Assistant Technical Director
Basic Functions: Assist the Technical Director in supporting students and faculty housed in and/or using the Michael D. Eisner Performing Arts Center for events and productions
Essential Job Functions: Assist Technical Director in setting up, installing, operating and maintaining the technical and production equipment and operation of five performance facilities and four rehearsal spaces. Assist Technical Director with the build, load in, run, and load out of performances including stage, audio and lighting configurations for Dance, Music, and Theater. Communicate effectively with Faculty designers and artists as well as with outside groups and artists. Create and read shop drawings. Mentor student technical theatre and scene shop employees. Coordinate work with approved contractors in technical theater to supplement faculty, staff, and student crews. Monitor the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment and report to Technical Director; perform preventive maintenance on equipment. Assist Technical Director in maintaining all lighting, audio, theatrical, and scene shop equipment and inventories throughout the PAC. Assist Technical Director in training all users in the safe and proper operations of the PAC equipment (line sets, orchestra shell, stage lifts, audio and lighting systems, etc.) in the performance and rehearsal spaces. Perform related work as required or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in theater arts or closely related professional experience. Minimum 6 years of technical theater experience. Must have the following certifications within 12 months of being hired: OSHA certification relevant to technical theater and scene shop operation. Have a working knowledge of all aspects of the theatre - production and technical as well as performance. Possess strong computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and AutoCAD. Have a working knowledge of scenery and structural design, rigging, engineering, and construction process and styles, elements and practices within a variety of theatrical and performance formats. Must be available for evening and weekend work.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and MFA or professional equivalent, plus 2-5 years professional experience in similar position. Theater experience in a college/university setting.