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Technical Director - School of the Arts
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Aug. 15, 2018
Title Technical Director - School of the Arts
University Utah Valley University
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Orem, UT
    United States
  • Director/Manager
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Technical Director - School of the Arts

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time


The School of the Arts is seeking a Technical Director. Reporting to the Operations Director, the technical director evaluates and oversees technical support in staging and scenic needs for events and performances in the Noorda Performing Arts Center and off-campus venues by organizing, assigning, and supervising staff, student laborers, and lab students in the execution of successful production support, construction of scenery, and installation of theatrical equipment. Primary responsibility is direct supervision and training of lab students, student employees and staff for construction, load-ins, and strikes for all performance events in the School of the Arts. The Technical Director works collaboratively with the School of the Arts Faculty, Lighting and Electrical Supervisor, Acoustical and Video Supervisor, Costume Shop Supervisor, Scene Shop Technician, Production Manager, and Facilities Staff.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelors degree in a related discipline plus three years of staff level experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling seven years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Full working knowledge of drafting conventions for theatre.
  • Knowledge of current theatrical construction techniques and rigging.
  • Knowledge of structural analysis and design.
  • Knowledge of mechanical design and automation.
  • Knowledge of set and prop design and construction techniques.
  • Working knowledge of office software, including Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of common industry-specific software such as CAD programs,
  • Lightwright, Qlab or Isadora, and experience reading groundplans, light plots and other theatrical specifications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Advanced skills with regard to construction and theatre technology.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to remain positive under occasional stressful conditions.
  • Proven skill to successfully manage interpersonal working relationships. As appropriate, collaborate with staff in other units and divisions to achieve the goals of the school.
  • Excellent computer skills and detailed use of spreadsheets, calendars, and time management applications.
  • Exceptional organizational skills; deadline driven with proven ability to manage changing priorities.
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to self-direct and manage a high number of competing projects simultaneously, with impeccable attention to detail and the ability to adhere to established and non-flexible deadlines for project completion
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced and diverse working environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment, working with all levels of employees and management.
  • Ability to work with individuals of varying skill levels.
  • Ability to work independently under pressure with minimal supervision ; proactive thinker/self-starter, collaborative.
  • Ability to interpret and carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to form strong community connections

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters Degree in
Technical Direction, or closely related field. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors Degree in technical theatre. Extensive (3 -5 years) supervisory experience in theater operations, including theater equipment setup, operation, and maintenance.

Physical Requirements:

Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of equipment that can weigh up to 50 pounds.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $38,062 to $50,750

Advertisement Number: STA104318

School of the Arts


Open Date: 08/14/2018

Review Start Date: 08/20/2018

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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