Arts Production Specialist

Fayetteville, NC
Mar 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information

Position Title: Arts Production Specialist

Position Number: 002600

Full-time or Part-time: Full Time

Department: Business Services - Bus & Fin

Posting Number: 0401659


Job Category: Technical

Hiring Range: $37,296 - $44,000

Minimum salary: $25,046

Maximum salary: $51,290

Overall Position Competency: Advanced

Description of primary duties and responsibilities:
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The J.W. Seabrook Auditorium falls under the organizational structure of Business Services within the Business and Finance Division. The J.W. Seabrook Auditorium is the primary administrative focus for the operation, promotion and maintenance of the artistic endeavors of all university students and faculty and presentation of non-revenue generating special events, which complement other activities and enrich our local and campus community. The J.W. Seabrook Auditorium was designed as an educational facility to enhance and further the performing arts on the campus by coordinating and administering performing arts technical services and/or facilities/program management, and the teaching and supervising of students learning the art.

The state-of-the-art facility serves as a training ground for those students interested in managing arts equipment and products. Required classes are conducted providing students hands on experience thru the design of production components of the performing arts, the creation of production components of the performing arts, demonstrating the technical use of lighting and audio/video equipment, and the safe and proper use of power and hand tools. The J.W. Seabrook Auditorium fully integrates the Fayetteville State University's academic performing arts departments into its programming. This facility enhances the quality of learning and provides the training ground for the institution's performing arts students in theatre and music. Through an academic program covering all aspects of theatre and music study and production, the Auditorium strives to provide a complete theatrical and musical education. The educational and performance activities such as "Philadanco", "Alice in Wonderland", "Show Time at Seabrook", etc. are student centered culminating into live performances before diverse audiences. Student attendance at many of the productions and events held at the Auditorium is a requirement for grading purposes. In addition to the FSU Theatre, the J.W. Seabrook Auditorium also serves as home for the University Student Concert Choirs, the FSU Symphonic Band, the FSU Jazz Ensemble, the N.C. Theatre Conference, the N.C. Orchestra Festival, and the Chancellor's Speaker Series of events.

Description of Work Continued:
Primary Purpose of the Position

Position works directly under the supervision of the Building Manager of J.W. Seabrook Auditorium by ensuring on-site presence for the opening and closing of facility for all scheduled academic classroom settings for class credits, student activity office events, performing & fine arts shows, Chancellor's Speaker series, university sponsored events, and community involvement events. Position services the University in working with faculty and staff members to coordinate and administer performing arts technical services and/or facilities/program management, and the teaching and supervising of students learning the art. Individual is to also perform work with the front-of-house and back-of-house activities throughout the duration of each scheduled event. Incumbent performs technical work in the installation, and maintenance of sophisticated stage lighting, sound, projection, rigging, and related systems required in meeting client needs for stage productions and other activities.

Works thru a crew of laborers engaged in performing a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled production needs of events at the
J.W. Seabrook Auditorium; facilitate all technical and house management aspects for all concerts, recitals, lectures, films and classes throughout the seasons. Responsible for checking the user's rental form for "technical riders"; determines in advance set-up requirements, including chairs, stands, sound, lighting, and any additional equipment for each artist or performing group. Work with faculty members, students and university staff, outside clients and/or promoters to design, create, and develop production requirements.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree, preferably in theatre arts, and demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Knowledge skills and abilities:
Ability to perform maintenance and repairs on theatre equipment and facilities including, but not limited to, rigging systems, scene shop machinery and tools; some knowledge of the operation and maintenance of audio and lighting equipment used in dramatic productions; ability to train and direct a stage crew in the setting up of and the proper operation of lighting and audio equipment during events; ability to work with other maintenance personnel and entertainers in the planning and setting up of stages and equipment for performances; must be in good health and physical endurance for constant activity; initiative and flexibility in a
demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Incumbent must possess the ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances; plan, develop, schedule and supervise the technical support required for each event; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; train and supervise staff; evaluate the need for preventative and corrective maintenance; prepare reports; prioritize assignments; establish and maintain effective working relationships; maintain irregular and extended hours.

Closing Date: 03/18/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you answered yes to the question, "Do you have a bachelor's degree", what was your major?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have experience in live audio mixing?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience in recorded audio mixing?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. If you answered yes to either question(s) above, please list any soundboard models you're familiar with. If the answer is "none," please write "N/A."
    (Open Ended Question)
  6. * Do you have experience in lighting design or light board operation?
    • No experience in both
    • Experience in lighting design but no light board operation
    • Experience in light board operation but no lighting design
    • Experience in both
  7. Please list any light board models you're familiar with.
    (Open Ended Question)
  8. * How many years of total experience do you have in sound and lighting/production operation?
    • Less than 1
    • 1-3 years
    • 3 or more years
  9. * In what area of performing and fine arts (music, visual art, dance or theater) do you have significant background in? Please also list how many years experience you possess.
    (Open Ended Question)
  10. * Please list any types of computerized media presentation software experience you may have (MS PowerPoint, MediaShout, etc.).
    (Open Ended Question)
  11. Are you a current Fayetteville State University employee?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

EEO Statement:
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veterans Statement:
Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.


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