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Assistant Technical Director

University/Agency: Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification: Assistant Auditorium Technical Director
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Posting Duration: 9/11/2017 - 9/19/2017
Probation Period: 6 months

Job Description

The Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality is one of 12 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. It provides the campus community and guests with high-quality, efficient, and innovative event services and dining options in a variety of settings dedicated to accentuating and enhancing the campus experience in a diverse community.

The Assistant Technical Director assists with the execution and management of all phases of event production in Braden Auditorium, Bone Student Center, and other University facilities as assigned. Additionally, assists with the oversight and execution of all daily production and technical functions. Duties include but are not limited to:

- Reviews and implements the day of show production schedule. Serve as customer, patron, and departmental liaison for production needs.
- Install and maintain lighting, sound, and audio-visual equipment and other production equipment as directed. Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve technical issues. Performs preventive maintenance programs. Assists with the planning and implementation of equipment purchases and projects.
- Perform set up and operation of audio/video systems, sound consoles, and microphones. Operates rigging components including fly rail, truss systems, and chain motors. Hangs, focuses and operates lighting systems. Isolate, troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve technical issues.
- Supervise, instruct, and plan the work of student workers. Participates in the hiring, training and evaluation processes.

Whether it's to find a place to study, gather with friends, enjoy a bite to eat, or plan a large event, the Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality takes great pride in providing welcoming and inclusive spaces, high-quality food services, and experienced and professional staff who care about making every experience individualized and extraordinary. It is our philosophy to recruit, inspire, and retain talented team members and promote wellness and foster their development. It is our goal to promote a more fully diverse and inclusive campus community.


1. Any one or combination of the following types of preparation:
(a) Eighteen (18) semester hours of college credit for course work in theater design and technology (such as courses in stage lighting, stage rigging, stage craft, scene design, sound systems, or technical direction - verify with transcript);

(b) Eighteen (18) months of work experience in technical operations of theatrical productions;

(c) Any combination of training and experience, as defined above, that totals eighteen (18) months, computed on the basis of one (1) credit hour being equivalent to one (1) month of experience (verify with transcript).

2. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

3. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.


$16.29 - $18.69 per hour


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Contact Information

University/Agency: Illinois State University
   Department/College: Illinois State University
Contact: Jill Smith
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Comments: All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, e-mail or mail will not be accepted. Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

Please prepare and upload a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 professional references when applying for this position.

A Civil Service examination will be required. You will be notified by e-mail if you meet the qualifications for the examination. Please monitor your e-mail for changes to your application status.

You may print a copy of your application or resume and bring it to the examination with you as a reference. In order to receive the maximum eligible points for the civil service exam, you may upload a food service certificate under the optional documents, if applicable. If applicable, DD214 may be sent to Jill Smith by fax to 309-438-0011, or sent to Human Resources, Campus Box 1300 Normal, IL 61790-1300.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.