Media Technical Services


Student Union, Event & Conference Services

In this role you will

Directs the use, maintenance, and construction of technical equipment and materials used in the production/presentation of major theatrical, musical, dance, conference, meetings and events in the NEIU Auditorium, Recital Hall, Student Union, and other events on and off campus: including sound systems, lighting systems, rigging and counterweight systems, set construction and materials, and meeting/conferences audio-visual systems. SU Technical Director works closely with academic departments and SUECS teams, and supervises stagehands and student employees. The Technical Director oversees staff scheduling, equipment usage and technical event planning.

To be successful in this role, qualified applicants will have


  1. High School graduation or equivalent
  2. Any one or any combination of the following, totaling four (4) years (48 months), from the categories below:
    1. Work experience in media engineering and operations or closely related field
    2. Graduation from an accredited technical institute for radio, television, electronics, or a closely related subject area that equals two (2) years (24 months)
    3. Bachelor’s degree in radio engineering, television engineering, or electrical engineering or a closely related field
      • Associate Degree equals 2 years (24 months)
      • 90 Semester hours equals 3 years (36 months)
      • Bachelor’s Degree or higher (120 semester hours) equals 4 years (48 months)
  3. Three (3) years (36 months) of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity


  • Management and Supervision:
    • Oversees the daily scheduling of both staff and equipment resources for all events, concerts and programs.
    • Directs the work activities of subordinates involving technical equipment and materials.
    • Directs the operation, maintenance, repair and training of equipment or materials by staff, students or other personnel.
    • Interviews and selects employees, establishes work schedules, assigns work and performs regular meetings and evaluations with employees.
    • Develops plans and programs for areas of safety, customer service and venue operations training. Continuously reviews procedures, schedules and operations to ensure equipment and facilities are safe, effective and up to current standards.
  • Manages Operations and Facilities
    • Oversees the set up and operations of all technical equipment including: Audio/Visual systems, live sound and lighting, staging, rigging and virtual meeting technology.
    • Enforces and maintains facility and university policies and procedures
    • Maintains records and prepares reports on budgets, labor costs, equipment needs and inventory
    • Conducts regular inspections of facilities and equipment
    • Completes all necessary correspondence regarding technical and production services
  • Technical Services Management and Consultation
    • Works closely with event and program planners to determine technical needs
    • Coordinates technical and production services with other departments and facilities as needed
    • Creates and regularly updates materials (both web and print) to inform users of technical capabilities, best practices and restrictions.
    • Attends event and program planning meetings as needed to provide input and direction for technical and production needs.
    • Serves as the area expert for all technical, production, and conferencing technology and work across departments to improve systems, services and communications.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
    • Assists Executive Director with planning and implementing new initiatives
    • Coordinates transportation and logistics of off-site equipment and services needs
    • Serves on the Commencement Planning Committee
    • Serves on other committees and groups as assigned by Executive Director
    • Assists Executive Director and Departmental staff with various events, programs and services as needed (ie all-campus programs, social events, etc.)
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

(This position requires a background check.)




Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision benefits, sick and vacation days, and participation in the State Universities Retirement System. This is a full-time, continuing position.


Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Hours may vary depending on departmental needs)

To Apply

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), you must submit the following:

Application Deadline

A current application, affirmative action form, statement of annuitant status form, official transcript(s), resume and cover letter must be submitted by the close of business December 1, 2022.

If you have any questions, please email us at CS-Employment@neiu.edu.

Please visit the State of Illinois University Civil Service website for general information. NEIU Employment Services reserves the right not to consider any application on the basis of incomplete information/documents, delay in submission, and disqualifications under the rules of State Universities Civil Service System. Employment Services, however, assures that your application will be duly reviewed on the basis of the classification(s) in which you qualify and, accordingly, will inform you of their decision.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.