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Associate Technical Director

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Technical Director
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Posting Duration 9/13/2022 - 10/3/2022
Probationary Period 6 months

Job Description

The Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality is one of 13 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.

This position manages the technical operations of the Bone Student Center (BSC), including the oversight of performances and event technical needs, maintaining a training program for student stage hands, and supervision of IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists & Allied Crafts) personnel.

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.


Required Qualifications
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Any one or combination totaling eighteen months (18 months) from the categories below:
A. course work in arts, theatre, theatre management, music business, or a closely related field, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
- 30 semester hours equals one (1) year (12 months)
- Associate’s Degree (60 semester hours) equals eighteen months (18 months)
B. work experience in technical operations of event production or closely related experience.
3. One (1) year (12 months) of supervisory work experience in technical operations of event production.
4. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

Desired Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Hospitality, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Business Administration, Student Affairs, Theatre/Music, or a closely related field.
2. Four years of professional, progressive management experience in the event industry, such as events operations work in a large public assembly building, conference center, entertainment venue, or similar facility. Two years of this experience must have been at an administrative level in a high-volume facility with the responsibility of supervising, evaluating, training, and disciplining employees.
3. Knowledge of management principle, practices, methods, and techniques.
4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds while supporting a welcoming and inclusive environment.
5. Two years of work experience in technical operations of theatrical productions.
6. Demonstrated ability to stay abreast of business and industry knowledge and ability to utilize this knowledge in decision making.
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the staff and public.
8. Demonstrated ability to lead multiple teams in a complex, diverse organization and successfully provide alignment and innovation to generate measurable outcomes for both the University and a wide variety of clients.
9. Demonstrated ability to lead change including the ability to influence and negotiate.
10. Demonstrated ability to build strategic relationships and network effectively.
11. Must possess highly developed interpersonal, organizational, and communication (written and verbal) skills.
12. Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize technology and software applications


Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Breanna Crippen
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments For full consideration, the application and all supplemental information must be submitted on-line. Please complete the entire employment application including the education and work history background. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The employment application NOT the resume/cover letter, will be reviewed to determine if applicant meets minimum qualifications. Please be complete in the duties and responsibilities section for each position listed.

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

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview.

If using education to qualify, copies of transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted by deadline date in order to receive full consideration for this position. Transcripts may be submitted on-line or to the options listed below.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation, such as a DD214, may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources prior to the closing of the posting in order to receive the maximum eligible points:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Breanna Crippen
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300