Director of Operations / Technical Director - Performing Arts Center

Belton, Texas
Apr 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor seeks applications for a Director of Operations/Technical Director for the Performing Arts Center beginning in June 2017.  UMHB seeks staff members who are active Christians and dedicated to the preparation of students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society. 

This position reports to the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.  The CVPA values creativity and innovation and expects the selected candidate will participate actively in the college community, as well as work cooperatively with local fine arts groups.

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 19,000 in the heart of central Texas.  Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

The successful candidate will serve as Director of Operations for a new Performing Arts Center and be responsible for overseeing and assisting with all aspects of the day-to-day operations, usage, scheduling and maintenance of the new PAC facilities. Also this position will serve as Technical Director for the new Performing Arts Center and oversee the technical aspects of the new PAC’s assorted performance productions (approximately 9 choral & instrumental concerts and 1 musical theatre production per semester).


• Manage, schedule and communicate the PAC calendar with all stakeholders.

• Coordinate, plan and execute all PAC use/performances.

• Coordinate with and assist lead production teacher including promotion of event.

• Create, review and maintain PAC equipment inventory and related documentation.

• Coordinate all aspects of house management during all PAC performances.

• Train and manage house and technical crews (work-study students) and review procedures.

• Coordinate ticketing for all UMHB PAC performances.

• Identify maintenance and PAC supply procurement needs.

• Coordinate and facilitate of PAC by outside groups.


• Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the PAC.

• Supervise the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment of stage facilities.

• Determines the necessary technical supports necessary for university events and performances in advance of production dates.

• Supervises and assists with set and stage construction and management.

• Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for university productions and projects.

• Assists guest designers and outside arts groups with technical matters.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in theatre or related field required. Masters of Fine Arts degree in theatre, technical theatre, acting, or directing preferred.
  2. A minimum of two (2) years employment experience in theatre management, lighting/set design and stagecraft or a closely related field is required.
  3. Must demonstrate capability in lighting and scenic design.
  4. Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and university personnel required. 
  5. A working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre/music/performance productions including house management, stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry strongly preferred.
  6. Competency in Microsoft Office for Windows applications (word processing, database, spreadsheet, e-mail, presentation graphics, etc.) required.
  7. Must be proficient in general office equipment operation.
  8. Must possess exceptional time management and detail-orientation skills.
  9. Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must possess a current and valid Texas driver’s license and be insurable under UMHB auto coverage.

Salaries & Benefits:  Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance for employees, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.

TO APPLY:  Visit for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume with your online application. Application packets may also be submitted/completed in person: UMHB Human Resources, 900 College Street, Belton, TX. 76513. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.