Technical Director Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS)
Job Number: 82898
Job Family: Marketing
Job Series: Events Planner
Job Code: 4883
Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) is seeking a Technical Director to provide leadership and technical expertise for all department productions. The Technical Director ensures the successful interpretation, engineering, realization, and safety of all scenic, lighting, sound, and video designs, while maintaining a safe working environment for all. Directly responsible for the management of the production stage staff, overhire, and student staff working on scenery, lighting, sound, and video, the Technical Director must be a strong collaborator. Working with both professional and student designers, the Technical Director advises the team in regards to how technology will be incorporated into a production to achieve a desired scenic element or effect, safely and within budget. This position will assist and mentor both graduate and undergraduate students. The Technical Director will serve as a safety officer and facilities manager within the department, and will work to ensure a safe working environment in both production shop and classroom spaces. Other duties may also be assigned. The work schedule includes evening, weekend, and holiday hours. This is a full time, 12 month, exempt position reporting to the Production Manager.
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience required. MFA is a plus.
Applications will be reviewed beginning May 15, 2019.
Initiate and lead meetings with stakeholders to plan scope and format of events, establish and monitor budgets, and/or review administrative procedures and event progress.
Serve as project leader on specific events, coordinating teams that plan, implement, and manage all aspects of events such as: marketing, vendors, fan experience, ticket office, concessions, press and/or media.
Responsible for budget planning and management, venue management and equipment and facilities management for specific events.
Oversee development of registration strategy and logistics.
Build and maintain relationships with internal and external partners.
Procure and coordinate vendor services. Negotiate vendor contracts to minimize liability and risks.
Research and provide recommendations for potential event locations, and evaluate alternatives.
Investigate, document and report complaints regarding all aspects of events including customer service, crowd control and staff issues.
May inspect event facilities for maintenance, janitorial and fire safety issues, ensuring enforcement of Environmental Health and Safety and other facility regulations. Arrange for correction if issues are found.
Communicate with visiting entities such as vendors, teams, coaches and officials for assigned events.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated success managing event teams and planning, developing budgets, and meeting budget goals.
Excellent project management skills, and the ability to manage complex timelines and multiple projects.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and customer service skills. Must be well organized and detailed oriented.
Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to cultivate partnerships.
Demonstrated high level of confidence in making strategic decisions, good judgment, and innovative and creative problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, File Maker Pro and knowledge of cloud applications such as Google Docs and Forms.
Ability to interact and successfully collaborate with a broad spectrum of contributing groups and customers.
Certifications and Licenses:
Valid Non-Commercial Class California Driver's License.
Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, and use a telephone.
Occasionally kneel/crawl, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, and grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21-40 pounds.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license and drive day or night.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
May require some travel and working evenings and weekends.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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