Title:             AV Manager

Reports to:  Venue Account Manager

Location:     Queens Hotel, Leeds

Salary:          £22k – £24k depending on experience

Package:      Overtime and bonus available

What you’ll be doing:

The Queens Hotel are a key client to our company. We work in partnership with a range of hotels,  with many of these venues having on-site technicians and equipment. We are looking for an AV Manager to provide technical support where required to clients in the hotel,  bringing together the various elements of Universal Live’s full solution offering to deliver top-class live events for our clients, We also require a manager who is keen to focus on upselling Universal Live’s services to the hotel’s clients.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

To service and coordinate all AV requirements as requested by clients through the  hotel events team

To contact clients in relation to future bookings within the hotel and upsell our services  where possible

To offer technical advice and support to the hotel’s sales and events team

Ensuring that all kit is set up neatly and to a high standard.

To generate proposals for events and work directly with clients to ensure that their event runs smoothly.

To keep an ongoing stock check of equipment stored on site.

Keep an up-to-date running sheet of work along with submitting a weekly cost sheet

To act as a project manager, with the support of the Live project managers for larger  events

To work with the hotel’s operation staff to ensure each room has correctly set up AV  equipment.

To supervise any freelance staff who are working on our behalf.

What you’ll need to do it:

The successful candidate will need to have a proven interest in the live event industry, ideally with hands-on knowledge of audio visual, sound, lighting, rigging, set and staging equipment.

Experience in a related role

Hands-on technical knowledge

Knowledge and experience of the hotel conference industry

The ability to self manage and self motivate whilst working in a team 

Good person management skills

The ability to take your own initiative

To be client facing and well presented

The flexibility to work overtime as required and at short notice

Attention to detail and pride in their work

To be hardworking and enthusiastic

A Full UK Driving Licence (minimum age 21 years, must hold a license for at least 1 year prior)

Be computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Visio, Word and Outlook. Hiretrack knowledge is also an advantage. 

The small print:

This is a permanent full-time post commencing as soon as possible. 

There is a probation period of six months.

This is a full-time post with occasional evening and weekend working, for which overtime/lieu time will be paid.

Basic hours of work are normally 08:00-17:00 with a lunch break.

Salary for this post is dependent on experience and on completion of probation.   

The holiday leave year runs from 1 January to 31 December.  Holiday entitlement for full-time employees is 23 days per annum, including three days between Christmas and New Year, plus bank holidays.

Interested?? Email jaymie.mills@universal-live.com with your C.V