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ArtYard is looking for a part-time Theater/Gallery Technician to join our collaborative, supportive and diverse team.

Theater/Gallery Technician

The Theater/Gallery Technician is responsible for assisting the Technical Director in various technical functions of the Theater and Gallery surrounding installation and de-installation of the exhibitions.

Theater Technician Functions Include:

  • Assisting in installation & adjustments to theatrical lighting.
  • Running lighting cues during shows
  • Assisting in the setup of Audio equipment
  • Monitoring Audio Mixer during shows
  • Operation of projection system for film festivals
  • Operation of 3 camera system in theater
  • Editing 3 camera system content for archives, social media & residency artists
  • Receiving/installing/ de-installing scenic elements for shows & residencies.
  • Routinely performing preventative maintenance on equipment.
  • Collaborates with the Technical Director in all matters that pertain to the smooth operation of performances, screenings and musical events in the theater.

Gallery Technician Functions include:

  • Assists in the installation and de-installation of gallery exhibitions.
  • Supports Technical Director in facilitating technical solutions for artists.
  • Assists in lighting and setting up of technical systems in exhibitions.
  • Assists in maintaining these aspects for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Assists in facilitating technical aspects of Artist Talks & Gallery Events.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assumes all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Technical Director

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in theatrical production, or related discipline; or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of related experience including theatrical design and working at heights
  • Scissor lift operation experience preferred

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Computer literacy

  • General knowledge of lighting, carpentry, set and costume designs, sound design, technical effects.
  • 1-3 years Editing skills preferred.
  • 1-3 years of Audio skills preferred.
  • 1-3 years Rigging skills and/or certification preferred.

COMPETENCIES

  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The specific demands for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

While performing tasks, the role may require:

  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to frequently climb ladders
  • Ability to frequently work at heights of up to 50 feet (cat walk heights & grid)
  • Ability to utilize hands and fingers with dexterity to operate equipment and conduct installations
  • Flexible schedule to include nights/weekends

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

HOW TO APPLY

As of Feb. 1, we have paused accepting new applicants for this role. Check back for updates.

 


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