Head Fly Operator and Carpenter, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 21, 2019
Oct 22, 2019
Full Time
Head Fly Operator and Carpenter George Mason University's Hylton Performing Arts Center (HPAC) seeks qualified candidates for the Head Fly Operator and Carpenter position. This position provides comprehensive execution and supervision of carpentry and rigging elements for all activities of the Hylton Performing Arts Center comprising the HPAC Subscription series, academic departments, divisions, and programs, GMU events and rentals as scheduled in the HPAC performance facilities. The incumbent also supervises and performs the operation and setup of all staging and rigging equipment for Merchant Hall events. Responsibilities * Serve as on-site rigging and fly system supervisor for all Merchant Hall events and adjunct activities, supervising all stage preparations to include the setup and construction of staging and rigging equipment to meet artist and company technical requirements, coordinating personnel and equipment to fulfill event parameters, and executing events within established budgets; * Develop and implement the annual maintenance and inventory program for staging and rigging equipment for HPAC, assisting the Production Manager with the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget for equipment maintenance, service and repair; * Perform occasional operation of stage equipment such as lighting and sound equipment needed to facilitate rehearsals and performances, and 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; and * Provide instruction and/or mentoring for students with interest in carpentry, staging and rigging. Required Qualifications * Training in counterweight fly systems, shop carpentry, stage carpentry, rigging, and theatre technology (variously from lighting, sound, and stage management); * Knowledge of single purchase counterweight fly system, 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; * Ability to identify proper rigging standards for flying scenery; and * Intermediate experience with shop and stage carpentry, fly system and rigging; and advanced generalist in theatre technology

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

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