Reporting to the Director of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) for a new multi-purpose facility which opened in September 2011, the Technical Supervisor will coordinate with all technical and Front of House (FOH) staff. Will hire, train, and supervise students, volunteers, and any part-time positions needed to accommodate the mission of the Performing Arts Center. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Ensuring all technical needs are met for the PAC and scheduling and overseeing load-in and strike of events and providing technical support for building operations, staff, and user groups;
Advising during rental contract negotiations as to the capabilities of the rental spaces and available equipment and reviewing and approving all technical riders for events and estimating costs of labor and materials;
Serving as a liaison with primary residents, touring companies, guest artists, and other user groups of the facility;
Creating and updating technical specifications for the facility, including all dimensions and equipment;
Managing the storage, inventory, repair, and preventative maintenance of all shop tools and stage equipment, including the inspection and maintenance of the counterweight rigging system;
Participating in long-range planning to serve equipment and facility needs, maintaining familiarity with industry standard technology, and researching and recommending upgrades and capital acquisitions when appropriate; and
Overseeing and implementing safety and security issues in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and industry standards as well as University policies, procedures, and regulations and developing and reinforcing safety program protocol.
State Requirements: A bachelor’s degree and relevant program experience.
FM Preferences: A Master of Fine Arts in Technical Theatre and professional experience with diverse groups. A Bachelor of Arts and a high level of professional experience will be considered. A thorough knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre production, organization, and supervisory management in a multi-purpose facility. Counterweight rigging experience is required, along with a background in sound and carpentry preferred. Familiarity with AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks. Working knowledge of stage automation and operation of stage machinery.
State Classification: Program Coordinator II
Salary: Commensurate with experience, qualifications, and state guidelines.
Work Hours: Work schedule will vary and will include some evening and weekend hours.
Materials Needed: 1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 14-34); 2) completed FM Staff Application; 3) resume; 4) copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate); and 5) the names, e-mail and postal addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.
Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547 or FAX to (843) 661-1202.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.