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Lead Audio Visual Technician

SW Event Technology
2.8 out of 5
325 Bay Avenue, Kelowna, BC
$25–$28 an hour - Permanent, Full-time


325 Bay Avenue, Kelowna, BC

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  • Dental care
  • Extended health care

Full job description


We are on the hunt for a talented Lead Video Technician to join our team in the beautiful Okanagan Valley to help us continue to deliver exceptional event experiences. You will play a pivotal role ensuring the success of our events and will focus on the set-up, operation and dismantling of AV equipment for small to large scale productions within the BC Interior and nationwide specializing in Video engineering. The role also involves shop and equipment maintenance responsibilities.

Who We Are:

SW Event Technology / Showtime Event & Display is a leading event services company in Canada, and our winning team of industry experts brings our client's dream events, both big and small to life. We provide our expert services to the nation’s most exciting live, virtual and hybrid events ranging from concerts, sporting events, festivals, trade shows, and galas, to conferences and equipment rentals. We deliver events far and wide across Canada and the USA.

What you will have the opportunity to do:

  • Delivery and supervision of scheduled events requiring Video equipment
  • Set-up, operation and dismantle of AV equipment,: Specializing in Video Equipment
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and resolve problems quickly as they arise
  • Liaise with internal team to develop solutions for audio/video/lighting configurations in order to meet project requirements
  • Use research and experience to provide input on technical equipment purchases
  • Provide an exceptional customer service experience to clients and/or venue staff
  • Develop leadership skills to assist in the training and development of junior technicians
  • Loading and unloading of equipment from trucks or trailers
  • Driving company vehicles and operating equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Provide general warehouse support and assist with maintenance of video equipment
  • Ensure proper storage, transportation and maintenance of equipment
  • Complete required paperwork and data entry in a timely and accurate manner
  • Help to maintain a safe working environment at all times by conforming to all established procedures
  • Aid in the development of operating procedures
  • Other duties as required

To be successful in this role you have:

  • 3+ Years in the Audio Visual Industry in live video production work
  • 1+ years of experience of supervising a production crew
  • Understanding of new Video Technologies, signal distribution and resolutions
  • Experience using video production software such as Vmix, Resolume, Black Magic
  • Ability to operate remote cameras and broadcast cameras
  • Ability to setup LED video walls, large format projectors and fixed camera operations
  • Have a valid class 5 BC drivers license or equivalent
  • Experience operating larger delivery trucks (1, 3, 5 Tons)
  • Are physically fit, safety-minded and able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Have the ability to be flexible in working hours and be available to work outside of regular business hours
  • Comfortable with Travel Nationwide

You might be the person we are looking for if you:

  • Possess strong problem solving skills with the ability be proactive and identify potential issues
  • Are a Reliable team player who is flexible and willing to assist with other departments as appropriate
  • Have the ability to multi-task and manage time effectively in time sensitive situations
  • You are committed to providing exceptional customer service
  • Have a professional work ethic with a positive can-do attitude
  • You have a willingness and desire to grow and expand within our team

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time Position
  • Based in Kelowna, BC with the opportunity to travel throughout BC and nationwide
  • Extended Health and Dental Benefits after 6 Months
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • Competitive hourly Wage Plus Overtime
  • Involves physical labor and the requirement to work in different event venues and locations both indoor and outdoors in environments that are often loud and bright.

How to Apply:

If this sounds like you, then are you ready to amplify your career with us? Start your journey in joining our amazing team of passionate like-minded professionals and hit on apply now. We thank all applicants for their interest however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Here at SW/Showtime, we know that the different perspectives on our team have led to amazing ideas, more innovation, and, ultimately, our success as a company. Our team welcomes applicants of all backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, identities, and statuses. Whoever you are—we can't wait to meet you!

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $25.00-$28.00 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Kelowna, BC V1Y 7S3: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Application question(s):

  • Do you have experience in a live video production role? E.g V1, V2, Led Screen Operator, Camera Operator


  • Audio Visual Industry: 5 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person