Technical Director

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Technical Director-1802757

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's Degree (or foreign equivalent or higher). Two [2] years of full-time experience in technical theater, including lighting, scenery, sound, or set construction. Supervisory experience in technical theater. Audio/Visual (AV) experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree (or foreign equivalent or higher) in Theater or another related field. Additional years of experience in in technical theater, including lighting, scenery, sound, or set construction. Experience in Production Management. Experience interfacing with clients. Experience in lighting design and/or execution and installation of lighting design. Experience in sound design and/or execution and installation of sound design. Experience in set design and/or execution and installation of set design. Experience with various forms of digital projection. Experience with using computers and computerized theatrical equipment.

Brief Description of Duties:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Technical Director is responsible for the day to day technical stage arrangements for the various events held at the Staller Center for the Arts on behalf of incoming companies as well as departmental, campus and community groups. The Staller Center for the Arts is a unique hub of activity offering world-class live performances and outstanding entertainment conveniently located in the center of campus at Stony Brook University. The successful incumbent will have excellent interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.

  • Supervise and manage the various performances in Staller Center. Work closely with the Production Manager, collaborating on all performances and events. Liaise with House Manager to ensure that the backstage and front of house areas are in constant communication to properly run a performance. Train and supervise all student and professional stagehands working on Staller Center events. Supervise the set-up and take-down of all events and film projection events in the center, including for all outside companies and organizations that rent the facility. Liaise with clients and other users of the facilities to implement their technical needs. Assume all duties related to "night of performance," including supervising all technical crews and interfacing with performers and clients, box office and front of house staff.
  • Supervise the construction, rigging, projections, sound and lighting for all Staller Center events. Install lighting and sound as required for events. This involves advanced technical knowledge of theatrical lighting practices. Coordinates the lighting for all Staller Center Art Gallery events. Planning of technical requirements for Staller Center events. Work in cooperation with the sound and piano technicians in their use of performance spaces.
  • Maintain the security and safety of performance facilities and sound and light rooms. Instruct the students on the proper way to safely use and operate stage machinery. Supervise and implement the maintenance of all backstage spaces and equipment.
  • Manage video production for all Staller Center events and live performances, including operation, maintenance and training. Responsible for incorporating video operations, including camera visual and audio materials, into Staller Center operations, including live performance.
  • With the Production Manager, oversee training of student film projectionists, and the operation and screening of all films in the Staller Center.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.
Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at
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Official Job Title: Instructional Support Technician
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Staller Center Activities-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Variable variableStaller Center Activities-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Sep 11, 2018
Posting End Date: Oct 11, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience within $54,000-$61,000 range
Salary Grade: SL3





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Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 11/6/2018
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