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Job Descriptions

Faculty/Staff Job Descriptions

The following are provided to clarify job responsibilities within the department. Obviously, Faculty/Staff members have duties not listed here--these descriptions are intended to address duties related to productions, especially those which interact with student positions of responsibility.

Chain of Command Flow Chart

Faculty Auditorium Manager

The Faculty Auditorium Manager is responsible for coordinating campus and outside events that use Ransburg Auditorium. The Faculty Auditorium Manager determines the technical and crew needs prior to the day of a particular event, usually at the time of the reservation through the Conference and Scheduling Office. Furthermore, the Faculty Auditorium Manager must work closely with the Conference and Scheduling Office and the Coordinator of Fine Arts Outreach to insure smooth scheduling and transitions between events (Audio/Visual, Maintenance, Food Service, and so on).

The Faculty Auditorium Manager supervises maintenance and upkeep of Ransburg Auditorium, Studio Theatre and support facilities and equipment.

Attends and gives report at weekly Production Meetings.

 

Faculty Costume Shop Manager

The Faculty Costume Shop Manager is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Costume Shop and Dressing Rooms.

 

Staff Production Manager/Technical Director (or qualified delegate)

The Staff Production Manager/Technical Director position, obviously, has two components. Production Management encompasses supervising, planning, and coordinating, budgetary, design and technical aspects of a production. Technical Direction involves the hands on implementation of the design and technical production elements.

Production Manager Duties

The Staff Production Manager/Technical Director supervises Student Managers in the areas of: Auditorium, Scene Shop, Lighting, Front of House, Sound, and Props, and schedules and facilitates weekly Student Manager meetings.

The Staff Production Manager/Technical Director generates calendars for the Studio, upper lobby, and Ransburg Auditorium.

The Staff Production Manager/Technical Director creates work schedules and ensures that work areas are properly equipped/maintained. The Staff Production Manager/Technical Director utilizes resources for special projects, helps to create a positive working environment, and is a positive role model/mentor for students. In addition, the Staff Production Manager/Technical Director coordinates special department projects as necessary.

Pre-Production:

Rehearsal Period:

After Final Performance:

Technical Director Duties

The Staff Production Manager/Technical Director is responsible for the construction, mounting, rigging and maintenance of all scenic elements in departmental productions. The Staff Production Manager/Technical Director implements equipment and facility maintenance, upgrades, and purchases.

The Staff Production Manager/Technical Director trains students in all areas of technical theatre, including appropriate safety procedures.

On occasion, the Staff Production Manager/Technical Director also assists in supervising the operation of Ransburg Auditorium for on and off campus events. The Staff Production Manager/Technical Director helps to create a positive working environment, is a positive role model/mentor for students, and represents the department positively to the campus community.

Pre-Production:

Rehearsal/Production Period:

After Final Performance

Director of Theatre/Producer

Productions

Departmental Productions

KC/ACTF

Student-Directed Productions

Recruiting

Website/Listserv Maintenance

Key List

The following is the list of areas to which the positions of responsibility listed above should have keys. Due to probable re-keying, no key numbers are available. Everyone who requires a key must fill out a Key Request Form and abide by the terms set forth in it. Student Managers are issued keys for the academic year, all others are issued on a per-production basis. You must return your keys immediately after completion of your assigned duties, usually during the post-strike week. You will be issued other keys for your next position.

Auditorium Student Manager - Theatre Master
Scene Shop Student Manager -Theatre Master
Costume Shop Student Manager -Theatre Master
Prop Shop Student Manager -Theatre Master, Props Road Box
Lighting Student Manager -Theatre Master
Front of House Student Manager -Theatre Master
Stage Manager -Theatre Master
Production Manager -Theatre Master
Production T. D. -Theatre Master
Master Carpenter -Shop, Tool Room, Auditorium
Master Electrician -Light Room, Auditorium, Booth for current production
Sound Designer -Sound Room Auditorium, Booth for current production
Props Designer - Prop Shop, Shop, Tool Room
Scenic Artist - Shop, Auditorium
House Managers -Auditorium, Ransburg closet

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