Job Description

Job Number:2017-2688

Performing Arts Center Technician
Performing Arts Center

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 5.00
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

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
this date.

Additional Information:


GROUP: Teamsters II LEVEL: Appendix A

: Exempt

: 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

organizational practices:

- 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

essential functions.

- 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

levels, etc.


- 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

professional attitudes.

- Maintain grooming and attire appropriate to district standards; represent district in a professional and

businesslike manner.

- 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.


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


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

problems simultaneously.

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.

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