Josh Smart

About Me

Josh Smart

Event Technology Specialist

Niina marni. I proudly live, work and study on the ancestral lands of the Kaurna people, Tarntanya, Kaurna Yarta. The Kaurna people are the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region and I respect their spiritual beliefs and relationship with the land, which remains as important to the living Kaurna people today.

I am an entrepreneur and professional in the event management and technology sectors, with a keen focus on innovation and sustainability. As owner of Smart Event Management, I specialise in a wide array of services including the organisation of live events, provision of audio visual equipment rental and sales, system installation, live streaming, and event technology solutions. My business represents my dedication to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge services that meet the dynamic needs of the industry.

In addition to my business ventures, I am actively involved in community service, holding roles in organisations such as Scouts SA and Big Sing McLaren Vale. These volunteer positions enable me to leverage my professional skills for community enrichment and development. Concurrently, I am enhancing my academic and professional credentials by pursuing an MBA at the University of South Australia. This academic pursuit is a testament to my commitment to continuous learning and leadership development in my field.

Resumé

Summary

Josh Smart

Innovative and results-driven event production manager with 15 years of experience designing and developing face-to-face and hybrid events from initial concept to final, polished deliverable.

Education

Master of Business Administration

2022 - 2024

University of South Australia

The UniSA Master of Business Administration (MBA) has been designed for experienced managers and enterprising leaders. It has a strong practical focus on senior management decision-making and embeds the latest in management and leadership research.

Bachelor of Business (Management)

2020 - 2022

University of South Australia

Modern managers are skilled problem solvers – they organise people, manage money and leverage technology to achieve business objectives. In this degree, I developed key business disciplines through industry and business-focused courses. I built on my existing knowledge and skills in managing resources and projects, addressing emerging issues, and recognising the importance of innovation.

Diploma of Project Management

2022

Scouts Australia Institute of Training

Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services

2019

TAFE SA

Diploma of Leadership and Management

2017

Scouts Australia Institute of Training

Professional Experience

Managing Director

2009 - Present

Smart Event Management • SMART AV • astream

  • Smart Event Management is a leader in innovative and sustainable event solutions, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge technology with creative excellence to deliver exceptional experiences that inspire, engage, and leave a lasting impact on our clients and their audiences.
  • We offer comprehensive consulting and production services for live events, encompassing audio visual equipment provision, system design, live streaming production, ticketing management, audience engagement tools, and advanced technology solutions.

AV Technician • Sales Executive • Production Manager

2012 - 2023

Central Audio Visual • Adelaide Oval

  • Responsible for function & event audio visual sales and production management for Adelaide Oval. Directly responsible for overseeing monthly sales revenue of $100-200k.
  • Central Audio Visual manages and hires commercial audio visual staging equipment and technology, including audio, lighting and vision systems.
  • Regularly achieving and exceeding sales targets, winning production contracts, developing business of the company and venue, and expanded responsibilities including human resources, induction and training, work health and safety, and operational and strategic planning.

Audio Visual Technician

2015 - 2017

Tatachilla Lutheran College

  • Responsible for Technical Production of all college events, performances, concerts and chapel services.
  • Tatachilla Lutheran College is a R-12 non-government school in South Australia located in McLaren Vale.

Technical Manager

2011 - 2013

Country Arts SA

  • Technical Manager of Centenary Hall and the Hopgood Theatre.
  • Responsible for managing all technical production for performances and events held at the venues.
  • Directly oversaw and rostered 15 casual staff, managed budgets, facilitated touring productions and maintained theatre equipment and consumables.

Awards

15 Years Service
2023

Scouts SA

 
UniSA+ Award
2023

University of South Australia

 
UniSA Merit Award
2022

University of South Australia

 
Chief Commissioner's Commendation
2020

Scouts Australia

 
Silver Wattle Award
2020

Scouts Australia

 
Baden Powell Scout Award
2016

Scouts SA

 
Queen's Scout Award
2008

Scouts SA

 

Skills

Sales AV Production Event Management Consulting Stage Management Team Leadership Venue Management Work Health and Safety Scheduling Payroll Live Streaming Lighting Design Videography Audio Mixing Youth Development Board Director Strategic Planning Onboarding Training and Development

Training

Advanced Rigging Child Safe Environments Elevating Work Platform Fire Warden Forklift Health and Safety Representative High Risk Licence Medium Rigid Drivers Licence Mental Health First Aid National Police Certificate Provide First Aid Responding to Abuse and Neglect Responsible Service of Alcohol Scissor and Vertical Lifter Test and Tag Licence Work Safely at Heights Working with Children Check White Card

Services

Videography

Video and Audio recording of live events and performances

Live Streaming

Live streaming of corporate functions and events, such as AGMs, seminars and conferences

Front of House

Event ticketing, point of sale, registration and online sales management and consultation

Content Management

Handling, collation, storage, and preparation of slides, videos, documents and media for presentation

Audio Mixing

Sound engineering for live bands, corporate functions, theatre productions and outside broadcast

Venue Management

Venue consultation, facilities management, procurement, maintenance and process improvement

Memberships

Contact

 
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