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JFKC Assistant Head, Production
Posted On: May 03, 2017

Internal/External Posting

Position:                                  Assistant Head, Production Operations and Maintenance

Department:                            Production

Reports to:                              Vice President of Production, Production Projects Manager, and Head, Production Operations and Maintenance.

The Kennedy Center Production Operations and Maintenance Division of the Production Department seeks a technician with a thorough working knowledge in all areas of technical theatrical production operations and maintenance.  Applicant must have a minimum of five years’ experience as a technician in: maintenance, trouble shooting, programming, repairing of electrical, mechanical, electro mechanical, carpentry and rigging. Applicant must have working knowledge of modern stage technology and procedures.  Applicant must be familiar with the safe working procedures of a technical shop and its related tools and equipment as well as safe working procedures in a production environment.  This position is one of the “staff” recognized positions in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between The Kennedy Center and I.A.T.S.E. local #22.  This position is a full time, hourly position with benefits, vacation, and sick leave.

MINIMUM JOB ENTRY REQUIRMENTS

The Kennedy Center Production Operations and Maintenance Division of the Production Department seeks a technician with a thorough working knowledge in all areas of technical theatrical production Operations and Maintenance.  Applicant must have a minimum of five years of professional experience as a technician in: maintenance, trouble shooting, programming, repairing of electrical, mechanical, electro mechanical, carpentry, welding, and rigging.  Applicant must have working knowledge of modern stage technology and procedures. Applicant must be familiar with the safe working procedures of a technical shop and its related tools and equipment as well as safe working procedures in a production environment.

SKILL LEVEL

The applicant must possess excellent skill levels in diagnosing and repairing low voltage, high voltage, electrical systems as well as mechanical systems.  Applicant must have skills in reading mechanical plans, electrical plans, and schematics.  Applicant must have experience in; soldering, wire management, welding, and carpentry. Applicant must also be able to supervise and assist in set up and distribution of theatrical equipment enabling smooth operation of events and performances.  Applicant must be able to work well with others, and be able to prioritize in a high pressure environment.

SUMMARY/PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Production, Production Projects Manager, and in coordination with the Head of Production Operations and Maintenance, the applicant will:

75%                 As JFKC Assistant Head, Production Operations and Maintenance, perform maintenance on all theatrical equipment and spaces as referenced in the I.A.T.S.E. local #22 CBA.

15%                 As JFKC Assistant Head, Production Operations and Maintenance, oversee and assist in the training of the Production Operations Technical Trainee while performing maintenance on all theatrical equipment and spaces as referenced in the I.A.T.S.E. local #22 CBA.

10%                 As JFKC Assistant Head, Production Operations and Maintenance, perform and supervise the installation/retrofitting of theatrical infrastructure in theatrical spaces as referenced in the I.A.T.S.E. local #22 CBA.

EDUCATION /EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of 10 years’ experience in Technical Theater.

Bachelor’s degree in technical theatre; advanced degree preferred.

MINIMUM SKILLS AND/OR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

The applicant must possess excellent skill levels in diagnosing and repairing low voltage, high voltage, electrical and mechanical systems.  Applicant must have skills in reading mechanical plans, electrical plans, and schematics.  Applicant must have experience in; rigging, welding, and carpentry. Applicant must also be able to assist in set up and distribution of theatrical equipment enabling smooth operation of events and performances.  Applicant must be able to work well with others, and be able to prioritize in a high pressure environment.  Applicant must have experience working with union crews.

Flexibility, the ability to work well under pressure, and the ability to prioritize in a multi-task environment are required. Equally important is the ability to translate the financial concerns of the Kennedy Center while ensuring the successful maintaining and acquisition of theatrical equipment.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation’s cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  

For consideration apply online at www.kennedy-center.org/jobs.


 
 
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