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Technical & Event Production Manager (#820)

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The Technical & Event Production Manager position is available (half-time) during the academic year.  Under the supervision of the Chair of Dance, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the safety and integrity of the Studio Theater and its equipment; for staffing all technical rehearsals, production calls and performances; and for coordinating and planning logistical and technical aspects of dance performances and special events.


First and foremost, the Technical & Event Production Manager is responsible for maintaining the safety and integrity of the Studio Theater and its equipment. The TEPM will staff all technical rehearsals, production calls and performances. Authorization of technical requests, relating but not limited to lighting, sound, rigging, sets and props, will be approved by the TEPM. Additionally, the TEPM will be responsible for mentoring and supervising students in the operation of sound, lighting, video and multi-media, and in observing general workplace safety.  The TEPM will maintain an inventory of equipment and supplies and will coordinate or perform maintenance of this equipment.  Coordinating and planning logistical and technical aspects of special events held in the Studio Theater will also fall under the TEPM's purview.


  • The TEPM is responsible for all Dance Department concerts, Hang/Focus, and Strike and Work Calls
  • With assistance from faculty and Five College Dance Department production staff, the TEPM will recruit, assign and train student crew
  • Liaise with choreographers, production managers and designers about technical needs. In conjunction with Five College Production Office, see that the necessary technical arrangements are made. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Approving the necessary/requested technical supports for each concert, such as lighting, sound, rigging, and props
  • Providing any necessary training on equipment
  • Procuring and arranging for the transportation and return of borrowed/rented equipment to the theater
  • Organizing access arrangements to set up, take down, and store equipment
  • The TEPM will execute the Dance Department Master Calendar in conjunction with the FCDD, which will include the following:
    • Concert Technical and Performance Schedules
    • Production Deadlines (publicity, logistical, etc.)
    • The TEPM will interface with the Associate Athletic Director/Facilities to coordinate and confirm scheduling of the Studio Theater
    • Create schedule for Dance Department Student Workers, specifically during concert tech and performances
  • Hire and oversee Dance Department Student Workers in coordination with the Chair of Dance
  • Support guest artists and guest faculty presentations. Initiate communication and manage any relevant details pertaining to guest appearances or performances in the Studio Theater (ie., classes, presentations, guest lecturers)
  • Assist guest designers and students with all technical operations
  • Maintain inventory and order specialized supplies in conjunction with Five College Production Office and student crew members
  • Maintain and operate lighting, projection and sound systems for the  Studio Theater
  • Have knowledge of and training on scaffolding assembly and rigging equipment
  • Interface with Physical Plant regarding custodial and other building requests (heat, roof leaks, dehumidifying spaces, maintenance schedules, special requests)
  • Flexible schedule, with occasional night and weekend hours required



  • The position requires a bachelor’s or associate’s degree
  • Demonstrated successful technical direction experience
  • Ability to work well with faculty, guest artists and students
  • Knowledge of QLab, Excel, and Google Docs
  • Knowledge of VectorWorks and Lightwright is preferred but not required

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.