CHAUVET Professional is Looking for a Customer Engagement and Education Manager

My design for CHAUVET Professional's 2013 LDI booth!

My design for CHAUVET Professional’s 2013 LDI booth!

It’s my pleasure to post my job at CHAUVET Professional on JimOnLight.com because it’s a great company and the JimOnLight audience is comprised of lighting professionals who will benefit from the info… and my sadness all at the same time because I’m leaving one great family.  To those of you who don’t know yet, I’m leaving CHAUVET Professional to take an excellent opportunity with Avolites and Group One.  If you’re in the market for a great job with great people who are in love with light, you need to give this gig a look-see!

CHAUVET Professional is looking for a Customer Engagement and Education Manager to take my place.  Do you think you have what it takes to engage Pro customers across the world on Social Media, in person, and at shows?  Then you need to visit the CHAUVET Careers website to apply for this excellent position!

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Job title:
Customer Engagement & Education Manager Job location: Sunrise, FL 33351

Classification:
Fulltime, Exempt

Reports to:
Marketing Manager

The primary objective of this position is to support the CHAUVET® Professional, ILUMINARC® and TRUSST marketing managers in their efforts to build awareness for designated brands, products and technologies in order to influence purchasing decisions and drive sales. The Customer Engagement and Education manager acts as a brand ambassador and product champion by managing areas of content generation, tradeshows and events, end user engagement and training across all media platforms, and represents Chauvet in interaction with end users.

Job Requirements:
Include the following essential duties and responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.

Constantly explore, recommend, use and optimize communication methods, vehicles and technologies to engage with various audiences, as part of a successful inbound marketing program. Communicate the company’s core message effectively, internally and externally.

Develop, launch, lead and monitor educational outreach programs and other internal and external training programs as directed.

Devise, arrange, present or help coordinate public appearances, lectures, seminars, contests, sponsorships, events or exhibits, including trade shows, to increase product sales and brand awareness and to promote goodwill.

Devise initiatives to engage customers. Gather, analyze and report customer insights and feedback.

Build and maintain relations with key influencers in designated market segments. These include top LJs, DJs, LDs, event producers and any other high profile influencers in designated market segment (s). Assist marketing managers in obtaining and negotiating product endorsements, product placements, testimonials and appearances by industry pundits, designers, high profile DJs, LDs and other influencers in designated market segments.

Lead all areas of content generation and production across all media platforms. Provide consistent and relevant content for company’s social media interaction. Optimize posts accordingly. Respond to end users on social media platforms, offering assistance and support as needed. Consult with product development to get accurate answers to technical questions. Maintain daily procedures outlined by manager that improve SEO and engagement.

Write and edit press releases, newsletters, speeches, sponsorships, case stories, community relations pieces and other relevant print, video and electronic materials for internal and external publication.

Ensure and document a steady coverage of brands in relevant media outlets. Build, maintain and regularly update a database of media and industry contacts.

Respond to requests for information from the media or designate another appropriate spokesperson or information source in a timely and knowledgeable manner.

Coach or assist brand representatives and Chauvet staff in communicating the company’s core message effectively, internally and externally. Proofread internal communications, sales and marketing communications as needed.

Promote and communicate the company’s core messages, history, technologies and corporate culture using a variety of media platforms.

Provide weekly and monthly project status updates. Maintain records of media coverage and PR initiatives.

Post articles with accompanying photographs, links and videos on company websites. Optimize posts accordingly. Provide weekly and monthly project status updates.

Assist with, staff, produce and conceptualize the production of short video segments as they relate to installations of products or demonstrations of products as assigned. Identify, film, report on and publicize applications.

Assist in the planning and creation of collateral, presentations, brochures, product sheets, fact sheets, case studies, white papers, web content, newsletters, signage, ads and sales tools with input from the marketing manager.

Consistently adhere to guidelines for all marketing materials and activities, product marketing, product management, executives, sales, and customers.

Gather and distribute leads from marketing generated programs. Overnight travel required.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift or move up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Travel is required for this position via air or land transportation.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment, but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels from printers and other peripherals.


Editor’s note:
If you fit the description that CHAUVET Professional is looking for to engage the excellent Pro lighting and touring audience, you need to quickly and without hesitation apply for this gig.  CHAUVET Professional is on the forefront of lighting entertainment — just watch television for five minutes and you’ll see CHAUVET Pro products.  Consider this a rockstar gig, folks!

 

ROGUE RH1 Hybrid, the Video

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I love programming product videos.  It is the ultimate challenge of programming specificity.

Enjoy this one, Todd Murray the video director badass was the cinematographer, Mike Graham is the product manager badass who brought this thing to market, and I designed the lighting.  It’s easy to rock when you get given such awesome fixtures to play with.  This particular bit of awesomeness is the ROGUE RH1 Hybrid.  Good work, Mikey!

