Company Name:
Dartmouth College
Approximate Salary:

Location:
Hanover, New Hampshire
Country:
US
Industry:
Other
Position type:
Unspecified
Experience level:
Education level:

Master Technician, Audio Electrics



Dartmouth College



Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Position Information

Position Title
Master Technician, Audio & Electrics

Department
Hopkins Center

Position Number
0126702

Position Purpose

To provide technical support to meet the highly complex audio and lighting requirements for both Visiting Artists and in-house musical events, concerts, student and ensemble musical productions and theatrical and dance productions by exercising a master's level of skill in all aspects of the trade.

This is a nine-month position (September through June).



SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position

FLSA
Non-Exempt

Employment Category
Regular Full Time

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Keely Ayres, Senior Production Manager

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UNION POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO SEIU UNION MEMBERS ONLY DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF POSTING . AFTER ONE WEEK OF POSTING , IF THE POSITION HAS NOT BEEN FILLED INTERNALLY , IT IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY .

OPEN TO UNION MEMBERS ONLY FROM (12/3/18) THROUGH (12/9/18).



Key Accountabilities

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Key Accountabilities

Sound/Audio Support

  • Designs or executes sound system requirements for Visiting Artists and in-house classical, jazz, rock, theatrical and dance productions.
  • Incorporates and sets up equipment such as mixing consoles, real time analyzers, graphic and parametic equalizers, compressor limiters, amplifiers, processors, CD, DAT , and cassette recorders, etc.
  • Determines system layout and cabling, speaker selection, types and locations of microphones to be used and creates input assignments.
  • Performs sound system checks prior to performance.
  • Reviews scripts to determine need for sound effects; selects and records appropriate sound effects.
  • Operates or oversees operation of equipment during rehearsals and performances.
  • Monitors performances and responds to unanticipated as well as predetermined requirements for specific sound or sound reinforcement.
  • Produces live quality archival recordings of most in-house and occasional Visiting Artist events.
  • Provides direction to student and union work crews in sound system set-up and removal.

Lighting Support

  • Designs or executes lighting designs for Visiting Artists and in-house classical, jazz, rock, theatrical and dance productions.
  • Selects appropriate lighting instrumentation and circuiting to meet production needs.
  • Participates in and/or oversees lighting focus.
  • Programs, operates or oversees operation of lighting consoles during rehearsals and performances.
  • Provides direction to student and union work crews in lighting system set-up and removal.

Repair/Maintenance

  • Prepares and performs repair, maintenance, and documentation of audio, lighting and stage equipment policies and protocols.
  • Assists in the accomplishment of more difficult repairs.
  • Maintains inventory of audio, lighting, and stage supplies; advises on needs to replace/purchase.
  • Assists Management on annual inspection of administrative and technical systems and components.

Training/Coaching

  • Oversees student and Union work crews with assigned phases of production set-up, e.g., unloading of trucks, setting up sound and lighting systems, moving scenery, installing basic rigging, etc.
  • Monitors progress of work with delegated department to ensure that published schedules and specifications are maintained.
  • Keeps supervisor updated on status of work.
  • Provides on the job training and conducts workshops for students in all aspects of technical production
  • Provides instruction to visiting personnel and other production staff, as requested.

Miscellaneous

  • Responds to the needs of artist's production representatives, directors, designers, etc.
  • Coordinates assigned activities backstage for department's needs during rehearsals and performances.
  • Assists management in assuring the safe use of a variety of potentially dangerous stage equipment and in implementing procedures for safe and efficient audio set-ups, stage * lighting, stage set-ups, rigging, and other technical production practices.
  • Assists in the set-up and/or construction of concert and event staging, equipment, scenery, soft goods and basic rigging.
  • Assists in loading and unloading of equipment to/from vehicles.
  • Operates rental vehicles for transportation of artists and equipment to remote performance locations.
  • May operate and when requested by Management may instruct staff in use of power tools including saws, drills, screw guns, nailers and staple guns, grinders, etc.

Working Conditions
Work requires: bending (40%); kneeling (40%); climbing (20%); standing (60%) and working in cramped or awkward positions (20%).
Work involves regular lifting (60%); carrying (60%); and holding (10%) objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
Work involves exposure to hazards from electric shock (20%), including burns (2%) and cuts (5%).
Work is performed at high altitudes on ladders (10%), personnel lifts (20%), or on rigging grids (50%).
Work involves driving trucks up to 28' in length ( 5 ).
Work requires irregular hours, including nights (80 ), weekends (50%) and overtime ( 30% ).
Work requires wearing special or protective clothing, e.g. aprons or overalls (5%); gloves (5%); goggles or masks (5%); and ear plugs (5%).

Note: Employment will be contingent upon possession of a valid U.S. or Canadian driver's license and continued qualification as an Approved Driver under the Dartmouth College Driver Safety and Motor Vehicle Policy.

-- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
-- Performs other duties as assigned