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Technical Coordinator for the Arts (On-Call Position)

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 0600526
Position Title: Technical Coordinator for the Arts (On-Call Position)
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Job Type: Part-Time
Staff Term:
Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates): TBD - On-Call
Academic Year Schedule (dates):
Faculty Term:
Position Type: Staff
Department: Art/Art History
Job Summary/Basic Function:

Functions of the on-call Technical Coordinator for the Arts position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide technical support for Music, Studio Art, Art History and Creative Writing Department events as assigned, including setup and breakdown of equipment, instruments and furniture.

• Provide technical support for Haas Visiting Artist events in Music, Studio Art, Art History Theatre and Dance Studies, Film and New Media Studies and Creative Writing.

• Provide technical support for other events sponsored by academic departments and other offices, primarily in Weber Theatre, a 355 seat proscenium fly house, and in Kresge Experimental Theatre, a 135 seat black box.

• During the above events, supervise the safe occupancy of performance spaces, and the safe and appropriate use of the systems within.

• Supervise student technicians.

• Lead the timely and complete strike of all equipment, instruments, furniture, set pieces and props after every event.

• Work closely with all staff and faculty in the Watson Fine Arts Center to ensure that technical equipment is properly respected and maintained.

• Assist in maintenance of equipment and facilities related to supported programming.

Minimum Qualifications:

• High school diploma and experience in audio and lighting production for the performing arts and/or special events, including sound reinforcement and monitoring, archival recording, stage lighting installation and operation, and basic troubleshooting of these systems required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to safely and appropriately use audio and stage lighting equipment in live performance.
• Ability to learn and follow established procedures for safe and appropriate use of other systems in performance spaces.
• Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and administrators.
• Ability to supervise students, staff, faculty and visitors in the safe and appropriate use of performance spaces.
• Ability to learn and enforce house rules, and Norton Fire Marshal and Building Inspector regulations during events.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Counterweight fly system operation
• Projection system setup, operation and troubleshooting
• Stage management
• House management
• Crowd Management Experience

Physical Demands
ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have 1,600 undergraduates from 43 US States and 68 countries. More than 20% of our undergraduates are domestic students of color. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Posting Date: 07/31/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

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