Millikin University
Decatur, IL

Expires: 11/18/17


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Division of Theatre and Dance
Job Description

Position Title: Assistant Technical Director

Department: Kirkland Fine Arts Center

FLSA Category: Exempt

Working Relationships:

Reports to: Technical Director

Works Closely with: KFAC Staff

Directly Supervises: Student SM, Student Crew

Job Summary: The Assistant Technical Director provides professional leadership to the Kirkland Fine Arts Center in the area of technical production, theater maintenance and technical administration.


All employees are expected to uphold the values of the University. At Millikin University, we value:

Commitment to the discovery of knowledge
Civil debate
Passion and enthusiasm
Dignity and respect for individuals
A diverse and inclusive community
Integrity and responsibility
Advancement of the greater good

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Hires, trains and supervises technical personnel, including student Stage Managers and student crew. Design and implement personnel scheduling, and ensures adherence to all facility rules of conduct and responsibility

2. Serves as secondary contact for facility users production personnel, providing assistance, advice, and facility knowledge to them including; an overview of Kirkland inventory and technical capability in relation to need. Negotiation of adjustment needed to mesh with facility capability without undue risk to personal safety, artistic integrity or financial solvency

3. Personally supervise or arrange to have supervised by Stage Manager, the delivery of all technical services required from load-in through strike of all theater housed events. Arranging, when contractually required, union labor for visiting productions. Supervises all technical aspects of Kirkland season events personally

4. Theater Maintenance: Review facility and equipment on an on-going basis for safety features and to monitor corrective work necessary in maintaining life of instruments and other equipment, alerting the Technical Director to appropriate actions necessary in correcting problem areas

5. Arrange for and monitor maintenance contracts for larger equipment requiring outside professional attention

6. Review all contracts with artists or renting organizations prior to signing. Advise Technical Director of any difficulties involved as related to the Kirkland facility and/or personnel

Other Duties:

1. Evaluate the technical status and needs of the facility, prior to an annual budget preparation

2. Evaluate Stage Managers and work to improve his/her ability to perform his/her duties

3. Provide to Technical Director, cost accounting reports recounting performance activities

4. Serves as sound engineer for all events

Minimum Position Qualifications:
A Bachelors Degree in technical theater or equivalent professional experience
Extensive background, training and supervising in theatrical lighting, sound, rigging, construction and operation

Work Environment:

Manual Dexterity:
Must have the ability to use common tools and all theatrical equipment including ladders, aerial man lifts and working with heights
Physical Effort:
Must have the ability to lift, carry or push all theatrical equipment required for productions.
Working Conditions:
Ability to be creative, resourceful and work well under pressure
Flexibility in time management to accommodate varying work schedules as needed

Applicants should complete an online application at www.millikin.edu/employment. Please attach a cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.


Tammy Maxwell

Assistant Director, Human Resources

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(217) 362-6416

Fax: (217) 362-6468

Business Address

1184 West Main Street

Decatur, IL 62522

Posted: 05/18/2017 11:55:50 EST

Last Updated: 12/05/2016 21:01 EST

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