Master Technician, Concert Hall

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jul 14, 2019
Ref
820
Industry
Specialty Trades
Hours
Full Time
About the Organization:

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ("The Kennedy Center") is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Mission Statement: As the nation's performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.

The Kennedy Center, which opened on September 8, 1971, is located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. The Center continues its efforts to fulfill President Kennedy's vision by producing and presenting an unmatched variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, world, and folk music, and multimedia performances for all ages.

Job Description:

The successful candidate must have a minimum of five years' experience as a technician and programmer in: lighting, video, and audio, have solid working knowledge in: stage carpentry, basic computer networks, and setting up bands and Orchestras. A working knowledge of modern stage technology and procedures is required. You must be familiar with the safe working procedures of a stage and its related tools and equipment as well as safe working procedures in a production environment. This position is one of the six "staff" recognized positions in the Concert Hall as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between The Kennedy Center and I.A.T.S.E. local #22. This position is a full time, hourly position with benefits, vacation, and sick leave.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 100% The JFKC Master Technician, Concert Hall, will work as a team member of the basic crew loading in, setting up, rehearsing, taking down and loading out productions. Master Technician will need to act as a leader to any over-hire employee's referred to work in the Concert Hall by I.A.T.S.E. local #22. Master Technician will work with visiting "Road Crews" to safely and efficiently mount productions visiting the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Master Technician will perform maintenance on theatrical systems in the Concert Hall. Master Technician will perform other work as assigned and defined in the CBA.
  • N/A Other duties as assigned, responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner, and adheres to all employer policies and procedures.


Key Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years' professional experience in Technical Theater.
  • Bachelor's degree in technical theatre; advanced degree preferred.
  • Flexibility, the ability to work well under pressure, and the ability to prioritize in a multi-task environment are required. Equally important is the ability to translate the financial concerns of the Kennedy Center while ensuring the successful maintaining and acquisition of theatrical equipment.


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and on the telephone. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel in order to operate computer keyboard, office equipment, and other essential tasks. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, crouch, and reach with hands and arms. This position infrequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The sound and light level in the work environment varies widely from high to low intensity.

Loud noises include power tools, sound reinforcement, equipment testing, as well as large orchestras, and loud musical groups.

Working on elevated platforms, in aerial lifts, and in lighting positions in high places, will be required.

Additional Information:

Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity and as allowed in the CBA.

Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits to all full-time employees including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Leave, and a matching 403(b) Retirement Plan.

Additional benefits include: Commuter Programs, Education Assistance Programs, Social Activities, and other employee discounts and specials.

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