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11 Aug 2023


Theater Production Specialist

University of Connecticut

 Mansfield, Connecticut, United States

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Job Description


Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, located on the UConn campus in Storrs, CT, seeks an outstanding individual for the position of Theater Production Specialist. This position works alongside another Theater Production Specialist and under the direction of the Jorgensen Production Manager, who reports to the Operations Manager, who reports to the Director of Jorgensen Center. This position performs duties related to the technical preparations and operation of sophisticated production systems for events taking place on the Jorgensen stage.


Under the direction of the Jorgensen Production Manager, the Theater Production Specialist will:

  • Coordinate preparations for scheduled events such as performance and rehearsal spaces, production schedules, calendars, and budgets.
  • Serves as primary on-site contact for local and visiting technical personnel concerning proper use of facilities and equipment by those personnel.
  • Works as a production technician with visiting groups as necessary, including the installation and operation of state-of-the-art sound systems, digital video systems, operation of stage lighting, as well as stage management.
  • Participates in the design and implementation of building system renovations. Assists with facility maintenance.
  • Purchases materials for productions. Monitors the condition of equipment and production systems.
  • Assures compliance with federal, state, and University regulations and codes governing the safety of occupants in a public performance venue.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical theater or a related field, or equivalent training in theater technical fields.
  • Two to three years of experience working with professional artists/entertainers from a broad range of artistic disciplines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applications of theatrical equipment including theatrical sound systems, digital video systems, and theatrical stage lighting.


  • Demonstrated experience in working with theatrical sound systems, FOH sound consoles, and Dante audio software.
  • Demonstrated experience with stage lighting design, implementation, and programming of lighting board.
  • Experience with video production, including set-up of video shoots, and implementation of lighting and sound.


This is a full-time position and may require irregular and flexible hours at times. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.



Please apply online at,
Staff Positions, Search #497737 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 21, 2023.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.


Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Theater Production Specialist
University of Connecticut
 Mansfield, Connecticut, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: design, performing arts, production, sound, technical theatre, and video. States: Connecticut.