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City of Torrance
Class Code: 9007
Class Designation: Non-Civil Service/At-Will
Representation Unit: Certain Full-Time Salaried and Hourly Employees
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Theater Technical Coordinator (Cultural Arts Center)
Under direction, oversees and coordinates day-to-day maintenance and operation of the theater complex and equipment; oversees and participates in various aspects of theater productions; and performs related work as required.
Receives direction from the Technical Director and may provide functional supervision to new or lower-level employees.
Maintain and operate all theater systems and equipment.
Monitor, maintain and repair the equipment including audio, lighting, lighting fixtures, lighting cables (both power and signal), sound and rigging equipment; arrange with the technical director for the repair and replacement of equipment.
Organize and monitor crews for building scenery, rigging and stage settings.
Maintain and organize the shop area and equipment including all tools and rigging equipment.
Ensure that staff and other users of the facility follow proper shop and safety procedures and assists in conducting safety and training programs.
Schedule shop and operation time with theater staff for repairs and maintenance.
Keep and update maintenance and safety logs.
Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure the effective use of resources and staff in the technical operations of the Theater.
Participate in stage management of productions when necessary, including setting cues and making technical decisions.
Supervise events or performances when assigned.
May assign, review and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel; assists in training lower-level personnel.
All aspects of performing arts
Stage operations including lighting and sound design, audio-visual design and stage rigging
Methods, materials, equipment, practices and procedures involved in theater technical
Hazards and safety practices involved in theater technical operations
Stage management procedures and production crew operations
Personal computers and software currently in use by the City
Public relations and customer service techniques
City policies and procedures affecting theater operations
Effectively assign, review and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel
Apply and interpret policies and procedures related to technical operations of the Theater
Plan, organize and coordinate technical equipment repair and maintenance projects for the Theater
Exercise tact and deal effectively with representatives from other City departments, related Commission, the Foundation and the public
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Utilize a computer and a variety of office machinery
Follow oral and written instructions
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
Bachelor's degree in Theater Technology or three years of progressively responsible experience with proficiency in one of the theater technology disciplines of lighting/electrical, audio engineering, stage rigging and carpentry, or design and construction. A rigging certification is preferred.
Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following physical demands and/or working conditions:
- Special Requirements
Requires the ability to perform installation work involving exertion of a moderate amount of physical effort to stoop, crouch and lift in the performance of duties; ability to perform duties in a safe manner; ability to lift objects up to 50 lbs.; sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform repetitive movements such as using office equipment and supplies. Tasks require color and visual perception and discrimination, as well as oral communications ability.