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Veritas Christian Academy of Houston Logo

assistant director lighting designer

7a42596

Houston, TX

Today

56066 - 36082 USD ANNUAL

Veritas Christian Academy of Houston

Bellaire, TX

Unknown / Non-Applicable

Company - Private


Job Description

Reports to: Technical Director, Morris Center

Job status: Non-Exempt

Position Summary: The Assistant Director of The Morris Cultural Arts Center/Lighting Designer, will assist in delivery and production of special events, and University activities. Primary area of responsibility will be in the Morris Cultural Arts Center and Morris Law & Liberty facility, but additionally, in other venues as needed to best support the University’s vision and mission. This position will play an integral role in the day-to-day facility operations, lighting design, and initiatives engaged with University scheduling, and assist with overseeing all internal and external events. Additionally, the candidate must be able to serve as an effective spokesperson for the Christian identity and mission of the University.

Job Responsibilities:

General Duties:

  • Provide a full range of AV technical duties, including but not be limited to, setup and operation of sound equipment, theatrical equipment, lighting, recordings, LCD projection systems, equipment maintenance, as well as assisting in stage and campus setups, minor AV installations, repairs work, maintenance tasks, and set up AV equipment for daily and special events.

  • Provide general site services including the housekeeping of work areas.

  • Carry out other AV related duties when required.

  • Ensure a safe & healthy working environment, and compliance with all policies and procedures.

  • Present a professional image to visitors, and ensure excellence in customer service.

  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Coordinate with Ad Astra scheduling operations, and planning pod event planning systems as it relates to the technical aspect of The Morris Law & Liberty facility.

  • Attends regularly scheduled Events Office meetings.

  • Operate computer with Microsoft suite, including Outlook, Word and Excel.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Operation Management:

  • Create and maintain a database of Morris Cultural Arts Center and Morris Law & Liberty equipment, tracking its use as well as overseeing maintenance and repair as needed.

  • Oversee the ordering and installation of all light bulbs within the Morris Cultural Arts Center, including the Museums, working with University Operations.

  • Serve as point of contact for ticketing system, work with clients, manage the ticketing database, the ticketing system, and ensure the system is fully operating to expectations.

  • Identify, assess, and improve on internal processes.

Lighting Design:

  • Assess lighting needs for the client.

  • Design lighting plans according to client specifications and assessment of the site itself and safety concerns including building codes.

  • Ability to manage budget within financial constraints of the client.

  • Responsible for much of the hands-on technical work – hanging instruments, programming the lighting console, etc.

  • Basic understanding of electrical systems.

  • Knowledgeable in ETC Unison Systems is a plus.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement an approved staffing plan for the student tech staffing levels, and special events production staff. Recruit, select, train, supervise, schedule, and evaluate staff in accordance with Department, Divisional and University guidelines.

  • Works with Event Operations to assist with operational tasks within the Morris Cultural Arts Center as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve on campus committees as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, in Theater or Mass Communications, Journalism or related field.

  • Experience in any of the above listed fields is beneficial but not required.

  • Working knowledge of all Theater, Audio/Visual hardware and terminology necessary to effectively perform duties as described.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends in addition to a standard work week.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to walk about campus.

  • Lift equipment and materials up to 50 pounds.

Additional Information

Houston Christian University is an independent, private Christian liberal arts institution with a diverse student body. It has access to all the cultural advantages of one of the largest metropolitan centers in the country. For more information about the University, visit hc.edu.

The University is in the process of implementing its Ten Pillars vision (hc.edu/vision) and anticipates significant growth in student enrollment and university programs. The successful candidate will also be able to articulate a vision for the role of his or her discipline at HCU that is supportive of the Ten Pillars vision statement.

Houston Christian University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.

**Disclaimer**

Background checks are performed on every new hire. If your application is selected to continue with the interviewing process you will be required to submit a Background Check form. If you decline, your application may be denied. By proceeding with the online application you understand and accept this process.


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