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The Technical Director for the Paramount Center for the Arts has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the theater/ performing arts center, including lighting, sound, set design and construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance of theatre equipment. They should also have a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation, stage management, computerized lighting systems, stage carpentry, appropriate safety precautions and procedures. The TD should also have the ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances, plan, develop, schedule, and provide the technical support required for each event or performance, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. They should know how to design lighting and sound systems appropriate to each performance and/or oversee stage crews completing this work. Additionally, the TD is able to perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment, maintain inventory of necessary supplies, assist in budget preparation, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of various groups including technical crew, performers, vendors, co-workers, and others.
Coordinate (Advance) events
Schedule the technical crew 12 weeks in advance
Provide renters estimated tech charges and a final report
Establish and maintain theater inventory specification sheets
Update the technical information packet annually
Develop and maintain a reparatory (house) lighting plot
Develop and maintain theater equipment maintenance program
Maintain an adequate theater supply inventory
Train new hires and provide educational opportunities for all technical staff
Schedule and facilitate monthly tech staff meeting
Attend weekly event and leadership meetings
Develop and maintain budgets
Maintain events archive
Develop, direct and/or facilitate the Technical Outreach Program
Create and maintain a comprehensive lighting plot for stage performances and overseeing the working order of all stage related equipment
Research, plan for, and develop a long-term capital budget for new advances in theatrical equipment
Be on site to lead and work as a crew member for as many PCA presentations as possible
Secure/lock the building after all stage events or assign staff to do so
Attends to other typical duties as required
DIRECT 9-12 Theater Technical Staff
This is a full-time exempt position, with hours ranging from daytime administrative and technical work to evening and weekend hours managing theatre performances. Hours may flex during busy/less busy times of the year. Benefits include paid vacation, starting at 10 days annually, 9 paid holidays, accruable personal time (PTO), free parking, option to join 401(k) retirement plan, and complimentary tickets/registration to select Paramount classes and events. Annual salary: $50-60,000, depending on experience and qualifications. Full job description available at https://paramountarts.org/about-us/employment/
Physically able to maintain irregular and extended hours
Able to lift, push and pull objects of significant weight using appropriate tools.
Ability to relate to and communicate well with others
Ability to troubleshoot problems as they present.
Have good organizational, and time management skills
The Paramount Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary community arts facility located in Historic Downtown St. Cloud, Minnesota. The facility is owned by the City of St. Cloud and operated by the Paramount Center for the Arts (a 501c3 non-profit organization).
The renovated 800 seat historic Theatre (built in 1921) serves as a stage for rent by numerous community groups to perform as well as a venue for professional performances.
The mission of the Paramount Center for the Arts is to provide opportunities for artistic production, creative exploration, arts education and the enjoyment of arts and entertainment.
Our vision is that all art will change people.
The Paramount Center for the Arts will inspire through artistic excellence, transform through exploration of many different art forms, and connect one resident to another as citizen artists, who together, generate a positive impact on the culture and economy of the region.