Technical Director

Position Details

Position Information

Title Technical Director
Department UA Presents (7301)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Coordinates and ensures readiness of technical elements of stage productions which include lighting, sound, scenery and equipment requirements.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Coordinates the activities and training of subordinates.
• Coordinates the execution or executes the set-up and design of sound and/or lighting systems. Operates sound and/or lighting systems.
• Sets-up and operates theatrical rigging equipment, including double-purchase counterweight system, chain hoists, truss, and other equipment as necessary.
• Coordinates with artists or production representatives and reads contracts to ascertain needs for the production; determines feasibility and makes arrangements for special staging, rental equipment, special effects, parking and security.
• Assists in determining staffing needs and scheduling crews for events.
• Monitors budget for each event advising appropriate party if approaching budgetary limit.
• Coordinates the stage and equipment set up and the loading and unloading of trucks.
• Designs and builds equipment using power tools.
• Recommends purchase of new or replacement equipment; orders and obtains materials for production.
• Consults with program or stage chairpersons of amateur organizations to coordinate production ideas and provide advice regarding feasibility of ideas.
• Oversees and maintains inventory on all items and equipment; participates in ordering or orders supplies.
• Performs safety checks on equipment and facilities ensuring safety guidelines are being met.
• Conducts backstage tours as required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of stage management principles and practices.
• Skill in stage production methods and techniques.
• Carpentry, welding, and general shop safety skills.
• Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with a major in Drama or related field AND two years of stage management and theater production experience; OR, six years of stage drama experience which includes three years of stage management and theater production experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• 2 years of experience designing and mixing audio in a 2000+ seat venue.
• 2 years of experience in theatrical rigging and working understanding of related industry standards.
• 2 years of experience supervising stage crews

Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week varies
Job Category General
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $27,389-$40,128 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24556
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 03/05/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Teri McGill

Open Date 02/21/2018
Review Start Date 02/26/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree with a major in Drama or related field AND two years of stage management and theater production experience; OR, six years of stage drama experience which includes three years of stage management and theater production experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience with any of the following areas regarding technical theater; lighting, sound, spot light, flyrail or any other theater skills you may possess.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please be specific and describe your experience supervising and directing the work of others, including training and coordinating workflow.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents