Campus Events, Technical Coordinator

Full-Time (Contract)
McMaster University Campus
2 weeks

****Please note: This is a part time position through the summer, then FULL TIME contract from August 15, 2023 – April 2024**** 

Campus Events: Our sole mission is to provide McMaster students with a variety of quality programming throughout the school year that is both engaging and inclusive. We believe in the student life outside of the classroom, whether on campus or at home, and we are a passionate team that works hard to make sure your entire McMaster experience is a positive one.

Please note this job will close Sunday, February 5th at 11:59pm.


Under the supervision of the Technical Manager, assist in supervising and leading the technical crew for all

aspects of production for McMaster events. Assist with any requirements for audio/visual productions, including

the setup, operation and strike of all production related aspects for each show. Mentor and teach other Campus

Events Technicians on the technologies utilized at MSU Campus Events. Maintain and track all equipment within

inventory. The role will require the incumbent to liaise frequently with other MSU Campus Events team members,

clients, suppliers and other McMaster community members

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High level of organization and time management skills
  • Problem solving under stressful and high pressure conditions
  • Excellent communication skills and a cheerful disposition for dealing with staff and clients
  • Ability to multi-task and complete tasks as assigned
  • Knowledge of the over-all campus, residences, and Hamilton community an asset
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Intermediate level of knowledge in audio, lighting, video, and staging equipment used.

Effort & Responsibility

  • On-going management of equipment and allocation of equipment for events
  • Must be able to work Campus Events marquee events, including Welcome Week, Homecoming, Charity Ball, and Light Up the Night
  • Constant problem solving and decisions must be made under stress and time constraints
  • Mentoring and teaching other technical staff on the jobsite
  • Available to answer calls from Technicians at any time of the day or night.

Working Conditions

  • Odd hours of work are common, requiring time commitments early in the morning, late in the evening, and on weekends
  • Various environments that will be loud, bright, and/or dim.
  • Support varied events from Concerts and performances to professional, formal, and corporate events
  • Various indoor, outdoor, and inclement weather environments

Training and Education

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in leading event productions
  • Related college diploma or equivalent
  • Proficient with most Microsoft programs (Word, Outlook, Excel, Access etc)
  • Proficient with other third party software (e.g. accounting software, resource management software, PDF readers etc) (training can be provided)
  • Computer, telephone and administrative support experience a must
  • Strong verbal communication skills


  • Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required, including:
  • CSA approved enclosed footwear
  • Work gloves

Please download the job description to see a full listing of the duties & responsibilities: Campus Events Technical Co-ordinator – Approved (1)

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position, and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The McMaster Students Union (MSU) is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse staff. The MSU encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and 2SLGBTQIA-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact the Human Resources Director by email at Please note that the MSU is an independently incorporated students’ union operating within the McMaster University community; this is not a McMaster University position.


Job Features

Job CategoryOpen
TermMay 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
SupervisorDirector of Campus Events through the Technical Manager
Hours15 hours/week from April 2023 - August 15, 2023, then 40 hours/week from August 15, 2023 - April 2024

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