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Theatre Technical Manager - Lighting Emphasis

Harford Community College
Job Location:
Bel Air, Maryland
Arts and Museum Administration
Starting salary range
Commensurate with education and experience

About Harford Community College

Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

HCC's mission of "Grow. Achieve. Inspire. Contribute." and our vision of continuously striving for satisfaction, completion, and success throughout the College community is demonstrated by our shared organizational values of Agency, Equity and Inclusion, Communication and Collaboration, Respect, and Innovation. Harford Community College is an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 80 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

Job Description

The Theater Technical Manager provides technical support, both crew leadership and hands-on work, for a wide range of events including dance, theater, music touring groups, lectures, ceremonies, conferences, etc., in the College's Chesapeake Theater, Amoss Center, APGFCU Arena, and other campus venues. This position supports lighting for all events.

Duties include, but are not limited to, set construction; event set-up/load-out; rigging, lighting, and audio production; set-up/tear-down of video wall; and video recording. The Theater Technical Manager assists with recruitment and oversight of technical crew and overhires; trains and leads paid and volunteer technical staff; maintains equipment and keeps inventories; provides instruction and technical assistance for student productions; and performs other duties as assigned.

This is an exempt, professional staff position.

Employees of Harford Community College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia; non-residents are expected to relocate to meet this requirement.

Required Education

Associate degree or equivalent certification or education.

Required Experience

A minimum of five years of experience is required, and should include the following:
  • Extensive, demonstrable skills in lighting production.
  • Experience in providing excellent technical production support by leading crew from planning through execution of events.
  • Experience performing hands-on work while managing, scheduling, and leading technical crews per event.
  • Experience in instructing/training technical crew and others; and enforcing and ensuring compliance with industry standards for safety codes, regulations, and processes/procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating, reading, and adjusting set drawings; constructing theater sets and props; setting up, operating, and tearing down lighting, audio, projection and LED video wall, arena and theater rigging; operating computer equipment; and recording, editing, streaming and playing back video.
  • Experience in identifying equipment/supply purchases and rentals as needed.
  • Experience communicating with vendors/touring companies; and receiving and delivering equipment and materials.
  • Experience in maintaining equipment and facilities by cleaning, troubleshooting, repairing, and completing preventative maintenance for equipment; cleaning and organizing theater/arena areas; maintaining inventory/equipment lists; and developing and implementing storage improvements.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Comprehensive knowledge in these three areas: Audio, Carpentry, and Arena/Theater Rigging.
  • Demonstrated commitment to pursuing professional development and learning new, advanced technical theater skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite products; ability to learn QLab, and other theater relevant software. Hog4 and Avolights Titan experience preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to interface professionally with internal and external users of theater, arena, and other HCC venues are required.
Preferred Qualifications

A bachelor's degree is strongly preferred;

General Weekly Work Schedule

Schedule is heavily based around show and event schedules and regularly includes evening and weekend shifts. Office hours are generally 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Posting Number: 2022-037FSFA

Close Date: 05/30/2022
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