ASU Kerr is seeking an experienced event professional to execute, direct and coordinate the technical elements of event staging and stage production, which includes lighting, sound, video and other required elements. This position supervises full and part-time staff that assist with the technical and operational aspects of events and coordinates maintenance projects as well as serves as the liaison to ASU Facilities Development and Management for general building maintenance for both buildings at the venue. The ideal candidate will model a backstage and in-office culture characterized by safety, proficiency, excellence, and creative problem-solving. This position reports to the General Manager of ASU Kerr, is full-time salaried, and requires a flexible work schedule to accommodate night, weekend and/or holiday events.
Effectively coordinate technical aspects of multiple events concurrently.Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds.Climb a ladder.Stand for extended periods of time.Basic math skills.Ability to read and understand stage plans and technical specification documents.Ability to work long consecutive hours, for consecutive days.Evidence of a valid US class D driver's license.
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Bachelor's degree with a major in Theatre or related field AND three years of stage management and theater production experience; OR, Seven years of stage drama experience which includes three years of stage management and theater production experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
ASU Cultural Affairs is comprised of three units - ASU Gammage, ASU 365 Community Union and ASU Kerr. Through the mission of Connecting Communities, ASU Cultural Affairs makes an impact across the Valley of the Sun through the arts, entertainment, education and events.
ASU Kerr Cultural Center is a one-of-a-kind, 250 seat, true adobe venue like no other in the Valley. Each season, ASU Kerr welcomes a carefully curated selection of performances that represent the spirit and vision of its namesake Louise Lincoln Kerr.
ASU Cultural Affairs is committed to providing a welcoming, equitable and respectful environment for all in order to realize our mission of Connecting Communities through the arts, entertainment, education and events. Our core values serve as a guide for daring engagement, respectful dialogue and cross-collaboration. Learn more about our commitment and values at https://www.asugammage.com/about/asu-cultural-affairs-core-values
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Skill in stage management, lighting and audio, stage procedures and production.Experience as an audio engineer for diverse musical genres.Knowledge of technical principles and practices.Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.Knowledge of food handling and intoxication laws.Experience in multiple performing art forms such as dance, orchestral music, theater, concerts, and multimedia presentations.Experience in using verbal and written communications and presentation skills.Skill in organization and time management.Knowledge of OHSA and other safety codes as they pertain to staging, egress and occupancy.Ability to multitask and work independently.Evidence of a valid US class D driver's license upon employment.
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Coordinate the execution of all technical elements including lighting, rigging, video, sound systems and equipment set-up.Coordinate with clients well in advance and read contracts and riders to ascertain needs for the production and complete estimates for equipment rental needs in a timely fashion and follow up with clients.Supervise full time Event Coordinator and part time technical staff, includes hiring, training, and coaching. Complete weekly and event timesheets for part-time staff. Determine staffing needs per event and schedule staff in online system, typically at least three weeks in advance.Work most events to ensure smooth performances.Coordinate the design and/or designs lighting, audio, video as well as other elements of events.Document meetings with clients to create maps/diagrams and event set-up specifications. Communicate clients' needs to other staff members and keep physical and electronic files up to date for others to reference.Determine feasibility and plan for special staging, rental equipment, special effects, certifications, approvals and security if needed using input from the contract, Event Coordinator and/or General Manager.Prepare technical/equipment estimate for each event, monitor budget and inform appropriate party if approaching budgetary limit, and obtain permission before exceeding budget.Maintain training protocols for all technical staff.Research, analyze and purchase all high dollar purchases of technical equipment and specific project purchases. Prepare proposals for needed equipment and safety policies.Finalize and approve technical aspects of all public media content and provide to the Marketing & Publicity Manager for final looks, approval and use.Prepare reports such as event reports, event evaluations, industrial injury summaries and expenditure summaries.Oversee and maintain inventory on all items and equipment. Participate in ordering.Perform safety checks on equipment and facilities ensuring safety guidelines are being met.Oversee work during event changeovers and may designate a lead.Perform minor repairs on technical equipment as needed.Provide tours of facility when technical expertise is warranted.Build the occasional set-piece, requiring basic woodworking and painting.Develop a personal code of conduct to help ensure our work environment is welcoming, equitable and supports our Department mission and core values along with the ASU Charter.Represent department on committees as assigned by supervisor.Run errands, which may require driving a 7-passenger van.Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
What is the meaning of "equivalent combination" in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of experience.#J-18808-Ljbffr