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Horowitz Center Technical Coordinator

Employer
Howard Community College
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Technical Coordinator is responsible for the technical support and logistics of events held in the Horowitz Center venues, including the Smith Theatre, Monteabaro Recital Hall, The Rouse Foundation Studio Theatre, Dreier Stage and the Horowitz Center Grand Hall. Reporting directly to the Director of Production, the coordinator is responsible for the technical support for events presented by the college and the external community partners. The coordinator hires and maintains a crew of hourly staff as well as oversees students, who support events, ensuring timely and attentive customer service is provided to all users. The Technical coordinator is responsible for proper operation, care and maintenance of equipment in the venues, maintaining space inventories and making upgrade recommendations.

PLANNING AND COMMUNICATION
  • Become familiar with the Horowitz Center Season Schedule.
  • Maintain a detailed events calendar.
  • Work with Horowitz Center Operations Director to ensure adequate staffing of events, providing cost estimates when requested.
  • Meet as needed with Horowitz Center Operations Director to discuss new events and reserve necessary preparation time in each venue.
  • Contact Facility Users upon receipt of technical information form to verify needs.
  • Provide necessary consultation to Facilities Users to clarify needs and determine technical equipment and personnel necessary to stage events.
  • Initiate production meetings with Facilities Users and appropriate Horowitz Center staff as needed to ensure the technical needs of facility users are met.
  • Initiate requests with other college departments including but not limited to, environmental services, facilities, front of house staff, etc to help support venue users.
  • Follow-up with facility users prior to each event to verify needs, and make adjustments for additional requests.
  • Check email and phone messages daily.
  • Respond in a timely manner to requests from facility users.
  • Research and work with entire Horowitz Center team to develop and meet technical budgetary, personnel and time requirements for all events.

EVENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as principal technical support technician for events in the Horowitz Center Venues.
  • This includes, but is not limited to running, audio, video, lighting, load-in's for events held in the venues.
  • Schedule hourly/temporary technicians to adequately support all Horowitz center venue users.
  • Ensure venues are prepped for users and reset at the conclusion of an event for the next users.
  • Assist guest designers in installation and execution for events.
  • Report consumables needs for events (gels, spike tape etc…) to the ATD.
  • Ensure adherence to fire code and equipment regulations during events.

CREW TRAINING AND SUPERVISION
  • Hire, train, and build a support team of hourly/temporary theatre technicians to support events in the Horowitz Center.
  • Oversee required training for crew members, including college safety and emergency procedures.
  • Supervise and evaluate crew members, student workers and volunteers, monitoring use of equipment and tools, ensuring safety.
  • Work with Entertainment Technology students to train and ensure best practices are being followed when working events.
  • Recruit Horowitz Center events over-hire staff and students, following established HCC procedures.
  • Inform assigned technicians of event needs, and send updates as needed.
  • Contact crew members one week prior to each event to confirm work schedule and review event needs.
  • Maintain communication with technicians to stay abreast of technician skills, contact information and general availability.
DAILY OPERATIONS
  • Ensure Horowitz Center equipment is properly allocated between venues to best support users.
  • Maintain accurate records of repairs of equipment and/or report issues to appropriate Horowitz Center staff.
  • Maintain secure storage of equipment and supplies.
  • Adhere to all HCC regulations regarding purchase orders, petty cash and time sheet procedures.
  • Maintain professional standards for all Arts and Humanities performance venues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required
#CB #HCCJOBS #JOBSINTHEARTSKNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
  • An AA degree in Technical Theatre OR equivalent experience, plus one year minimum experience in a similar position preferred.
  • Working knowledge of safety codes and operating procedures.
  • Creative understanding and knowledge of theatre technology in the areas of lighting, sound, stage rigging, stage machinery, projections and special effects.
  • Management and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with internet and computer software applicationsi.e. e-mail, calendar, word processing, spreadsheet, database, CAD, etc.
  • First aid and CPR certified or willing to complete certification process.
  • Valid driver's license.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of this job.
  • Performs all duties while considering the impact of any actions on the college's sustainability initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.

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