Company: The University of Texas at Austin
Posted on: March 18, 2023
Job Posting Title:
Position Open To:
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Earliest Start Date:
Feb 06, 2023
Expected to Continue
UT MAIN CAMPUS
This is a high-profile position to the University community and is
responsible for overseeing the Technical/AV Department of the Texas
Union (the original student union) and Hogg Memorial Auditorium, a
1,000 seat multi-purpose facility which is currently under
construction and reopening Fall 2023.
- Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the
Texas Union and Hogg Memorial Auditorium, including supervising the
use of lighting, sound, communications and projection equipment,
and rigging. Oversees Technical/AV department that consists of two
additional full-time staff and a multitude of student employees.
Supervises Technical Services Manager. Manages, trains and
schedules student employees who will be employed as Stage Managers
- Serves as technical expertise lead for construction projects
and AV equipment upgrades for Texas Union and Hogg Memorial
Auditorium. Understands the Hogg Memorial Auditorium construction
timeline is entering its final stages and theatrical design and
equipment choices are finalized. Assists Director of Operations
with reopening of Hogg Memorial Auditorium when the construction is
completed Fall of 2023. Serves as lead technical owner of the
construction project. Ensures all Tech/AV equipment was adequately
installed, commissioned and in working condition. Understands
operations of equipment and infrastructure and responsible for
training full-time and student staff.
- Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting,
sound, staging, AV and special needs, necessary for events and
performances presented in the Hogg Memorial Auditorium and Texas
Union in advance of production dates. Operates tech equipment in
both buildings. Works closely with Events staff to ensure
- Advises projection managers, lighting and sound designers, on
the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical
requirements for each individual show and supervises the
implementations of approved technical designs. Negotiates technical
riders with outside vendors and artists. Attends technical
rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical
aspects of the show. Maintains and enforces schedules for all
builds, load-ins, and strikes.
- Designs, sets up, maintains and operates lighting and sound
systems for theater, dance, music, meetings and other production
and projects; assists guest designers and speakers with technical
matters. Provides production and creative direction assistance to
clients, including planning, managing and executing the backstage
support of a performance on an as needed basis.
- Provides orientation to facility renters, especially student
users, and visiting productions to safety, technical
characteristics and other areas of facility operations. Provides
expertise and mandatory training to Registered Student
Organizations, who will be the primary users of Hogg Memorial
Auditorium and Texas Union. Works closely with other staff members,
visiting tour managers and crews, and other clients to plan and
execute performances and events with regard to technical
- Assists with the preparation and control of operations budget
and maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies. Monitors
the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging
equipment and arranges for the repair and replacement within
budgetary restraints. Performs preventative maintenance on the
- Other related duties as needed. Required Qualifications
- Bachelor's Degree.
- Five years' full-time experience employed as staff position or
as an independently contracted technical director.
- Knowledge of operations and maintenance of theatrical/events
systems: lighting, sound, staging and rigging.
- Knowledge and experience implementing appropriate safety
precautions and procedures.
- A technological savvy individual with ability to learn and
navigate software applications.
- Ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support
for various events and performances; plan, develop, schedule and
provide the technical supports required for each event or
performance; communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
design lighting and sound systems appropriate to each performance
and oversee stage crews and volunteers; perform minor repairs and
preventative maintenance on equipment; maintain inventory of
necessary supplies; assist in budget preparation; establish and
maintain effective working relationships with representatives of
various groups, vendors, co-workers , and others; maintain
irregular and extended working hours, especially nights and
weekends; able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using
- Works with the theater design and equipment that has been
installed and seeks methods to efficiently utilize existing
resources. Well-versed in safety precautions and procedures for
theater spaces. Highly motivated self-starter with a positive and
pleasant attitude. Strong work ethic with ability to function
independently and intuitively in a dynamic environment. Strong
computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Additional years of experience may be substituted for
Bachelor's Degree. Preferred Qualifications
- Experience providing full-time technical direction in a higher
- Experience assisting and working with students and student
groups in an educational environment.
