Manager, Stadium Production and A/V

  • Los Angeles Football Club
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 13 Jul, 2021
Full time Broadcast Communications & PR Leadership & Management Marketing Stadia & Operations

Job Description

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is an MLS soccer club serving the greater Los Angeles area. LAFC is dedicated to building a world-class soccer club that represents the diversity of Los Angeles and is committed to delivering an unrivaled experience for fans. LAFC’s ownership group is comprised of local leaders and innovators of industry with intellectual capital, financial prowess, operations expertise and success in the fields of entertainment, sports, technology and media. LAFC is invested in the world’s game and Los Angeles, constructing and developing the 22,000 seat Banc of California Stadium and a top-flight training center on the campus of Cal-State Los Angeles.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Manager, Stadium Production and A/V is responsible for coordinating day-to-day operations and maintenance of all A/V systems, content databases and ingestion, control room staffing, and assisting with video and audio engineering and broadcast operational services for all events located at Banc of California Stadium. This role will also support and help execute the in-stadium game day experience for Los Angeles Football Club—including interfacing with broadcast partners as needed.  This role reports to the Director, Stadium Production and A/V and will supervise and coordinate with the department’s part-time employees and vendors/contractors, including but not limited to: stage managers, A/V technicians, IPTV technicians, control room crew.  
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Coordinate with Director, Stadium Production and A/V and the Stadium Events department to ensure all stadium A/V and broadcast needs are met for LAFC matches, Angel City FC matches, concerts and special events.  Areas include: crewing, content management & ingestion, and operational support as needed.
  • Supervise, schedule, and train part-time Matchday Presentation staff, including Stage Managers, PA Announcer, DJs, and contracted production and broadcast crew required for games and events. Create parking and credential lists; distributes information to working staff. 
  • Assists Stadium Broadcast Engineers with maintenance, technical implementation, and repairs of complex broadcast equipment, including control room, HD cameras, audio systems, IPTV, video displays, and large-format LED displays.
  • Manage media delivery, ingestion, conversion, and display/distribution as required for games and events.  Maintains all digital content databases and redundant backups, including archiving LAFC game program feeds and program feeds required from special events.
  • Coordinate with the Brand & Community department and third-party contractor(s) to ensure all video and graphic content needs are received and ingested in a timely manner prior to games and events.  
  • Prepare, build, and load digital video and graphic content for games and events in Xpression(s) and Click Effects; assists with content build/load for IPTV as needed. 
  • Serve as secondary point-of-contact for Matchday and Event Presentation. Act as Associate Producer and/or Producer of LAFC games, Angel City FC games, and special events as assigned. Create timing sheets, rundowns, scripts, and runs-of-show as assigned.  
  • Support LAFC, Angel City FC, and third-party events in show presentation at the direction of the Director/Event Manager/Producer. Operate LED, video and/or graphic playback systems, audio systems, and other equipment as assigned. 
  • Work with Director, Stadium Production and A/V and Head Broadcast and A/V Engineer to track and provide administrative support related to preventive, predictive and/or required repairs/maintenance. 
  • Support Head Broadcast and A/V Engineer by liaising with - and providing support/coordination between - stadium production and operations and outside ENG truck tie-ins, including but not limited to: park & power, satellite feeds, ethernet/wireless, phone lines, operations requests, etc.  Help ensure Banc of California/LAFC broadcast and operations policies and standards are upheld and adhered to. 
  • Interact with visiting production crews to ensure a successful show by demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.  Maintain solid written and verbal communication; high-level organization; and, able to collaborate and interface with broadcast network Technical Managers, Gameday and Event Producers, and clients for concerts and other third-party stadium events.
  • Maintain time, payroll, costs, work orders, material, equipment and other departmental records and submit timely reports to stadium production, operations, and event management leadership in order to maintain fiscal responsibility in budgeting and forecasting.  
  • Track staffing costs and all other expenses against Stadium A/V and Match Presentation operating and matchday budgets. Provides estimates, projections, and reconciliation of actuals.  
  • Help identify ways and means to maximize departmental revenue potential and provide Director, Stadium Production and A/V recommendations on elements to include in operating and capital budget.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Management.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University in Film & Television, Multi-Media, Communications, Marketing, Sports Marketing, or other related disciplines required.
  • Minimum 3-4 years’ experience in professional sports production and presentation required.
  • Previous experience managing a team of part-time and/or full-time staff preferred, including hiring, training, scheduling, feedback, and conflict management/resolution.
  • Must have experience in event planning, production, and execution with a goal of maximizing guest experience.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop, Premiere, and other graphic/video editing software required.
  • Basic understanding of A/V & Broadcast engineering; including: HD/4K/UHD broadcast technology, IP routing and IP 2110/SMPTE multicast architecture, signal flow systems, fiber optic transmission, RF systems, distributed audio systems (including front-of-house, back-of-house, and portable), and large-scale LED display technology.
  • Functional knowledge of - and experience using - typical control room technology and equipment, including but not limited to: multiviewers, digital video & graphic playback, replay systems, switchers, CG equipment, HD cameras (including RF, stationary & PTZ), camera shading & remote/robotic operation, communication systems, digital projectors, audio systems (including microphones, amplifiers, speakers, monitors, etc.).
  • Able to read and understand technical materials, including instruction/repair manuals, service contracts, agreements, warranty-related materials, CAD diagrams, blueprints, etc.
  • Ability to solder and terminate cables and power connectors preferred.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technical systems.
  • Must be proactive, organized, and resourceful with great attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, efficiently, and professionally – verbal and written. 
  • Must possess high ethical and moral standards; strong sense of confidentiality.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize efficiently and quickly.
  • Self-starter – able to work effectively with limited supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with frequent changes.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other departments; able to receive and communicate instructions via written communication, telephone, or in person.
  • Positive and professional attitude; helpful and accommodating.
  • Flexible schedule. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and extended hours in addition to regular business hours as dictated by the stadium event schedule.
  • Ability to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands/arms, lift/move 25+ pounds, climb stairs/ladders, etc. for multiple hours and with limited assistance. 

LAFC participates in the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. Your answers will be kept confidential and will not impact your employment opportunity. The questionnaire takes less than three minutes to complete. You will receive a code at the end and will be asked to enter your questionnaire code during the application process. EQUAL 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. 
 
HIRING PRACTICES:
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. 
 
LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms. 
 
Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.