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City of Torrance
Class Code: 9007

Class Designation: Non-Civil Service/At-Will

July 2002

Representation Unit: Certain Full-Time Salaried and Hourly Employees


Theater Technical Coordinator (Cultural Arts Center)

Position Summary

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.

Reporting Relationships

Receives direction from the Technical Director and may provide functional supervision to new or lower-level employees.

Job Duties

  • 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.
  • Qualifications

    Knowledge of

  • 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
  • Ability to

  • 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
  • Experience/Education/Training
    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.
    Special Requirements
    Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following physical demands and/or working conditions:
    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.