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Event Sr. Technical Lead, Audio Visual - JW Marriott

Washington, District of Columbia Job ID: SRTEC029898


Our technicians enjoy the opportunities to work with innovative and cutting-edge technology on a daily basis. From setting equipment as elaborate as an LED wall to simply ensuring cable is properly run through the venue, our Technicians are the foundation of the events we build and bring to life. They ensure that each event is flawlessly executed, and work with the rest of the team to setup and strike down each event in a timely manner. At Encore, customer satisfaction is our highest priority, our Technicians play an integral part in establishing a positive relationship with each of our clients.

  • Full Time
  • Travel: Minimal (if any)
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Success Profile

Here are some of the top qualities that will help you achieve success in this role:

  • Customer Focus
  • Desire to Learn
  • Drive Results
  • Technical Aptitude
  • Responsiveness
  • Hospitality

Other Important Traits

  • Communicator,
  • Team Player,
  • Organized,
  • Enthusiastic,
  • Versatile,
  • Self-starter,
  • Multi-tasker,
  • Efficient,
  • Safety Conscious,
  • Professional

The ability to put on the big shows that my hotel plans out or to teach the incoming technicians how to make these shows happen is why I really like the hustle and bustle of my day-to-day as a Technical Lead.


Technical Lead

Purpose, Mission and Core Values

Pyramid of Core Values


How we strive to impact the world

Connecting & Inspire


What we do every day

Invaluable partner on our customer's journey


What drives the way we work

Deliver world-class service. See the big picture. Value people. Drive results. Do the right thing.

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  • Paid Time Off

    Vacation Days
    Paid Holidays
    Floating Holidays
    Sick/Personal Days

  • Benefits

    To see all benefits available, click here.

  • Rewards/Incentives

    Premium Recognition Program (CenterStage)
    Performance Incentive Plans (GEI Bonus)
    Employee Referral Program
    Annual Merit

  • Training & Development

    Classroom/On the Job Training
    Encore University
    Career Pathing.

  • Mobility

    Global Transfer Opportunities

*Benefits eligibility varies upon position and/or full/part time status.

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Job ID SRTEC029898 Date posted 07/08/2024

Position Overview

The Sr. Technical Lead is a Mid-Tier technical Operator, focusing on small general session work, or assisting with larger general sessions. This is intended to be a bridge between technical lead and technical specialist and reports to an Operations Manager, Dir, Operations or DET.

Key Job Responsibilities 

Equipment Operation

• Ensures a flawlessly executed event through accurate and timely setup, operation, and breakdown of advanced audiovisual equipment as listed in the technical qualifications section. 

• Troubleshoots technical issues and resolve problems quickly as they arise.

• Complies with all Company security and safety measures.

• Ensures equipment is secure from theft and/or damage when in use. 

Customer Service

• Provides excellent service and strives to exceed the expectations and needs of internal and external customers. 

• Maintains a positive relationship with all clients through effective communication.

• Collaborates with internal team on event solutions pre-event and during event to ensure the best possible customer satisfaction. 

• Understands and fosters the hotel/client relationship. 

Training/Staff Development

• Creates an atmosphere that fosters the development of technical and leadership skills in other employees.  

• Provides mentorship and coaching to technical, sales, and operations team members to develop technical skills as needed. 

Event Supervision

• Performs advanced work (pre/during/post event) with operations team members. 

• Supervises and directs other technicians during an event.

Equipment Maintenance

• Assists team with proper security, storage, transportation, and maintenance of equipment.

• Performs inventory and forecasting of equipment needs. 

Job Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. 

• 2+ years of field experience in specialty area is required.

• 2-3 years of customer service or hospitality experience is preferred.

• Internal applicants must be Technical 1-Star Certified before applying.  External applicants will validate and achieve their Technical 1-Star Certification within 60 days of start date.

• Internal Candidates must show completion of 50% of hands-on skill verification for appropriate core discipline (Audio, Lighting, Projection, Video).

• Ability to interact professionally and effectively with a diverse work force, customer base and senior level management.

• Strong customer, client and coworker interface experience and abilities.

• A valid driver’s license is required for team members in positions that may operate Company vehicles.  Additional DOT requirement may need to be met if applicable.

• Must be able to lift 50 lbs.


Deliver World Class Service

• Hospitality

• Ownership

Do The Right Thing

• Demonstrates Self-Awareness

Drive Results

• Ensures Accountability

See The Big Picture

• Decision Quality

• Manages Complexity

Value People

• Collaborates

For more information on our Competency Group, refer to the Competency Based Talent Management page on Encore Connect by searching for the title or copy & pasting this URL Link ( 

Work Environment


Work is performed in a hotel/convention center environment with moderate exposure to outdoor temperatures and to dirt, sand and/or dust. The working conditions will vary between moderately quiet to noisy volumes. Team members will use high-end audio-visual equipment and electrical components and will be exposed to heights via lifts and ladders. Team members may be asked to work in multiple hotel locations. Working times will include irregular hours and on-call status including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Team members must adhere to appearance guidelines as defined by Encore based on an individual hotel or a representation of hotels in that city or area.

Physical Requirements

Team members are required to meet the specified physical criteria to effectively execute essential job functions. The frequency options for these requirements are categorized as Continuously, Frequently, Occasionally, and Never.


• Peripheral Vision

• Carrying 51-100 lbs.

• Pushing/Pulling Over 100 lbs.


• Color Vision

• Depth Perception

• Lifting 16-50 lbs.

• Carrying 16-50 lbs.

• Pushing/Pulling 16-50 lbs. & 51-100 lbs.


• Close Vision

• Distance Vision

• Hearing

• Lifting 0-15 lbs.

• Carrying 0-15 lbs.

• Pushing/Pulling 0-15 lbs.

In terms of time allocation per day:

• 0-1 hours/day: Climbing

• 2-3 hours/day: Sitting, Stooping, Crawling, Kneeling, Bending, Reaching (above your head)

• 4-5 hours/day: Standing, Walking, Grasping

The above information on this description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

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