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Theatre Operations Technician I, II, III (part time, temporary)

Company: College of the Holy Cross
Location: Worcester
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Theatre Operations Technician I, II, III (part time, temporary)

College of the Holy Cross



Provides various technical support and operates specialized theatrical equipment with minimal supervision for productions and events for the Prior Performing Arts Center (PPAC). With technical knowledge, the Theater Operations Technician pool provides all manner of production services including lighting, audio, video, rigging, staging, wardrobe, stage management, and/or front-of-house assistance. This position assists with productions spanning multiple genres such as music, dance, theater, and lectures. Technicians should have a sufficient knowledge of theatrical systems and front-of-house / back-of-house etiquette.

Supervision received by the PPAC Staff.

Major Areas of Responsibility
Level I,II,III

  • Executes specialized theatrical tasks for events and productions for the Prior Performing Arts Center, including set-ups, load-ins and strikes of scenery, lighting, audio, video, wardrobe, stage management and/or front of house as needed.
  • Under supervision, able to safely operate most theatrical systems to include: counterweight fly, fire safety, lighting, effects, sound, video, or front of house
  • Work and communicate effectively with students of all skill levels, professional staff, and faculty and administrators
  • Perform other related duties as required. Level II
    • Ability to safely operate at least one system without supervision.
    • Lead small crews of various skill levels to accomplish production tasks Level III
      • Safely operate multiple theatrical systems to include: counterweight fly, fire safety, lighting, effects, sound, video, carpentry and front of house;
      • Ability to lead and instruct others in the safe operation of most theatrical systems and duties.
      • Advises production, rentals and student crews on state and local safety and fire regulations; oversees compliance with these codes.

        Level I,II,III
        • Entry-level knowledge and understanding of theatrical equipment used for live performances and presentations
        • Experience in theatrical and event services.
        • Knowledgeable in theatrical and stage safety practices and procedures. Additional qualifications of Level II and III
          • Intermediate-level knowledge and understanding of theatrical equipment used for live performances and presentations.
          • Ability to supervise small crews if necessary. Additional qualifications of Level III
            • Advanced-level knowledge and understanding of theatrical equipment used for live performances and presentations
            • Ability to train and supervise crews.
            • Ability to work independently.
            • Ability to work collaboratively, communicate clearly and diplomatically with attention to detail. Work Conditions
              • This is a casual, non-benefited position.
              • Ability to work a flexible schedule with availability on weekends, evenings and holidays.
              • This position may require work in dimly lit or confined areas.
              • The majority of the workday is spent indoors and onsite, but may require working outdoors or in off-campus venues. Physical Requirements
                • Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time.
                • Must be able to work effectively using ladders, lifts, and scaffolding.
                • Must be comfortable working at heights and able to move heavy equipment Core Competencies
                  • Supervision
                  • Dependability
                  • Flexibility
                  • Service Oriented
                  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication
                  • Proficient Problem Solving
                  • Understands Risk Management
                  • Excellent Innovation/Creativity
                  • Strong Teamwork & Team Facilitation
                  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
                  • Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.

                    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

                    Part time, temporary position (refer to job description for specifics)

                    The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

                    To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits

                    Holy Cross Benefits at a Glance PDF for download: click here


                    Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

                    In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

                    To apply, please visit: https://jobs.jobvite.com/holycross/job/obhCnfwb


Keywords: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester , Theatre Operations Technician I, II, III (part time, temporary), Professions , Worcester, Massachusetts

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