Production Manager and Technical Director

Job #2667

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Job Type Full Time
Location Waverly, IA, Iowa
Post Date Jan 4, 2022
Salary 44,000-57,000 commensurate with experience
Summary

Function of Position:
This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services and is
responsible for professionally managing events and spaces, including lighting, sound, video,
staging, staffing and other needs, in Neumann Auditorium, McCaskey Lyceum and other nonclassroom campus locations. In addition to technical responsibilities, this position is responsible for
the management and operation of the front of house. This is an administrative position with a
significant number of variable hours, based on event schedules frequently evening and weekend
work during the academic year and summer. This is a full-time position (12 month).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Serve as production manager and technical director for all events in the campus
performance spaces (Neumann Auditorium, McCaskey Lyceum and other campus
locations) providing leadership and direction for staging, rigging, light, sound
reinforcement, video, set up, tear down, storage of all equipment, staffing, budget
management, technical rider review, scheduling, supervising and front of house support,
and payment. 35%
2. Select, hire, train, schedule and supervise student staff technical and front of house, lighting,
sound, staging and rigging to effectively follow the correct policies and procedures of the
college and technical theatre standards and practices. 10%
3. Serve as lighting, sound designer, video designer, and or stage manager for in-house
performances overseeing all technical aspects of the production process from formulation
through execution. 10%
4. Work with the campus events coordinator to effectively schedule the performance spaces
to ensure effective use of the physical space as well as human and technical resources.
10%
5. Recommend changes to equipment that ensure performance spaces are safe, up-to-date
and effectively used. Understand all regulatory requirements and safety practices,
including OSHA requirements and recommend changes to meet these requirements.
Perform necessary repairs/replacements or send out to appropriate service center. 10%
6. Maintain an inventory of all technical gear (sound reinforcement, lighting, video projection,
rigging, etc.) used in the performance spaces, ballrooms, chapel and athletic venues and
ensure that all are kept in good repair. Perform necessary repairs or send out to
appropriate service center. 3%
7. Correct and annotate student worker hours to provide detailed billing statements to
clients. Including breakouts of set up, tear down, the events themselves, and other
methods of breaking it out for client understanding. 10%
8. Create emergency plans for a variety of incidents (natural and manmade). Accounting for
nature of emergency, audience size variability, and time of year conditions. 5%
9. Provide accurate seating configurations to the ticket office and assist in updating the sales
map. Assist with customer service and/or technical issues at the event arising in the
ticketing process. Track attendance to provide feedback to event sponsors/clients. 5%
10. Stay informed on new advances in technical theatre. 2%

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
• Requires Associates degree in theater production or light and sound or a Bachelor’s degree (preferred).
• Two years of experience working in theater production, lighting, and sound (student experience
accepted)
• Ability to manage a theatre production using industry standard practices.
• Ability to obtain a Class D chauffeur's license.
• Ability to plan for and manage multiple concurrent events.
• Knowledge and training in theatrical rigging systems including (batten - counter weight and arena)
• Evening and weekend work during both the academic year and the summer is required. (Normal hours
are flexible based on event schedules as approved by the supervisor)
• Ability to work at heights of up to 50 feet.
• Knowledge of audio systems and electrical circuitry, including the ability to solder and make other
standard repairs.

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