Lead Theater Technician

Cleveland, OH
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Department Name Theater Management

Campus or Location Eastern Campus, Western Campus

Vacancy Number PT272-17

Reports To Assistant Dean, Creative Arts

Recruitment Type External/Internal

Job Category Support Staff

Position Type Part-Time

Union Position Union

Number of Openings 2

Job Description Summary

Serves as a lead person associated with the following as assigned for Cuyahoga Community College theater and community events taking place in the theatre facilities: set-up/delivery, creation and maintenance of costumes, operation of the box office, or run crew. Works closely with the Theatre Technical Director to provide assistance for technical production services and internal and external clients who use the theatre facilities.

Job Responsibilities


Coordinates and manages scheduled events, including assessing client needs, processing scheduling forms, and managing work assignments for part-time technical staff and student assistants.

Serves as lead person as assigned:

Set-up/Delivery/Breakdown, including:
Set up of lighting, sound, props, riggings and fly-rail for theatre and special events
Construction of sets and the set-up of the stage
Maintenance of production specific items including but not limited to props and food
Troubleshooting of problems during rehearsals and performances
Break down of theater and special events.

Additional duties may well include:

Creation and maintenance of costumes, including:
Finding, borrowing, and shopping for costumes and accessories

Measuring and fitting cast members

Sewing and otherwise constructing costumes and accessories

Altering and repairing costume pieces

Laundering, pressing and assembling costumes

Working backstage during performance, assisting with costume changes

Relaying costume repair and cleaning information to the lead

Returning borrowed costumes when no longer needed

Box Office, including:

Oversees the greeting of patrons and sale of tickets

Trains and supervises student box office workers

Prepares daily deposits of ticket revenues and maintains accounting records.

Provides customer service on the phone and in person, resolving complex issues.

Maintains lighting, stage equipment, tools, and other machinery and supplies in the theatre area.

May perform set changes and other miscellaneous tasks as necessary during the show.

May perform sound reinforcement, recording and playback duties.

Assists Theatre Technical Director in maintaining organization and cleanliness of theatre facility as required.

May serve on the run crew for theater and special events and operate appropriate theatrical equipment.

Anticipates and meets all customer needs accurately, professionally, and with a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications


Associate's degree

Minimum of four years of equivalent full-time professional (paid) work experience or internship in at least three of the following areas of specialization: stage management, lighting, electrical, carpentry, rigging, props, costuming, house management, box office or marketing.

Experience with technical theatre production process and/or front of house operations.

Proven ability to recognize hazardous situations and recommend/assist with remedy

Experience in dealing with the public with courtesy and diplomacy

Excellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships.

Experience dealing with last minute changes in a fluid work environment.

Must have a positive attitude and the ability to work collaboratively within a group.

Must have the ability to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications


Bachelor's degree

Experience dealing with last minute changes in a fluid work environment

Work Schedule

Varies based on production schedule

Target Hiring Rate/Salary Minimum of $21.29/per hour

Special Note

This is a [Part-time] (1199/ SEIU ) Bargaining Unit position, Grade 09. Full time (1199/ SEIU ) bargaining unit employees at Cuyahoga Community College will be considered first for vacant positions.

There are two vacant Lead Theater Technician positions. One at our Eastern campus and one at our Western Campus.

Standard College hours of operation, Monday through Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. Position hours will include evenings and weekends based on show and event schedules

Posting Open Date 04/14/2017

Repost Date

Posting Close Date 04/21/2017

Open Until Filled No

For full consideration, apply by this date

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this position?
    • The Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • Cleveland.com
    • Tri-C web site
    • Tri-C employee referral
    • Careerboard.com
    • Chronicle.com
    • HigherEdjobs.com
    • HBCUconnect.com
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed.com
    • ScholarlyHires.com
    • City News
    • Search Firm/Agency
    • Other publication
    • Other web site
    • Career Fair
    • Conference
  2. * Do you possess a minimum of an Associates degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of four years equivalent full-time professional (paid) work experience or internship in at least three of the following areas of specialization: stage management, lighting, electrical, carpentry, rigging, props, costuming, house management, box office or marketing?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you a current Full Time 1199 SEIU bargaining Unit employee with Cuyahoga Community College?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you a current Part Time 1199 SEIU Bargaining Unit Employee with Cuyahoga Community College?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please indicate which campus you would prefer.
    • Eastern
    • West
    • Either

Required Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents


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