California Arts Council

State of California

Arts Jobs - Detail

Technical Theater Coordinator
City of Poway

Poway, CA

The Technical Theater Coordinator position is an outstanding opportunity for a highly-organized and motivated individual who excels at facilitating theatrical events.  If you possess a love for the theater, a desire to serve the community and the ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment, we encourage you to apply.


Plans, organizes, and coordinates oversight for technical theater.  Supports all operations including audio, lighting and rigging. Oversees preventative maintenance and repairs of equipment and the facilities of the Poway Center for the Performing arts; coordinates the division's activities with other City departments, divisions, clients, local residents, community groups and private businesses; provides technical and specialized assistance to the Recreation Supervisor; and performs related work as required.

Receives general supervision from the Recreation Supervisor or assigned supervisor.  Exercise technical and functional supervision over assigned staff. 

Key Responsibilities:

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Supervises, coordinates, and participates in the day-to-day operations of the technical theatre support at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of staff and provides recommendations; provides training, orientation, and guidance to assigned staff; prepares weekly and daily schedules; provides input to performance evaluations.
  • Plans, schedules, prioritizes, and assigns technical theatre support work; communicates status of activities and services to appropriate personnel, working cooperatively to schedule activities and services in accordance with established and special operational priorities; instructs staff in work procedures; participates in  performing the most complex and specialized technical theatre support work.
  • Estimates costs of supplies and materials; orders supplies and materials for projects and activities; maintains records of purchase orders; acts as a liaison with vendors; assists in developing budget figures for specified areas; monitors expenditures.
  • Acts as house technical representative to clients, local residents, community groups, private businesses, and others concerning questions, problems, concerns, and activities in the provision of technical theatre operations and services.
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the technical theatre operations, activities, and community events and recommends improvements or modifications.
  • Schedules and performs preventative maintenance of the technical equipment and facilities. Provides guidance and review of capital projects; reviews plans; communicates with engineers and City staff to ensure projects do not interfere with theatrical requirements; performs yearly maintenance on curtains, lifts, stage floor, lights and sound equipment.
  • Oversees, coordinates, and participates in providing responsible technical theatre support, including execution and operation of audio equipment and lighting systems and stage carpentry duties.
  • Operates and maintains a variety of technical equipment to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including stage lighting, and control systems, audio reinforcement systems, projection equipment, stage rigging and counterweight system, stage draperies, and scenery.
  • Coordinates with Public Works department or contractors providing janitorial, landscape, HVAC, and other related services.
  • Assists patrons in person and over the telephone; responds to complaints and requests for information; interprets and applies regulations, policies, procedures, systems, rules, and precedents in response to inquiries, concerns, and complaints from public as necessary to ensure an expedient and satisfactory resolution.
  • Researches, compiles, and analyzes information; prepares specialized reports related to services and activities.
  • Maintains accurate records of services and activities, including records of expenses and inventory.
  • Monitors use of the Performing Arts Center by user groups to ensure a safe environment; assists in enforcing established rules of facility use and participant conduct.
  • Coordinates with other departments and divisions on projects and events.
  • Attends and participates in meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the technical theatre operations and services; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to City needs.
  • Maintains attendance and punctuality that is observant of scheduled hours on a regular basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements/License or Certificates Required:


Two years of technical theatre support or related experience.


An Associate's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed California units = 60 semester/ 90 quarter) from an accredited educational institution and technical theatre and facility training.As Associate's Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed California units = 60 semester/90 quarter) from an accredited educational institution in technical theatre and facility training or a related field.


Licenses and Certifications:

  • A valid class C driver's license.
  • Possess and maintain or obtain an American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED certificate within three months of hire.

Physical Demands
Must possess mobility to work in the a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, to work in theatre, and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various City sites; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces and around equipment, to climb and descend ladders, and to operate varied tools and theatre equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.  The job involves work requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards.  Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment.  Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects weighing up to 100 pounds with assistance or the use of proper equipment.

Environmental Elements

Employees work in an enclosed theatre environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and may be exposed to confining workspace and mechanical and/or electrical hazards.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Working Conditions

May be required to work various shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Contact:Deanna Blacker

Deadline: 11-16-2017

Return to Arts Jobs