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Technical Director - Young Auditorium

Company: UW Whitewater
Location: Whitewater
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

JOB DETAILS:The Technical Director has ongoing responsibility for all of Young Auditorium's technical operations and for all performance related equipment. The Auditorium's Technical Director is the resident authority on the use and operation of all in-house systems including; lighting, sound, video, staging, rigging, computer systems, rental equipment, as well as outside technical support service. The Technical Director reports to the Auditorium Director and works closely with the auditorium staff, touring companies, and campus and community users to determine and deliver high-quality customer-friendly technical support. This is accomplished with a stage crew consisting of students that are hired, trained and supervised by the Technical Director and as appropriate volunteer workers. QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum Qualifications:Three years of experience in technical theatre management and/or professional concert sound and lighting production (including sound, lighting, rigging, audio visual and recording)Ability to adjust schedule to meet the needs of this positionCustomer-friendly interpersonal skills that enable relating well to the diverse students, faculty, administrative staff, community members and professional contacts that this position encountersPreferred Qualifications:A bachelor's degree in a technical theatre arts related field or equivalent professional technical direction experienceKnowledge Skills and Abilities:Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drillsAbility to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds RESPONSIBILITIES:Technical Duties:Serve as technical operations director for all events presented in Young Auditorium, providing professional quality technical support including obtaining and operating equipment and services to fulfill contractual obligationsEffectively plan and advance dates for all technical requirements, staffing, and logistics for all performances with all Young Auditorium facilities users, and specifically with Young Auditorium contracted professional touring artistsMaintain excellent relationships with campus/community peers and directors, and other venues and technicians to aid in staffing, equipment rental/loans, and other resourcesSupervisory Duties:Provide friendly leadership and guidance regarding all technical needs for all groups using the Young Auditorium facilitiesRecruit, train, and lead a well-trained UWW student stage and technical crewDevelop and administer training programs for the stage crewUtilize volunteers from volunteer pool for tasks, where possibleSafety Duties:Ensure safe working conditions and practices for all users. Follow and insure adherence to local and national public assembly, building, NFPA, ANSI, ETCP, and OSHA codes, regulations and best practicesWork with Young Auditorium Director to plan and implement evacuation/shelter-in-place procedures for artists and backstage staffMaintenance DutiesMaintain a full equipment inventory and replacement scheduleCoordinate preventative maintenance and repair for Young Auditorium equipmentImplement policies relating to the usage of equipment and the facilityDevelop long range planning for the equipment and infrastructure of the facilityOffice DutiesAssume leadership role and provide project management for facility Art, Lighting, Media, and beautification projectsCompute and process billing for technical services providedResponsible for payroll of student technical crewDevelop and implement a budget to determine and minimize staffing expendituresComplete Young Auditorium special projects and programs as assignedAttend Young Auditorium staff meetingsActively engage with and support Young Auditorium teamSupervision ReceivedThis position receives supervision from the Director of Young AuditoriumSupervision ExercisedThis position supervises part time student employees, road show personnel, private contractors hired to provide special services, and volunteersThis description attempts to indicate the kinds and levels of responsibilities given to this title and shall not be construed as defining all specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. It is not intended to limit or modify the right of supervisors to assign, direct, and control the work of their employees. Statements of employee duties are not intended to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of responsibility.COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:Well-qualified candidates can expect a minimum starting annual salary of $58,000.UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:Applications received by June 5, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or questions regarding this position, please contact:Jay CraggsArt Program Director - Young Auditorium262-472-5630craggsj@uww.eduPDN-99213747-ee08-4829-9527-ef8e7337c85c

Keywords: UW Whitewater, Madison , Technical Director - Young Auditorium, Executive , Whitewater, Wisconsin

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