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Careers

If you think LAI Live is a place where your talents could shine and bring value to our clients, we're interested in talking to you. Below is a listing of our open job positions. If you'd like to apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and any other related application materials to jobs@lauthorities.com

Current Job Openings at LAI Live:

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LAI Live Event Sales & Service Account Director

LAI LIVE, a leader in live event production for corporation, association, and non-profit clients is looking for a talented, creative, experienced, sales professional and business development guru with a solid history of building client portfolios and selling full-service experiences, either in live events, sponsorships, conference and conventions, or destination management. As the account director, you will be the consistent through line for the client, working alongside the LAI Live team for a collaborative proposal, budgeting, and execution process. This is a DC-based position and only candidates with proven results in lead generation, portfolio growth, and over $500,000.00+ sales per year will be considered. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an entrepreneurial approach to their business
  • Research and build relationships with potential new clients
  • Build sales portfolio through individual outreach, networking, marketing leads, cold calls, and more
  • Assess client growth potential for association and corporate clients to help us grow our Live portfolio in all lines of services
  • Achieve sales goals to increase revenue
  • Work closely with our Producers to respond to RFPs and proposals
  • Lead proposal process and negotiations with clients
  • Be creative with show engagement & thematic ideas for clients
  • Represent the LAI Live producers at industry conferences as needed
  • Most importantly, remain focused on sales goals & enjoy the selling process!

Only candidates with the following qualifications should apply:

  • At least three (3) years sales work experience, preferably in a fast-paced production, entertainment, event, or hospitality sales environment
  • Successful history with outside sales resulting in $500K+ per year
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Capable of handling pressure and work on tight timelines
  • Exceptional customer service skills

LAI's compensation includes a base salary plus commission, incentive compensation, 401(K) plan, paid vacation and holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance.


Interested applicants should e-mail their resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com

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LAI Live Sales Associate

LAI LIVE, a leader in live event production for corporation, association, and non-profit clients is looking for an energetic, determined, sales associate.  As the sales associate, you will conduct research for new and existing client opportunities, build and maintain a pipeline for proposed business development, identify and establish meeting opportunities for the sales team, analyze marketing leads for potential business, and support the Live Sales team during proposal and contract process. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an entrepreneurial approach to their business
  • Think creatively for ways to establish connection with potential clients
  • Land meeting opportunities for sales team with prospective clients through cold calls, marketing leads, and individual outreach
  • Utilize internal CRM database to identify potential outreach subjects
  • Research RFP opportunities in the Live Event Production space
  • Represent the LAI Live producers at networking events
  • Support sales team and producers with proposal and contract processes

Only candidates with the following qualifications should apply:

  • At least two (2) years work experience in a professional, client-facing environment
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Capable of handling pressure and work on tight timelines
  • Exceptional customer service skills

LAI's compensation includes a base salary plus commission, incentive compensation, 401(K) plan, paid vacation and holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, life and disability insurance.


Interested applicants should e-mail their resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com

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LAI Live Events Internship

Reports to: Senior Vice President, LAI Live

Department: LAI LIVE

LAI Live is currently seeking a strong candidate for Fall 2022 Internship. This DC-based, in-office position offers the right candidate a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of live event production including production management, program development, producing, set & lighting design, audio visual components, client interfacing skills, entertainment rider management, and more. The internship will include client interaction and on-site event experience. 

Job Duties Could Include:

  • Work closely with Producers and Creative Director on assigned projects
  • Assist with production schedules, equipment spreadsheets, asset collection and other pre-production logistics
  • Assist with creative development for general session programming ideas, awards ceremonies and interactive attendee experiences
  • Contribute to creative output of set design, graphic design, lighting design
  • Provide general support as needed
  • Provide production assistant, stage manager, or breakout support on-site

Knowledge of / or experience with the following a plus:

  • Stage management, graphic design, event production, live television production, production management
  • Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and / or Apple Keynote
  • Adobe PhotoShop, AfterEffects, Google Sketch, or other design program
  • Social Media - Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pintrest

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a professional, positive attitude and be able to work individually or as a contributing member of a team
  • Just-graduated or current student learning in related program such as theatre, event management, live event production, audio visual design or design
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Focused on details and excellent organizational skills a plus

Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining why you are the most qualified candidate to jobs@lauthorities.com RE: Live Events Intern.  Only candidates with production-based education will be considered.

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Freelance Event Production Assistant

Reports to: Senior Vice President of Live Production

Department: LAI LIVE

LAI Live is looking to add a few fresh faces to our Freelance team for on-site support roles such as production assistant, associate producer, breakout producer, and talent management/stage management for upcoming Fall shows and future productions. Candidates based in DC will be given higher prioritization.

Support could include:

  • Work alongside producers for on-location support as a production assistant / runner for live events
  • Backstage talent management for stage rehearsals and live shows
  • On-site project management with venue and contracted vendors
  • Speaker ready room support
  • Coordinate with AV Leads to oversee education session set-up and talent check-in
  • Check-ins with clients for updates and daily briefings.

This candidate should also have...  

  • At least two (2) years work experience, in a fast-paced production, entertainment and / or event environment
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects successfully while adhering to stressful situations and tight deadlines
  • Be able to work as an individual and in a collaborative team environment
  • Enthusiasm for the business and want to work with a team of individuals who love what they do

This candidate should also have…  

  • At least two (2) years related work experience, preferably in a fast paced production, entertainment and / or event environment
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills with a positive attitude
  • Be extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Be able to provide exceptional customer service skills

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume and cover letter to jobs@lauthorities.com.

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Freelance Live Show Producer

Reports to: Senior Vice President of Production

Department: LAI LIVE

We are looking for a self-motivated, seasoned producer with experience in a live event production environment – theatre, live and virtual conferences.
Our top candidates will excel at producing virtual, hybrid, and live event stage productions, be able to develop strong relationships with clients, and act as a consultant who shares insights and best practices. Candidates based in DC or Eastern/Central time zones will be given higher prioritization.

A successful candidate will also…

  • Develop and manage client relationships to ensure delivery of exceptional service
  • Manage the production planning process and necessary assets (production timelines, show flow and scripts, room diagrams, and other support documentation) for live events
  • Develop and add expertise to each client production by creating unique ways to deliver a message or program segment, elevating scripts, maintaining cue sheets, and ideating new audience engagement techniques
  • Manage the execution process include leading a large production team, show-calling, labor management, venue logistics, concurrent session management and vendor relations
  • Manage the follow-up process and continued client communications for the contracted event
  • Have a strong understanding of event audio visual equipment, lighting, rigging, scenic and union labor requirements
  • Be proficient in MS word, Excel, internet file sharing and project management software

This candidate should also have…  

  • At least four (4) years work experience, in a fast-paced production, entertainment and / or event environment
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects successfully while adhering to stressful situations and tight deadlines
  • Be able to work as an individual and in a collaborative team environment
  • Enthusiasm for the business and want to work with a team of individuals who love what they do

Interested applicants should e-mail their cover letter and resume to jobs@lauthorities.com RE: Freelance Live Event Producer.

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