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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC
TOUR

Expires: 05/13/18

Job Dates

Start/End Date: January 2018 April 2018

Pay

Weekly Salary, Per Diem and Housing

The Kennedy Center Education Department seeks versatile, energetic, non-union theater technicians, including lighting, technical, and sound directors, and props/wardrobe supervisors, for its Equity TYA touring production set for January 2018 April 2018.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of technical theater experience in lighting, sound, general stagecraft, and safe working procedures. Valid drivers license, excellent driving record and ability to drive a 26' truck essential. Prior touring experience preferred.

Seeking Three Roles:
Technical Director/ Lighting Supervisor Duties
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Advancing all aspects of the production with each of the hosting venues.
In conjunction with the Sound Supervisor/ATD, Props and Wardrobe Supervisor, and the Stage Manager, overseeing all technical aspects of the production for each venue, including: loading and unloading of the truck, building and breakdown of the set, maintenance of the set, and maintenance and inventory of tools and hardware for set.
Under the guidance of the productions Lighting Designer and as the venue allows, serves as the primary Kennedy Center liaison for adapting and executing the lighting for each venue on tour. This includes, as coordinated with the Stage Manager, calling the focus of the light plot in each venue, running through a cue check before the first performance in each venue, conducting a channel check at the top of each day of performances, watching the show for quality control and cueing, and operating the lighting console if the needs of the venue dictate and the house rules allow.
Following load-in, co-leading brief assessment meeting amongst technical staff.
Serving as a 26 truck driver and maintaining all applicable paperwork (driver log, trip log, and ve-hicle condition report).
In coordination with the Sound Supervisor/ATD, Props and Wardrobe Supervisor, and the Stage Manager, arranging for repairs and maintenance of the truck and van on tour. Maintaining all p-perwork involved with both vehicles.
In coordination with the Stage Manager, organize and run a regularly scheduled technical staff meeting, focusing on future venues and planning for any unforeseen technical challenges. As often as possible, these meetings should occur weekly.

Sound Supervisor / Assistant Technical Director Duties
Duties include, but are not limited to:
In coordination with the Technical Director/Lighting Supervisor, overseeing all technical aspects of the production for each venue, including loading and unloading of the truck, building and break-down of the set, and maintenance of the set.
Setting up and running a digital mixing console, including wireless mics for each performance, set-ting up the backstage RF racks, and overseeing all maintenance and repair of the audio equipment while on the road.
Mixing the microphones and operating the QLab playback system for each performance.
Participating in top-of-day Meet-and-Greet with local crew at each load-in.
Must remain at venue for duration of load-in.
Following load-in, participating in brief assessment meeting amongst technical staff in hotel lobby.
Serving as a 26 truck driver and maintaining all applicable paperwork (driver log, trip log and vehi-cle condition report).
Attending all technical staff meetings as scheduled by the Technical Director/Lighting Supervisor and Stage Manager.
Adhering to rules as specified in 2016-17 Tour Manual and Kennedy Center policies + procedures.
Other duties as assigned.

Props and Wardrobe Supervisor Duties
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Loading and unloading of the truck, assisting in the set up/strike of the set, and directing road cases to stage/truck in proper order.
Setting up/strike of the prop tables and costume racks, and timely maintenance of the properties and costumes.
In coordination with the Stage Manager, assigning and setting up dressing rooms in each venue.
Arranging safe and adequate storage for road cases; assisting with folding and packing of blankets and ratchet straps.
Supervising and training local wardrobe personnel during the load-in, performance and load-out. Acting as a backstage Dresser during each performance.
Unpacking and setting up all props and costumes during load-in.
Manning the backstage area during the run of the show, facilitating any prop hand-offs and helping the Sound Supervisor/ATD in the case of a sound-related problem.
Relaying standbys and any notes from the Stage Manager to the cast backstage.
Laundering or overseeing the proper laundering of costumes.
Serving as a truck driver and, when needed, maintaining all applicable paperwork (driver log, trip log and vehicle condition report).
Other duties as assigned.



Applicant must possess excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Technicians receive weekly salary, housing, and per diem. Positions open until filled with interviews beginning November 2018.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nations cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

For consideration apply online at www.kennedy-center.org/jobs.



Contact

Colby Thornton

Manager, Employment Equity + Consulting

http://www.kennedy-center.org

(202) 416-8631

Fax: (202) 416-8630

Business Address

2600 F Street NW

Washington, DC 20566

Posted: 11/13/2017 17:10:00 EST

Last Updated: 11/02/2016 01:01 EST

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