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
- Meet as needed with Horowitz Center Operations Director to
discuss new events and reserve necessary preparation time in each
- 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
- 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
- Research and work with entire Horowitz Center team to develop
and meet technical budgetary, personnel and time requirements for
CREW TRAINING AND SUPERVISION
- 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
- Report consumables needs for events (gels, spike tape etc…) to
- Ensure adherence to fire code and equipment regulations during
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Working knowledge of safety codes and operating
- 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
- Valid driver's license.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in
- 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