The Long Now Foundation is looking for an Event Tech Assistant to help with our two lecture series. This position will help with both our monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking series (which typically takes place at the 700-seat SFJAZZ Center) and our Tuesday night "Conversations at The Interval" series at our headquarters at Fort Mason Center.
This position will assist the Lead Event Tech with day-of-event setup of the Audio / Visual aspects of each talk including video, slide presentations, soundboard, microphones, audio and video recordings, and online streaming, as well as general setup and breakdown.
Long Now has produced events in San Francisco for well over a decade. Our speakers include well-known authors, artists, scientists, technologists, leading academics, and business leaders. Hundreds attend our events live in San Francisco each month, and many thousands more listen to or watch our lectures via podcast or online video around the world.
This is a part-time position. Hours will vary, but it will typically be 14-20 hours per month, comprising (2-3 events). There will be some flexibility in scheduling (you will not be needed for every event). Most of our events happen on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Hourly compensation will be set based on your background and experience.
We pride ourselves in having very high production standards, honed over many years. We are highly selective in hiring for these positions, but this is an entry level position which is open to individuals at a variety of experience levels. We are looking for someone with skills but who is also flexible, ready-to-learn, conducts themselves professionally, and is excited about our programs.
We are a small team who are dedicated to serving our audience, helping our speakers deliver their message, and producing media that captures the occasion perfectly. We have a lot of fun in the process and the perks include shift meals, shift drinks from The Interval's amazing cocktail menu, and a behind-the-scenes view of our unique programming. Our talks are all focused on long-term thinking, so you'll hear about deep history, new technology, amazing futures and exciting discoveries. Our events almost always sell out, so you'll also have one of the best seats in the house for some of San Francisco's most popular lectures.
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The Interval is a cafe and bar located in the beautiful waterfront Fort Mason Center. We serve Heart coffee from Portland and will expand to include other roasters. The Interval is a cafe by day, a bar by night, home of The Long Now Foundation, and their museum. The space is full of books and machines and converts into an event space where we host talks on a wide variety of topics. Customers are inquisitive and will require extra attention due to the uncommon nature of the space.
We are currently designing a program that will explore contemporary coffee and tea culture, including coffee and tea cocktails. We're always on the lookout for improvements we can make to our coffee and the experience of being in the space. We're looking for someone with an eye for detail, a love for coffee and patience for change.
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We brew our tea to order in front of customers, using scales and timers to make sure every pot we serve tastes great. We weigh all espresso shots and batch brew our filter coffee to ensure consistency. We also have refreshing non-caffeinated drinks that we mix to order using jiggers to measure out each ingredient consistently, and a few tea and coffee based cocktails that will be debuting on our menu soon.
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