Employment

Working Title

Temporary Lighting, Sound, Projection and Multi-Media Supervisor

Job Title

Theatre Technician II

Brief Description of Work for this Position

The Lighting, Sound, Projection and Multi-Media Supervisor (LSPM) is a part-time staff position whose primary responsibilities are to assist in supporting curricular objectives in the technical areas, assist Faculty with technical courses as assigned by the Department Chairperson or Director of Area (Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer and/or Media Designer) and oversee those production areas within the Department of Theater.

The LSPM works closely with the Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer and/or Media Designer and students enrolled in various labs, Work Study Employees, Departmental Assistants and volunteers: to perform technical work involved in mounting the department’s mainstage and second season productions as designated by the Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer and/or Media Designer.

The duties required in this position are:

1) Propose and implement overall policies, procedures and methodologies in conjunction with the Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer and/or Media Designer

2) Implement standards for stock material inventory and purchase with the Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer and/or Media Designer

3) Oversee the day to day operation of staff and students in the lighting, sound and projections/media areas including usage and maintenance of equipment and facilities

4) With the Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer and/ or Media Designer, determine technical schedules

5) Oversee all areas within the technical production areas of their responsibilities. Determine feasibility of all proposed designs and solutions.

6) Keep accurate records concerning budgeting of expendables for each production

7) Keep accurate records of all lab students for each production

8) With the Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer and/or Media Designer, supervise and critique all student Master Electricians, Audio Engineers and allied crew/staff for each show.

9) Supervise, with the Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer and/or Media Designer, all load-ins and strikes

10) Develop long range goals with regards to materials, equipment and personnel for production areas of their responsibility

11) Develop maintenance schedules (in some cases with the Production Manager, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer and/or Media Designer for building and equipment. Ensure that all equipment is in safe, working order

12) Interface with the Production Manager to recommend budgets and season schedules.

13) Inventory and track expendable supplies before and after the Department of Theatre’s productions and restock as needed.

14) Responsible for supervision, inventory, set-up, and upkeep of the various production areas under their supervision for the Department of Theatre.

15) Work with the Production Manager / Technical Director to insure safe and proper equipment usage for theatre performances.

16) Collaborate with the Production Manager / Technical Director in maintaining and repairing all departmental inventory that pertains to their areas of responsibility, and acting as a resource for troubleshooting.

17) Conduct brief training sessions for the members of the Production Crew on the proper use of equipment.

18) Responsible for training the student board operators in programing and operation of consoles.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The LSPM must be able to:

Work in confined spaces and lift approximately seventy (70) pounds; ability to work at heights on ladder or scissor lift; Ability to instruct in the safe operation of shop machinery and tools.

Work independently, be able to handle multiple tasks, demonstrate a continual desire to improve and gain knowledge of the field, and be able to adapt to changing work situations.

Work with students of differing experience levels in a positive, friendly manner.

Certifications or licensure required to perform the essential functions of the position

BA in Theatre or similar professional experience.

Experience in basic theatrical lighting, projection and sound installation and maintenance of equipment and the ability to read light plots and riser diagrams is required.

Preferred formal education or training, professional skills and work experience

Experience in welding, carpentry and knowledge of ION, Watchout, LED and Moving Light equipment especially beneficial.

First Aid and Adult CPR certification is a plus.

Work Days/Hours

Most hours M-F 9-6 but Nights and weekends as needed

Hours Per Week

30

Anticipated Hiring Range

$15/hour

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please note, this is a temporary position. This position is a 9 month (August-May) part-time (average 30 hours/week) with the possibility of additional summer work. It is extendable for subsequent seasons upon successful reapplication / invitation. The length of the assignment will be based on department need. Employees in temporary positions are not considered permanent state employees and do not earn leave or benefits.

To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position.

For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

Quicklink for Posting

http://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/5264

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 


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