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Technical Director

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute
Hudson, NC Full-time
Posted on October 2, 2019

Salary: $2,822.08 - $3,290.58/monthly
Opening Date: September 26, 2019
Closing Date: October 13, 2019 11:59 p.m


Directs, supervises and assists in the set-up of theatrical, hospitality, and conference events held at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center; and maintains an inventory of supplies, and oversees maintenance and housekeeping of the facility.

Examples of Duty:

Essential and other responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as house technician for all incoming productions including lighting, sound, and certain other special equipment relating to the stage.
  • Assist with all incoming events in the auditorium and conference center; supervise and set-up stage, conference facilities, and equipment for each production or event.
  • Advise user groups as to the facility's capabilities and limitations.
  • Observe all OSHA safety rules and ADA requirements in facility operation.
  • Maintain an inventory of tools, materials, and equipment used in the operation of the Civic Center.
  • Assign and/or perform general maintenance and repair of electrical, audio/visual equipment; supervise and assist with general housekeeping duties; set-up of tables and chairs and audio/visual equipment for conference center events.
  • Open/close the Civic Center, ensure that the facility is presentable for use and the premises are secure at the close of each event.
  • Recruit, schedule and oversee contractual staff for event operations.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule, including working evenings and weekends, in order to best serve the needs of the clients - a minimum of 40 hours weekly
  • Supervise and schedule the daily operations of the Civic Center to include housekeeping and technical personnel.
  • Procure rental equipment and services for upcoming productions.
  • Participates in professional development activities and required employee training.

Marginal Functions:

Perform other duties as assigned.

This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position. The President or appropriate supervisory personnel may assign additional duties. The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job titles with or without notice.

Qualifications and Working Conditions:

Knowledge of:

  • The advanced principles of sound equipment, stage lighting, rigging, electricity, computer systems.
  • Methods, materials, techniques, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities.
  • Basic mathematical calculations.
  • Basic principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Current trends, research, and development in the area of assignment.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply Federal, State, and Local policies, laws and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Interpret, explain, and enforce departmental policies and procedures.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations of the Civic Center.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Operate a variety of stationary mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of duties and responsibilities which may include the following:
  • Walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Lifting and/or carrying heavy objects up to 75 pounds
  • Climbing stairs and ladders.
  • Bending, stooping, kneeling or crawling for extended periods of time.
  • Conducting inspections.
  • Disassemble and assemble electronic equipment.
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: Making observations, communicating with others, reading and writing, evaluating the status of equipment, answering questions, speaking in a clear and audible voice.
  • Maintain mental capacity which permits: Making sound decisions and using good judgment, communicating clearly, responding to questions, effectively handle a work environment and conditions which involve: working closely with others, irregular work hours, working with the public, exposure to dirt and dust.

Environmental Conditions:

Office or theater environment; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; working closely with others; periodically working irregular hours.

Physical Conditions:

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing or walking for prolonged periods of time; general manual dexterity; ability to distinguish color; heavy lifting and carrying; climbing with both legs and arms.

Experience and Training:


Five years of increasingly responsible experience in technical theater in a non-contractual or volunteer basis. Two years of that experience in a supervisory position required.


High School diploma or GED with prior technical theater experience required. Prefer AA or BA in theater, electronics or technical theater.

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