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Located in the Production Services area within Student Engagement and Campus Life, reporting to the Assistant Director for Production Services, the primary purpose of this position will be to work to ensure the success of student events by acting as the Production Advisor/Planner for larger student organization events. This position will work with clients ahead of time to plan and assemble production needs including show outlines, cue sheets, basic drawings, input lists and any other required documentation and system preparation needed to provide successful event support. This position will only serve as the onsite contact for select events to oversee equipment installations and to ensure a smooth transition from the implementation phase to the execution phase of an event. The position will also develop the contract of services for clients.
Undergraduate degree in Theatrical Production, Electronics or related field, or equivalent related experience. Experience with production services and/or event management. Working knowledge of both analog and digital audio, lighting, and video systems. Basic technical troubleshooting and diagnostic skills. General knowledge of rigging practices and systems associated with theatrical venues and production tour rigging. Ability to coordinate the proper lay out and use of sound and lighting system components. Previous experience in a customer service related field. Previous experience supervising and directing the work of others. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully work and interact with a diverse group of clientele and student employees with varying levels of experience. Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. Ability to work in a fast paced environment and regularly adjust priorities to successfully meet production deadlines.
Previous professional experience in Production Support or Technical Theatre. Previous experience with basic QLab programming and operation. Previous experience working in a university or academic setting. Previous experience supervising students. Knowledge of Vector Works, Visio, AutoCAD, or similar drafting/drawing/design software in a professional setting.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 02/02/2017