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Direct the safe and effective technical operations in the theatre
performance and production support facilities of the Office of the
Arts, including but not limited to, the Cutler Majestic Theatre,
Paramount Theatre, Semel and Greene Theaters, Black Box Theatre,
Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Studios and scene shop.
This is a non-teaching staff position.
Your Job Responsibilities:
Your Other Responsibilities:
- Provide general technical expertise, specialized knowledge,
skilled labor as necessary and facilitate communication to support
the artistic and technical needs of all clients, outside, internal
and student. Be pro-active in the recognition, prevention, and
solution of problems and potential problems for productions,
technical systems, and the overall maintenance of the facility,
including repairs and the purchase of new equipment.
- Evaluate client production plans and translate them into
inventory allocations, purchase and rental orders, crew
assignments, overhire crew calls, production schedules, lighting
and sound plots, electrical layouts, shop orders, and lineset
schedules specific to the O.A. venues.
- Direct and facilitate the technical operations for
presentations, leases and internal events in O.A. facilities
- Work with the technical operations team to provide superior
production values for all activities of the Office of the Arts.
Supervise, hire, and schedule permanent and temporary technical
- Serve as Technical Supervisor on Duty(TSoD) for shows, events,
work calls and rehearsals as assigned. The TSoD will be responsible
for backstage safety, implement the Emergency Evacuation Plan when
necessary, communicate with Front of House personnel, communicate
with outside users and crews, maintain and protect house equipment,
enforce house rules, and supervise part-time Emerson employee stage
crew members and stage door supervisors.
- Coordination and Oversight of Scenic, Props, and Wardrobe for
fully and partially produced Arts Emerson projects including
building sets and props, sourcing props and wardrobe and producing
technical drawings. Acts as technical director for Arts Emerson
produced touring productions, which includes coordination of
scenic, props, and wardrobe elements as well as transportation and
- Support Box Office and Front-of-House operations.
- Collaborate with other Emerson units including Public Safety,
Facilities Management, Property Management, TRF, and Performing
Arts Department faculty and staff as appropriate.
- Maintain and install improvements of technical equipment and
facility, including immediately needed repairs and clean-ups.
Communicate departmental and operational needs with Facilities,
Property Management, and the Senior Production Manager on a
continuing basis. Forecast and plan for future operational changes.
Forecast use requirements for purchasing and upgrading technical
equipment. Report budget expenditures as required to the Director
of Production and Facilities.
- Prepare and ensure weekly communications are distributed to
appropriate internal and external parties, including, but not
limited to, Alley Usage Notices, Building and Crew Schedules.
Compile, prepare, and distribute information on productions. Engage
in long-term client relations by discussing needs and issues on an
- Update electronic calendars as needed to provide accurate daily
personnel and schedule information as directed. Order keys from the
Facilities and Maintenance Department and maintain accurate records
pertaining to their distribution
- Responsible for recruiting, hiring, and scheduling skilled
labor for Stage Door, Scenic,
- General Stage Hands, Properties, Paints, Wardrobe, and
- Other duties as assigned.
Your preferred qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree or 3 to 5 years progressive experience in
technical theatre, venue management or full charge leadership of
- Experience with OSHA regulations as well as state and local
- Knowledge of multiple venues consolidated technical support
- Broad knowledge of commonly used lighting and sound equipment.
Industry standards and practices for stage rigging and
- Industry practices for lighting and A/V shop prep, hang, and
run. Industry practices for remote TV and radio productions.
Industry practices for efficient load-in and -out of the scenery,
lights, etc. Industry practices for equipment maintenance.
- Experience or training in professional technical theatre
- Solid written and verbal communication skills.
- Physical place and existing condition: Exposure to noise, dust,
heat, chemicals, fumes, etc
- Intellectual and mental concentration: Requires Long periods of
mental concentration, Requires the ability to effectively
- Requires the constant coordination of mental and visual
- Requires the ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of
- Requires the ability to lift and move objects that are heavy:
- Requires the ability to lift and move material: Yes
- Requires working in difficult physical positions or bodily
- Travel is defined as travel required to: some but
Grade of Position: A16E
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25
Hiring Range: $62,600.00 - $65,600.00
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