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Technical Director

Published on September 27, 2019

Department(s): Memorial Auditorium Convention Center

Location: Pittsburg, KS

The City of Pittsburg, KS is seeking applicants for the position of Technical Director at the Memorial Auditorium. The Technical Director will direct the operation, maintenance, design, modification, and fabrication of all sound, lighting, video, set, mechanical rigging, and related technical systems used in support of stage productions, conventions, exhibits, and related events occurring in Memorial Auditorium. Events include Community Theater productions, Contemporary dance productions, High school theatrical events, local school music programs, movies, concerts, comedy and business conferences as well as a variety of music and other activities requiring sound, lighting, video, set work and other technical production needs.


Qualifications

• Knowledge of contemporary and traditional event production and presentation techniques for theater, dance, music, film and lectures as well as special events and festival management.
• Knowledge of venue management practices and techniques.
• Knowledge of principles of budget administration, City policy and procedures, ordinances and fire/life safety codes, particularly codes related to stage productions
• Ability to carry out needs outlined in contracts and riders with vendors, entertainers, event producers and equipment suppliers
• Assist in forming and implement a strategic mission, vision and goals for the City’s special event/festival program, especially related to technical aspects.
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with Auditorium Manager, co-workers, employees, patrons, and promoters.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, contractors, volunteers, sponsors, media and the public
• Obtain approval from Auditorium Manager for contract labor as needed for stage productions; complete necessary paperwork and secure workers.
• Prepare advance cost estimates for internal and external users for any additional labor and equipment and work to adhere to budget requirements.
• Execute procedures and techniques related to the design, maintenance, and operation of stage lighting, video projection, electronic sound systems, and mechanical rigging.


Requirements

• Three to five years in theatre, stage production; sound system set up, lighting, video & technical production; or
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work

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