10 Oct 2019

Audio Visual Technical Coordinator of Events (Working Contract)

Audio Visual Technical Coordinator of Events (Working Contract)
Date: 10 Oct 2019
Location: Lisbon, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
Job Type: Full Time
Position: Science Administration
Application starts: 10 Oct 2019
Application ends: 31 Oct 2019

Audio Visual Technical Coordinator of Events (Working Contract)

Plan of activities:
The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (CCU) is looking for an AV Technical Coordinator of Events. We need someone who is hard working, proactive, organised and has an eye for detail.

As the AV Technical Coordinator of Events, you will manage and operate all of Champalimaud Foundation’s audiovisual equipment and provide support to all events taking place at the CCU: institutional, scientific and external. The right candidate will have meticulous attention to detail, be highly proficient in all technical aspects of audiovisual equipment, and experienced in managing all AV-related aspects of events, while bringing positivity and enthusiasm to the work environment.

Candidate Profile/Essential Requirements:
~ Set-up, assist and oversee successful events. Responsible for the set up, operation, programming, storage, maintenance (cleaning and repair), management, upgrade, inventory, documentation and deployment of all audio, video, lighting and broadcast equipment at the CCU;
~ Provide onsite support to the events, communication and facility management teams;
~ Procurement of new audiovisual equipment and maintenance services for existing equipment;
~ Financial management of operations;
~ Suppliers management, from quotation requests, negotiation and monitoring during all stages of event production;
~ Direct customer service experience dealing with external clients (events), namely budgeting, contracts, schedules and financial control;
~ Experience of at least 5 years in events operation and management, in the audiovisual field;
~ Experience in negotiation and sales;
~ Excellent organization and management skills;
~ Fluent in English;
~ Positive, problem solving attitude and ability to work under pressure;
~ Strong communication skills;
~ Ability to help projects run smoothly, being aware of timings, deliverables and workflow;
~ Ability to coordinate the schedule and work of different teams, including technicians.

Duration and place of work:
This working contract will have a duration of 12 months, with the possibility of renewal for additional periods, depending on positive evaluation. Activities will take place at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Monthly Stipend:
Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

The Audio Visual Technical Coordinator of Events will work directly with the Events Unit and the Communication Team.

Application Documents:
Motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae (in English) and contacts of previous supervisors/employees should be sent by e-mail with the subject: “AV Tech Coordinator NAME” to careers@research.fchampalimaud.org or handed at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, addressed to Teresa Carona.

Application Period:
Applications will be accepted until October 31st 2019.

About Us:
The mission of the Champalimaud Foundation is to develop programmes of advanced biomedical research and provide clinical care of excellence, with a focus on translating pioneering scientific discoveries into solutions which can improve the quality of life of individuals around the world. By its actions the Foundation strives to be a world leader in scientific and technological innovation with the ultimate objective of preventing, diagnosing and treating disease; bringing the benefits of biomedical science to those most in need. The Champalimaud Foundation endeavours to keep audiences informed of relevant research findings and discoveries in the fields of neuroscience and cancer research, diagnosis and treatment, promoting science literacy through education, dialogue and the dissemination of new ideas and practices. To effectively and accurately communicate the work being carried out at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, both internally and with the public at large, a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of communication professionals works close together with all Champalimaud Foundation’s research groups and medical professionals.