The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland at College Park
Salary: 50,752 -53,000, commensurate with experience and salary history
Best Consideration Date: January 23, 2017
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
The Projections Coordinator’s primary responsibility is the advanced planning and coordination of live presented, produced and rental activities for The Clarice partners. This includes onsite supervision and instruction of Technology Shop work for all partner programs that make up The Clarice. The Projections Coordinator supervises student employees and contingent staff assigned to Production. The position is also charged with instructing and training all individuals in the Production department about projections practices and equipment. The Coordinator assists in the acquisition, registration, inventory, locale assignment, maintenance and repair of Technology Shop lighting equipment assigned to Production, as well as, other duties assigned by supervisor. Through research, innovation, and instruction in new technologies and techniques, the Projections Coordinator helps to build the future of the arts by educating, training and presenting the next generation of artists and creative innovators.
Essential Job Functions
- Coordinate and execute all projections needs for partner programs throughout The Clarice. Assist in the execution of other Technology Shop functions as assigned.
- Meet with designers and faculty to discuss concepts for upcoming productions.
- Prepare equipment and content for use in existing and rented equipment throughout the center.
- Artistically advance the process of media integration into all productions and the methods in which the academic units teach the field of study.
- Oversee and coordinate the resources of the Technology Shop to support the training of students.
- Manage and execute the delivery of all projections equipment requests by the mutually agreed upon deadlines.
- Review the material budgets, labor resources and scheduling in order to make recommended revisions to the designer and Technology Shop Manager.
- Assist in maintaining a sufficient pool of employees to fulfill the needs of the Technology Shop.
- Manage and/or oversee all budgets assigned to projection within the Technology Shop.
- Research the newest forms of projections technology and create relationships with product brand representatives/request demos of new technology.
- Mentor student employees, student designers, lab class students, and graduate choreographers.
- Supervise assigned labor and provide staffing-plan work schedules. Assign and organize work shifts in within shift scheduling software. Train, supervise, and manage employees. Set goals for employees. Enforce accountability, expectations, and policies. Keep employees focused and on-task. Review and evaluate employee performance.
- Ensure that production run crews have been provided with appropriate training to manipulate and move equipment safely and effectively during onstage rehearsals and performances.
- Supervise load-ins, strikes and technical/dress rehearsals.
- Supervise the day-today operations of the Technology Shop as required.
- Establish a regular inventory of supplies, materials and hardware as needed and within established budgets. Work with the Technology Manager to develop a plan to invest in capital purchases that support the use advanced production technology in the area of projections.
- Oversee and maintain ongoing maintenance for all projections equipment within spaces managed by Production.
- Maintain inventory of consumables and purchase as needed.
- Accurately inventory all equipment used by projection within the Technology Shop.
- Maintain barcoding of all equipment that is not a consumable.
- Add new equipment to inventory system including new barcodes.
- Maintaining a safe work environment and safety procedures for The Clarice by maintaining certifications and trainings as necessary pertaining to the work of The Clarice production department.
- Oversee and support a safe and effective work environment.
- Actively work to avoid any situation that would create an unsafe work environment.
- Act as a Safety Officer for the Production department as requested.
- Utilize given rubrics for an effective assessment of a student’s work and to acknowledge a student’s accomplishments.
- Maintain and ensure that there is an inclusive environment for students to learn in. This includes actively creating opportunities for all students regardless of their physical abilities, age, sex, race, religion, and gender identity or expression.
- Prepare and instruct students on current safety practices and standards.
- Provide regular constructive feedback regarding the process and choices regarding a student’s classwork and project execution. Include your supervisor when this feedback includes possible curricular improvements.
- Actively engage/train/mentor students through frequent interaction that motivates them to succeed and conveys an enthusiasm for their learning.
List physical demands of position:
Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. Must be able to wear PPE, as appropriate