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Audio/Video Technician
North Chicago, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on January 28, 2023
Job Id #61255 Posted January 11, 2023

Job Description:

  • The technical director provides broad-range meeting production, video production and communications
  • services. The technical director is responsible providing technical design (e.g., A/V equipment, room/stage layout,
  • audience seating, virtual considerations), and providing production scheduling for both pre-production and on-site
  • execution of audio-visual services as appropriate to each live, virtual or hybrid meeting or event.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provides creative and technical design recommendations, production coordination and fulfillment of all aspects
  • of meetings and video productions.
  • Coordinates services and tasks with outside meeting service suppliers (rental companies), outside video
  • production suppliers and company service departments.
  • Designs and coordinates A/V equipment/systems and technical on-site and virtual support for small- and
  • medium-sized meetings and events (10–1,000 attendees).
  • Acts as “hands-on” audio, projection and lighting technician for events at company, other company facilities,
  • hotels, conference centers and other domestic and international venues.
  • Supervises and manages other audiovisual technicians, stagehands and resources, including company employees
  • and outside suppliers, in a manner that results in technically flawless meetings delivered within budget. This
  • includes managing budget, work schedules, maintaining effective communication with all team members, and
  • when appropriate, playing a dual role as technical director and meeting producer.
  • Is responsible for creating room layouts using Vectorworks and/or CAD drawings.
  • Troubleshoots and maintains department A/V equipment.
  • Understands and oversees the coordination of complex technical communications systems to reliably provide
  • support for important company events such as the Shareholders Meeting, Management Forum, meetings of
  • the Board of Directors, presentations to FDA advisory committees and large divisional meetings.
  • Provides technical planning, creative stage and room designs, as well as virtual and hybrid solutions for
  • meetings and events at company and other venues both domestic and international.
  • Performs detailed technical site surveys.
  • Ensures labor rules (union and non-union) are observed when utilizing various labor resources.


  • Proficient at preparing production and labor schedules.
  • Possesses experience and technical knowledge of commercial A/V installations and professional rental A/V
  • systems (including projection, computer-based presentation, audio recording and sound reinforcement for live
  • events, stage and video lighting, satellite broadcasts, videoconferencing, and video playback and recording).
  • Demonstrates experience with Vectorworks and/or CAD software.
  • Capable of operating equipment (sound, video projection, basic lighting and PC sources).
  • Possesses experience in the technical design and production of both large and small meetings/events.
  • Is competent in the following areas and must have specialized expertise in one of these technical areas: audio
  • reinforcement, lighting design/direction or video and graphics projection.


  • Bachelor’s degree (5-10+ years) in Communication Arts or relevant equivalent
  • Experience in corporate event management or theatre production

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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