Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
EDUCATION | Concert / Event

Expires: 05/01/20

Job Dates

Full Time, Flexible Start Date


Hiring Range: $19.18 to $24.47 per hour

This position is full-time and works 37.5 hours per week.

The position is located at Edison Theatre on the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis and is part of the Central Fiscal Unit.


The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) is a full-time 12-month position reporting directly to the Technical Director/Master Electrician (TD/ME). The ATD, under the direction of the TD/ME, is responsible for the technical preparation and production of events with knowledge and experience in various lighting, video, sound and rigging systems for events in the 656-seat Edison Theatre.


- Assist the TD/ME with light hangs, focus calls, programming lights, audio set-up, preparing audio and video files in multimedia playback cue-based software, soft good/scenery hangs, Marley dance floor installs and striking all systems.
- Supervise crew and manage technical needs of clients during rentals from load-in to load-out.
- Act as facility manager during rental events making sure equipment/systems are operating, supervising crew, and securing the theater at the end of the event.
- Assist the TD/ME with strike and transitions to move from one event to the next.
- Maintain facility systems including sound equipment, lighting, soft goods, rigging, stage deck and lift.
- Attend meetings with the Edison staff and event organizers to discuss the schedule, crew, and technical needs for the event.
- Maintain and repair equipment as required.
- Assist TD/ME in coordinating crew schedules, supervising student staff and leading crew calls.
- Process and approve bi-weekly crew payroll.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelors degree.
- Three years of technical theater experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Advanced technical theatre degree.
- Five years of technical theater experience.
- Familiar with theatrical moving and intelligent light.
- Programming proficiency on ETC's EOS line of consoles.
- Ability to operate digital audio consoles and a variety of digital audio protocols.
- Competency in programming and operating QLab software.
- Ability to read and understand light plots and scenic drawings.
- Experience with computer drafting programs.
- Competency in operating a double-purchase rigging system.
- Ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment.
- Knowledge and experience in the training and management of a student staff.
- Strong supervisory, motivational management, and community building skills.
- Strong communication skills.
- Desire and ability to stay updated on advances in theater technology.
- Ability to deal with changes in a positive, professional manner.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and adhere to strict deadlines.
- Ability to work with diverse groups, working as part of a team and individually.

Salary Range:

The hiring range for this position is $19.18 - $24.47 per hour.

Pre-Employment Screening:

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.app.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7

Applicant Special Instructions:

This position entails heavy lifting and working with electronics and lighting.
Will regularly work evenings and weekends.

EOE Statement:

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

To Apply: Candidates should visit jobs.wustl.edu and search for job ID# 47177


Kyle Himsworth

Technical Director/Master Electrician

Business Address

1 Brookings Dr.

Saint Louis, MO 63130

Posted: 03/18/2020 16:30:00 EST

Last Updated: 03/18/2020 19:08 EST

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