Concert Hall Technical Director

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 09, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Concert Hall Technical Director
University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 5853
Location: School of Music
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Staff Posting Details
Appointment: Regular, full-time (1.0 FTE)

Position Summary: The Concert Hall Technical Director is responsible for providing technical support and management of all Schneebeck Concert Hall and School of Music events located in spaces on campus. The position requires skills in supervision, leadership, organization, management, technical knowledge of audio, video editing, video streaming, and lighting systems, interpersonal skills, and understanding of the organization, programs and procedures necessary to running this high-profile, showcase facility of the university. During the academic year, this position works predominantly for the School of Music while during the summer, it predominantly works for Technology Services.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
    Manage, maintain, and supervise all aspects of technical production for the Schneebeck Concert Hall and School of Music sponsored events (sound reinforcement, lighting, video and audio recording and editing, and set-up) for all events during the school year, including sound design and lighting for Opera Theater. Provide engineering services and post-production for high-quality archival recordings for all events in Schneebeck Hall, including campus lectures, ASUPS sponsored events, School of Music concerts (ensemble, student recitals, etc.), and the faculty Jacobsen Series. Research and advise on necessary equipment and facility improvements for the Schneebeck Concert Hall sound reinforcement, recording, lighting systems, and facility care of seating, curtains, paint, and flooring. Assist and support the campus community for all events that take place in Schneebeck Concert Hall (faculty lectures/sponsored events, president's annual address, Race and Pedagogy Conference, Washington State Supreme Court Justices, ASUPS programming and clubs (of which there are many), community music office, School of Music events, etc.). Maintain an up-to-date master calendar for rehearsals, recitals, concerts, lectures, and other university or external events. Specific to scheduling, work on an ongoing basis with the supportive operating staff in the School of Music, Outreach and Events Coordinator, the Director of Community Music, and Media Services. Produce events both in Schneebeck Concert Hall and Kilworth Chapel. This includes stage set-up and striking, equipment moving (performing or scheduling these moves), and technical needs for an event (audio and video recording/streaming, lighting, presentation screens, microphones, etc.).
  • Coordinate cleaning/maintenance (reporting any needs for custodial work and physical structures in the Concert Hall, Green Room, and lobby) and production systems needs (maintenance, repair, and upgrading specific to lighting, video streaming, and recording, both on annual and as-needed basis).
  • Schedule concert keyboard tunings (grand pianos, fortepiano, harpsichords).
  • Maintain equipment inventories (audio equipment, chairs, music stands, etc.).
  • Write, revise, and enforce the policies and procedures in relation to the operation and use of the Concert Hall as approved by the Director of the School of Music and the Academic Vice President.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities for Technology Services:
  • Troubleshoot and repair classroom and event space A/V equipment
  • Assist in deployment and installation of hardware for classroom A/V technology refreshes
  • Clean and organize Media equipment
  • Perform special technology and media related projects
  • Gather and test equipment for electronics recycling pickup
  • Respond to and close A/V and Media related help tickets
  • Respond to walkups for service and checkouts during summer months
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Select, train, supervise, and promote; assign, oversee and direct work; schedule work hours and evaluate a student staff of 3-5 ushers, 1 lead stage manager, 5 stage managers, and 2 lead production managers, 2 production managers.

Budget Responsibilities: Work with the Director of the School of Music in overseeing the Concert Hall Support Carryover Project (184403).

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in music.
  • Basic knowledge of a variety of musical instruments and musical styles.
  • Ability to read sheet music helpful
  • Professional experience operating and troubleshooting performance venue technology including multi-track recording, audio and video editing, sound set up and reinforcement, and webcasting (audio and video),
  • Computer skills including digital audio workstation programs and systems, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, and Google Suite
  • Strong organizational skills, initiative, and follow through
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, proactively, and work well under time constraints.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including night and weekend hours.
  • Ability to lift/push/pull 25 pounds frequently.
  • Experience as a high-level administrative assistant, including progressively responsible experience in managing office workflow systems.
  • Exceptional eye for detail and ability to produce work accurately.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, Google Suite required
  • Knowledge of website editing and social media management required
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, initiative and follow-through.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to work independently, proactively, and work well under time constraints.
  • Rudimentary understanding of music desirable
  • Ability to work with many sound distractions.

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:
    Resume Letter of Interest

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

Diversity Statement:
    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

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