Wilson Hall Technical and Operations Manager
Company: James Madison University
Posted on: November 18, 2022
Wilson Hall Technical and Operations Manager
State Role Title
Media Specialist IV
Exempt: Not Eligible for Overtime
College of Visual and Performing Arts
100162 - Wilson Hall Auditorium-Student
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Position Summary Information
James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia seeks a
full-time Technical and Operations Manager to deliver expert
production management and technical support for all performances,
classes, conferences, ceremonies, and events at Wilson Hall and
select other venues as needed. The successful candidate will
supervise the running of shows, scheduling coordination, manage
inventory and maintenance schedules, prepare contracts and
invoices, train student staff and wage employees, work with outside
vendors and technical companies, prepare payroll documentation and
oversee budget preparation.
JMU offers excellent which include paid vacation, sick, parental,
and community service leave in addition to 19 paid holidays a year;
affordable health insurance; retirement through the Virginia
Retirement System. We also offer a work-life balance and
integration program, , that is designed to support and enhance the
overall wellbeing of our employees and a that allows employees to
have tuition waived for undergraduate and graduate level courses
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Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage all production and front of house aspects for
performances and events.
- Serve as primary contact for all Facilities Management work in
Wilson Hall, and act as Building Manager for the
- Supervise the running of shows, load-ins and load-outs,
lighting and sound design and stage set-up for all professional,
university and community events, classes, rentals, student
performances, and lectures.
- Develop a comprehensive budget and detailed production plan for
every Wilson Hall event / performance. Draw up contracts and final
invoices for billing.
- Provide excellent sound, lighting and stage design for events /
- Manage inventory of all technical equipment and recommend
maintenance as needed.
- Maintain formal training manuals and technical documentation
- Collaborate with Madison Union Scheduling office to plan the
annual production calendar.
- Train a core group of one Production Management Fellow, a
part-time Production Assistant and students.
- Work with a variety of university departments, student
organization representatives and Academic Affairs to plan, budget,
and run events at Wilson Hall.
- Coordinate with Forbes Center regarding staff student
production and house management scheduling and hiring.
- Manage all safety and security details for Wilson
- Liaison with and schedule housekeeping shifts as required.
- Experience with supervision of technical production personnel
in a performing arts institution or university setting.
- Significant production management experience.
- Ability to operate and train others to operate complex
lighting, sound and other theater systems.
- Lighting and sound design experience.
- Ability to maintain technical systems.
- Candidate must be extremely organized, work well under pressure
and under tight deadlines.
- Must be able to adapt to change. Must have strong training
skills and be able to lead by example.
- Short and long-term planning skills are critical.
- Ability to lead a technical production team that has varying
degrees of expertise.
- Ability to work effectively with various university and outside
constituent groups to achieve their artistic vision while adhering
to a budget.
- Must be able to work a varied weekday schedule, work evenings
and on weekends.
- Experience working with ETC dimmer racks, consoles, fixtures,
and moving lights preferred.
- Experience working with Yamaha sound consoles, wireless
microphones, and projection.
- Undergraduate degree preferred.
Condition(s) of Employment
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
criminal background check.
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