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Stage Technician

College of Fine Arts

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Stage Technician

  • 499099
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Oct 9 2023 at 13:00 CDT
  • College of Fine Arts

Job Summary:

The Stage Technician is responsible for supporting performances and presentations in various venues in the College of Fine Arts by maintaining, setting up, and operating theatrical lighting, rigging, and sound equipment, and leading and training staff.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Coordinates activities by preparing and distributing program schedules to housekeeping, HVAC, essential entities.
2. Supports productions by operating lighting, audio recording, all students, faculty and ensemble recitals, and troubleshooting technical issues and resolving problems as they arise.
3. Coordinates technical operations by rigging theater scenery and lighting; setting up physical equipment, setting up sound and recording equipment.
4. Assists with bills for services by submitting invoices to Conference Services; reconciling budget on a monthly basis.
5. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; troubleshooting malfunctions; reporting repairs; maintaining equipment inventories.
6. Ensures productivity of student staff by setting staff hours of operations, training student staff, overseeing staff operations, coordinating staff schedules, maintaining staff timesheets.
7. Supports student learning by assisting student workers with lighting and sound operations in the performing arts.
8. Manages public relations by greeting patrons, constituents and colleagues, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries, providing information and assistance regarding department functions.
9. Represents the College of Fine Arts and TCU positively to the public, providing excellent customer service, striving to exceed the expectations and needs of both internal and external customers, and maintaining a positive relationship with all clients through effective communication via email, over the phone, and in person.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Associate’s degree or equivalent in experience.
• 2 years of theatrical or even technology experience in audio, lighting, or video.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in a related production or performing arts technology discipline.
• 3 years of customer service or hospitality experience.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• Valid Texas Driver’s License.
• Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.
• Satisfactory results from a post-offer physical examination.

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• CTS Certification, Dante Certified
• Experience with ETC Eos, Yamaha QL5
• Experience with the following software: QLab, VectorWorks, Lightwright, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, or OBS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge to train student staff.
• Knowledge of project management techniques required to meet deadlines.
• Knowledge to apply basic budgeting procedures.
• Skill in theatrical rigging, theatrical lighting/control, and audio recording large and small ensembles.
• Skill in customer service techniques.
• Skill in Microsoft Windows navigation techniques.
• Skill in some or all components of Microsoft Office.
• Ability to clearly communicate information.
• Ability to coordinate schedules and set staff hours of operation.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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