Assistant Theater Technical Director

Reston, Virginia
$47,145.49 - $78,575.74 Annually
Sep 21, 2019
Oct 12, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

Two positions will be filled from this job announcement.

Successful applicants will be familiar with technical theater operations, equipment and crew management for a year-round calendar of performances. Reston Community Center (RCC) presents a professional touring artist series, hosts several community-based arts organizations, and offers the community a year-round calendar of special events. For more information about Reston Community Center Arts and Events programming, click here .

Illustrative Duties

  • Supervises the work of the scene shop staff, including professional and volunteer carpenters, painters, riggers and property crafts-persons;
  • Controls inventory and maintenance of all scene shop tools and equipment;
  • 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 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.

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

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 is required within 12 months of hire.

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 lbs. in weight. Position requires manual dexterity and flexibility of limbs, balance and ability to withstand heights up to 50 feet. Work requires excellent hearing and vision. Physical requirements can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview. As part of the interview process, a written exercise may be administered.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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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