Schauer Arts Center
Hartford, WI

Expires: 10/15/20

Job Dates

Long term


$20-$22/hr biweekly

Starting now at 20 hours/week hourly, expanding to full time exempt when performances resume (Additional hours available now in maintenance if desired)

The Technical Director ensures the safe and efficient operation of the Schauer Arts Center including effective management of its equipment and personnel. The TD carries out the successful implementation and support of all Theater events and provides technical assistance to all users of the Schauer Center. This includes, but is not limited to support of staging, lighting, sound and rigging needs. This position requires a very flexible schedule. Evening and weekend hours are expected on a regular basis. Work hours will vary according to activities happening at the Center.

Responsibilities as the organizations lead technician include: manage all technical aspects of performances, maintain equipment, order materials and manage tech budget. Train and supervise all tech personnel. Assist and work with all renters and users of the facility. Assist in development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the theater and stage. Serve as in-house advisor and laiason to managed IT for all matters pertaining to IT/computer systems, phones and A/V equipment.

Desired Qualifications:
- 5+ years experience in technical theater and show production, with expertise/professional level knowledge of stage lighting, sound, rigging, stagecraft, production management, technical system operations and upkeep.
- Experience or demonstrated ability to provide support to renter, artists, and production personnel, as well as internal staff.
- Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to multi-task.
- Strong commitment to safe operational standards
- Ability to work flexible schedule over the course of the production calendar and year
- 4-year degree in Technical Theater, related field, or equivalent experience.

Filled with culture and history, the Schauer Arts Center was transformed from a canning factory built in 1912 into a non-profit, regional center for the arts. Since opening in 2001, the Schauer Arts Center presents professional touring performances in the 570 seat Ruth A. Knoll Theater, regional artwork in the Suckow Family Art Gallery, serves as a home to the Hartford City Band, Hartford Community Chorus, The Hartford Players, and the Kettle Moraine Fine Arts Guild, hosts a School of the Arts with many classes offered to the community, and hosts weddings and other events in the Beautiful Pikes Peak.

To apply, email cover letter and resume


Mary Brodzeller

Executive Director



(262) 670-0560

Business Address

147 N Rural Street

Hartford, WI 53027

Posted: 09/15/2020 15:09:50 EST

Last Updated: 09/15/2020 19:00 EST

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