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Digital Events Manager

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Categories: Staff
Department: Office of Events & Programming

As the Digital Event Manager, you will create, coordinate, and produce all event components of Davidson College virtual and hybrid events such as lectures, major community events, and webinars. This position is responsible for set up and operation of cameras, select A/V equipment, digital platform management, content creation and production, speaker management, live streaming and recording, onsite troubleshooting of technical problems, and post-event editing. As the first person in this new position and new department branch, the person hired for this position will be instrumental in building new processes and policies and will serve as a consultant for other departments on campus who seek us out as subject matter experts.
  • Working closely with key campus partners from Tech Services, Technology and Innovation, and College Communications. This position will produce virtual and hybrid/live streaming events from concept to post-production.
  • This position will become an on-campus subject matter expert in regards to hybrid events.
  • Create digital content for virtual and hybrid events including opening/closing slides, lower third titles, PowerPoint presentations, and introduction videos.
  • Create digital events by using various platforms like Zoom Meeting, Zoom Webinar, and YouTube.
  • Act as main point person with internal and external event presenters to ensure they are knowledgeable and comfortable with the event flow, facilitate speaker audio and video needs, and provide support in the event of technical difficulties.
  • Work with the host office to establish program messaging, timing, and flow to meet the goal of the event.
  • Set up video camera configurations to ensure correct camera positions and settings based on each individual event. Independently and creatively solve problems as technical issues arise.
  • Build out a new video production booth to include hybrid computer equipment, running cables to in-house audio/video equipment and establishing a proper connection.
  • Manage, advise, and guide the Digital Event Fellow in their daily work.
  • Serve as main liaison for any technical cross training for event staff and stakeholders.
  • Manages technical resource scheduling for equipment and labor.
  • Tasks associated with event communications include creating online registration forms, event invitations, and reminders.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of short- and long-range plans for virtual and hybrid technologies.
  • Manage vendor relationships on behalf of the department, ensuring that our vendors continue to be competitive and reliable.
  • Manage event budgets and research new technologies to make purchase proposals as needed.
  • Work with the events team with other in-person event needs as possible.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Significant experience implementing virtual and/or hybrid events and webinars.
  • Experience in videography and/or video production.
  • Basic knowledge of event audio video equipment and functionality.
  • Exceptional project management and time management skills: highly organized and results-driven, and accountable with the ability to handle high pressure, last-minute, urgent requests. Detail-oriented in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience managing and troubleshooting digital tools and technologies.
  • Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills and solution-orientation approach to challenges.
  • A commitment to a high quality experience for our event attendees.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and written. Strong writing and proofreading skills.
  • Familiarity and comfort with both Microsoft Office Suite and the Google equivalents.
  • Must be proficient in Zoom Meeting and webinar or similar platform.
  • Must be an adaptable and flexible team player who is able to learn new skills quickly as the events environment continues to change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent internal and external customer service.
  • Innovative problem solver, possesses a “can-do” attitude, self-starter, and takes initiative with new projects.
  • Extremely organized, highly motivated, and have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Experience in online event management.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Position requires evening and weekend work to staff/run events appropriately.

Desired Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Must be willing to learn Adobe creative programs such as Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator, Publisher, and mass email systems with HTML.
  • Familiarity with Adobe creative programs such as Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator, Publisher, and mass email systems (with HTML).
  • Entry level graphic design skills.
  • Familiarity with livestream programs like OBS, vMix or similar.

                                      Not a remote position. This position will be working in an on-campus location.

Information about how to submit an application can be found at

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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