THEATER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - PART TIME
Under the supervision of the Director of Campus Planning and Faculties, provides technical, supervisory, and frontline support for all performances, conference activities, and community events scheduled in the Meyer Theater and related facilities. This position is responsible for training and day-to-day supervision of the operation and setup of the multimedia equipment, stage, and related production spaces and assists in marketing, promotion, and other activities connected with the operation of the theater and related spaces.Essential Job FunctionsOversees the operation and physical condition of the Meyer Theater, including security of facilities with an emphasis on safety and staff, performers, and patrons. Ensures that all aspects of the physical facility are in exceptional condition at all times, and processes custodial and maintenance work orders as needed.
Ensures that the theater facilities and related areas are ready for use for all events, including the operation and maintenance of theatrical lighting, visual and sound equipment, computer equipment, and certain other special theatrical equipment.
Provides operation, care and maintenance of all house lighting equipment including computer light boards. Responsible for hanging and focusing lights, programming and running light boards and follow spots for performances, providing lighting design as necessary and adapting touring show light plots to fit the facility.
Provides engineering for front-of-house and monitors mixes for shows. Provides operation, care, and maintenance of all house audio and visual equipment including speakers, amplifiers, mixing counsels, microphones, cable, communications, and other audio and video equipment. Works with road engineers and audio contractors on the integration of outside audio systems. Provides sound design as necessary.
Helps to develop, review and direct the policies and procedures for facility and equipment use. Serves as a departmental liaison to service providers as it relates to facility infrastructure and equipment repairs and installations. Advises college and community groups on staging techniques, and supervises all technical theater functions related to professional touring performances.
Assists in construction of scenery and equipment for college events, supervises and instructs workers/volunteers in proper techniques of stagecraft and safety measures, and supervises and manages the stage and scene shop areas during peak use (i.e. scenery construction, load in and load out, rehearsals, theatrical performances). Recruit, train, supervise, and assign duties to college staff, student assistants, and volunteers assisting with events in the Meyer Theater. Create and maintain a detailed schedule of technical staffing assignments for all events booked in the Meyer Theater, including coordination of work orders for custodial/maintenance department regarding set-up and removal of dance floor coverings, orchestra shell, or related items. Assumes primary responsibility for the delivery of professional, high quality, customer service oriented support operations for all events. Works cooperatively with, and provides assistance as needed to the Coordinator of Campus and Community Events. This may include assistance in planning, preparation, set-up, supervision, marketing, advertising, and promotional efforts related to college and/or co-sponsored community events and student activities. Upon approval of the Director of Campus Planning and Facilities, purchases equipment for the theater, including seeking bids, completing purchase order requisitions, check requests, and maintain proper documentation for purchases. Maintains accurate inventory for all theater equipment and consumable supplies including items such as bulbs, batteries, audio/video supplies, etc. Performs other duties as assigned. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties personnel so classified.Requirements
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. A qualified individual with a disability must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with others in person or by phone and view written documents. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to be mobile in an office setting and theater facility, including climbing ladders and setting up lighting or sound equipment, and use manual dexterity to type or enter data and write. The employee is frequently required to transport, use and lift equipment and supplies of light to moderate weight.
The employee works in an office setting some of the time, but travels to other locations regularly to work in a diverse theater setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and can range from moderate to loud during events.