Technical Director - 37352-1A

Updated: Jun 22, 2022
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Arts Deans Office

Job Opening ID: 37352
Reports To: Production Manager
Working Title: Technical Director
Department: Arts Deans Office
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 006145
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: M-F,8-5
Employee Class: Career
 
Position Summary:
 
Under the general direction of the Production Manager, manage the scene shop for a fast-paced multi-venue/multi performance environment. Plan and schedule construction to ensure efficient production of scenery and properties and painting, subsequent mounting, rigging and mechanization of stage according to master schedule while also coordinating a smooth integration of other technical elements of lighting, sound, and costumes for productions in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Ensure all scenery is constructed according to specification of blueprints, designer and Production manager. Advise designers in problem solving regarding construction and mechanization difficulties while staying within budget. Manage and supervise all scene shop personnel including carpenters, and graduate teaching assistants for load-in of productions, use and maintenance of scene shop equipment, maintenance of scene shop inventory, clean-up of stage and storage areas. 
. Act as technical consultant on all the production’s technical issues. Supervise and train Drama 101 students in the scenic area. Organize and implement appropriate University policies and procedures regarding safety measures for departmental facilities.
 
Responsible for all activities associated with multiple / comprehensive technical aspects of theater productions, including procedures and administering/ monitoring budgetary expenditures consistent with budgetary allocations, and training of staff / students. May be responsible for maintenance of theater venues, shops, and storage, including facilities and stage equipment, tools and materials, and establishing and ensuring implementation of operational procedures for all users within the facilities.
 
Compensation Range:
 
$53,500 - $75,000
 
Department Website:
 
 
Required:
 
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Mastery level knowledge in multiple technical theater production areas such as lighting, sound, video, costumes, hair / make-up, properties, scenery, scenic treatment, etc. Thorough working knowledge of University and collective bargaining policies, practices, rules, regulations, etc., including safety rules and regulations. Thorough organizational skills. Working knowledge of safety precautions necessary when working at considerable heights, including the use of ladders, stages, scaffolds, and safety harnesses. Thorough problem recognition, avoidance and resolution skills. Ability to train staff and students as needed in the operation of scenery equipment within the school to accomplish the educational goals set by the faculty. Skill in interpreting drawings and specifications connected with the construction of scenery. Skill in using carpenters' hand and power tools such as skill saw, drill motor, and router to build and repair stage scenery/props. Thorough verbal and interpersonal communication skills to communicate complex instructions and information to disparate constituencies. Ability to collaborate in the development of production budgets and solutions to design needs. Oversee the construction and fabrication of all set designs through the use of appropriate theatre techniques.
 
Preferred:
 
Working knowledge of related outside theatrical suppliers, tools and lumber vendors, their services, invoicing and delivery policies Experience working in an educational setting.
 
Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php.

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected].
 
 
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