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Theater Technical Staff

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under general supervision, manage and coordinate the operations, maintenance, and scheduling of the technical productions, performances, programs, and special events held at GPAC and the Grove. Having an all-around technical system foundation, additionally, this position requires a heavy focus on the operations, building, and troubleshooting of A/V technical systems.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater or related field preferred. Minimum of four years technical theater experience involving sound, video, and staging techniques that include two years in a supervisory capacity; or any combination of education, training, and experience providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform essential job functions.

Work Environment:

  • Indoor and Outdoor work required.
  • Flexible work hours are required depending on the Events and Show Calendar. Early mornings at times however, late nights and weekends are very common.
  • At-height-work required at times (Proper understanding and implementation of PPE).
  • Standing Long hours and Walking long distances are required at times.
  • Sitting and computer work in an office environment required at times.

Preferred Software Proficiency:

  • User of and understanding within Google Workspace including but not limited to:
  • Gmail/Docs/Sheets/Slides/Forms/Drive (digital work environment)
  • Advance/Power user of Audio,Lighting,Video control software Preferred
  • (ie. Dante Controller / Powerpoint / ETC/ Google Workspace)

Type: Overseeing Varieties of Technical Aspects and Personnel *80-90%

Job Task:

  • Administer technical preparations for staged events in accordance with facility schedule; direct stage crews and perform or oversee move-in, set-up, event operation, tear down, and move-out of events and production equipment.
  • Supervise the operation of all technical systems and house equipment including computerized lighting systems, sound systems, mechanical rigging, and related technical systems including, selecting staff, scheduling, assigning and evaluating work, training, and recommending disciplinary action or termination.
  • Within budgetary constraints, oversee maintenance and supervise repairs with industry vendors as required.
  • Requisition supplies for general operations and maintenance of technical equipment.
  • Handle in-house meetings and setups independently from outside vendors.

Work Output:

  • Creation of reports for minor repairs and preventive maintenance on equipment to the Director of Technical Department.
  • Onsite Supervision of department leads and crew during setup/show/striking of technical productions, performances, programs, and special events held at GPAC and the Grove.
  • Ensures work environments are adequate and safe within industry standards and crew operating within best use practices.
  • Recommends modification or replacement of equipment to improve operations to the Director of Technical Department.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and hold oneself accountable.
  • Lead risk assessment workgroups, continuing to outline goals specific to the scope of assessment in the discussion.

Skills:

  • Ability to plan, develop, schedule, and provide the technical support required for each event or performance.
  • Rigorous, in-depth knowledge of audio and video systems at GPAC and The GROVE.
  • Ability to report minor repairs and preventive maintenance on equipment
  • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with various groups, vendors, co-workers.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and extreme high-level attention to detail.
  • Intensive and comprehensive knowledge of practices, theories, and policies involved in the entertainment industry within, but not limited to, ESTA, ANSI, and OSHA.

Type: Reporting and Meetings *10-20%

  • Must report into existing systems of after action reports and assist when updating reporting systems used at GPAC.
  • Attend Staff and Production meetings.
  • Add value to internal meetings with informational reporting.
  • Attend site visits when required for potential and upcoming projects and summarize findings to Technical Department.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $35,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Evenings as needed
  • Weekends as needed

Work Location: In person