Production-Event Supervisor

Job description

 Production-Event Supervisor
Tracking Code20-037
Job LocationCoeur d'Alene, ID
Job Description

Production/Event Supervisor

Department: Schuler Performing Arts Center

Reports To: Director-S-PAC

FLSA Status: Nonexempt


The purpose of this position is to coordinate, supervise and perform all technical aspects of theater, concerts, conferencing, and events, including advance prep, load-in, rehearsal, run and load-out. Hire, coordinate and lead production staff. This position also coordinates all technical aspects for events within the greater NIC campus. This position will supervise all event technicians in S-PAC as well as technical staffing for Event Services. This position encompasses duties commonly related to industry titles such as: Call Steward, Head Carpenter, Head Electrician, Head Audio, Technical Director, Stage manager and Prop Master.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Coordinates clients’ needs for a successful performance/event within NIC facilities capabilities. This includes supervising and/or performing load-ins, preparations prior to a show execution of show and load-out.
  • Determines labor force for events and schedules accordingly.
  • Consults regularly with Conferencing and Events staff for facility use requests.
  • Evaluates the sound, staging, lighting and rigging needs for individual clients.
  • Leads, directs and performs the appropriate daily set-up for each show, including front of house (FOH) sound and stage monitors (monitors), lighting systems, unit sets, acoustical panels for musical presentations, risers for orchestra performances, scenery, and rigging requirements.
  • Assumes lead position for productions.
  • Keeps a show journal describing show events in enough detail to be used as a reference point for reoccurring and future productions, including call sheets, better practice, issues and resolutions.
  • Builds event summary billing spreadsheet for all events requiring labor.
  • Maintains well-rounded knowledge of state-of-the-art equipment in sound, lighting and staging and make recommendations for keeping equipment current.
  • Leads the maintenance of a safe and functional working environment, to include keeping sound and/or lighting equipment and facility in good working and safe order and maintaining a safety regimen for trip hazards and other potentially dangerous areas.
  • Enforces and obeys rules and policies that are in place for the Performing Arts Center and the greater NIC campus.
  • Assists students and community members with their education in practical stage management, technical practice and theater etiquette.
  • Acts as an information resource for clients and consultant for qualified personnel using Schuler PAC equipment as needed.
  • Obtains supplies and creates, props and furniture as needed.
  • Makes recommendations for budgeting.
  • Maintains flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required to meet the needs of scheduled events.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, college staff, students, and the community.

Marginal Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties.

Education and Experience

Associates degree or equivalent and two years of full-time related work experience required. Experience and/or training must include theatrical stage set up and management, sound and light design, rigging and carpentry.

Bachelor’s degree in technical theater preferred with one-year full-time experience. Non-degree applicants with six years of full-time experience in the above outline will be considered. CPR and First Aid certification must be obtained prior to or within six months of beginning this job. Valid Driver’s License is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong understanding of sound, lighting and production design, principle and application
  • Strong practical and mechanical understanding of industry standards for set construction with the ability to construct unit sets from scratch.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a chaotic, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work flexible and extended hours
  • Ability to work with a variety of diverse clients.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn scheduling software (25Live)
  • Proficient computer skills including lighting and sound system software, digital based light and sound boards, Microsoft Office applications, basic Windows media, Mac OS and CAD
  • Strong management and supervisory skills
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, and copier

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical requirements and environment are typical of those in a theater setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, crouch, climb, balance, turn, reach overhead, grasp and continually use hands. In the course of this job the employee is frequently required to push, pull, lift and carry up to 25 pounds and push or pull up to 50 pounds. This job requires occasional sitting, standing, keyboarding and repetitive motion. In the course of this job, the employee is commonly exposed to dim lighting, dust, high and low voltage electricity, moving parts and machinery; occasionally exposed to repetitive motion, outdoor exposure, extreme temperatures, loud noises, working in confined areas, smoke, chemicals, fumes. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear and differentiate full range audio. Regular local and occasional regional travel is required.


It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they have submitted all required materials, as listed below.

Documents cannot be modified after you apply.

1) Completed online profile, including the following uploaded documents:

  • Resume (please do not combine resume with letter)
  • Cover letter (please do not combine with resume)

2) Upon request, you may be asked to complete the NIC E-Application Form.
This request (if made) will come to you via e-mail.

3) You must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background and DMV check.

Location: NIC Campus

Opening Date: October 11, 2019

Closing Date: All materials must be received by Noon, October 25 , 2019

Anticipated Starting Date: November 11, 2019

Compensation: $17.10 - $19.66 per hour, DOE. Excellent benefits, including retirement.

Work Schedule: Full-time, year round Must be able to maintains flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required to meet the needs of scheduled events.

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Posted: 10/16/2019
Application Due: 10/30/2019
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