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Job ID: 185277

Technical Director, Music
University of Nevada, Reno


Date Posted May 8, 2022
Title Technical Director, Music
University University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV, United States
Department Music
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Music - General
    Drama/Theater/Theater Education
 
 

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of Music is looking for a dynamic individual to serve as the Technical Director of Music Halls. The Technical Director manages the Nightingale Concert Hall (NCH) and Hall Recital Hall (HRH) facilities in the University of Nevada, Reno Music Department. This individual collaborates with faculty and the community in providing leadership, event planning and scheduling, management and maintenance of equipment and materials, and compliance with safety standards. This individual oversees the technology within the halls and shall recommend and supervise student technical staff hired in support of events and productions. The person hired for this position serves as the main liaison for all events within the halls. This individual will uphold the department’s mission to maintain professional management of the performance spaces in order to uphold the highest standards of events presented on our campus for our students, faculty, and community at large.

Required Qualifications

High School and three (3) years of related work experience ;OR

Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of related work experience; OR

Master’s degree and one (1) year of related work experience. 

Related Professional Experience: Experience in musical and/or theatrical productions as a member or leader of a crew or related.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor degree in a related discipline.

Knowledge of lighting and sound technology used in live production.

Excellent administrative skills, such as scheduling, time-management, policy and procedure making, budgeting relating to equipment and maintenance needs.

Strong communication and problem-solving skills.

Evidence of attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Strong management skills.

Ability to select, train, delegate, and evaluate technical crew.

Ability to maintain and repair specialized sound light and stage equipment.

Ability to lift or move heavy objects (for example: to roll a grand piano)

Compensation Grade

Administrative Faculty – B

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.

Remarkable Retirement!

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University.   With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow!  All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada. 

Perks of Working at UNR!

  • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance

  • Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance – Faculty Benefits

  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options.  E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center

  • Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders

  • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.

  • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups

  • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate

  • No state income tax!

Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees

The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner.  Faculty Grants-in-Aid

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Department Information

The Department of Music has over 30 full-time faculty, and approximately 200 music majors and 70 minors. The department is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music and offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music (in Education and Performance), Master of Arts, and Master of Music degrees. In Fall 2020 the Doctor of Musical Arts degree will be offered.

For more information about the music department, visit www.unr.edu/music

The School of the Arts is an epicenter for the University’s booming arts scene. The School of the Arts encompasses three departments; art, music, and theatre & dance. We are driven to help teach students and help them blossom into thriving artists. Students and faculty create work, which we showcase to the community to inspire and encourage imagination.

College and University Information

The University of Nevada, Reno and the College of Liberal Arts strongly value diversity, equity and inclusion. Besides housing a growing interdisciplinary Department of Gender, Race and Identity Studies, the College has a Latino Research Center and affiliated faculty in the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies. The College plays an active role in addressing racism, bias and inequities in society and at the local level. For examples of the innovative and unique ways we are working to dismantle racism, visit our Diversity, Research and Engagement website. The College emphasizes inquiry, discovery and openness to new ideas and perspectives and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the humanities, social sciences and arts.

The University of Nevada, Reno is a public Research 1 land-grant institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 22,000, including over 3,000 graduate students. We are a comprehensive, doctoral university that has been designated as a Carnegie R1 institution with very high research activity and a Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Nearly half of our students are students of color and we are officially an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. In accordance with the University's land grant, tier-one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service in a pluralistic environment. 

The University has a dynamic intellectual, artistic and sports life and a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art, music and festival scene. Known for its proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a vibrant, diverse and growing city located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, about 100 miles east of Sacramento and 30 miles north of the state capital, Carson City. Combined with the neighboring city of Sparks, the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of more than 500,000. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts and is rated one of the top locations in the United States for living and outdoor recreation. It has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit www.cityofreno.com  and www.visitrenotahoe.com.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the education experience. We believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusivity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. The University of Nevada, Reno is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information for this position

Search Chair: Andrew Heglund, aheglund@unr.edu

Search Coordinator: Cynthia Prescott, cprescott@unr.edu

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu.

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

 


  • Non-discrimination statement

    Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).

    The University of Nevada, Reno does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Cynthia Prescott, Search Coordinator
    Music
    UNR Music Department
    1664 N. Virginia Street
    Mail Stop 0226
    Reno, NV 89557-0226
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  • 775-682-9028
  • cprescott@unr.edu

 

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