Media Services Technician

Media Services Technician

Title: Media Services Technician (Lighting Designer)
 
Office/Department: Information Technology Services
 
Description: This full-time staff position is responsible for assisting in the technical direction and support of campus activities with audiovisual, lighting and staging requirements. The team member in this role provides facility AV management in large-venue campus spaces including Crawford Auditorium, Harbison Chapel and the Arena, assisting with their staging, projection and lighting design needs, as well as maintenance, repairs and media upgrades. This technician works closely with Pew Fine Art Center’s theatre technical director to ensure comprehensive coverage of events and productions in the main stage and little theatres, primarily in the areas of lighting, video, projection, sound, rigging and safety. He/she serves as the chief lighting designer, master electrician and projectionist for Media Services. Routine tasks may entail any of the following: lighting design from concept to cue, including hanging, circuiting, focusing, gelling and programming theatrical lighting fixtures, both traditional ellipsoidal and intelligent fixtures; multimedia content creation and manipulation in a variety of projection applications; assisting with training a diverse team of student technicians and stage hands; providing oversight of student techs during facility maintenance hours; supervising campus events, including chapel services, worship events, drama productions, band and orchestra concerts, dance shows, high-profile lectures, guest artist performances, student talent shows, and summer conferences; ensuring quality control of services rendered both via on-site supervision and post-event feedback mechanisms; maintaining, repairing and organizing AV/lighting systems.  

Requirements: The successful candidate should have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre/design or technical direction, or commensurate technical and artistic work experience, demonstrating significant live production expertise with lighting, projection, sound and video. Successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact on a professional basis with a wide range of constituents, particularly in planning and executing technical design needs for events. Candidate should be able to maneuver heavy objects and work with heights and confined spaces for event setup/teardown needs; he/she should also be comfortable with personal computers in a Windows environment, and have fluency in Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of ETC products and practical experience with intelligent lighting is strongly recommended. Familiarity with digital projection tools, worship presentation software, CAD, video production/editing (Adobe Creative Suite), audio engineering, Crestron control systems and other AV tools is also preferable, along with a history of basic hardware repairs, cable soldering/wiring skills and any additional technical certifications. Candidate must be able to work on evenings and weekends year-round to accommodate campus event schedules and program needs. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates with the appropriate skills should send their letter of interest, resume and names of three professional and/or pastoral references to:
 
Grove City College
ATTN:  Jamie Christy
100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127
 
Materials may be submitted electronically to jnchristy@gcc.edu.
 
 
Date Posted: 06/13/2014