Sports Facilities is responsible for the management of all athletic/sports facilities at Montana State University including the 9,300 seat Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, the 17,000 seat Bobcat Stadium, Hoseaus Fitness Center, Shroyer Gymnasium, the Bobcat Tennis Center, and all athletic fields. These facilities are multi-purpose and meet the varied needs of the campus and the community. The department provides services for Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation Sports, and Health and Human Development, as well as hosting many events/concerts that come to campus.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Sports Facilities, the Technical Director serves as part of the management team and is responsible for the acquisition and management of personnel, equipment and supplies related to technical operations and advancement of all events/concerts that occur within the MSU sports facilities.
Oversees and manages all equipment and activities related to use of technology for events/concerts, MSU department meetings, athletic contests, etc.
Maintains inventory control.
Manages, maintains, and repairs departmental technical, A/V, scoreboards, lighting equipment, and other miscellaneous related equipment.
Researches industry innovations and forecasts needs of departmental equipment systems.
Recommends and implements systems improvements and acquires new equipment.
Troubleshoots and solves technical issues for clients.
Conducts training as needed for end-users.
Advances production of all concerts/events with the artists and their production teams (schedule load-ins, technical rehearsals, etc.)
Directly works with campus constituents and other potential clients to best meet the client’s technical needs (lighting, audio visual, computer, room set-up design etc.)
Performs as an event manager for activities ranging from NCAA athletic contests to concerts to MSU department meetings.
Supervises (hire, schedule, train etc) work crews consisting of full-time, part-time, contracted, volunteer, and student staff of 5-110 dependent on show/event.
Actively participates during set-up and tear-down of athletic events, concerts/shows, and meeting room set-ups and turn-a-rounds for all other types of events.
Works as part of the management team on short and long range planning.
And actively participates as part of the team while performing other duties in support of the department’s mission.
Bachelor’s degree or certification(s) in electrical, information technology, engineering, technical theater or related fields plus progressively responsible experience in a technical related job working with operating, repairing, and maintaining electrical/electronics, mechanized, audio visual and/or telecom equipment or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Experience in problem solving/troubleshooting and repair of electrical/electronics and mechanized systems.
Practical experience with sound and lighting for events.
Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,000 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research ...activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.
MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana, only 90 miles north of Yellowstone National park. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is served by several major airlines and is the busiest airport in the state.
Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Bozeman is listed as one of National Geographic's "World's 25 Best Ski Towns." Bizjournals.com ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns - small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America's most desirable university towns.