Performing Arts Center Technician
Performing Arts Center Technician
Performing Arts Center
Hours Per Day: 5.00
Position Type: Continuing
Salary: $21.96 - $23.07
Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
JOB TITLE: PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (PAC) TECHNICIAN
GROUP: Teamsters II LEVEL: Appendix A
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: 247 HOLIDAYS: 13
SUMMARY: The position of Performing Arts Technician works at the Performing Arts Center and is
knowledgeable in all aspect of stage craft, including set building, stage rigging, sound equipment set up and
operation and safe construction and assembly practices. The Performing Arts Technician will be expected to
consult with PAC artists, administrators and performers regarding the technical aspects of performing arts
production and general safety on stage and working areas of the PAC.
This position provides groups using the Performing Arts Center the technical support and knowledge required to put
on a successful event. Responsibilities include training, supervising and evaluating the student stage crew; working
with the Performing Arts Center Manager and user groups in establishing technical needs for an event; preparing
the crew and stage for an event.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of
Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.
Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining
the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline
Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.
The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.
The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and
- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.
- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.
- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.
- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Ensure proper preparation of areas for performer and/or audience use. Move furniture, equipment and
supplies as necessary.
- Solve production problems related to scenery, properties, furniture, special effects, lighting and sound. Work
with user group's stage manager or director to set cues for events such as programming lights, setting sound
JOB DESCRIPTION: PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (PAC) TECHNICIAN
- Ensure a safe environment in the theatre for audiences, performers and staff. Post safety requirements
necessary to the use of equipment in the theatre. Maintain stage, off-stage, storage, catwalk and scenery
areas in a clean and orderly condition.
- Maintain inventories of supplies and equipment in an orderly manner; recommend proper maintenance and
repair of equipment and facility, including ordering of parts and services.
- Operate and maintain equipment as required; ensure its safe and proper use; protect district facility,
equipment and supplies against pilferage, loss, or abuse.
- Assist with maintaining building security.
- Assist in developing and implementing student technician training program. Assist in the selection and
training of student stage crew and substitute head technicians. Responsible for training and supervising
students and technicians in the proper use of equipment, theatre and district safety regulations, and
- Maintain grooming and attire appropriate to district standards; represent district in a professional and
- Maintain appropriate physical condition and health status necessary to perform duties and responsibilities as
- Obtain and maintain all licenses and certificates necessary to accomplish assigned duties and responsibilities.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent
All certificates, licenses, endorsements and permits as required for this position by state and local authorities
Three years of increasingly responsible technical theatre experience (including all aspects of theatre production) and
supervision of staff.
Be available on an on-call/as-needed basis. Flexible hours required.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment test
Criminal background clearance
Valid WA state driver’s license, good driving record and proof of insurance
Work alternate shift as assigned
Safety standards, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the use and handling of stage
and theatre equipment
Use of stage lighting, sound, video and other production equipment
School Board policies and procedures
Effective training techniques
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Read and interpret set design plans and light plots
Work flexible hours and shifts
JOB DESCRIPTION: PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (PAC) TECHNICIAN
Operate a microcomputer and related software
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other people
Work collaboratively with school and central office administrators, parents, and community members
Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence
Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations
Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions
Comply with district board policies
Comply with district safety rules and regulations
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Highline Performing Arts Center Manager
EVALUATION: The Performing Arts Technician will be evaluated by the Assistant Director of Facilities or designee
based upon performance of duties and responsibilities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, bend (neck and
back), and use hands for repetitive grasping and for pushing/pulling. The employee is occasionally required to
use hands for fine manipulation, squat, kneel, climb (stairs and ladders), reach overhead, lift overhead, crawl,
knee stand, and lift and carry. The employee will frequently have to push/pull objects.
The employee is expected to frequently lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or carry up to
a maximum of 94 pounds; mechanical lift must be done for items greater than 94 pounds. The employee is
expected to occasionally push a maximum force of 73 pounds, push with assistance up to 100 pounds and
mechanical push only for weights over 100 pounds. The employee is expected to occasionally pull a maximum
force of 81 pounds, greater than 81 pounds should be done with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor and outdoor conditions. The
employee occasionally works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Office and theatre environment; exposed to backstage hazards; may be required to solve several production
Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2014.09.10
Updated format and Physical Demands per WorkSteps evaluation, 2013/02
Revised by Human Resources, 02/2011
Created by the Personnel Department, 6/93
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not
intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.