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17 Jun 2019

Full-Time Technical Supervisor – Performing Arts Center (19-70)

Francis Marion University  Florence, South Carolina, United States

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Job Description

Francis Marion University and the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center (PAC) invite applications for a Technical Supervisor.
The Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center is a multi-purpose, multi-venue facility consisting of an 849 seat Mainstage Theater, a 100 seat Experimental Theater (Black Box) and an outdoor amphitheater.

The PAC offers access to outstanding performances and presentations of professional and emerging local, national, and international groups. The PAC is home to the Department of Fine Arts Music Industry Program, the Florence Symphony Orchestra, various touring performances, and is utilized by FMU students, school systems, public agencies, and civic organizations for events. The Technical Supervisor will coordinate all technical and back of house needs, liaison with FMU staff in various capacities, and will serve as rental supervisor during events, often requiring FOH and catering coordination.

Will hire, train, and supervise paid stage crews, students, volunteers, and any other part-time positions needed to accommodate the mission of the Performing Arts Center.  The Technical Supervisor will report to the Director of the Performing Arts Center.


Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Advising during rental contract negotiations as to the capabilities of the rental spaces and available equipment and reviewing and approving all technical riders for events and estimating costs of labor and materials;
  • Scheduling and overseeing load-in and strike and providing technical support during all events for the PAC;
  • Coordinating with FMU Facilities Management extra equipment needed from campus and associated schedules and deliveries;
  • Serving as a liaison with primary residents, touring companies, guest artists, facility management and other user groups of the facility;
  • Creating and updating technical specifications for the facility, including all dimensions and equipment;
  • Managing the storage, inventory, repair, and preventative maintenance of all shop tools and stage equipment, including the inspection and maintenance of counterweight rigging system;
  • Participating in long-range planning to serve equipment and facility needs, maintaining familiarity with industry standard technology, and researching and recommending upgrades and capital acquisitions when appropriate; and
  • Overseeing safety issues in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and developing and reinforcing safety program protocol.


State Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree and relevant program experience.



FMU Preferences:  A Master of Fine Arts in Technical Theatre and professional experience with diverse groups.  A Bachelor of Arts in Technical Theatre or similar field and/or a high level of professional experience will be considered.   A thorough knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre production, including sound, stage lighting, rigging/fly systems, staging, carpentry and video. Experience in managing a multi-purpose facility and organizing work and show schedules is required. Familiarity with AutoCAD and other relevant software systems.  Working knowledge of stage automation and operation of stage machinery. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral.



State Classification: Program Coordinator II (AH40)


Band/Level: 6/2



Work Hours:  Work schedule will vary and will include some evening and weekend hours.


Desired Start Date: July 8, 2019


Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Materials Needed:

1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 19-70);

2) Copies of all transcripts and certifications will be required of the successful candidate;

3) Resume;

4) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; and

5) FMU Staff Application.


To obtain the FMU Staff Application, please click here.


Mail completed application packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution




Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts center, performing arts, recruitment, and university. States: South Carolina.

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