Technical and Rigging Supervisor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 22, 2023
Oct 11, 2023
Full Time
Technical and Rigging Supervisor, Center for the Arts The George Mason University Center for the Arts seeks qualified candidates for the Technical and Rigging Supervisor position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Position:The Technical and Rigging Supervisor provides comprehensive execution and supervision of carpentry and rigging elements for all activities of the College of Visual and Performing Arts comprising the CFA Subscription series, academic departments, divisions, and programs, GMU events and rentals as scheduled in the CVPA performance facilities. This position supervises and performs the operation and setup of all staging and rigging equipment for Concert Hall events. Responsibilities:Serve as on-site technical supervisor/rigging supervisor for all Concert Hall events and adjunct activities;Supervise the Lead Technician. Supervise all stage preparations to include the setup and construction of staging and rigging equipment to meet artist and company technical requirements;Coordinate personnel and equipment to fulfill event parameters. Execute events within established budgets;Develop and implement the annual maintenance and inventory program for staging and rigging equipment for the Center for the Arts;Assist the Production Manager and the Lead Technician with the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget for equipment maintenance, service and repair;Plan for special initiatives and projects, and perform the work as required for the replacement, repair, rehabilitation and installation of stage equipment and systems;Perform occasional operation of stage equipment such as lighting and sound equipment needed to facilitate rehearsals and performances;Perform general stage duties including stage management or technical direction for the preparation and restoration of facilities and equipment;Participate in regular staff, event and production meetings;Coordinate carpentry department needs with other production personnel and related departments for effective overall management; andProvide instruction and/or mentoring for students with interest in carpentry, staging and rigging.Required Qualifications:Training in shop carpentry, stage carpentry, rigging, and theatre technology;Knowledge of shop and stage carpentry, rigging, technical theatre, music, drama, and dance idioms;Proficiency in carpentry and rigging to meet requirements of varied performance artists, musicians, dancers, etc.;Ability to setup, operate, and maintain scenery and props, and staging and rigging systems and equipment; andIntermediate shop and stage carpentry; intermediate rigging; advanced generalist in theatre technology.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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