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AV Tech Coordinator

Listed by Essex Students' Union


Application deadline: Sun 21 Oct 2018



Application Deadline

Midnight 21st October 2018

Salary £17,750 - £20,836
Working hours 35 hours per week
Interview Dates 29th October 2018

AV tech coordinator
this is no normal job.


We're on a journey to become the world's most student-centred organisation and this is your chance to join us. 

The Student Services department is here to ensure that students at Essex experience a kick ass membership and have access to high quality Venues, Retail offerings, Events, Catering outlets, and an SU run Lettings Department. They are supported by the Premises Department who oversee maintenance and cleaning. No two days in the department are the same and the department embraces the Work Hard, Play Hard ethos. It is a fast paced, dynamic and challenging department that consistently strives to deliver its vital stats to ensure students at Essex have the best time while here.




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As an AV and Tech Coordinator you will be required to work late night shifts. You will be reporting to the Nightclub General Manager, you will be responsible for the Sound, Light and audio equipment in our Venues, ensuring the smooth running of our events. With a 1200 capacity night club, 3 bars and various ad hoc projects under your remit no two days will be the same.  

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What we stand for
Our promises.

Our mission can be easily summed up in four promises we make to all of our members. Every single thing we do falls under one of these promises. We promise not to let up until we've made them all happen.


1: We promise to get you an amazing degree and job


We'll fill up your CV, make sure your course is great, and even give out fruit and water before exams. We'll give you all the tools you need to destroy the competition in interviews.


2: We promise to give you a kick-ass membership


Bars, coffee shops, restaurants, a nightclub, hair salon, even a cinema, all on campus. And hundreds of clubs and societies too. You'll never be bored at Essex.


3: We promise to let you shape everything


You're in charge of what we stock in our venues and how we work. You can vote by dropping a token in a box, and write on our walls. You control everything we do together.


4: We promise to be here for everyone


We're a mix of students from 135 different countries of every age, gender, sexuality, religion, year of study and shoe size. We'll look after you whatever.

Your Responsibilities

The things you'll be looking after

  •  Maintaining all sound, light and audio visual provisions within the Students' Union Venues, including inventory and maintenance scheduling
  • Set up, operation and pack down of all sound, light and audio visual provisions in Students' Union Venues and the Summer ball
  • Providing sound, light, decor and audio visual solutions for Union events and activities in collaboration with other departments
  • Identifying any installation projects and working under the direction of the Premises, Health and Safety Manager to deliver
  • All aspects of Line Management for Student Technical Crew, including recruitment, training and appraisals
  • Supporting the Premises, Health and Safety Manager to ensure legal expectations in areas of responsibility are met i.e. fire checks, equipment checks, risk assessments, PAT testing
  • Attend any relevant health and safety meetings as directed
  • Deliver a high standard of quality services and customer services to all users of the venues
  • Ensure operational procedures and issues are recorded and communicated reguarly through appropriate methods
  • Occasional supervision of Venues to cover holidays
  • The role will require regular evening and weekend working
  • Any other duties, as may be reasonably required, from time to time



Who you are

You will need...


Essential  Desirable

Excellent organisational and administrative skills, including processes and systems management


Demonstrable evidence of previous relevant experience working in a related field  


Able to evidence delivery of an excellent customer service to a wide range of stakeholders


Ability to display tact and diplomacy


Ability to work proactively to meet organisational targets

Excellent communcation skills both written and verbal


Excellent interpersonal skills


Working knowledge of MS Office


Ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders  
Knowledge of risk assessments, health and safety and child protections considerations in relation to relevant activities  
                        ROLE SPEC    

A sound, lighting and audio visual industry recognised qualification


Experience of stage and scenery construction


Ability to use power tools, or willingness to undertake qualification  
Ability to carry out effective risk assessments and method statements for event and general sound and lighting work  
IOSH certificate, or willingness to undertake  
Excellent analytical and organisational skills  
Ability to supervise, train and motivate a Student Crew Team  
Hold, or willing to undertake Personal Licence  
Ability to carry out basic hardware and software repairs to IT  


the perks

As well as a competitive salary, you'll also get all this great stuff too.



18% employer contribution


staff discounts

You’ll get 10% off in some SU venues.



Starting at 23 days and rising to 28 the longer you're with us.



Tax free savings on childcare


christmas and new year closures

We close when the University closes, that means you'll get a few bonus days off over Christmas.


GREAT Socials

You'll be part of an amazing group of people who work hard and play hard. We even went to Brighton.



We don't think anyone should have to work on their birthday, so you'll get yours off without it counting as annual leave.


So that's a bit about us.
what about you?

Sounds like the dream job for you? Good, now it's time to show us why you're the person we're looking for.

I'm ready to apply, let's do this.  
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