Title: Projections Coordinator
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland at College Park
Salary: $55,000 to $64,500, commensurate with experience
Best Consideration Date: April 3, 2023
Position starting date: ASAP
Scope of Responsibility
The Projections Coordinator’s primary responsibility is the advanced planning and coordination of all projections, video, streaming, and other associated media equipment for The Clarice and its partners. This includes onsite supervision and instruction of work for all events as assigned. The position is also charged with instructing and training all individuals as needed for projections practices and equipment. The position is responsible for the acquisition, maintenance and repair of projection and media equipment, as well as other duties assigned by the supervisor. This position promotes a safe and productive workplace by ensuring adherence to established policies and procedures. Some evening and weekend work is required.
Through research, innovation, and instruction in new technologies and techniques, the Projections Coordinator helps to build the future of the arts by educating, training, and presenting the next generation of artists and creative innovators.
Essential Job Functions
- Coordinate and execute all projections, video, streaming, and other associated media equipment needs as assigned by the mutually agreed upon deadlines. Assist in the execution of other Technology Shop functions as assigned.
- Meet with faculty, students, staff, and others to discuss concepts for upcoming events as needed.
- Prepare equipment and content for use in existing and rented equipment for use.
- Oversee and coordinate the resources of the Technology Shop to support the training of students.
- Review and manage the material budgets, labor resources, and scheduling in order to make recommended revisions as needed.
- Research the newest forms of projections, video, streaming, and other associated media technology and create relationships with product brand representatives/request demos of new technology.
- Supervise assigned labor and provide staffing-plan work schedules which are organized and assigned within shift scheduling software.
- Train, supervise, set goals, and manage staffing.
- Enforce accountability, expectations, and policies.
- Review and evaluate employee and student performance.
- Assist in maintaining a sufficient pool of employees to fulfill the needs of the Technology Shop.
- Ensure that event run crews have been provided with appropriate training to manipulate and move equipment safely and effectively during onstage rehearsals and performances.
- Mentor student employees, student designers, lab class students, and graduate choreographers.
- Supervise load-ins, strikes and technical/dress rehearsals.
- Supervise the day-to-day operations of the Technology Shop as required.
- Establish a regular inventory of supplies, materials and hardware as needed and within established budgets.
- Work with the Technology Manager to develop a plan to invest in capital purchases that support the use of advanced technology in the area of projections.
- Oversee and maintain ongoing maintenance for all related equipment as assigned.
- Maintain inventory of consumables and purchase as needed.
- Accurately inventory all equipment used by projections within the Technology Shop.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
- Maintaining a safe work environment and safety procedures for The Clarice by maintaining certifications and training as necessary pertaining to the work of The Clarice operations department.
- Coordinate training and inspections related to the safe operation of all backstage equipment and facilities.
- Oversee and support a safe and effective work environment.
- Actively work to avoid any situation that would create an unsafe work environment.
- Act as a Safety Officer for the operations department as requested.
- Actively engage/train/mentor students through frequent interaction that motivates them to succeed and conveys an enthusiasm for their learning. Further their research ideas by providing the resources necessary for discovery.
- Guide students in active collaboration and the application of their learning in problem and project based learning demonstrations.
- Lead effective communication between academic partner faculty, students, and staff to achieve desired instructional goals. - Participate in academic curriculum development as necessary to further the instructional goals of all Clarice partners.
- Create an effective assessment of a student’s work, clear instructional guidelines, and to acknowledge a student’s accomplishments.
- Maintain and ensure that there is an inclusive environment for students to learn in. This includes actively creating opportunities for all students regardless of their physical abilities, age, sex, race, religion, and gender identity or expression.
- Prepare and instruct students on current safety practices and standards.
List physical demands of position:
- Must be able to work from ladders and scaffolding; to work from catwalk heights of 60’.
- Must be able to lift and manipulate objects up to 50 pounds.
- Must be able to manipulate equipment, tools, supplies and/or exert force up to 50 pounds.
- Must be able to work in hazardous environments, confined spaces, and to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
- Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience, plus a minimum of one year of professional experience in multi-media projections.
- Working knowledge of theatrical lighting, video projectors, and projections software.
*Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
- A bachelor’s degree in technical theatre from a performing arts program at an accredited college with a concentration in video, media, and/or projections work.
- Experience supervising and training students in a university setting
- Management experience in positioning light plots, focusing lighting instruments, networking and programming lighting consoles.
- Knowledge of current practices and procedures in a professional performing arts environment.
- An understanding of VectorWorks, PowerPoint, QLab, Isadora, Photoshop and other projection software/hardware on both Mac OS X and PC systems.
- Experience programming advanced media servers such as Watchout, Hippo, or Disguise.
- Experience editing graphics and video content used in theatrical productions.
Please visit ejobs.umd.edu/postings/104957 for instructions.
For more information about the University of Maryland, please visit maryland.edu. The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.