Overhire Music / Theatrical / Stage Technician

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Assignments will vary depending on the event and crew, and will include serving as crew supervisor, stagehand, stage manager, sound technician, lighting or projection operator, recording engineer, event supervisor, etc.
  • Provide support operating, preparing and supervising the facilities, performances, events and student workers in Performance and Production venues on campus.
  • Provide technical support and supervision for performances and special events.
  • Set up, programming, operation and strike systems, staging and equipment for productions and events.
  • Set up, programming, and operation of sound, lighting and projection systems and equipment.
  • Supervision of Shop Facilities in support of safe use of resources.
  • Support load in and strike for events.
  • Crew supervision in support of performances and events such as academic and visiting artist concerts, academic, student and guest performances, lectures, recording sessions, academic ceremonies, conferences, external rental events.
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience in one or more of the following entertainment technology areas: stage management and operations, live sound / recording engineering, theatrical lighting and electrics, projections, video production, event streaming, rigging, carpentry, safety, etc.
  • Ability to mentor and supervise crew of student technicians, and interface with front of house and event producer teams.
  • Creative problem solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot operations, connectivity, signal flow, and production systems.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills as required to support and prioritize multiple sometimes conflicting requests.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, analyze needs, and make decisions related to the needs of events and clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to train, supervise and mentor student workers.
  • Ability to develop, read, understand and communicate production plans to constituents.
  • Schedule that will accommodate flexible event needs with the understanding that many events take place on evenings and weekends.
  • Experience and comfort working with strong personalities while maintaining a calm demeanor and easy going attitude.
  • Experience maintaining a safe working environment for crew, performers and audiences.
  • High School Diploma.
Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of the position. If the requested accommodation(s) cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, the applicant may not be eligible for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Software experience with Qlab, recording software such as ETC lighting tools, Protools, Logic, Sequoia, Yamaha sound console remote control, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively as a part of the production team.
  • Work experience in event production in an educational setting.
  • Work experience at TCNJ or in similar performance venues.
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a related field.
Physical Demands:
  • Must be able to effectively work in a darkened backstage environment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be comfortable working on stairs, ladders and lifts, at heights exceeding 35 feet.
Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background check and reference checks.
About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found.

In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.

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