SmartSource Rentals

  • Audio Visual Project Manager

    Job Locations US-IL-Glendale Heights
    # of Openings
    Project Management
    Job Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Preferred Locations: Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Jersey or Orlando


    In this position, our Audio Visual Project Manager will be responsible for providing flawless execution of events through pre-planning, prep and QC, accurate and timely deployment, setup, operation, and breakdown of advanced audio visual equipment.


    • Plan and deploy large-scale audio visual projects for General Sessions and Breakout Rooms
    • Perform on site technical surveys to determine requirements.
    • Document your findings of the site survey to include technical write ups, responses to technical RFPs/RFQs. 
    • Offer input and expertise to sales team in support of their responses to RFPs and proposal requests.
    • Participate in conference calls with the clients.
    • Review equipment and labor requirements. Address union issues and venue regulations.
    • Able to understand and coordinate resources within existing budgets pertaining to the event.
    • Maintain open and timely communication with the sales, asset management and local fulfillment branches.
    • Work with SmartSource fulfillment branches to coordinate technical scope, develop logistics schedules and local labor requirements
    • Organize labor for setup, show and strike of projects, vetting local and traveling skills roles
    • Build and confirm deployment schedules, coordinating load in, staging, set and strike.
    • Build and execute show flow documentation utilizing input from sales and client’s expectations
    • Coordinate transportation – i.e., company vehicles, rentals and freight services.
    • Arrive at the local branch in advance of the deployment to supervise and participate in prep and QC.
    • Maintain overall quality control over AV deployments to SmartSource standards
    • Primary on-site customer point of contact for duration of the event.
    • Complete and submit post event summaries at the conclusion of each event.
    • Maintain premier awareness of live event technology and practices.
    • Utilize and mentor regional SmartSource technicians on event deployment and best practices
    • Assist and conduct local or regional training sessions as directed to help improve internal technical knowledge base and overall level of experience


    • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an AV Project Manager supporting medium and large-scale corporate events.
    • Ability to interface and work with clientele in a highly dynamic, demanding, and mobile environment.
    • Outstanding written and oral communications skills.
    • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple concurrent projects effectively.
    • Ability to read floor plans, wiring diagrams, show flows and execution details.
    • Technical understanding of highly complex Audio, Video, Lighting, and Camera systems.
    • In depth knowledge of Staging and Rigging elements
    • Ability to call and execute a live event from a production standpoint
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products with emphasis on PowerPoint and Excel.
    • Familiarity with design software (CAD/Vectorworks) a plus.
    • AVIXA CTS, CTS-I or CTS-D a plus
    • Considerable travel required.


    About SmartSource:


    As a leader in a billion dollar thriving industry, we offer a vast array of audio visual and technology solutions in locations across the country. We serve a wide range of industries and customers from small to large, including Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, accounting, legal, and consulting firms, hotels, high tech companies, associations and government agencies.

    SmartSource will afford you an exciting career opportunity. We offer a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. Most importantly, you will be provided the support and environment to excel and succeed with a leading industry company. If you are enthusiastic, highly motivated and looking for a great opportunity, we encourage you to apply today. 


    For more information about SmartSource Computer & AV Rentals and to apply online, please visit our web site at



    SmartSource provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



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