Job No: 497209 Position Type: part-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Other, Performing Arts
The Performing Arts Technician provides recurring technical support for rehearsals and performances at The Weis Center for the Performing Arts and occasionally support at events sponsored by The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at other venues such as The Campus Theatre. With technical knowledge, the Performing Arts Technician pool provides all manner of production services including lighting, audio, video, rigging, staging, stage management, occasional front-of-house assistance, and other duties as requested. This position assists with productions spanning multiple genres such as music, dance, theater, and lectures. Performing Arts Technicians are expected to provide excellent support and services to students, faculty, staff, and external clients. They will be directed by the full-time staff to exceed client expectations in a supportive and helpful manner.
Support the direction of the Weis Center Technical Director and Operations Director.
In preparation for events, the technician provides setup support of staging elements, including chairs, stands, platforms, risers, audio and lighting equipment, and musical instruments.
The technician participates in load-in, setup, operation, and load-out of equipment.
Depending on the needs of the show, the technician may help support the setup and operation of technical equipment, including the lighting console, audio console, focus of lighting fixtures, running audio lines, projections, and any additional audio-visual requirements as required.
During rehearsals and performances, the technician may serve multiple functions depending on each event's needs, including but not limited to: deckhand, stage manager, lighting console operator, audio console engineer, or event assistant.
Technicians help maintain a safe and compliant environment, which meets the OSHA and University requirements for worker, performer, and patron safety. The technician ensures that all stage elements are secure and safe.
Technicians understand that the expertise level of the presenters varies, and is capable of being flexible as well as supportive throughout all phases of the production process.
While most events occur at The Weis Center, the candidate must be capable of supporting conventional and non-conventional venues, i.e. outdoor or multi-purpose spaces, throughout the University.
Willingness to offer front-of-house support and assistance as needed
Actively contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
In cooperation with the Technical Director / Assistant Technical Director, supervise and help train backstage members of the Weis Center student staff.
Other duties as requested Minimum Qualifications:
Willingness and ability to work with a flexible schedule, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, holidays and long hours.
Experience in live event operations, preferably in a University setting or comparable experience in the live event industry.
Experience and understanding of at least one of the following production elements: lighting systems, audio reinforcement, and stage management.
Physical Demands: Ability to lift 50 lbs., climb ladders, work at heights, and safely handle rigging needs at Weis Center. Ability to stay on feet for extended periods of time when necessary to complete tasks. Work Type: This is a casual, non-benefits eligible position.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
Salary Range: This is an casual, non-exempt position with a hiring rate of $20.00 per hour.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.