The Theatre Technical Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, supervising and maintaining the Theatre departments two venues (304 seat proscenium theatre and a 65 seat black box theatre) to ensure effective, efficient, safe and timely delivery of all technical staging and AV requirements for events. Position provides technical support to the designers an directors of the main season productions. Position may teach the âœTheatre Practicumâ courses with appropriate certifications and education level requirements.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares, sets up, and strikes for all events that occur within the Performing Arts Center including, but not limited to, venue preparation, equipment set-up, equipment use, crew assignments, troubleshooting issues, simple production cue set-up and programming, strike and storage of all equipment.
Performs maintenance / repair of all technical equipment in the scene shop, lighting shop, properties shop, and the two venues (main stage theatre and the studio theatre) throughout the University Playhouse season.
Works directly with the designers and directors, of the University Playhouse productions, to organize and implement plausible and efficient building plans and schedules in order to successfully mount and open all theatrical productions.
Operates staging and AV equipment.
Provides production oversight and coordination for performances and events within the University Playhouse.
Creates and manages a usable production budget for each of the shows produces within the University Playhouse.
Coordinates, schedules and supervises student workers.
Trains students in areas of lighting, sound, special effects, installation, safety and security as appropriate.
Develops and maintains documentation pertaining to operation and maintenance of production equipment.
Applies knowledge and experience to ensure lights and staging are safe and processes are operationally efficient.
Meets the expectations for safety and reports potential risk to the department head. Remains informed about University emergency response procedures and responds in a timely and efficient manner to all incidents relating to studentsâ™ and safety and well-being.
Ensues that all users of the facilities follow proper safety procedures and assists in conducing safety and training programs.
Ensures that all local, state, and federal safety rules and regulations are followed and adhered to.
Remains abreast of current and best practice standards in relation to technical theatre practices, industry developments and makes recommendations for upgrades to facilities and equipment.
May teach courses (if qualified and assigned).
Education: Bachelorâ™s degree (B.A. or B.S) in Theatre Arts.
Experience / Knowledge / Skills: Related experience and knowledge of theatrical production practices, and theatrical rigging techniques, carpentry and construction methods. Strong knowledge of lighting design, scenic design, sound design, and stage properties design. Supervisory experience. Knowledge of hazards and safety practices involved in theatre technical operations. Organization and time management skills. Interpersonal skills. Written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 50lb objects and work on tall ladders and in high places.
Other Requirements: None
PREFERRED EDUCATION / SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE:
Masterâ™s degree (M.A. or M.S.) in Theatre Arts. Two or more years of work related experience.
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
Internal Number: R-002242
About Texas A & M University - Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce provides a personal educational experience for a diverse community of life-long learners. Our purpose is to discover and disseminate knowledge for leadership and service in an interconnected and dynamic world. Our challenge is to nurture partnerships for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic vitality of Texas and beyond.