- Experience working in a University setting and professionally
navigating bureaucracy to achieve the department's goal.
- OSHA Certification.
- Experience with historical buildings.
- Experience operating and maintaining the following equipment:
TCP/IP, Networking Fundamentals, and Multicast Traffic; Dante Audio
and Dante Controller Software; SMAART and QLAB Audio Calibration
Software, Crestron Control Systems (troubleshooting and operation);
Industry Standard Studio and Live Microphone Placement, Talent Lav
Mic Placement; Basic soldering and ability to repair damaged
XLR/TRS/DMX Lighting Cables; Studio Production Cameras, PTZ
Cameras, Three Point Lighting; Surround Sound Fundamentals, Dolby
Atmos, and CP950 Processor; DiGiCo Audio Consoles (Q338); 70 and 25
Volt Constant Audio Distribution Systems, Barco Cinema Projectors
(SP4K-25C), Common Aspect Ratio Types and Resolution, Video
Scaling; D&B Audiotechnik PA Speakers, Amplifiers and R1
Software; SDI Video, Timesync, NDI Network Video and NewTek NDI
Tools; Video Distribution and Switching, Media Storage, HDMI
Protocols, HDCP, EDID; Shure Axient, Shure Spectrum Manager, and
Wire Workbench; Wireless In Ear Monitoring Systems, Antenna Types,
and Placement; Wireless Clearcom Communication Systems; Fiber Optic
Cabling Types, Connectors; Power Sequencing, Control and Grounding
Fundamentals, Power Feeder Cable, Electrical Phasing; Stage
Lighting, Fixture Basics, Moving Spots, DMX Systems, Scene
Programming, Cue Integration, Lighting Consoles (Grand MA Compact,
ETC Ion, High End Road Hog 4); Stage Rigging, Motorized Hoists,
Truss Hanging, Stage Pulley Operation (ETC Motorized Rigging
- Experience using professional scheduling software, especially
- Demonstrated ability to follow through with tasks and projects
on time and to completion, with little supervision.
- High energy and creativity.
- Experience using negotiating skills and strategies.
- Professional demeanor and ability to get along with co-workers.
Works positively with all members of the Operations Team and
understands and respects the contributions made by each department.
This job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The
applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record
from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas
resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days
of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a
CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment,
post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and
follow-up drug and alcohol testing).
$68,500 + depending on qualifications
May work around standard office conditions. May work around
electrical and mechanical hazards. Repetitive use of keyboard at a
workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Climbing of stairs and
ladders. Lifting and moving. The person in this position will need
to lift, push and pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate
Monday - Friday 1pm to 10pm
Work schedule (days and times) will be flexible depending upon the
use of the facilities, schedule of events, and the departmental and
University Schedule. This position is expected to frequently work
more than 40 hours per week as needed. Weekend work is expected
during peak times.
- 3 work references with their contact information; at least one
reference should be from a supervisor
- Letter of interest Important for applicants who are NOT current
university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to
submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be
provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent
applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of
interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application
Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional
files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that
ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job
application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.
Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:
As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST
apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a
current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your
Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation
menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile
before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your
application. The application is one page and you will be prompted
to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the
application questions presented to upload any additional Required
Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for
the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being
recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to
include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff
who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without
Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System
of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per
week and at least 135 days in length.
A criminal history background check will be required for
finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all
applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and
affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of
equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,
religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and
activities, and admissions.
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any
other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because
they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or
the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who
have access to the compensation information of other employees or
applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot
disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals
who do not otherwise have access to compensation information,
unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or
charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding,
hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the
employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to
Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment
Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present
acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and
authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be
presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do
so will result in loss of employment at the university.
The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work
authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's
company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more
information about E-Verify, please see the following:
- E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
- E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
- Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
- Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title
IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and
Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a
Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and
provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title
IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.
The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the
availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may
access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University
Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin,
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