Coordinator, Theatre & Productions

Austin, TX
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job

Serves as Technical Director and Theater Facilities Manager for theater spaces for all Austin Community College (ACC) drama and dance productions.

Position Information
Location Highland Campus Hours 40 hours/week as assigned; Generally Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm but will vary during event coordination Salary Coordinator 2/119 ($34,612.00 - $49,445.00) FLSA Status Exempt Reports To Dean, Arts and Humanities Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Operates, maintains, and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre facilities and equipment.
  • Orients users to safety and technical characteristics of theater operations and equipment.
  • Advises users of the dimensions and specifications of performance space, costs, and usage of technical equipment required for individual shows.
  • Determines the necessary technical supports for dance and drama events in advance of production dates.
  • Coordinates the implementation of approved designs for all technical and related areas (i.e., scenic, lighting, sound, media, properties, costume, makeup, etc.)
  • Assists in recruiting, training, and assigning the technical users and student technicians for individual shows.
  • Attends technical week rehearsals in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting show.
  • Coordinates strike, material storage, waste/recycling, and rental returns.
  • Maintains inventory and monitors repair/ordering of technical theater equipment and supplies.
  • Determines costs and purchases/rental of all materials, tools, and equipment that are required to support drama and dance programs; assists with preparation of production budgets; provides work completion and expenditure reports; and assists with monitoring department budget.

  • Knowledge

    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Stage craft, production planning, safety standards, and operation of related stage equipment.
    • Reading and interpreting blue prints and technical drawings.
    • Technical knowledge of theatre structure such as rigging/set assembly; performing arts production such as scenes, costumes, media, makeup, and lighting; and creation of cost effective alternatives.
    • Theatre finances and production budgets.


    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Maintaining an established and flexible work schedule that may include evening or weekends.
    • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
    • Excellent communication, written and verbal, and interpersonal skills.
    • Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
    • Planning, prioritizing, and problem-solving.
    • Handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
    • Adeptness to interact effectively with students, faculty, and others of diverse backgrounds.

    Technology Skills

    • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
    • Use CAD software and related theatre production software.

    Required Work Experience

    • Two years related work experience.

    Preferred Work Experience

    • 5+ years work related experience

    Required Education

    • Bachelor's degree.

    Special Requirements

    Licenses/Certifications; Other

    • Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel between multiple campus locations.

    Physical Requirements

    • Work is performed in a variety of places including stage, off stage, and office settings.
    • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling, and at times stooping, crawling, and climbing, and use of ladders and scaffolding/high places.
    • Occasional lifting of objects up to 100 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to focus.
    • May be exposed to various fumes, chemicals, odors, dust, mists, gases, or stuffy/confined areas.
    • May be exposed to moving mechanical parts/electrical currents.

    Other Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with college productions from the technical/stage/support areas.
    • Supervisory or scheduling experience.


    • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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