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Technical Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123542
Title: Coordinator
Functional Title: Technical Coordinator
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1
Unit: ARHU-Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Campus/College Information:

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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is building the future of the arts by educating, training and presenting the next generation of artists and creative innovators. Unique among performing arts centers, The Clarice breaks through traditional boundaries in art-making and audience development through creative-based partnerships that nurture and sustain artists and the creative radius of communities surrounding the University of Maryland. The Clarice’s artistic partners are the School of Music, School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, the Artist Partner Program, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, MilkBoy, and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.

The Technical Coordinator plays a strong role in ensuring the highest standards related to the success of all productions. This involves project management, overseeing the daily operation of the technical and performance areas of The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center managed performance spaces. The Technical Coordinator provides guidance and instruction to a large part-time student workforce and trains student assistants to safely and effectively work as stage technicians while operating a venue or performance.

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Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in technical theatre or related field plus one year experience; or 5 years equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience.
-Knowledge of and working experience with sprung-floor constructed stage decks, soft goods, counterweight systems, fire curtains, truss, theatrical motorized systems, chain hoists and motors, fall protection systems, symphony concert shells, and theatrical staging equipment such as portable risers and dance floors
-Extensive experience with rigging for performing arts (theatre, dance and music) events.
-Strong leadership skills overseeing union, non-union, and student crews. Experience with training, scheduling, supervising and employee performance management.
-Positive, approachable attitude; open mindedness and objectivity; and willingness to collaborate.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with a diverse constituency and ability to work with people with varied skill levels.
-Strong customer service skills and professional manner to successfully build and maintain positive customer relations and provide quality service.
-Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to independently follow through to successful completion of projects.
-Able to multi-task and distribute efforts appropriately among tasks, manage competing deadlines, handle frequent interruptions and maintain a high level of productivity.
-Able to quickly and easily adapt to changing situations and priorities in a calm and professional manner.
-Able to work under pressure of deadlines in a fast paced environment.
-Strong computer skills including proficiency in Vectorworks and/or AutoCAD.
-Able to work long hours, overtime, nights, weekends and holidays.


-Completion of the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP), desired.
-Appreciation for wide variety of performing arts including; dance, music and theatre.
-Experience as a touring Master Carpenter.
-Experience in a higher education setting and teaching environment

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Salary:46,801 to 50,000
Best Consideration Date: 1/8/2017
Please include salary history with resume

Posting Date: 11/28/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/08/2018
Physical Demands

-Must be able to lift and carry up to 100lbs
-Must be able to wear personal protective equipment as appropriate
-Ability to work at heights, around moving machinery, and with exposure to noise, vibration, dust, and drafts.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
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