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Theatrical Technical Coordinator (110826)

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Theatrical Technical Coordinator (110826)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Description: Theatrical Technical Coordinator Krannert Center for the Performing Arts University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking candidates for the position of Theatrical Technical Coordinator. This position is primarily responsible for coordinating and implementing technical requirements of touring presentations and resident productions in concert with all technical staff assigned to each event, and supervising stage crews within set budgetary parameters for the 300 annual performance and rental events at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Production Support Plan, safely implement, and effectively execute the technical stage elements of the touring productions of Krannert Center?s

Visiting Artist program as well as concerts, facility rental events and other stage production work as assigned. This includes the supervision, scheduling, andcoordination of extra help stagehand and student labor; discussion/negotiation with artists and clients regarding their needs; setting up, striking, and storing equipment; obtaining cost estimates, collaborating with KCPA Technical Direction Staff on complex stage events requiring rigging, automation or advanced skills, and related responsibilities.

Maintain inventory of in-house supplies and equipment to proper safety standards, arranging for rental equipment as needed, and ensuring proper storage and handling of artist/client equipment. Responsible for the management of resources, including decisions authorizing equipment use, special requests, and budget through consultation with the Assistant Director for Events and the Krannert Center Technical Director.

Work collaboratively with Members of the Krannert Center Events Office and Krannert Center Production Shops to ensure all logistical and production aspects of assigned performances and events have been addressed.

Administrative Oversight In consultation with the Assistant Director for Events, manage the extra help and student stagehand workforce, including initiating hiring of new employees, scheduling, direct supervision, and initiating disciplinary or termination action. Maintain all employee documentation. Under the direction of the Krannert Center Technical Director, participate in communications with local I.A.T.S.E. stagehand union representatives regarding staffing and rules interpretation, ensuring consistent policy implementation venue-wide.

Manage perishable supplies and equipment inventory. Advises the Director of Events on technical costs for the Visiting Artist program budget. Act as a point of contact with touring artists. Attend Events, Shop, and all-staff meetings, and participate on committees as a representative of the Events office.

Miscellaneous Under the direction of the Krannert Center Technical Director and Scene Shop, participate in theatre maintenance and building projects, and implement safety procedures for work in these spaces.

Participate in other duties related to the educational mission of Krannert Center and its Resident Producers, such as supervising, mentoring, or providing classroom instruction to students in Theatre/Music/Dance department production classes and internships. Participate in departmental objectives, long-range planning, and leadership for special projects as assigned.

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

Education Required: Bachelor?s degree in theatre technology or related field. Preferred: Graduate degree in theatre technology or related field.

Experience Required:

Experience with fly systems and theatrical rigging, health and safety practices, and standard equipment and hardware used in theatrical or entertainment environments. Two (2) years professional or four (4) years of academically supervised (student) experience in theatrical production working as a stage hand, theatre technician, or other related position.


Experience with computer drafting software; theatrical wood and steel construction; audio, lighting and video equipment and programming; and one to three years experience in theatrical touring logistics. Training, Licenses or Certifications Required: Valid driver?s license.
Preferred: OSHA 10-hour certification. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Demonstrated abilities in technical theatre; ability to communicate with and effectively organize theatrical work crews; evidence of strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team environment.

Flexibility, resiliency, and the ability to operate with minimal guidance. Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software. Preferred: A working knowledge of theatrical touring practices. Experience with database software.

Environmental Demands: Work will be done in office space shared with other staff, students, and production personnel. Evening and weekend hours required. Position involves moving items weighing up to 50 pounds alone or with the assistance of others and working at heights.

Salary and Appointment Information: This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after April 8, 2019 . Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions: Applications must be received by April 8, 2019 . Apply for this position using the ?

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To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable), and names/contact information for three references. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the ?

Apply for Position? button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Lisa Kidd at lisakiddillinois.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact 217-###-#### .

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit .

To learn more about the University?s commitment to diversity, please visit . College Name or Administrative Unit:Fine and Applied Arts Category:2-Administrative

Title:Theatrical Technical Coordinator (110826) Open Date:03/08/2019 Close Date:04/08/2019 Organization Name:KCPA-Admin-St

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