Interview with Jason Scoppa and Micah Otano of The Sayers Club

This was one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever done, I had to share.  Meet Jason Scoppa, creator of The Sayers Club LA and Las Vegas (at SLS Las Vegas) and Micah Otano, the technical ninja that makes Jason’s work all happen!  Check it out!

Also, make sure to check out The Sayers Club Las Vegas, and The Sayers Club LA if you’re gonna be on the road and in those locations.  Definitely worth the trip, they are two chill clubs.  Leather couches everywhere!!

The People Make the LDI Experience for Me

LDI reminds me that there are so many things I love and hate about this industry we call our home.  I hate the hours; I love the payoff.  I hate the exhaustion; I love the camaraderie that occurs between people that don’t normally play well with others.  The one thing that I love more than any of it is the people of this business.  The people make LDI for me, every single time we trek our rear ends to the desert for our industry’s prom.

I walked around taking as many “obligatory LDI selfies” as I could.  I took a bunch near our booth, and yes Jaybles, some of these aren’t selfies.  😀

I missed seeing hundreds of people.  This is the standard for LDI.  Next year I’ll miss more hundreds of people.  You have to make these shows focus on who you DO get to see!  You’ll always see who you missed next year!

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Eric Mueller, Matt Suarez, Thomas Fonseca, the bald one, and Corey SIlverman!

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TEAM AVOLITES AWESOMESAUCE!!!!!!!!! Holy awesome, Batman!

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Flash and Trash Works Inc – Executive Team! Cat West and Joe Cabrera, two of the world’s greatest programmers.

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What’s Danilo looking at? Danilo, DeAnna, Mikey, and Gilbert!

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Tobin Neis of Barbizon and Sharon Gross from Bandit Lites!

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Hi Brad! Brad Schiller, ladies and gentlemen!

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It’s Simon Newton! Great to meet YOU, dude!

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Steve Shelley, who always has a giggle for me!! You’re awesome.

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Sharon, so great to meet you finally! World, Sharon runs PR for Bandit Lites. Say hi to her on Facebook and Twitter! GO! DO IT!

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Feelin’ CONGO with Susan Rose!

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Look at that big beautiful smile! Richard Belliveau and I resting the dogs at the Elation Professional booth.

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Randy Wade! What’s up man?!

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What’s that weird Stepford Wives face we’re making?! Me, Justin Lang, Mike Graham, and Danilo Oliveira.

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Danilo, Peter Kirkup of Peter Kirkup, and Mikey all talking shop.

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LOOK at this f*cking guy!! Did he get sexified or WHAT?! Peter Kirkup looking great at LDI 2014!

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Avolites’ Koy and a lovely chap that I did not get a name from, EMAIL ME!

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Rosco Matt! Awesome chatting with you mandingo.

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The brainchild of Legend, Rogue, and many more, Michael Graham!

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Nick Airiess (NICKY!) and Dan Goldsmith of X-Laser

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F*CK YEAH! Kevin Loretto, JOL, Thierry Pouliot!!!! Great to see you both!!!

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The enchanting Miss Katherine Walmsley from our UK office and CARRRRRRLOS! Carlos makes photoshop and e-blasts his bitch.

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Hi Justin!

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Jeremy Kumin of ENTTEC! I thought Enttec had the coolest booth at LDI, totally Steampunk.

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THE GOGGLES!!!

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AWWWW! It was so great to see Jax.

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Jacob Coakley is the third funniest man I have ever met. Read what he has to say about what we do, his words drive our businesses in a strongly creative direction.

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One of Entertainment’s favorite ladies! Heather Marie Short rocks!!

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SEE?! She’s commanding you with her eyes!!!

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Ladies and gentlemen, the most popular man on the block! Look at that tongue!!!

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David makes the JimOnLight world go ’round. David is our technojesus

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Dr. DMX!

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Debi Moen — this lady writes the lighting industry’s soul. Fact.

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I call this one “nefarious smiles”

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Danilo having an eyebrow moment

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Jeremy, JOL, Crystal LEE!

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Berenice Chauvet – Lighting’s Marketing SAMURAI!!!!

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BAHAA!!! YOU GUYS!@!@!

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CHAD FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! ROSCO CHAD! ROSCO CHAD!

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Oh my god this was the best photo ever. Chris Conti, my salty head, and Michael Eddy at load-out.

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STEALTH selfie! Berenice, meself, Jackie. I caught Jackie Tien on camera!!! She ninja’d the other way for the next shot I took, you fast devil you!

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Andre!!! Cool to meet you, duder!

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This guy. A very awesome chap. He introduced himself to me and I did not record his name. What’s your name again, my man?! Amy Walker, what’s his name?!?!

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Me, Susan Rose, Berenice Chauvet, and Joe Fucini! Awesome!

 

It's Allan Reiss programming his awesome booth!

