Technical Director

Stony Brook, NY
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Technical Director-1700915

Required Qualifications (Evidenced by an attached resume) : Bachelor's Degree. Two years of full-time experience in technical theater, including lighting, scenery, sound, or set construction. Supervisory experience in technical theater. AV experience. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Theater or related field. Additional years of experience in technical theater or production management. Experience interfacing with clients. Experience in lighting design and or execution and installation of lighting design. Experience in sound design or execution and installation of sound design. Experience in set design or execution and installation of set design. Experience with various forms of digital projection. Experience with using computers and computerized theatrical equipment. Brief Description of Duties: The Technical Director, working very closely with, and under the supervision of, the Production Manager and Director of Operations, is responsible for the day to day technical stage arrangements for the center’s various events. Along with installing lights and sound for incoming companies and departmental, campus and community groups the Technical Director is responsible for supervising student and professional stagehands. The Technical Director is also responsible for the implementation of all set-ups and take-downs for events in the center, including film projection. The Technical Director is responsible for implementation of all video, including live performances. The Technical Director interfaces with clients and other users of the facilities to implement their technical needs.
  • Supervise and manage the various performances in Staller Center. Liaise with House Manager to ensure that the backstage and front of house areas are in constant communication to properly run a performance. Train and supervise all student crews working on Staller Center events. Supervise the set-up and take-down of all outside companies and organizations that rent the facility. Assume all duties related to "night of performance," including supervising all technical crews and interfacing with performers and clients, box office and front of house staff
  • Supervise the construction, rigging, projections, sound and lighting for all Staller Center events. Install lighting and sound as required for events. This involves advanced technical knowledge of theatrical lighting practices. Coordinates the lighting for all Staller Center Art Gallery events. Planning of technical requirements for Staller Center events. Work in cooperation with the sound and piano technicians in their use of performance spaces.
  • Maintain the security and safety of performance facilities and sound and light rooms. Instruct the students on the proper way to safely use and operate stage machinery. Supervise and implement the maintenance of all backstage spaces and equipment.
  • Manage video production for all Staller Center events, including operation, maintenance and training. Responsible for incorporating video operations, including camera visual and audio materials, into Staller Center operations, including live performance
  • With the Production Manager, oversee training of student film projectionists, and the operation and screening of all films in the Staller Center.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.
Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Weekend work is required.

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Official Job Title: Instructional Support Technician
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Staller Center Activities-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Variable variableStaller Center Activities-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Apr 5, 2017
Posting End Date: May 5, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience within $51,000-$57,000 range
Salary Grade: SL3


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