Assistant Technical Director
Job Location Normal, Il 61790
Posting date 09-01-2017
The Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality is one of 12 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. It provides the campus community and guests with high-quality, efficient, and innovative event services and dining options in a variety of settings dedicated to accentuating and enhancing the campus experience in a diverse community.
The Assistant Technical Director assists with the execution and management of all phases of event production in Braden Auditorium, Bone Student Center, and other University facilities as assigned. Additionally, assists with the oversight and execution of all daily production and technical functions. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Reviews and implements the day of show production schedule. Serve as customer, patron, and departmental liaison for production needs.
- Install and maintain lighting, sound, and audio-visual equipment and other production equipment as directed. Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve technical issues. Performs preventive maintenance programs. Assists with the planning and implementation of equipment purchases and projects.
- Perform set up and operation of audio/video systems, sound consoles, and microphones. Operates rigging components including fly rail, truss systems, and chain motors. Hangs, focuses and operates lighting systems. Isolate, troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve technical issues.
- Supervise, instruct, and plan the work of student workers. Participates in the hiring, training and evaluation processes.
Whether it's to find a place to study, gather with friends, enjoy a bite to eat, or plan a large event, the Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality takes great pride in providing welcoming and inclusive spaces, high-quality food services, and experienced and professional staff who care about making every experience individualized and extraordinary. It is our philosophy to recruit, inspire, and retain talented team members and promote wellness and foster their development. It is our goal to promote a more fully diverse and inclusive campus community.
1. Any one or combination of the following types of preparation:
(a) Eighteen (18) semester hours of college credit for course work in theater design and technology (such as courses in stage lighting, stage rigging, stage craft, scene design, sound systems, or technical direction - verify with transcript);
(b) Eighteen (18) months of work experience in technical operations of theatrical productions;
(c) Any combination of training and experience, as defined above, that totals eighteen (18) months, computed on the basis of one (1) credit hour being equivalent to one (1) month of experience (verify with transcript).
2. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
3. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.
1. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communications skills.
2. Demonstrated experience working within a customer service centered event/performance facility where multiple events occur at the same time.
3. Programming expertise with Electronic Theatre Controls' Unison and Paradigm Architectural Systems
4. Demonstrates a working knowledge with LED and moving light programming.
5. Demonstrates a working knowledge of rigging systems including chain motors, truss, and counterweight rigging systems
6. Demonstrates a working knowledge with Vectorworks Spotlight drafting software.
7. Familiarity with the operation of audio and video systems including installed and portable audio systems, digital audio consoles, and video switching and projection systems.
8. Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend stage plots, lighting plots and audio input lists.
9. Demonstrated technical troubleshooting skills
10. Demonstrated ability to effectively use Microsoft Office
11. Demonstrated experience with EMS scheduling software or similar
12. Demonstrated experience with Kronos or similar time management software
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.