The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is a new facility located in La Jolla, CA. It consists of a 500 concert hall, a 2000 sf flexible performance space, meeting rooms, and outdoor event spaces.
This full-time position reports to the Director of Theatre Operations. The TD’s primary role is to ensure the equipment in the theatre is functional, maintained, and safe. They will advance with external and internal renters all technical equipment and labor requirements for events.
Stage Managers, Lighting Technician, Sound Technician, Video Technician, Projectionist, Carpenter/Rigger, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and/or maintain standard house plots for fixtures and equipment.
Develop and/or maintain a maintenance schedule for all technical equipment within the facility.
Work with the La Jolla Music Society Production Manager to implement and plan all LJMS shows which take place in The Conrad.
Advance technical requirements and load in/load out schedule for performances with renters of The Conrad and ensure the spaces are properly prepared for performances.
The TD shall be the primary technical personnel on site for key renter’s performances.
Recruit, hire, and train, technical crew members.
Schedule crew as needed for various types of events and performances.
Process payroll per-event for hourly crew members, security, or others employees as assigned.
Develop and/or maintain safety protocols for staff and crew working on stage or around technical equipment.
The TD may also assist in the non-technical set up of rental spaces as needed (e.g. tables and chairs).
Assist in creating renter estimates and season budgets (in cooperation with LJMS Production Manager and The Conrad Events Manager)
Other duties as assigned.
At least 5 years of experience in technical management.
A related Bachelor’s degree or certification with Masters in Theatre or MFA preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered.
Exhibit keen attention to detail and analytical skills.
Must demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills.
Experience scheduling and managing technical crews.
Working knowledge of technical theatrical systems - specifically lighting, sound, video, and rigging.
Proficient with common lighting control consoles and digital sound mixers.
Experience with lighting design is strongly preferred.
Ability to perform moderate to strenuous lifting of 50+ lbs is required
Must be comfortable working at heights in excess of 30 feet and loud environments in excess of 85dB.
This is a full-time position with benefits. Standard office hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with nights and weekends as needed.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Anticipated start date as early as January 2, 2019.
Applications accepted until position is filled.
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience
About La Jolla Music Society
La Jolla Music Society is an internationally recognized music producing and presenting organization that proudly and justifiably can boast, “We bring the world to San Diego!” From the most widely respected orchestras and classical musicians in the world to young artists on the cusp of international careers to top names in jazz and dance, LJMS presents the richest variety of performances to enthusiastic audiences in venues throughout greater San Diego.
Currently celebrating its 46th Anniversary Season, LJMS can trace its roots back to 1941 and the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla founded by Nikolai Sokoloff, former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra. The La Jolla Chamber Players was formally incorporated in 1968 and three years later became La Jolla Chamber Orchestra. In 1975, the name was changed again to La Jolla Chamber Music Society, reflecting the organization’s expanded role as a presenter of internationally recognized artists. In 2003, as both programs and audiences became more diverse, a name change to La Jolla Music Society conveyed a further commitment to connecting audiences with the broadest possible music and arts experiences.