The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located 30 miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year around arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible. UW-RF's 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences; Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science; and Business and Economics. The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.

Specific Responsibilities:

The Production Services Coordinator is responsible for the operation and maintenance of sound, lighting, video, staging and computer-based multimedia systems to support all non-academic events, including special events held on campus. This position is the resident authority on the use and operation of A/V equipment used by Production Services, University Center and various academic buildings venues as they relate to non-academic programming. This position works closely with Campus Reservations and Conference and Event Services staff, Falcon Programs, University Center staff, Student Affairs staff, contracted artists and other facilities users to determine and coordinate the best technical support possible for successful facility utilization. This position will also work directly with the faculty and staff who utilize Abbott Concert Hall to ensure a standard for technical operations on campus. The presentation responsibilities of this position involve directing and working at heights and in darkened facilities,moving weight loads sometimes exceeding 75 pounds, crawling under staging, working on ladders and personnel lifts and working outside of standard university office hours to include weekends and evenings.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience in area of expertise: Event management and audio systems (analog and DSP),
  • Additional academic preparation or experience in a specific area (if any): Experience in staff management and advising and/or training is preferred. Proficiency with Dean Evans Event Management software is preferred. Rigging or trussing experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to diverse student populations and ability to contribute to the University's commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnic and cultural heritages.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Experience with concert lighting (conventional & intelligent), studio recording and computer-based multimedia systems is necessary. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse clientele, excellent oral and written communication skills, extensive knowledge of computer systems and software (Event Management Software, Email, Web Page Management, Payroll, Excel, Word, Microsoft Visio, Help Desk/Support Ticket software, Digital Signage Systems, Audio Recording and DSP systems) and demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of students and community users is necessary.

To Apply:

Online applications are required at:

Submit a resume, letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter), a separate statement addressing your ability to contribute to the enhancement of student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures (diversity statement) and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your teaching ability,experience, and professional preparation(references).

Inquiries should be addressed to

Paul Bladl

The names of all nominees and applicants who have not requested confidentiality in writing, and identities of all finalists must be released upon request. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidate.

Deadline to Apply: Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Official review of applications will begin on March20th; for full consideration please submit all required materials by this date.

The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural heritages are especially sought in applicants.

UW - River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to nondiscrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability,marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status, and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women,persons of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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