Overview

Reporting to the Production Director, the Technical Lead supports the work of the Production Department in producing professional, high-quality events. As Town Hall prepares to reopen to the public, the Technical Lead will be instrumental in launching our new, state-of-the-art theatrical systems, and will train and support others in their use. Proper and safe setup, operation, and teardown of audio, projection, lighting, and staging equipment is required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

Equipment Operation – 70%
● Ensure flawlessly executed events through accurate and timely setup, operation, and breakdown of audio, lighting, and projection equipment.
● Perform event-related responsibilities that may include stage management, lighting, audio, projection, or other required areas of support.
● Troubleshoot technical issues and resolve problems quickly as they arise.
● Ensure equipment is secure from theft and/or damage when in use or storage.
● Assume crowd control and/or evacuation responsibility during emergencies in consultation with House Manager and building staff.
Technical Consultation – 15%
● Collaborate with internal team on event solutions pre-event to ensure the best possible customer satisfaction and audience experience.
● Perform advance work with operations team members. Oversee the technical needs (planning and implementation) of complex Town Hall-produced and rental events.

Training & Scheduling – 10%
● Build work schedule for part-time technical staff, ensuring all events receive sufficient support.
● Supervise and direct other technicians on an as-needed basis.
● Ensure safety of artists, running crew and additional staff involved with individual productions.
● Assist in recruiting and training additional temporary technical staff.
● Provide mentorship and consultation to technical, sales and operations team members to develop technical knowledge and skills as needed.
● Contribute to an atmosphere that fosters the development of technical and leadership skills in other employees.

Equipment Troubleshooting and Maintenance – 5%
● Maintain technical equipment and facilities. Assist team and advise as to proper security, storage, and maintenance of equipment.
● Perform inventory and forecasting of equipment needs.

The above listed duties are not all-inclusive. This position is expected to perform other work-related duties as assigned even though they may not be considered primary duties.

QUALIFICATIONS

● Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
● Intermediate experience in three of the following four disciplines: audio, video, computers (presentation software), and lighting. Advanced experience in one discipline. A minimum of three years of professional audio-visual experience required.
● General knowledge and experience operating light boards, video switching/projection, digital mixing consoles, and presentation software such as PowerPoint/Keynote/Playback Pro/QLab.
● Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with a diverse workforce and customer base.
● Provide excellent customer service and strive to exceed the expectations and needs of internal stakeholders and rental clients.
● Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously.
● Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
● The ability to remain calm under pressure.
● A minimum of two years of customer service or hospitality experience is preferred.

COMPENSATION AND STRUCTURE

● Position is full-time non-exempt hourly (40 hours/week).
● $27.88/hr-$30.00/hr DOE ($58,000-$62,400/year).
● Benefits package includes fully-paid medical & dental insurance, fully-subsidized bus pass, and matched 403(b) plan. Generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
● Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings, and occasional holidays.

TO APPLY

Submit résumé and cover letter outlining specific qualifications and your interest in Town Hall, along with three professional references, to jobs@townhallseattle.org, with Technical Lead in the subject line.
Resumes are requested by November 25, 2018, but position will remain open until filled.

For more information about Town Hall Seattle or to access this job description online, please visit our Web site at: www.townhallseattle.org.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@townhallseattle.org

About Town Hall Seattle

Town Hall Seattle is a nonprofit community cultural center, offering a broad program of music, humanities, civic discourse, and world culture events. Formed collaboratively in 1998 as a shared venue, Town Hall Seattle is both an arts organization and a community resource, with a season collectively programmed by the community itself. Town Hall serves as a venue and a producer, a responsive host, and a catalytic cultural force, serving more than 100,000 artists and audience members in 400+ events annually. We are in the final stages of renovating our 100-year-old building, and will be moving back into our newly-updated historic home in early 2019.

Reflecting the creativity and concerns of our region, Town Hall’s program aspires to host the broadest possible range of voices and interests. Diversity within the organization’s staff advances our mission and work. Consequently, Town Hall supports the goals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as essential to its institutional values, and to a democratic and pluralistic society.