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Come join us at the Schauer Arts Center as a dance instructor in the Fall of 2021! The Schauer School of the Arts offers classes in dance, music, theater, and visual art for all ages and abilities. The staff is made up of experienced artists and educators who understand the value of professional arts training for all, regardless of one’s path in life. Our employees receive a number of perks, including a fun, casual working environment, competitive teaching rates, compensation for class planning, compensation for special events and staff meetings, free tickets to performances and half price tuition for Schauer School of the Arts classes.

POSITION TITLE:  Assistant Technical Director

TYPE OF POSITION:  Full time, salaried, exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:  Assists and backs up the Technical Director to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Schauer theater and related areas, including effective management of the facility, equipment and personnel.  The position carries out the successful support of all Schauer performance events, rentals and assistance to all users of the center.  Position includes, but is not limited to support of staging, lighting, sound, rigging and event specific requirements throughout the facility.  This position requires a very flexible schedule since evening, weekend hours and continuous days of work are required depending on the activities of the center.  This position a self-starter who is able to work independently and can represent the Schauer Center in a professional manner. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Serve as assistant and backup to the Technical Director and fulfill the duties of the Technical Director in his/her absence. 

  2. Complete responsibilities for events as assigned by Technical Director.

  3. Participate in the advance event planning to determine technical requirements of Schauer events and rentals.

  4. Participate in preparation of lighting, sound, rigging and other event specific needs.

  5. Assist in the maintenance of all Schauer equipment, facilities, and inventories.

  6. Assist in the recruitment, training and supervision of all tech staff both paid and volunteer.

  7. Assist in monitoring of expenses and crew hours on an event by event basis. 

  8. Work in cooperation with the Technical Director and Executive Director to develop, implement, document, and maintain policies  and procedures relating the theater and backstage areas.

  9. Serve as sound or lighting tech for performances as assigned.

  10. Serve as lead tech person all Schauer School of the arts performances and productions. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4 year degree in technical theater preferred

  • Experience in technical theater and show production with knowledge of stage lighting, sound, rigging, production managements and technical systems operation. 

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.  Ability to multitask.

  • Strong commitment to safe operational standards.

  • Ability to work flexible schedule over the course of the production calendar and year

To apply, email cover letter and resume to mary@schauercenter.org by October 8, 2021.

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The Schauer Center is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with the Schauer Center depends solely on your qualifications.

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