Technical Director/Facilities Manager 498280

Lamar University
September 23, 2023
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Technical Director/Facilities Manager 498280

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Position Information

Posting Number 20112734

Position Title Technical Director/Facilities Manager 498280 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Theatre and Dance

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Job Summary: Direct and coordinate of all scenic activities (scenery construction, painting, and props) for departmental productions and serving as facilities manager for other productions from across the university and the community.

Essential Job Functions 1. Serve as Technical Director for Department of Theatre & Dance season (which includes musicals, plays and dance concerts, and other student produced works throughout the academic year); 2. Act as a mentor on student productions; 3. Serve as facility manager for other productions from across the University and the Community; 4. Manage the scene shop; tool and equipment maintenance and replacement; inventory and monitor equipment including lighting, sound and rigging. 5. Ensure safety in all technical activities; 6. Oversee hang and focus; 7. Assist and prepare budgets for departmental shows, handling paperwork, purchase requisitions, and time sheets, and coordinating strikes for productions. 8. Schedule all theatre & dance spaces and productions. 9. Oversee THEA 2110 and THEA 4210: Production and lighting the dance concert.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Theatre or significant work experience will be acceptable in lieu of the degree.

Minimum Experience Required: Three years of experience in technical direction for plays and dance concerts at the university level and/or three years of professional experience in technical direction, or any combination thereof. Plus, three years of experience in facilities management in higher education is preferred.

Key Competencies: • Proficient in current trends in scenic technology. • Demonstrated skill with budget management, computerized drafting, rigging, carpentry, metalworking, theatrical lighting, and sound engineering. • Ability to work with a diverse undergraduate student population. • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills. • Ability to supervise student workers at various skill levels. • Mechanical skills in the use of hand and power tools and gas and electric welders. • Ability to produce construction drawings and build off designer drawings.

Physical Requirements: With or without accommodation: • Ability to lift and carry materials weighing between 50 – 100 pounds on a daily basis. • Ability to climb, kneel, reach, walk, push, pull, grasp, feel, speak understandably, hear for communication, listening and understanding directions. • Close visual acuity.

Job Conditions: • Will be on call for frequent events and performances requiring night and weekend work. • Will work at heights, around moving machinery, and with exposure to noise, vibration, and dust.

Lamar Expectation of Quality: Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: • M.F.A. in Technical Direction or Theatrical Design. • Plus, three years of experience in facilities management in higher education.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 08/23/2023

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

Posting Specific Questions

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  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
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  • Do you have demonstrated skill with budget management, CAD drafting, rigging, carpentry and metalworking?
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  • Do you have three (3) years of experience in technical direction for plays and dance concerts at the university level and/or three (3) years of professional experience in technical direction, or any combination thereof?
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