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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Edison Theatre and 560 Music Center. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Technical Director / Master Electrician (TD/ME) is a full-time 12-month position reporting directly to the Operations Manager. The TD/ME in partnership with the TD/Facility Manager (TD/FM) and the TD/Audio Engineer (TD/AE) is responsible for the technical preparation and production with knowledge and experience in various lighting, video, sound and rigging systems for all events in the 656-seat Edison Theatre and the 560 Music Center 1100-seat Concert Hall, 300-seat Ballroom, and 75-seat Recital Hall. The TD/ME is the primary liaison for lighting/projection needs of the Edison Theatre and the 560 Music Center.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintain, repair and purchase lighting equipment as required.
- Coordinate with renter lighting designers and oversee light plot
- Implement all light plots, sound plots and rigging needs as detailed in the plans provided the facility users.
- Design rep and custom light plots as required.
- Serve as lighting designer for various rental events.
- Oversee light hangs, light board programming and focus calls.
- Co-manage production budget for short and long term purchases/expenses with TD/FM
- Serve as liaison for outside organizations, Washington University student groups and departments who are renting/utilizing the Edison.
- Serve as primary contact for users of the Edison and 560 Music Center regarding all lighting and video requirements.
- Attend staff meetings as necessary to review rental requests.
- Prior to each event, attend meetings with the Production Coordinator and event organizers to discuss the schedule, crew, and technical needs for the event.
- Supervise all technical aspects of rental events including but not limited to rental schedules, crew, and technical needs. This is a shared responsibility with the TD/FM.
- Act as facility manager for rehearsals and performances of rental events. This is a shared responsibility with the TD/FM..
- Responsible for strike and transitions to move from one event to the next.
- Assist in completing and submitting post show reports for each event.
- Hire, train, and supervise student and overhire technical staff. This is a shared responsibility with the TD/FM.
- Responsible for posting crew calls and making sure all calls are filled.
- Provide cross-training to technical staff in areas of expertise.
- Coordinate with TD/FM and conduct annual safety training for new and returning crew.
- Process and approve bi-weekly crew payroll in the absence of the TD/FM.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced technical theatre degree preferred
- 3-5 years theater facility management and technical theater leadership experience
- 3-5 years lighting design for live theater, music and dance
- 3-5 years technical crew staff management experience. Experience in a university environment a plus.
- Flexible work schedule with availability evenings and weekends
- Strong lighting and sound skills required for live, professional performing arts events
- Experience in using ETC Ion lighting consoles.
- Ability to install and operate conventional and intelligent lighting.
- Experience in using digital and analog soundboards.
- Knowledge of double purchase flyrail systems.
- Ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to deal with changes in a positive, professional manner
- Excellent supervisory, motivational management, and community building skills
- Strong communication skills required
- Ability to work with diverse groups including university and surrounding communities
- Knowledge and experience in the training and management of a staff including university students
The hiring range for this position is $47,476 - $54,054 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan
-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
-Free Life Insurance
-Health, Dental, Vision
-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
-Long Term Disability Insurance
-Flex Spending Plan
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include a cover letter as the first page of your resume upload.