University of Hawaii at HiloMedia Design and Production, PBB (Theatre Technician/Resident Designer) (#79152T) Position Description

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UH Hilo, College of Arts & Sciences Performing Arts Department, special funds, temporary, full time to begin approximately August 2013, pending position clearance and availability of funding.


Serve as Scenic Designer, Painter and Lighting Designer for all Performing Arts Department productions, including research, incubation, and design for all main stage and lobby stage productions. Serve as Technical Director and Chief Scenic Technician for the Performing Arts Department major productions and Senior Projects, including supervising students of the Basic Stagecraft course with the construction and installation of the scenery and lighting. Plan, budget, coordinate, schedule, implement, install, and integrate all Performing Arts Department performances via work with faculty, Performing Arts Center management, and student directors and producers. Production work, including the supervising of students in scenery, lighting, and properties laboratories. Develop project and work schedules to meet deadlines set by the Performing Arts Department Faculty and the Performing Arts Center Manager. Construct and paint scenery to achieve design goals. Material and logistical preparation and drafting for scenery, lighting, and property laboratories. Supervise all technical aspects of theatre students’ projects including but not limited to scenery, lighting, properties, and stage management. Recruit, train, schedule, and supervise student crews for all Performing Arts Department events. Administer the Advanced Theatre Practicum, covering all crew work in scenery, lighting, properties construction and maintenance, and stage management. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a baccalaureate degree in any discipline and three (3) years progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for a performing arts program in technical theater production, scenic painting, and scenic and lighting design; or equivalent education/training or experience. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the area of technical theatre, design and production as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with theatrical scene shop, stage and stage rigging safety. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated. Considerable knowledge of theatre production methods and techniques: including materials, procedures and processes used in the manufacture of scenery and props. Experience with the materials, supplies, and equipment necessary for the operation of a theatre shop. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolding.

Desirable Qualifications

B.A. or B.F.A. with major course work in technical theatre and/or design. Knowledge and use of computer design and drafting programs.

Pay Range

PBB, $3,541/month minimum

Applications (How to Apply)

A complete application must include: cover letter explaining how the minimum and desirable qualifications are met; APT application UH Form 64 (original signature required on application), resume, portfolio (electronic or hard copy acceptable), the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references, transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable, however official transcripts will be required prior to employment). All requested documents/information must be postmarked by the closing date and become the property of the University. All minimum qualifications must be met by the closing date. Application address: UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, Resident Designer Selection Committee, Attn: Robert Abe, 200 W. Kawili St., Hilo, HI 96720. Electronic submissions should be sent to

Inquiries (General)

Robert Abe, Search Committee Chair, 808-933-3193;

Please refer to position #79152T when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Postmarked no later than March 22, 2013

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