The Assistant Technical Director works closely with the Technical Director in developing, constructing, and maintaining the lighting and sound equipment for daily facility operations and scheduled special events in the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, JQH Arena, Hammons Student Center, Plaster Stadium, and Betty and Bobby Allison North and South Stadiums. The Assistant Technical Director provides production assistance to University departments and organizations as well as commercial entertainers, organizations, and groups utilizing the athletic and entertainment facilities, recommends appropriate staging, tightening of counterweight ropes, lighting, and sound techniques for scheduled events and performances. The Assistant Technical Director supervises production and technical crews composed of student and temporary employees and acts as the Technical Director's representative when the Technical Director is unavailable for athletic events, shows, and meetings.
Description of Primary Duties:
Assists the Technical Director in ensuring that athletic, entertainment, and special events at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, JQH Arena, Hammons Student Center, Plaster Stadium, and Betty and Bobby Allison North and South stadiums have sufficient and suitable lighting and sound support by determining the desired lighting and sound effects required for specific events, designing special purpose or unique lighting and sound systems, if required, from instructions provided by stage managers, installing and repairing lighting and sound equipment following blueprints and wiring diagrams, operating controls to supply electrical and lighting effects, and positioning and operating lighting and sound equipment during events or performances
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required; a Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Experience: Three years of progressively responsible experience in technical operations, theatre, concert, or entertainment production at a comparable facility, which includes experience in stage lighting operations, sound reinforcement and design, development, counterweight operations, construction, maintenance, and operations, is required. If the educational level is the Bachelor's degree, two years of progressively responsible experience in technical operations, theatre, concert, or entertainment production at a comparable facility, which includes experience in stage lighting operations, sound reinforcement and design, development, counterweight operations, construction, maintenance, and operations, is required.
Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Supervisory skills are required. The ability to design and construct production equipment from sketches, diagrams or plans is required. The ability to read and understand floor plans, color schemes, stage lighting, and basic construction plans or blueprints is required. Mechanical skills in the construction, operation, and minor repair of sound and lighting equipment and the use of hand and power tools are required.
Effort: The ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 100 pounds on a frequent basis is required. The position requires prolonged standing, frequent bending or stooping, and climbing of steps and ladders. This position will occasionally be required to work on a grid at a height of at least 90 feet.
Other: The scope of the job frequently requires evening and weekend work, particularly during major athletic or entertainment events, lectures, and/or rehearsals.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The first date of consideration will be July 16, 2018, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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