Assistant Theater Technical Director

Reston, Virginia
$49,526.46 - $82,543.97 Annually
May 06, 2023
May 27, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Reston Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government in Virginia, is seeking a self-starting, highly dependable theatre production specialist.

Successful applicants will be familiar with technical theatre operations, equipment and crew management for a year-round calendar of performances. RCC presents a professional touring artist series, hosts several community-based arts organizations, and offers the community a year-round calendar of special events.

Illustrative Duties

  • Serves as master technician during stage performances including the technical installation of equipment;
  • Conducts training in all areas of technical theater work;
  • Performs or leads preventive and emergency maintenance on stage lighting instruments, cables and controls, sound system, and rigging system;
  • Assists the Technical Theater Director in developing designs for lighting, scenery, sound and stage effects by creating technical drawings of construction details and lighting plots;
  • Assists the supervisor during health and safety inspections, and regularly enforces applicable codes for theatrical technical operations.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the techniques of theater technical operations including rigging, sound systems, lighting and set construction;
  • Ability to train and supervise others;
  • Some knowledge of applicable safety codes and common hazards associated with theater technology;
  • Ability to create technical drawings for set construction details and lighting plots.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; plus formal training in the theater arts, and two years of technical theatrical experience involving work with lighting, sound and stage sets.

Lift Pro Mobile Elevating Work Platform Operator Training (Required within 12 months)

The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in technical theatre, theatre arts, arts management or a related field; plus four years of technical theatre on-the-job experience, including two years of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of Yamaha or similar digital sound consoles and Dante systems, ETC or similar lighting consoles and systems, LED equipment and systems, QLab Live Show Control, Vectorworks, Lightwright, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  • Experience with power and hand tools.
  • Lift Pro Mobile Elevating Work Platform Operator Training required within 12 months of start date.

Work may require considerable strenuous physical exertion, such as frequent climbing of tall ladders and stairs, lifting and pulling. Employee will be required to do some walking, standing, bending and carrying/lifting items up to 50 pounds. In weight. Requires manual dexterity and flexibility of limbs, balance and ability to withstand heights up to 50 feet. Requires excellent hearing and vision. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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