Theatre Production Technician
Salary range: 27
Reports to: Theatre Facilities Supervisor
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works irregular work hours,
Under the general direction of the Theatre Facilities Supervisor, organize, coordinate, train, oversee and perform skilled work in the operation and maintenance of the Performing Arts Theatres and Auditoriums at Schools in the District. Operate technical equipment and systems in Performing Arts Theatres and School Auditoriums.
Perform a broad range of technical duties and support functions related to the production of performances and events, and the utilization of the Theatre facilities by students, staff and the public. Provide technical assistance and support to various users, maintain and repair a variety of theatrical and audiovisual equipment. Be able to work a flexible workweek. Perform other duties as required.
High School Diploma or equivalent, and any combination equivalent to two years of college level course work in Theatre Technology, Fine Arts, or related field, and three years working in Theatre Production or related field.
Experience should cover a wide range of duties in Technical Theatre work (lighting, audio, carpentry, projection, electrical, electronic, other effects). Experience supervising volunteers, interns, or students preferred.
- Prepare light, audio and other production systems for events for the purpose of operating such systems during events with responsibility to independently interpret requirements and anticipate and resolve problems in order to accomplish successful presentations in District Theatres and performing spaces
- Provide and/or supervise technical support to the users of the facilities
- Train and supervise students, staff and community volunteers in the technical utilization of the facilities
- Work directly with each of the performing arts departments to create performances that meet the vision of the Teachers of those areas
- Facilitate, oversee and guide the technical work of staff or public utilizing the District Theatres or performing spaces
- Provide support and assistance in the construction of sets and props, lighting, sound and other items needed for production
- Perform skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of theatrical and audiovisual equipment contained in the assigned facilities
- Monitor and communicate to the Supervisor of Theatre Facilities inventory, supply, and repair needs.
- Provide support and assistance in Theatre operation
- Ensure that Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and safety standards are observed and enforced
- Maintain equipment inventory
- Communicate with positive, diplomatic direction, with students, faculty, District, and community members
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Ensure the safety, cleanliness, presentation, and repair of the entire facility for both event rehearsals and performances.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of Stagecraft and Stage Operations, including lighting, sound, rigging and other stage equipment, and Theatre Safety;
- Ability to 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 Auditorium facilities;
- Maintain cooperative working relationships with all users of the facilities.
- Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell.
Must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move more than 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color 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 irregular work hours, near moving mechanical parts, and in outside weather conditions, and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Work Year: 12 Months
Revision Date: 03/28/2017
Initial date: 05/01/2016
Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.