Responsible for the planning, preparation, implementation and execution of audio and video needs for events and functions taking place at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ and certain Scottsdale Arts’ managed facilities, including the supervision and management of all audio/visual and stage functions for outdoor events and activities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Under direction of supervisor)
1. Responsible for the planning, set-up, coordination and operation of audio and video equipment in all venues managed by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and certain Scottsdale Arts outdoor facilities.
2. Responsible for sound design of various events, as needed, within the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts facilities.
3. Oversees configuration of audio systems throughout Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ facilities.
4. Responsible for the production of all audio recordings necessary for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ events.
5. Maintains audio and video equipment. Provides troubleshooting expertise to resolve audio/video related issues with a calm and respectable demeanor.
6. Recommends audio and video equipment purchases and maintenance budget considerations and is part of the decision making process related to significant purchases that affect the technical department.
7. Assists in the budgeting for fiscal year expenditures including maintenance expenses, equipment purchases, and capital improvements.
8. Assists with pre-production communication with touring groups and local performing arts users, rentals and community/municipal user groups.
9. Trains technical and internal staff and contract laborers in the implementation of events. Responsible for the scheduling and supervision of technical staff for outdoor events.
10. Maintains productive & positive relationships with outside vendors, including negotiating arrangements for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts as business needs dictate, and coordinating with outside vendors the training and implementation of new equipment.
11. Ensures safe and proper working conditions at all times, complying with all local and national labor & OSHA laws.
12. As assigned, represents the Technical Department at internal and external meetings.
13. Implements and maintains industry-standard safety and theater management practices used by all members of the technical staff and over-hires, with an emphasis on safety and performance excellence, including but not limited to appropriate dress code attire and grooming practices.
14. Serves as liaison and coordinator for specific events with internal clients, outside contractors, artists, rental clients, and other stakeholders to provide the best possible experience for both the artist and the patron.
15. Performs supervisory responsibilities including hiring, training, evaluation and scheduling of Full-Time Theater Technician, and audio/visual part-time per diem staff. Develops and implements safety training for department in conjunction with other full time staff. Organizes and tracks staff performance. As needed, fills in for Production Manager as department lead.
16. Other duties may be assigned from time to time as business needs dictate.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in theater with an emphasis on technical theater sound and/or video or five years’ experience as an audio/video technician for front-of-house and monitor mixing at a professional level (theatrical, recording, live performing arts, etc.) or combination equivalent is required.
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of set-up and operation of stage sound and video required; lighting and rigging systems desirable. Knowledge of, and ability to perform, industry-standard stage management duties and best practices.
• Certification required for DCP system: Barco Certified Specialist – Installation and Basic Maintenance, and Barco Certified Operator.
• Demonstrated experience of safe stage management practices and techniques.
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, visiting artists and the general public.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
• Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
• Proficiency in all major areas of concert production: management, backline, video, lighting, rigging, general safety operations.
• Ability to operate sound, lighting and rigging equipment and personal computer.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office software required, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
• Knowledge of and ability to operate current audio and visual software highly preferred, including but not limited to: Iris Net Software, ProTools & ProTools HD, Isadora, MAC-PRO, Digi-Design Venue, Avid Products and Software, Wireless Microphone Systems, Clear Com Communications, Q-Lab show control software, SFX, and Auto CAD.
• Must be proficient in operating and installing digital consoles and analog consoles and able to changeover between multiple consoles.
3. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. Noise level is moderate to heavy. Non-smoking work environment. This position requires the availability for a flexible schedule that includes weekdays, evenings and weekends working as needed over 40 hours per week as business needs dictate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and stand for long periods of time. Must sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, see, reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant and color vision. Must be agile enough to work on catwalks up to 45 feet above ground.
4. Other requirements:
• This position requires the use of personal or Scottsdale Arts vehicle on Scottsdale Arts business. Must be physically capable of operating the vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record.
• Current CPR and AED certification required.
Organization/Company: Scottsdale Arts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: August 1, 2017
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