Responsible for oversight and technical coordination of lighting, sound, staging and other theatrical needs for productions scheduled at The Lincoln Center facility, and administration of the personnel required to execute those performances. Operates, maintains and safeguards the assets of the venue’s Theater facilities, including development of policies and procedures, supervision and support of personnel, and the use and maintenance of theater spaces, infrastructure and equipment. Assures that all work is carried out to the highest safety standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. Reviews current and future lighting and sound equipment needs and recommends equipment purchases. Formulates and implements plans for improvements to facility. Maintains facility and equipment by performing basic electric, electronic, and mechanical repairs and placing orders for equipment, supplies, and materials. Oversees all front and back of house staff involved in producing performances.
Responsible for maintenance, updates and improvements to the venue and associated equipment, policies and procedures. Develop and maintain the Technical Production and FOH budgets, manage financial planning and cost control. Research, recommend and purchase or lease all associated equipment, including coordinating with Purchasing for larger acquisitions as proscribed. Monitor the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, rigging and FOH equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; coordinates preventive maintenance on equipment Determine appropriate costs associated with rentals, and analyze industry standards to assure competitiveness. Make recommendations to Senior Management and Leadership regarding capital purchases of equipment Oversee construction projects as they relate to the associated components of the venues. Participates in monthly all-staff meetings and monthly Safety and Facility Operations meetings. Reviews, maintains and updates all internal and external shared information including schedules, advance forms, event reports, technical specifications, client communications and labor spreadsheets.
Prepares reports on labor usage to be used for billing users. Works with Executive Director and Marketing team in reviewing technical viability of events proposed for Lincoln Center seasonal promotion. Works with the Scheduling Coordinator to manage the institution calendar. Prepares billing (labor, equipment and hospitality as appropriate) and venue settlements for each event. Works with internal counterparts to review, update and uphold practical applications of LC rental contracts and Rules and Regulations
Determine necessary technical and FOH support, such as lighting, sound, hospitality, merchandise sales, security and patron logistics, as needed for events, productions and performances, and coordinates with internal counterparts and external clients and vendors Reviews and edits local producers’ and LC guest artists’ contract riders, and oversees the planning and provision for their FOH and technical needs. Attend weekly venue operations meetings and facilitate communication between Theater Operations and Administration. Coordinates and leads regular productions meetings with technical and FOH Staff. Directs the planning, coordination, and execution of all production activities including, but not limited to: the creation and implementation of operations plans, management of timelines, staging and technical needs, labor requirements, FOH elements and all staff logistics.
Responsible for hiring, training and supervision of personnel and management/supervision of field supervisors Utilizes the resources of Front of House staff and volunteers and house technical crew as well as outside vendors to create highest level of production, patron experience and customer service. Supervises the work of the Production Coordinators and Production Stage Manager, including their field supervision of the work of hourly production personnel including lighting, sound, video, and stage. Determines stagehand requirements for each production, and approves crew calls. Supervises the work of the Front of House Coordinator, and provides oversight to the FOH Coordinator’s management of the hourly House Managers and volunteer usher staff. Reviews, enters and approves bi-weekly payroll for accuracy. Performs quarterly reviews of all full and part-time staff per City directives. Performs annual or bi-annual reviews of hourly staff per LC directive. Suggests, coordinates and supports disciplinary action, developmental growth or recognition actions as merited. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
CLIENT SUPPORT AND RELATIONSHIPS
Assists users in planning and executing load-ins, runs, and load-outs of shows and events. Serve as a technical consultant to local performing arts companies and promoters/rental clients. Advise Clients’ production managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for locally produced shows, and supervise the implementations of approved technical designs Arrange and lead production meetings with local clients to advice and determine labor needs per LC guidelines for efficiency, safety and Company oversight. Respond to changes in direction and other client dynamics with flexibility, resourcefulness, and a positive. problem solving mindset. Assists with assessing equipment and labor needs for events, and with arranging to meet those needs. Assembles and oversees sound and lighting equipment during shows and events. Trains part-time technical aides in use of theatrical sound, lighting, rigging, and staging equipment. Directs, assigns and schedules the work of hourly technical assistants.
QUALIFICATIONS The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to set-up, troubleshoot and coordinate theatrical lighting and sound systems. Ability to coordinate load-in and load-out shows and supervise work of crews; ability to adapt professional or local light set-up to facility.
Comprehension of city purchasing procedures with regard to acquisition of new equipment; ability to maintain existing inventory.
Working knowledge of technical requirements of lighting and sound systems.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in Theatre, Performing Arts or related area plus a minimum of five years of experience in technical theatre operations, specifically relating to lighting and sound operations, and management of theatrical personnel; Master's degree in Theatre, Performing Arts or related area preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.
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.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid driver's license.
Carpentry and electrical trades skills highly desired.
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.
When performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Lincoln Center is Northern Colorado's largest and most diverse presenters of professional theatre, dance, music, visual arts and children's programs. It features two performing art spaces (a 1,180-seat performance hall and a 220-seat theatre), art gallery, and outdoor sculpture garden. The Lincoln Center is also a premier destination for weddings, corporate, and special events with five events... spaces (two indoor ballrooms, interior meeting space, and outdoor terrace & rooftop patio). The Lincoln Center is part of the award winning City of Fort Collins.
Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.
The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:
No. 8 Top 25 Best-Performing Large Cities (Yahoo Finance 2016)
“Top Ten Websites” Best of The Web Awards (Center for Digital Government – September 2016)
Top 10 Healthiest Cities" (Livability.com - April 2015)
No. 13 “Best Place to Live” (Livability.com - September 2015)
No. 9, and “One of the Top 10 Best Places to Retire” (CBS Money Watch - February 2012)
Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?
- Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following 30 days employment
- Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick days
- Retirement + company matching – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting
- Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both
- Employee Assistance Program: counseling, legal, financial assistance
- Life insurance, short-term and long term disability
- Wellness program, workout facilities
- Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic
- Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility
- Collaborative work environment