Technical Director

Opus - Production United States


Description

Position at Opus

Job Description Template – External Postings


Job Title: Technical Director

Group/Team: EXP

Reports to: Dir. Technical Production 

Location: Remote


WHO WE ARE

Opus Agency partners with world-shaping brands like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce to catalyze movements through shared experiences. Crafted through our end-to-end capabilities and propelled from the epicenter of events, content, and community, these experiences are renowned for accelerating momentum—and success—for everyone involved.  

Built across four decades, we scale excellence at the forefront of focused strategy, fearless creativity, emerging technology, and agile delivery. Today, as the flagship of The Opus Group, our team members are outperforming from hubs throughout the United States, in the heart of London, and around the world. 

If you embody our cultural pillars—if you can bring versatility, embody optimism, elevate integrity, catalyze curiosity, and own excellence—then join us in fueling the future of brand movements. 


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The Technical Director is responsible for ensuring that the Opus technical production experience and production-related work delivers against agreed objectives and surpasses the client’s expectations. This role will represent Opus Agency with new and legacy clients in a lead technical position to direct teams to produce the technology for world-class keynotes for various sized audiences, road shows, breakout matrixes, expo experiences, virtual events and more. The role will be to ensure that all projects have the appropriate technical management, and lead large teams and clients from onboarding through execution and follow up for relationship building for future endeavors. This role will help internally to build technical best practices, maintain vendor relations, and be on top of innovative new technologies we can offer our clients.



YOU SHOULD HAVE

  • 7+ years of Technical Director experience in a client-facing role
  • Proven experience managing budgets, sub vendors, union and not union labor, and production-specific elements
  • Ability to travel as needed to ensure customer success and program oversight
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Ability to directly manage A/V Vendors, Labor companies, clients and client relationships
  • Attention to detail regarding production schedules, onsite schedules, security, doc, labor call sheets, partner collaboration, and overall planning tools for technical production.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

​​Prior to event:

  • Oversee and assist with project management responsibilities: plan, organize, schedule, and supervise crew, equipment and activities required to meet project deliverables. (includes video, audio, lighting, rigging, power distribution)
  • Coordinate execution of acquiring and/or booking all venue equipment, perishables, supplies and rental gear.
  • Coordinate execution of Event Permits, COI, Fire Marshall details, etc.

Onsite Responsibilities:

  • In charge of supervising crew for onsite load in, setup, tear down and load out of AV equipment in addition to physical configuration and connecting and interfacing all AV equipment.
  • Provide troubleshooting in the event of equipment failure or system breakdown.
  • Inform Opus of and any potential labor overages and schedule adjustments affecting budget
  • Manage labor schedules

 

Post show:

  • Survey vendors, contractors, gear, technologies, labor pools.
  • Assist with resolve of budgets.
  • Continue to build lasting vendor relations
  • Document best practices and archive all show files with team
  • Archive any contacts or venue details into server system.


COMPETENCIES

  • Business or Job-Specific Knowledge
  •  Coaching/Developing Others
  •  Decision Making
  •  Time Management Skills
  •  Leadership Skills
  •  Task/project management
  •  Customer Focus
  •  Interpersonal Communication
  •  Presentation Skills
  •  Must have proficiency in VectorWorks, AutoCAD familiarity a plus
  •  Detailed knowledge of vendor pricing for production elements in both large and small

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IN RETURN

  • Full time position
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Health & Dental Insurance (choice of plans)
  • 100% Employer paid short-term disability and life insurance
  • Opportunity to elect additional life insurance and LTD insurance at employee expense
  • Paid parental leave
  • Opportunity to contribute pre-tax dollars to flexible spending accounts
  • 401(K) with employer match
  • Flexibility in work schedules
  • Generous time off

OTHER DUTIES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the employee/ candidate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of the position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. This does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

Opus Agency does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.