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Arts Center Technical Director

Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA
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The Arts Center Technical Director is an experienced theater technician who sets a standard of excellence for the technical operations and the physical facility and equipment in the Arts Center at Iowa Western's professional two-theater complex. The Technical Director is the resident authority on the use and operation of live performance systems, including lighting, sound, video, staging, rigging, and A/V systems, as well as support services available in the Arts Center at Iowa Western. The Technical Director is responsible for technical oversight of performances, events, and rental programs, supervision of student and contracted employees, facility safety coordination, and inspection of facility for maintenance needs. The Technical Director works closely with the Arts Center Director and other Arts Center staff, Fine Arts academic department faculty, visiting artists and crew, and other Arts Center users to determine and coordinate the best technical support possible for successful facility utilization for every event. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Advance planning of each event, compiling equipment list needed on a œper show basis and coordinate rental, delivery and pick-up of equipment not in the Arts Center inventory.
  • Oversee coordination/scheduling of technical staffing for all events.
  • Ensure safe working conditions and practices for all Arts Center users through the development and implementation of theater safety training programs and completed safety checks.
  • Oversee use, scheduling, maintenance, and storage of technical equipment inventories including lights, risers, musical instruments, acoustical shell, microphones, lecterns, sound and video equipment, etc.
  • Conduct regular reviews of Arts Center facilities, equipment, and supplies, determining immediate and long-range technical needs.
  • Assist in evaluation and purchase of goods and services as required.

Required Qualification

  • Associates Degree, plus 3 years' experience working in a technical field in a professional entertainment venue or company.
  • Must be a self-starter, capable of working independently without constant direction.
  • Strong competence in the oral and written communication methods needed to accurately translate event design ideas into theatrical reality.
  • Expert technical knowledge of modern sound, lighting, stage, and rigging equipment and the ability to apply this technology to a given production.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in stage operations including technical riders, production schedules, tool and equipment maintenance, rigging, budgeting, and safety.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with various artists, technicians, college staff, students, and community members.
  • Competence in the development and management of budgets for technical equipment and personnel.
  • Knowledge of technical personnel management and scheduling.
  • Ability to pass a background check, have a valid U.S. driver's license and good driving record.

Preferred Qualification

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of drafting and/or theatrical drawing software appreciated (CAD, Vectorworks, Visio, etc.)
  • Able to use intelligent lighting instruments and ETC Ion XE lighting console


Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to withstand occasional long and irregular hours of concentrated physical activity.
  • Must be able to work in catwalks, on grids, in lifts, and be able to climb stairs and ladders.
  • Must be able to work at heights in excess of 30 ft.
  • Manual manipulation of tools and theater instruments.
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk, and hear.

Salary : $60,000-70,0000

Benefits Summary

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Date Posted March 21, 2024
Date Closes May 20, 2024
Requisition 4047
Located In Council bluffs, IA
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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