Auxiliary Events Technical Director

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Professional/ Technical
Salary: $49,815 - $62,269
Division: Provost
Department: Student Affairs

Schedule Information: Dependent upon events scheduled, work schedule consists of flexible days and hours including nights and weekends.

Hours per Week: 37.5

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick, Vacation, and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Work Conditions: Work is outdoor and indoors in nature. Employee will occasionally push a cart carrying equipment up to 200 lbs. Employee must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Climbing ladders and working on scaffolding and open grate cat walks up to 60 feet off the ground will be required occasionally. The work schedule consists of flexible days and hours including nights and weekends.

Duties of Position: Performs technical setup of theatre lighting and sound equipment as well as any additional staging equipment to provide smooth running, strike and clean up needed for events in the outdoor pavilion. 

Assists with technical setup of theatre lighting and sound equipment as well as any additional staging equipment to provide smooth running, strike and clean up needed for events in the Performing Arts Center, J Theatre and the Drama Lab. 

Operates computerized lighting control systems in the Performing Arts Center, Drama Lab, J Theatre and outdoor pavilion.

Performs lighting hang, aim and focus for productions in the Performing Arts Center and Drama Lab.

Designs lighting and sound plots for productions in the Performing Arts Center, Drama Lab, J Theatre and outdoor pavilion.

Recommends for hire, provides direction, trains, schedules and oversees the day to day activities of all part-time technical support personnel and student aides with input from the PAC Technical Director; provides internship supervision if appropriate.

Trains all part-time technical support personnel in proper safety procedures for the counterweight fly system, personnel lifts, motorized chain hoists, truss rigging, winch motors, scenic rigging, theatrical lift, lighting equipment and lighting walkways with input from the PAC Technical Director.

Coordinates the technical and stage setup needs for all Music Department events across campus and all non-Theatre Department events in the Drama Lab.

Assists with the lighting hang, aim and focus for productions in the Performing Arts Center,
J Theatre and Drama Lab.

Coordinates with vendors and suppliers to schedule and facilitate the loading and unloading of trucks for equipment that is rented or purchased for productions in the outdoor pavilion. Responsible for the loading and unloading of trucks for equipment that is rented or purchased for productions.

Maintains equipment; recommends the purchase of new or replacement equipment; orders and obtains materials for productions where appropriate and ensures proper storage of theatrical staging equipment.

Performs routine maintenance of equipment in the Performing Arts Center, J Theatre and Drama Lab under the supervision of the Technical Director. Performs on-site supervision of events to ensure all technical production requirements are met during events.

Maintains current knowledge of the functioning and operation of computerized lighting and sound control systems.

Operates theatrical equipment in a safe and efficient manner as dictated by safety and training guidelines for the department.

Performs safety checks on equipment and facilities ensuring safety guidelines are being met. Researches and recommends new safety products and areas for safety improvement in the performance spaces.

Attends monthly staff meetings, division meetings and any production meetings as required by event sponsor.

Monitors and keeps within the Theatre/Box Office budget each year.

Maintains inventories on Event Management department technical lighting, sound and staging equipment.

Demonstrates continuous effort to improve technical skills and knowledge in the operation of all theatrical equipment in the outdoor pavilion, Performing Arts Center, J Theatre and Drama Lab.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements: B.A. or B.F.A. in technical theatre preferred, Bachelors Degree required.

Experience Requirements: Three years of technical theatre experience, which includes but is not limited to carpentry, electric, computer lighting systems and sound design. Two years experience in general maintenance of technical equipment and technical service area. 

Application Review:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: February 11, 2020.

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

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