Technical Director
Montana State University 41 reviews - Bozeman, MT

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The Sports Facilities department is responsible for the management of several multi-purpose venues in order to meet the varied needs of the campus and the community. They include the 17,000 seat Bobcat Stadium, the 9,300 seat Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, the Marga Hosaeus Fitness Center, and all athletic fields located on the campus. The department provides services for Athletics, Recreational Sports and Fitness, and Health and Human Development, as well as hosting many events/concerts that come to campus.

Duties and

The Technical Director serves as part of the management team in Sports Facilities and is responsible for the acquisition and management of personnel, equipment and supplies related to technical operations and advancement of all events/concerts that occur within the MSU sports facilities.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Technical Director’s major duties are to manage, maintain, and repair Sports Facilities’ technical, A/V, scoreboards, and lighting equipment; advance production of all events with the artists and their production teams (schedule load-ins, technical rehearsals, etc.); perform as an event manager for activities ranging from NCAA athletic contests to concerts to MSU department meetings; manage the swimming pool operations; and supervise work crews consisting of full-time, part-time, contracted, volunteer, and student staff of 5-100 dependent on show/event.


Two year degree in arts and sciences or 4 year degree in electrical, electronics, engineering, technical theatre plus progressively responsible professional experience in a technical related job working with operating, repairing, and maintaining electrical/electronics, mechanized, audio visual and telecom equipment

or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. 2. Experience in technical and/or event management/production including advancing shows.

Experience in problem solving/troubleshooting and repair of electrical/electronics and mechanized systems.

Demonstrated experience managing a diverse group of personnel including full and part-time, contracted, temp-hourly, volunteer, and student employees.

Practical experience with sound and lighting for events.


Experience working in a university setting.

Experience with intercollegiate athletic events.

The Successful
Candidate Will

  • Demonstrate skill in presenting an excellent customer service attitude and maintaining composure even under stress, pressure, and time sensitive demands of the job while working with a broad spectrum of personalities.
  • Have strong computer skills which should include knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, graphics programs, CAD programs, audio editing programs, and scheduling software.
  • Possess solid decision-making skills.
  • Exhibit leadership and team building skills.
  • Display an aptitude for problem solving.
  • Effectively implement the management team's initiatives.
  • Be self-motivated, flexible and adapt to frequently changing orities, able to prioritize multiple work assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Have strong organizational skills.
  • Have expertise in exercising good judgment, making consistent decisions, and following and explaining instructions, procedures and policies.
  • Provide direction and guidance to other employees.
  • Be knowledgeable about and able to operate and maintain departmental equipment (i.e. forklifts, man-lifts, a wide range of hand tools and electronic instruments, other mechanized equipment, audio visual, and office equipment).
  • Preferably have building maintenance experience.
  • Preferably have working knowledge of production scheduling, lighting, video, sound, staging, rigging, design elements, computer skills, and scoreboards.
  • Represent Sports Facilities and its programs in a positive, professional courteous manner.
  • And exude enthusiasm and have a high level of integrity while interacting with a wide range of individuals from staff to coaches to artists and vendors.


    In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check. Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet all State of Montana requirements to operate State/University vehicles. Please do not send a copy of your driver’s license at this time. (If the successful candidate possesses a valid out of state driver’s license, candidate must obtain a valid Montana driver’s license within 60 days.)

    Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, long hours, and holidays as needed and must be able to work long hours and consecutive days without breaks during peak times.

    Required to be standing, walking, or moving about for long periods of time.

    Must be able to lift items up to 75 lbs, and occasionally up to 100 lbs.

    Must be able to push, pull, lift, bend, crawl, climb, move up and down stairs, and maneuver through tight spaces.

    Must be comfortable working at heights.

    Must have or be able to obtain certification for the operation of a fork lift, scissor lift, boom lift.

    Must possess or have the ability to possess a Certified Pool – Spa Operator (CPO) license.


    Screening of applications will begin on April 1, 2013 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


    To apply, submit the following :
    • (1) a letter of application addressing all of the above required and preferred qualifications, and
    • (2) a current resume or vitae, and
    • (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three current professional references.

      An application packet addressing all of the above listed items is highly encouraged. Missing materials and/or information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position.

      Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #13-239" in the subject line of the email.
      • Submit materials to:

        Becky McMillan Search Committee Contact Montana State University Auxiliary Services - Miller Dining Hall PO Box 172080 Bozeman MT 59717-2080

        Please e-mail or call Search Committee Contact at 406-994-6093

        In order to receive Veterans Preference during the application review process, it is highly recommended that the required forms are included at the time you submit your application materials. Click here for the forms and information regarding Veterans Preference. Important note : Your preference form is submitted to a different location than your application materials. A DD214 is not a required document.

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