It’s Allan Reiss programming his awesome booth!

 

 

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Load-in week dinner for those of us who stayed late. We were the few. As in you see who stayed late!

Y'all COME BACK NOW!

Y’all COME BACK NOW!

JimOnLight Interviews Psyberpixie

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One of the cooler interviews I’ve done — she is so much fun to watch making the video art while she’s making it!  Ladies and gentlemen, meet Psyberpixie!  She’s the world’s leading VJ.

I did this interview for the Lighting Insights newsletter, but I wanted to give this some play to the JimOnLight.com audience.  many of you dig ‘Pixie’s work, thank you for the links you send!!!  Keep them coming!

InfoComm 2014 – The JimOnLight Tour!

I just combed through photos from the last six months, and I found a ton of photos from InfoComm 2014 as I walked the floor.  Check these out, we had a lot of fun at that show!  Well, except for the heat exhaustion/upper GI thing during that trip, but I guess that’s just the way she goes, as Ray would say.

Check out the virtual JimOnLight InfoComm 2014 photo tour below!
Click on any individual photo below to get the full-size David Fox badass lightbox!

Thinking About the Future

I’m always thinking about the future.  This morning particularly for some reason…  I woke up at 4am with it on my mind this morning really heavily.

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Whether it’s what’s next in lighting or what I’m going to do next with my day, it’s always on my mind.  We as humans have an inane need to find comfort in the similar and familiar, sometimes at a price of our happiness.  I’ve always enjoyed the journey, whether it be alone or with a companion, but the journey is the spice of life.  When you stop wanting to see what’s out there, or you stop wanting to discover new things, I think you’ve missed the point of life.  Things rock right now, and frankly I only see them getting better.  I am always looking to see what I can do to better the industry that has made me what I am today.

Let me ask this — are you involved in bettering the Lighting industries?  I work for a company that gives a shit, and it’s pretty f*cking cool.  It’s a first, as far as I am concerned, for me at least.  I am involved in things that literally change lives.  The more I work and the harder things get for the industry, the more I realize that we as an industry have to reach out and do our own outreach.  Redundant terms?  Maybe.  Absolutely important?  Absolutely.

I’ve traveled to and lived in some quite spectacular places in my travels.  I’ve seen some really amazing stuff, some really scary stuff, and some stuff that would make any human question what and how they were living.  I’m always interested to see what comes next.  For some, the future is a grind; it’s unknown and scary.  For me, I say bring it right the f*ck on.

Have a good day everyone, go out there and just own today.  If you want to leave a comment, I welcome it, and if not, may the sunshine be on your shoulders as you head into the future.

Jim

A Quick Letter to Robin Williams

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Robin Williams, I know you’re gone now, but I wanted to tell you something.

Your jokes and movies made me so happy during times in my life where everything was dark.  In many ways you and I are similar; we both make people happy sometimes at the expense of our own happiness.  Hearing that you passed really kicked my butt, man.  I wish that you and I could have become friends so that when you were down I could have given you a hug and said “hey man, come on.  forget this.  let’s go laugh this off and we’ll both feel better.”

There are so many people in this business that are just like you, Robin Williams.  We love to make people happy.  But then at the end of the day, sometimes there’s nothing to make the laughmakers laugh.  It’s a great tragedy of life.  As I get older, there are more of those great tragedies of life that come and go, things that we have to become accustomed to simply due to their permanence and inalterability.  There are so many things in life that we don’t realize are permanent unchangeable facts of life, like depression, like suicide, cancer, anxiety, exhaustion, alcoholism, addiction…  the list goes on and on, especially in our beloved industry.

I’m gonna miss you, man.  I’m so sorry that we didn’t get to be friends.

JimOnLight

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If you’re a Robin Williams kind of guy or girl and you need a hug, drop me an email, ok?  I can’t take another friend or good person leaving us like this anymore.  There’s also the Suicide Prevention Hotline if you’re feeling like there isn’t another way.  I can assure you that there are myriad other ways.  Please believe me.  There are other ways, and if you need, I will put a panel of huggers together and we will hug this shit out of your mind.  We’ll do it together.

We can do it together.

InfoComm 2014 – Creative Booth Design for CHAUVET Professional

I am unbelievably lucky to be here where I am right now:

  • I work for a lighting company that is doing awesome stuff
  • I have a supportive boss and team
  • I have an incredible production crew that makes the design happen
  • I have a crew who values the programming time needed to rock and roll

Could I be any luckier?!  Mike Graham, Danilo Oliveira, Lucciano Cabrera, Anthony ChiapponeCarmen Diaz — you guys are my absolute heroes.  Thank you for making this one happen while I was ralfing my guts out.  You truly made this one great for me, it was like a gift showing up and being able to start mashing buttons.  Thank you, team.

Check out the “creative” design video we made for InfoComm 2014!

Check out some photos of the booth — we had a blast!

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