Technical Director Assistant
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For more information about UWG, visit https://www.westga.edu/about-uwg/Classification TitleTechnical Director AssistantPosition TypeStaffDepartmentTownsend CenterPosition TitleTechnical Director AssistantPosition NumberS00144PDPay Grade RangeNature of Work
This is a regular, part-time, non-benefited (19 hours or less per week) position that is responsible for providing general technical assistance to the Technical Director for the Townsend Center. The position will have high work volume primarily between mid-November through mid-May of each year, possibly through June. Work hours will vary each week according to production/event needs and will average approximately 19 hours per week over a 12 month period. Work schedule includes some regular business hours, weekend and evening work. The work will follow the event schedule; this is critical to the success of the theater production.
The position will provide technical assistance for the Townsend Center to ensure the safe and effective operation of all events in the presence and absence of the Technical Director. The position will assist in the supervision of student and professional personnel. The Assistant also maintains and operates or manages the operation of all technical equipment.
Success in this position relies on solid organizational skills, strong leadership qualities and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. A pro-active, patient attitude and the ability to work collaboratively with university staff and build a well-trained student crew is essential.
High School Diploma or GED diploma required; 3 years’ experience in a live theatrical or music environment with lighting, sound, video, and fixing equipment. Experience may be in either a full time venue or by “on the road” tour experience. The ability to work at heights up to 50 feet on open grids. Able to work in confined spaces, both above and below floor levels. Able to climb ship ladders, spiral stair cases, A-Frame ladders, and work on personnel lifts. Able to operate electrical, lighting, staging and sound equipment. Able to lift 25 lbs with each arm independently. Able to lift 40 lbs with both arms together on a regular basis. Able to lift a max of 50 lbs on occasion when needed.Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor Degree from an Accredited College or University in the area of Technical Theatre, Music Production or Management, Hospitality Management, or Live Event Production. 5 years experience in a live theatrical or music environment with lighting, sound, video, and rigging equipment. Experience may be in either a full time venue or by “on the road” tour experience. Well qualified applicants will have experience performing technical theatrical work in a university environmentSalary$16.15/hrly min. - $19.99/hrly. midpointPhysical Requirements/Working Conditions
Able to work at heights up to 50 feet on open grids; able to work in confined spaces, both above and below floor levels; able to climb ship ladders, spiral stair cases, A-Frame ladders, and work on personnel lifts; able to operate electrical, lighting, staging and sound equipment; able to lift 25 lbs with each arm independently; able to lift 40 lbs with both arms together on a regular basis; able to lift a max of 50 lbs on occasion when needed.Does this position require any special certification/ license? If yes, please specify.noWork HoursNotice to Applicants
Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.
It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.Posting Detail Information Posting NumberS01214PPosting Date07/16/2019Closing Date07/29/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to ApplicantSupplemental Questions
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