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Performing Arts Technician (Casual, Non-Benefits Eligible)

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Performing Arts Technician (Casual, Non-Benefits Eligible)

Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Position Title:
Performing Arts Technician (Casual, non-benefits eligible)

Position Type:
Part time

Weis Center for the Performing Arts

Staff Non-exempt

Job Summary:
The Performing Arts Technician provides recurring technical support for rehearsals and performances at The Weis Center for the Performing Arts and occasionally support at events sponsored by The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at other venues such as The Campus Theatre. With technical knowledge, the Performing Arts Technician pool provides all manner of production services including lighting, audio, video, rigging, staging, stage management, occasional front-of-house assistance, and other duties as requested. This position assists with productions spanning multiple genres such as music, dance, theater, and lectures. Performing Arts Technicians are expected to provide excellent support and services to students, faculty, staff, and external clients. They will be directed by the full-time staff to exceed client expectations in a supportive and helpful manner.

Job Duties:

  • Support the direction of the Weis Center Technical Director and Operations Director.
  • In preparation for events, the technician provides setup support of staging elements, including chairs, stands, platforms, risers, audio and lighting equipment, and musical instruments.
  • The technician participates in load-in, setup, operation, and load-out of equipment.

  • Depending on the needs of the show, the technician may help support the setup and operation of technical equipment, including the lighting console, audio console, focus of lighting fixtures, running audio lines, projections, and any additional audio-visual requirements as required.
  • During rehearsals and performances, the technician may serve multiple functions depending on each event's needs, including but not limited to: deckhand, stage manager, lighting console operator, audio console engineer, or event assistant.
  • Technicians help maintain a safe and compliant environment, which meets the OSHA and University requirements for worker, performer, and patron safety. The technician ensures that all stage elements are secure and safe.
  • Technicians understand that the expertise level of the presenters varies, and is capable of being flexible as well as supportive throughout all phases of the production process.
  • While most events occur at The Weis Center, the candidate must be capable of supporting conventional and non-conventional venues, i.e. outdoor or multi-purpose spaces, throughout the University.
  • Willingness to offer front-of-house support and assistance as needed
  • Actively contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
  • In cooperation with the Technical Director / Assistant Technical Director, supervise and help train backstage members of the Weis Center student staff.
  • Other duties as requested

    Minimum qualifications:

  • Willingness and ability to work with a flexible schedule, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays and long hours.

  • Experience in live event operations, preferably in a University setting or comparable experience in the live event industry.

    Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience and understanding of at least one of the following production elements: lighting systems, audio reinforcement, and stage management.

    Physical demands:

    Ability to lift 50 lbs., climb ladders, work at heights, and safely handle rigging needs at Weis Center. Ability to stay on feet for extended periods of time when necessary to complete tasks

    Job Exempt:

    Salary Range:
    $20.00 - $20.00
    The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.



    Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)- g
  • full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • myriad other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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