements, mediums, and materials.

    • Produces events with multi-element switching and cues.

    • Generates and maintains a comprehensive production book and schedule for each event.

    • Coordinates logistics for all technical events needs.

    • Coordinates and supervises on-site labor and review any labor budget impacts with Client Solutions Manager.

    • Stays abreast of industry trends and knowledge.

    • Works with operations, sales and/or Executive Producer to review and approve all event related costs

    • Leverages expert knowledge to review, recommend and implement innovation and improvements.

    • Maintains understanding of union jurisdictions and how they are to be applied

    • Advises and mentors junior team members and independent contractors

    • Creates and delivers team training documentation.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Education & Experience

    • High school diploma or equivalent required; college degree in related field preferred.

    • Minimum 8 years' experience working in project management with a minimum of 5 years focused on corporate events, entertainment, or theater; or equivalent combination of education, certification, and experience.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    • Vectorworks Core Certification Preferred

    Travel Requirements

    Travel 50% to 75%

    Diversity Commitment

    At Freeman, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is helping us to create not only a great place to work, but also an environment where our employees, our customers and our communities around the world can reach their goals and connect with each other. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status and other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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