The Lighting and Projection Technician provides assistance to the Lighting and Projections Coordinator for day to day operations of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Technology Shop. The Lighting and Projection Technician is responsible for assisting in the execution of center productions as assigned. The Lighting and Projection Technician supervises volunteers, paid/unpaid student personnel, as well as, casual labor Technology crew. The Lighting and Projection Technician also provides mentoring and hands-on training in lighting and projection systems to students. Through research, innovation, and instruction in new technologies and techniques the Lighting and Projection Technician helps to build the future of the arts by educating, training and presenting the next generation of artists and creative innovators.
Essential Job Functions
LIGHTING AND PROJECTION PRODUCTION
- Assisting crews for load-ins, rehearsals, performances and strikes.
- Under the general supervision of the shop managers, provide technical and logistic support for lighting and projections equipment for per requirements of venue and artists.
- Provide support for show notes during the technical and dress rehearsal process as needed.
- Prepare lighting related equipment and systems for distribution and operation.
- Operate lighting and projections systems for assigned events.
- Supervise students and contingent lighting crew in installation and operation of multimedia equipment as necessary.
- Supervise (in the absence of the Manager) any and all casual labor and students within the shop, stage, or other venues as required by the activities of the shop.
PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
- Meet with designers and the Technology Manager to discuss lighting and projection production plans.
- Assist with planning for materials and personnel needs in order to complete lighting and projections within agreed schedules and budgets.
- Communicate load in and strike plans and schedules with Lighting and Projections Coordinator.
- Collaborate with Lighting and Projections Coordinator and Technology Manager to distribute workload assignments to contingent labor, student labor and students working for class credit.
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Technology or related field AND One year in the operation and maintenance of audio-visual or multimedia equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Three years progressively responsible work
- Working knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of lighting and projection equipment
- Ability to operate lighting and projection equipment; to use electronic testing, hand and power tools; to perform extensive standing and walking; to lift and carry lighting and testing equipment; to use personal computers
- Thorough knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment
- Working knowledge of the principles of management and supervision
- Skill in planning and coordinating work; in interpreting and applying departmental policies and procedures; in operating manual and automated equipment including personal computers and related software
- Ability to supervise, motivate and train assigned staff; to negotiate resolution to scheduling and procedural problems; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective work relationships
- Demonstrated knowledge of projections equipment and related systems
- Experience working in an educational setting
- MFA in Lighting design or production
- Working knowledge of Vectorworks, Lightwright, Isadora, Watchout, Qlab, and knowledge of Strand CD80 Dimmer racks is preferred
About The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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