26 Apr 2017

Full-Time Job Technical Director

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (Job Poster) – Saint Joseph, Minnesota, United States

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Job Description

The Department of Fine Arts Programming at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (CSB/SJU) invites applications for the full-time, benefit-eligible position of Technical Director. This position works with the Operations staff to provide technical services for Fine Arts Series events and a variety of events in Fine Arts Programming (FAP) spaces on both campuses. This position also works to prepare for events led by and supported through Fine Arts Programming. The Technical Director is responsible for clearly communicating event information with the Operations staff and appropriate parties on/off campus. The Technical Director supervises, schedules, and oversees student technical employees. The Technical Director coordinates equipment care and maintenance for all venues. The position provides event support and requires night, weekend, and summer commitments.


Technical Support of Events
•Provide Technical Support for events in all Fine Arts Programming venues and spaces, including preparation, performance, and post event care. Technical Support for events includes but is not limited to:
•Rigging installations
•Lighting hang/focus
•Audio reinforcement system install and tuning
•Projection systems setup and testing
•Staging/construction as related to the specific event.

•Review technical riders or event requests to coordinate the meeting of all event technical needs.
•Interface with internal and external space users (of various knowledge levels,) to advance events and prepare the theatre spaces to best serve the client’s needs.
•Assist with all technical aspects of Fine Arts Series events in coordination with the FAP Production Manager and Technical Events and Services Manager.
•Supervision of both professional and student crews at load-ins, performances, and load-outs for a variety of events in FAP spaces as well as other areas as assigned.
•Assist the Production Manager with supervision and provision of additional (non-student) technical support personnel for Fine Arts Programming events.

Student Employee Management
•Supervises student technical employees (20+); including hiring, scheduling, assigning work, training, mentoring, coaching, and serving as the primary contact for job related details.
•Provides leadership training and professional learning opportunities for student personnel through meetings, direct supervision and performance appraisals.
•Training of all student technical staff in coordination with Production Manager and Technical Event Services Manager on the safe and proper operation of equipment including but not limited to:
•Counterweight fly systems
•Stage lifts and elevators
•Theatrical lighting fixtures
•Computerized lighting & audio consoles

•Coordination of student labor between FAP and the theater department (scene shop) to best serve both department’s needs, and both the students’ and the institutions’ greater goals.
•Maintains technical student employment budgets and monitors work awards.

Care for Technical Equipment & Resources
•Advise Production Manager / Director of Operations of needed repairs to spaces and/or equipment in the Benedicta Arts Center and Stephen B. Humphrey Theatre and assist in repair and upkeep as needed.
•In conjunction with the FAP Production Manager, coordinate equipment use with the theater department to best serve both department’s needs.
•Provide general care and maintenance of technical resources.

Other Responsibilities
•Provide transportation to students, equipment, and artists as needed.
•Performs other duties as required by the Fine Arts Programming Department or supervisor.

•Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field preferred, MFA in Technical Direction is ideal and/or considerable professional experience.
•Must be able to withstand long hours of concentrated physical activity.
•Must be able to work in catwalks, on grids and on ladders.
•Must be able to assist with touring company load-ins, load-outs and performances.
•Physical limitations cannot totally hinder the ability to perform tasks.
•Enthusiasm for the performing and visual arts.
•Working knowledge of the operation and functions of technical equipment; lighting, sound, rigging, computer networks and media equipment, etc. as well as maintenance and repair of same equipment.
•Instructional and teaching skills; ability to train and work with student workers, most of whom have little or no experience.
•Exceptional adaptability and flexibility.
•Supervisory skills; ability to supervise student workers in their tasks, allowing them to learn by doing.
•Public relations skills; to promote a positive image of the college.
•Ability to deal effectively with a variety of personalities and skill levels.
•Problem-solving skills.
•Valid Minnesota Driver’s license.
•Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
•Excellent computer skills including AutoCAD or Vectorworks; Microsoft Office.
•Professional touring experience desired.
•I.A.T.S.E. member or experience with I.A.T.S.E. crews a plus.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online at http://employment.csbsju.edu. Interested applicants should complete the application form and submit a cover letter and resume. If you require special accommodations to participate in the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University hiring process, please contact us at (320) 363-2508 or employment@csbsju.edu.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2017.

It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.



• Job Title: Technical Director
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University
• website: www.csbsju.edu
• Location: Saint Joseph, Minnesota, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Location: Minnesota.