Production Manager - Lighting and Sound Technician
Department: Drama Department
Duration of Position: Full year / Full time
Position Type: Administrator
Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Number: 1001581
About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke free/tobacco free campus.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesUnder the supervision of the Department Chair and Director of Theater, the Production Manager participates in the construction, preparation, and installation of lighting and sound equipment for the Drama Department. The Production Manager works with the Faculty Design Professor and supervises student work in technical areas related to lighting and sound.
Works with the Department Chair, Director of Theater and Technical Director in production scheduling, budget allocation, resource and room allocation for Drama Department season;
Installation of sound and lighting for theater productions;
Construct, operate, maintain and oversee lighting and sound stage materials and equipment;
Organize and maintain storage areas for maximum security and performs related supervision functions as needed for the drama department;
Purchase supplies pertaining to lighting and sound used for theater production. Maintains inventories and cost control records of tools, supplies, and equipment for the lighting and sound department;
Assist Technical Director in setup, strike and storage of all stage equipment used in rehearsals and performances. Open theater for theater events and checks stage, lighting, ventilation and equipment to ensure proper operation;
Supervise use of theater and other related shop areas when used by large classes or for special events and non-department programming;
Supervise student work crews in lighting and sound department;
Maintain tools and supplies used by students in technical classes and rehearsals;
Perform technical duties required for safe and efficient production of theater performances, and related laboratories;
Work as a liaison between non-departmental and summer programming, including New York Stage and Film and Vassar Class Reunion;
Perform duties needed to ensure the safe and efficient operation of theater performance and shop areas;
Perform additional duties as required.
Qualifications Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in drama/theater with emphasis in technical theater preferred. An Associate's degree with four years of full-time professional experience may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree; A minimum of four years of experience in the operation and maintenance of stage lighting and sound equipment; two years of production management experience and/or stage management in a theater or academic setting; Expert knowledge of record keeping procedures and safety precautions as represented in OSHA specifications. This includes the ability to recognize potential safety hazards, correct them, and use safe work practices; Expert knowledge of stage rigging and stage machinery, ability to use power and hand tools, lighting, sound, and related equipment used in stage production work. This includes sound reinforcement practice and theory, sound recording practice and theory and entertainment lighting practice and theory; Expert knowledge of methods, procedures and tools used in stage set construction and maintenance; Expert knowledge in computer applications including sound editing, basic graphic design and layout, computer aided drafting (CAD), word processing, and research; Must be able to communicate and delegate tasks clearly. This includes identifying strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to a problem; Must have the ability to meet schedules and time lines, sustain regular work attendance, exercise initiative and mature judgment and work as a member of a team; Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot technical problems encountered in theater productions; Must be able to maintain cooperative relationships with students, faculty, staff and the general public; Ability to move/transport objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance and objects greater than 50 pounds with assistance. Must be able to remain in a stationary position and/or maneuver for extended periods of time. Ability to ascend/descend ladders and work at heights from ladders more than 12 feet from the ground for an extended period of time.
Required Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents
Special Instructions to Applicants To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach your resume, contact information for 3 professional references, and a cover letter (Word or PDF format required). This position will remain open until filled.
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Copyright 2017 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.
Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.