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Theater Facilities Supervisor

  • Supervisory

Salary range: 93

Reports to: Operations Supervisor

This position requires a varied work schedule of day, night and weekend work. The hours and work schedule will vary from day to day and week to week depending on the needs of the scheduled theater events.


Under general supervision, oversee the use of the theater by all users and supervise/organize technical aspects for any production or other use of the theater to ensure the safety of equipment, students, personnel and the general public, according to district regulations and facility procedures. Instruct, train and supervise students and other theater employees relating to theatre equipment, facilities and procedures. Actively promote and market the facility to retain current clients and attract new clients and revenue to the facility.

  • College training or experience in theater arts preferred with emphasis in technical theater and theater supervision. Experience should cover a wide range of duties with increasing responsibilities
  • A.A. degree or equivalent five years of experience supervising theater facilities required
  • Criminal Justice fingerprint clearance and Evidence of TB clearance required
  • Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
  • Use specialize theatre knowledge to provide technical direction, repair of, and control over all theatre systems including sound, lighting, projection, rigging, counterweight system
  • Assist in the development of, and insure the implementation of, facility procedures
  • Ensure that all events are in accordance with fire, safety and health codes
  • Train, schedule, and supervise hourly facility technicians
  • Conduct daily inspections to ensure safety and security of the facility and equipment
  • Handle routine maintenance and repairs to building, equipment, and sound, lights, and counterweight system; report needs for specialized maintenance, equipment or other requirements to immediate supervisor
  • Provide immediate supervisor with annual assessment of capital improvement requirements for the facility
  • Assist in the development of a master facilities plan for the theater
  • Actively promote and market the facility to cultural based community organizations, performing arts organizations, corporations, regional event promoters, and the community at large to attract new clients and revenue to the facility
  • Manage calendaring for the facility and contract/billing
  • Maintain effective and ongoing communication and relationships with the public, all users of the facility, and with other district employees involved with operation and use of the facility
  • Provide tours of facility to prospective tenants and helps identify costing options to help meet budget and event requirements
  • After meeting with clients, prepare a written estimate of expenses. Immediately following event, update the estimate of expenses to reflect any damages to facility, or changes in staffing or equipment utilization
  • Serve as facility representative for all events. Prior to each event, meet or speak with each client to develop a detailed written plan and show file for each event and distribute production information to facility technicians for implementation; show file should include all contact information, timeline of events, production equipment and staffing requirements and an estimate of expenses
  • Serve as front of house representative on site for all outside rentals with the exception of weekly or monthly clients
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Theater maintenance and safety operations;
  • Budget control and planning;
  • Computer skills including the use of Excel, Microsoft Word and calendar schedule software;
  • Techniques to gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion;
  • Principles and techniques to promote and market the facility to current and new clients;
  • Analyze the needs for sound, lighting, audiovisual and special effects for a wide variety of stage and theatre events and provide the best technical service within the limits of the facility;
  • Effectively supervise a variety of safe production activities;
  • Communicate diplomatically, clearly, concisely and effectively both orally and in writing with students, faculty, district employees and clients;
  • Predict future consumable and repair cost of budget projections;
  • Present event related information in a concise, professional, accurate and organized manner;
  • Keep current with knowledge of, and experience with, theatre productions, facilities, equipment and industry practices;
  • Maintain cooperative and professional working relationships with all users of the facility.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This person will spend time changing and adjusting lights in high elevated situations.

Revision Date: 03/28/2017

Initial date: 06/11/2008

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.