AUDITORIUM AND THEATER PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Competitive

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DISTINGUISING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves providing technical assistance to teaching staff, administration, students and community groups for utilization of theater facilities to present films hold meetings or produce dramatic and or musical productions. Responsibilities include operation of computerized lighting systems and professional sound system. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for standards, and providing supervision for groups not supervised by a teacher. Work is performed under general supervision. Performs other duties as required.


TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

Provides technical theater assistance and/or assistance with basic use of the auditorium to district administration, staff, students, and community groups:


Implements lighting and sound designs for staging and producing dramatic and/or musical productions;


Advises and assists in the selection, installation, maintenance and operation of lighting plot, audio recording, videotaping;


Trains and supervises student stage crew and/or district staff members in the use of theater equipment;


Advises and assists all outside groups seeking to utilize the auditorium/theater;


Coordinates the usage of the auditorium/theater to ensure all appropriate requests can or cannot be accommodated;


Maintains records of auditorium/theater usage and prepares reports as required;


Serves as a technical advisor to those using the auditorium/theater;


Maintains working calendar of events scheduled for the auditorium/theater;


Maintains inventory of auditorium/theater lighting supplies, sound supplies and other equipment;


Inspects theater’s technical systems;


Confers with district administration when outside services are needed;


Provides programming and technical assistance as it pertains to athletic scoreboard and stadium lighting;


Maintains Auditorium/Theater Marquis signage and other electronic display boards;


Uses computer application software in the performance of the job;


Performs a variety of related activities as required.



Full Performance, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

Thorough knowledge of stage mechanical and electrical operations and equipment;

Good knowledge of computerized stage lighting, video and sound systems;

Good knowledge of methods and equipment used in planning and presenting live stage performances;

Working knowledge of basic computer skills and computer applications;

Ability to read a “lighting plot” and other production related drawings or plans;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, vendors, outside contractors, and the community;

Ability to assist in stage design and set arrangement;

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

Ability to instruct and supervise the work of student production crews;

Good judgment; patience; tact; initiative; flexibility;

Minimum Qualifications

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or New York State registered college or university to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree in Theater Arts Management, Theatrical Production Arts, Theater Arts, Music Recording Technology, Musical Theater, Musical Theater Operations, Stage Production or closely related field; or

B)  Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of full-time work experience or its part-time equivalent in either: theater operations, theatrical productions, operation of lighting and/or sound systems in a theater environment, or installation or maintenance work with audio visual and theater sound and lighting systems, and experience in stage production or coordination of school/theater/auditorium and/or community events; or 

C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

Special Requirements For Appointment in School Districts – must obtain clearance for employment from the State Education Department prior to employment based upon a fingerprint and criminal history background check

8/2018 Date of original composition

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