Assistant Technical Director, Hult Center for the Performing Arts


The ideal candidate: You have a passion for live performance production and have a deep understanding of the workings of a performing arts center. You wish to use your skills, knowledge and talents collaboratively and enjoy the day-to-day touches as much as night of show! Your self-awareness allows you to lead with conviction and view conflict as an opportunity to make the program better and move toward excellence. You are engaged and ready to run with an outstanding team to help make every production, large or small, the best it can be. You are committed to your craft and your proven track record shows it. You have excellent management, project management and communication skills and love putting these skills to work. You are energetic and excited for this next phase in your career.

Participates and assists in planning and overseeing technical aspects of performing arts events including researching, evaluating, and assessing technical and staffing performance requirements, supervising technical staff involved in production events, and operation, maintenance, and repair of theatrically related equipment.

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following

Serves as Assistant to the Hult Center Technical Director, is a member of the Technical Service Department operations.

Responsible for administration of union contract. Must have knowledge of stage union functions and union practices.

Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews assigned staff involved in operation, maintenance, and repair of theatrical and production equipment and systems.

Evaluates and determines scheduling and distribution of crews and work assignments. Oversees selection and coordination of maintenance and repair tasks of theatrically related equipment.

Recommends and assists in establishing department priorities and goals; recommends methods; implements policies and procedures.

Participates in operations meetings as a representative of the technical staff, advances shows with user groups, attends pre-production meetings, acts as representative of the Technical Services Department; represents City of Eugene and Hult Center Management.

Participates and/or independently evaluates clients, producers, and artists' needs; communicates production and technical aspects to event crews.

Responsible for evaluating operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; researches and recommends improvements, modifications, and short and long range capital projects related to the facility production areas; may manage facility production projects.

Analyzes program areas for effectiveness; implements necessary improvements.

Inspects work in progress of assigned crews; ensures safety regulations are complied with and work meets expectations.

Responsible for selection and evaluation of assigned staff; assigns work and ensures appropriate training is provided; investigates complaints; recommends and administers disciplinary actions; handles sensitive personnel matters and recommends grievance responses; exercises full supervision over employees.

Ensures implementation of, and adherence to, the City's Affirmative Action and Diversity Work plans; coordinates implementation of effective processes and models to produce division-wide diversity initiatives; facilitates staff development on such issues as diversity and creating a respectful work environment.

Assists in budget preparation; prepares cost estimates and analysis for budget recommendations; researches and submits justifications for new equipment and expenses; monitors and controls expenditures.

Negotiates, prepares, approves, and coordinates advance technical information and requests from user groups and clients as related to materials, labor, and expenses.

Prepares night of show financial settlement information related to production department activities.

Acts as on-site Management representative when designated for stage facility functions and operations.

Acts as liaison with promoters, production managers, local media, and various outside organizations using the theater facilities, systems, and equipment.

Evaluates, prepares, and updates maintenance logs of equipment and repair parts inventories; determines priorities; orders repair parts and supplies as needed.

Evaluates, schedules, coordinates, and assigns maintenance and repair work; determines whether inoperative equipment should be sent out or repaired internally; advises stage supervisor of extraordinary situations.

Coordinates shipping and receiving of equipment and supplies.

Maintains time, material, and equipment records.

May perform occasional emergency maintenance and repairs on a variety of theatrical equipment as required.

Attends and serves on City committees and task teams. Acts in capacity of Technical Director as assigned.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
Policies and procedures of performing arts and public assembly operations, technical direction, and production management.

Techniques and skills used in theatrical carpentry, electrics, sound, wardrobe, rigging, and stage mechanical operations and systems.

Basic computer operation including word processing and spreadsheet functions, or ability to learn in a reasonable time.

Relevant Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Principles and procedures of financial record-keeping and reporting.

Research and analysis of issues and operations related to technical performing arts disciplines. Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.

Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Safe work practices.

Review issues for cost effectiveness; recommend course(s) of action.

Research and analyze production and equipment requirements; evaluate and make determinations. 

Stage union functions and practices.

Ability to:
Understand and interpret architectural, construction, and mechanical drawings. Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.

Diagnose equipment failures; coordinate or perform repairs.

Prepare and maintain records.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain positive cooperative working relationships with coworkers, user groups, and clients.

Physically perform the required duties.

Work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays; be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Major course work in technical theater, theatrical design, performing arts production management, technical direction, or closely related field(s); a four year program of education preferred but a two year degree in closely related field(s) acceptable.

Three years of increasingly responsible experience in theater operations, including one year of supervisory or lead worker responsibilities.

Valid Oregon driver's license, or ability to obtain by date of hire; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City's standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).

Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Online Applications Only

Application deadline: 5pm Friday, October 4, 2019

Must pass a background check