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Performing Arts Technician

Utah Tech University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Arts and Museum Administration
Salary: $34,000.00 - $36,000.00 Annually

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Division: Administrative Affairs

Job Number: 23CLS997-1

Event Services

Position Announcement

Working within Event Services, this position performs semi-skilled technical and clerical duties in support of the Production arm of Event Services. Helps in the planning and implementation of all technical aspects of Utah Tech Event Services productions while also maintaining all production spaces. This position will work with the lighting, sound, media and rigging systems, coordinates materials budgets, performs maintenance and inventory on equipment, and helps maintain a safe working environment. Responsible for mentoring and training student workers in all areas of technical theatre and event services. Information about the department is online at

  • Facilitate the production process by actively participating in strategic meetings and ongoing coordination with producers and clients.
  • Program, operate, and strike lighting, audio, projection and special effects equipment for all functions of the Event Services Production department.
  • Oversee and be responsible for the setup, operation, and maintenance of venue equipment.
  • Interpret technical riders from professional companies, fulfilling pre-production requirements.
  • Operate and maintain stage lighting equipment, audio equipment, video equipment, stage equipment, and communication systems.
  • Operate and assist in the maintenance of fly rail systems, rigging systems, rigging motors, truss, rigging equipment, etc.
  • Perform repairs and preventative maintenance on all production and venue equipment. Maintain a clean, orderly and professional venue and work environment.
  • Oversee inventory of all production and venue equipment.
  • Perform guest service, house and stage management functions of event setup, operation and take down.
  • Perform basic administrative duties within Event Services Production, as warranted.
  • Assist other Event Services department team members and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent technical expertise required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years' work experience in a university/college, event services, and/or performing arts environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the FOH mixing console.
  • Must have skill in programming or display the ability to learn various lighting consoles and software such as the ETC Eos family, GrandMA, Chamsys, and Strand lines of control consoles.
  • Must be proficient in industry standard software; ability to learn with Qlab, ProTools, and WaveLab.
  • Ability to operate and maintain lighting equipment, audio equipment, video equipment, computer equipment, and stage equipment.
  • Good knowledge of electronics, computers and computer networks.
  • Ability to read schemes, diagrams, and to interpret specifications and manufacturer's manuals.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team environment, with an eye to safety.
  • Good understanding of front and back of house management.
  • Ability to setup and strike staging and other support equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Good customer service skills, with the ability to exercise human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with students, employees, and the public.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, evenings, weekends and holidays, depending on event schedule.
  • Ability to work both indoors and within outdoor settings, including varying degrees of weather and in strenuous environments.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time classified staff (overtime-eligible) position. Annual salary of $34,000 - $36,000 depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of August 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins July 20, 2022.Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life" and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams.

Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or the University's non-discrimination policies: For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.


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Highlights from Utah Tech's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Utah Tech;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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