Human Resources

Technical Director and Coordinator of the Oscar E. Remick Heritage Center for the Performing Arts

Alma College seeks a Technical Director and Coordinator of the Oscar E. Remick Heritage Center for the Performing Arts. Alma’s Oscar E. Remick Heritage Center for the Performing Arts is home to the 500-seat Presbyterian Hall and 200-seat Charles J. Strosacker Theatre, both providing space for theatre performances, choir and musical concerts and prominent speakers. The Heritage Center also hosts a 2,400 square-foot dance studio that provides classroom space for a variety of dance classes. The Technical Director and Coordinator for the Oscar E. Remick Heritage Center for the Performing Arts is responsible for operating, protecting and maintaining the center’s assets. The college is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for its employees and a starting annual salary of $47,000-$50,000.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and staff Heritage Center events and performances
  • Coordinate technical arrangements and design needs for the entire Alma College campus (i.e. student and public events in Presbyterian Hall, Opera House commencement and convocation, fall conference, etc.)
  • Set up of all maintenance and repair activities for equipment used. Purchase or replace equipment as need.
  • Assist Theatre and Dance professors with course and lab work as needed.
  • Work with the Communication and Marketing Office on production programs to ensure that all information is complete and correct.
  • Educate and mentor theatre, dance and music students and stage managers on the process of setting up events and productions. Train students on proper techniques and set up of equipment.
  • Prepare and budget the Heritage Center annual budget.
  • Provide supervision to building staff and students.
  • Additional job related duties as assigned by the direct supervisor.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; master’s degree (MS or MFA) preferred.
  • Strong technical and communication skills with an appreciation for the importance of artistic expression in an educational setting.
  • Experience with computer aided design (CAD)
  • Broad knowledge of commonly used lighting and equipment as well as audio and video equipment.
  • Industry practices for lighting and A/V shop prep, hang, and run. Industry practices for recording of audio, video and live streaming. Industry practices with live sound. Industry practices for remote TV and radio productions. Industry practices for efficient load-in and -out of the scenery, lights, etc. Industry practices for equipment maintenance.
  • Ability to work closely with students, faculty, visiting performers and patrons.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed.

 

This description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employee in the above job. It is not intended to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Please send a letter of application, resume, Alma College application and contact information for three references to Amanda Duval at careers@alma.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student- faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s lower peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit www.alma.edu.

Story published on March 23, 2022