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FREEMAN Manager Event Scheduling in Austin, Texas

About Us

Freeman is a global leader in events, on a mission to redefine live for a new era. With a data-driven approach and the industry’s largest network of experts, Freeman’s insights shape exhibitions, exhibits, and events that drive audiences to action. The integrated full-service solutions leverage a 96-year legacy in event management as well as new technologies to deliver moments that matter.


The Regional Scheduling Manager leads a team of event scheduling managers and labor coordinators within their assigned region. They will be accountable for the optimal staffing of show site personnel for all Freeman events and projects. They will help develop and manage process to maximize efficiency and ensures operational excellence.

This position will support our Audio Visual & Event Technology team. The position follows an in-person schedule working full-time in-office and/or show-site based out of Dallas, TX or Austin, TX.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures all regional events and projects are assigned to Event Scheduling Managers and Labor Coordinators.

  • Acts as labor subject matter expert for assigned cities or regions.

  • Develops and implements labor policies for assigned cities or regions.

  • Delegates responsibilities and supervises the work of direct reports, providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance.

  • Provides training, development, resources, and support for all direct reports.

  • Partners with cross-divisional teams to support recruiting, training, and staffing of show site positions.

  • Assists with event labor budgeting as requested.

  • Identify and develop beneficial partnerships with local market labor providers.

  • Creates a collaborative and results driven atmosphere within the team that drives optimum performance.

  • Ensures city profiles are current and correct with current vendor and union labor rates and jurisdictions.

  • Assists in labor relations and contract administration.

  • Recruits and qualifies new event talent.

  • Reviews union and vendor contracts relevant to assigned cities or regions and participates in discussions and negotiations around contracts as requested.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree, or equivalent work experience.

  • Working knowledge of relevant labor laws.

  • Minimum 3 years of show operations experience

  • Labor or staffing coordination experience preferred.

  • Thorough understanding of payroll systems and methods of payment to employees.

  • Minimum two years of supervisory experience.

  • Union experience is required.

  • Working Knowledge of Audio, Video, Lighting, Rigging and Scenic labor Requirements

Travel Requirements

Travel 25% to 50%

What We Offer

Freeman provides benefits that aim to empower our people and their families to thrive mentally, physically, and financially. These are a handful of the types of programs and benefits our full-time people may be eligible for. There may be some variances in specific benefits across regions.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Life, Accident and Disability

  • Retirement with Company Match

  • Paid Time Off

Diversity Commitment

At Freeman, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is helping us to create not only a great place to work, but also an environment where our employees, our customers and our communities around the world can reach their goals and connect with each other. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status and other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.