Purpose of Position
With supervision from the Associate Director, responsible for planning and coordinating work involved in the safety, maintenance, security, clean up, staging, lighting, sound reinforcement and rigging of various functions in a multi-purpose facility.
Interviews, hires and trains back of house personnel. Plans, coordinates and communicates their duties and schedules. Responsible for maintenance and operation of theater gridiron and line sets, care and maintenance of curtains, sound systems and components, lighting instruments, cables and control systems, lecterns, scenery and other equipment. Requisitions and maintains inventory of materials, supplies, tools and parts to meet needs of events and ongoing maintenance. Maintains records of work, maintenance programs and equipment. Prepares, documents and communicates safety and standard operating procedures. Works closely with Associate Director to fulfill requests for stage, audio and lighting equipment to ensure arrangement conforms to users' specifications or rider. Acts as liaison between building management and clients' technical personnel. Works closely with performers, clients and their representatives. Give assistance and instruction to organizations and campus groups using the facilities. Fills in for other supervisors during extremely busy periods.
Designs and constructs stage equipment. Other functions as assigned.
Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving
Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License
within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.
Bachelor's degree with emphasis in technical theater and thorough training/knowledge of stagecraft, gridiron and counterweight systems, lighting and electric systems, and sound reinforcement systems. 3 or more years of experience in technical theater with administrative and supervisory experience. Training in workplace safety both general and specific to stagecraft. Thorough working knowledge of equipment associated with back stage functions such as gridiron, rigging and line set systems; curtains and drapes; lighting and electric systems; and sound reinforcement systems. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: If some college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated.
CAD skills valued. Working knowledge of projectors and other video equipment preferred. Demonstrated involvement with ESTA, USITT or similar trade groups desired. Personal competencies in flexibility/adaptability and judgment/problem solving. Advanced verbal communication skills necessary for directing personnel and for client interaction. Working knowledge of MS Office including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
May work in extreme temperatures
May work around standard office conditions
May work around electrical and mechanical hazards
Use of manual dexterity
Climbing of stairs
Climbing of ladders
Lifting and moving
Willing to perform gridiron and other work confidently at heights of approximately 70 feet above floor. Work is often physically demanding including the lifting of loads to 75 pounds. Much work performed under pressure.
University of Texas at Arlington - 14 months ago