Maryville College
Maryville, TN
EDUCATION | Concert / Event

Expires: 08/17/21

Job Dates

2/17/21 - 4/30/21


$13 - $14.40/hour

Job Title: Assistant Technical Director
Department: Clayton Center for the Arts
Reports to: Technical Director
FLSA Status: non-exempt
Job Code: D-1

Summary: With oversight from the Technical Director (TD), the Assistant Technical Director (ATD) is responsible for the operation of all backstage functions and activities related to the Clayton Centers three performance halls as well as other fixed and temporary event locations on the Maryville College campus. The ATD is responsible for providing audio/visual/lighting and other technical services to a variety of campus and non-campus clientele including professional touring productions, Clayton Center season, partner, and rental events, Maryville College Fine Arts events and other campus student/faculty/staff utilizing Clayton Center and campus facilities.

The ATD is a generalist professional stage technician, and as such, is responsible for operating and maintaining a wide variety of performance systems including theatrical lighting, sound reinforcement, and projection systems. The ATD regularly runs sound and/or lights for performances taking place on campus and is directly responsible for setting up and striking technical equipment used for events. The ATD should have extensive knowledge of current analog and digital technologies utilized for live and virtual events, including proficiency with digital audio and lighting consoles and video distribution equipment. In particular, the ATD must possess sufficient audio engineering or lighting design skills to confidently and competently produce large shows with minimal support from other technicians.

As the Centers lead maintenance technician, the ATD (with support from the TD) is directly responsible for ensuring that lighting, sound, and projections equipment is in good working order at all times; repairing and performing preventative maintenance on equipment as needed; and advising the TD on equipment needing upgrade or replacement.

The ATD is responsible for directing and supervising the work of other stagehands/technicians (including student staff) to ensure that user technical needs are met, high standards of production quality are maintained, safe and efficient work is performed, and best practices are observed. The ATD regularly serves as either a sound or lighting crew head during large show load-ins/load-outs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
With the assistance of the Technical Director, professional stagehands, and student staff, works to provide high-quality technical services to all Clayton Center and Maryville College users
Works with all users to ensure that each events technical production values meet professional performance standards.
Supervises day-to-day operations with stage crews of professional and student stagehands.
Sets up, operates, and strikes sound, lighting, projections, scenic and other performance equipment.
Maintains established rep lighting plots for each space and takes the lead in hanging show-specific lighting plots.
Works with counterweight rigging/fly system ensuring overhead theatre equipment and set pieces are hung and operated in a safe and secure manner. May act as the head Flyman for certain shows.
Frequently serves as the house audio, lighting, or video engineer for events taking place in the Center and on the Maryville College campus.
May fulfill the responsibilities of Stage Manager in some instances.
Maintains and repairs performance equipment as needed. Performs regular equipment inventory to protect against loss/ damage.
Plans and carries out scheduled maintenance and replacement of equipment, with input and supervision from the TD.
Ensures that performers and other stage users are safe and properly supervised at all times, and that backstage areas are clean, safe, and secure.
The ATD is expected to regularly work long shift, nights and weekends in order to run and/or supervise performances and other events.
Education and/or Experience: Minimum two-year degree or professional technical certification required; four-year degree in theater, music, or a related discipline preferred. A minimum of 1-3 years of progressive professional experience as a facility or touring technician preferred. Extensive experience in using, troubleshooting and maintaining audio, lighting, multimedia and related computer technology required, including a working knowledge of current digital audio (AES3/50, Cobranet, Dante, etc.) and lighting control (DMX512, ETC Net2/Net3) protocols. Experience with current ETC lighting technologies, and Yamaha and/or Midas digital audio systems a plus. Demonstrated ability to manage stagehands and other technicians, work well with others, and interact with the public.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Strong understanding of plane geometry concepts and formulas for calculating angles, area and volume as well as those functions used in architectural and theatre design is helpful.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills: Strong knowledge of computer technology utilizing both MAC and PC platforms including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Adobe or other design/presentation software and current network technologies used by professional sound and lighting systems is required. Prior work with CAD drafting programs and virtual video and streaming technologies is beneficial.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; taste or smell and work at various heights. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds with assistance.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job and are in line with those of the live performance industry. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is typically performed indoors as well as outdoors, in various lighting conditions from dim/dark to very bright. Ambient sound levels can vary from very quiet to loud with variations in duration.

Required: To be considered apply directly to Maryville College
Maryville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Priscilla Stache

Human Resources Generalist



(865) 981-8349

Business Address

502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway

502 E Lamar Alexander Parkway

Maryville, TN 37804

Posted: 02/17/2021 16:37:55 EST

Last Updated: 02/17/2021 20:00 EST

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