Unclassified, Technical Director in Sound and Technology

Code: 043 Posted: 06/02/2014

Position Location: Southeastern, WI

Reporting Relationship: Technical Theatre Manager

The College of Arts and Humanities which oversees the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities has a regular 12-month academic staff position for a professional theatre artist/mentor. Responsibilities include: support to the technical and production needs of the departments and other programs and organizations using these facilities. This position will require informal teaching, training, mentoring, and supervision of students learning and working in the facility and will provide a wide range of advising in all of our technical /production lads, studios, and theatres. This position will serve as a critical technical director for the many internal and external academic, artistic, and cultural events and programs that occur in the Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, also known as the “Rita.”



  • Bachelor's degree

  • Demonstrated expertise and proven skills in current digital sound and lighting technology and design

  • Experience working in an educational or professional performance and/or artistic venue

  • Demonstrated experience mentoring and supervising students or internships


Performing Arts Technician

  1. Assist the Facilities Manager with acquiring, developing, setting up.

  2. Programming, running, and maintaining technology utilized in the fine arts spaces, including sound design and technology, lighting and engineering.

Sound Designer

  1. Serve as the primary Sound designer, facilitator, and mentoring for Theatre Arts and Music Department productions aswell as other events Occuring in the Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Technical Director

  1. Serve as the Technical Director, coordination, attending, and supervising technical rehearsals and performances for the Theatre Arts and Music Departments and other programs and organizations utilizing the Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities as directed by the fine arts facilities manager.

Daily Operations and Maintenance

  1. Assist the Regional Center for Arts Humanities Facilities Manager in daily operrations and maintenance of the fine arts facilities and preparations or fine arts cultural events in the facilities, as directed.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Expertise knowledge in utilizing the latest hardware and software programs utilized in performance and presentation venues, including but not limited to SFX, Sound Forge, Protools. QLAB, sound mixing tools, ETC lighting systems, and wireless microphone and recording systems.

  • Proven effective communication skills and the ability to explain complex technical concepts and ideas in a clear and accurate manner

  • Ability to interact with faculty, staff, students and the campus community.

  • Ability to work independently and with a team of colleagues.

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects.

  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems or concerns.

  • Ability to work evening and weekend work

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Review of Applications: Applications received by June 13th, 2014 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position

  • resume

  • list of three or more professional references with contact information

Go to: www.careers.wisconsin.edu Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login."

  • Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

If you have application questions call or email:

Heidi Baehr
Phone: 262-595-2594
Email: baehrh@uwp.edu

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

About the University:

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to academic excellence, student success, diversity and inclusiveness, and community engagement. UW-Parkside grants bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 30 academic programs and currently enrolls 5,200 students, many of whom are first-generation and nontraditional. UW-Parkside is the most ethnically diverse campus in the University of Wisconsin System with more than 20% students of color and 19% faculty and instructional staff of color. UW-Parkside benefits from the cultural diversity of the communities it serves in southeast Wisconsin. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university’s 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Contact Name: Heidi Baehr

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2594

Contact Email: baehrh@uwp.edu

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