Director of Theater and Facility Operations, Hult Center for the Performing Arts

Posted 9/3/19

Position Description
Direct and manage the overall operation of theater technical services and facility maintenance and custodial services for the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

Supervision Received and Exercised
Receives general direction from the Hult Center General Manager. Exercises direct supervision over technical theater and facility operations staff. Supervises the Facility Maintenance Supervisor who oversees a custodial team of six in shifts ranging from 7AM to 1AM. Supervises Technical Services Department which includes an Assistant Technical directors and stagehand leads. Works with represented staff from two unions, IATSE and AFSCME.

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following: Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises, and reviews work of staff and temporary workers involved in the operation and maintenance of the theater, theatrical equipment, and facility maintenance and custodial services.

Evaluates operations and activities; recommends improvements and modifications; assists in long-range theater facility and equipment operations planning;

Develops and implements short-term goals and objectives, and policies and priorities of the department programs, projects and functions.

Reviews, recommends, and supervises ongoing capital and maintenance work related to stage and facility operations; responsible for directing ongoing maintenance and repair work of the stage equipment and facilities.

Coordinates and manages Center capital projects as assigned with City of Eugene Facilities Department, vendors, contractors and consultants; obtains bids and quotes; negotiates contracts. Ensures projects are managed in compliance with codes, ordinances, regulations, and other requirements.

Coordinates advance technical requirements for stage productions; oversees backstage operational aspects of programs and events at the Hult Center.

Supports facility booking initiatives by serving as Hult Center liaison with promoters, production managers, commercial user groups, and various outside organizations using the Center; available for consultation with other City personnel regarding performing arts and events technical and production requirements.

Understands the function and operation of a variety of theater-related equipment including lighting, sound, rigging, and special effects equipment.

Prepares labor, materials, and operations invoices, show and event settlements, and advance cost estimates for user groups.

Responsible for production and facilities budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for new and replacement equipment; monitors and controls expenditures.

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 working environment.

Coordinates advance technical requirements for stage productions; oversees backstage operational aspects of programs and events at the Hult Center.

Supports facility booking initiatives by serving as Hult Center liaison with promoters, production managers, commercial user groups, and various outside organizations using the Center; available for consultation with other City personnel regarding performing arts and events technical and production requirements.

Understands the function and operation of a variety of theater-related equipment including lighting, sound, rigging, and special effects equipment.

Prepares labor, materials, and operations invoices, show and event settlements, and advance cost estimates for user groups.

Ensures a safe work environment by training staff on safe work practices, procedures, and operation of equipment.

Responsible for personal and professional development. Leads a constructive, positive work culture. Participates in and ensures staff development within the City of Eugene, Library Recreation and Cultural Services Department, Cultural Services Division and Hult Center.

May participate or assist in Collective Bargaining

Conducts inspections of building(s) and grounds

Serves as member of Operations team and other teams as assigned. Attends various meetings and relative committees.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as required by management to meet the needs of the department.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm PDT
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Theater, Theater Operations Management, or closely related field(s).

Experience
A minimum of 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in technical theater production management, performing arts operations. 6 years or more of increasingly responsible experience in technical theater production management or performing arts operations preferred. A minimum of 2 years of supervisory/management experience. 5 or more years of supervisory management experience preferred or

An equivalent combination of education experience and training that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the successful performance of the essential jobs duties.

License or Certificate
A valid Oregon driver’s license or, the 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).

IAVM Venue Management School, Graduate School or Certified Venue Professional (CVP) preferred.

BE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION REGARDING TECHNICAL AND PRODUCTION ISSUES 24-HOURS A DAY / SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

PERFORM ON-CALL FUNCTIONS AS WELL AS WORK NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS, AS REQUIRED.

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