Theatre & Event Technician

Los Angeles LGBT Center
 Los Angeles, CA

Position: Theatre & Event Technician

Department: Cultural Arts

Reports to: Village Events Manager

Compensation: $22.00 per hour

Status: On-Call/Relief, Regular, Non-Exempt

Benefits: Sick Accruals

Center’s Mission:

Building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

JOB SUMMARY: As scheduled and under the general supervision of Cultural Arts Managers, provide both Back and Front of House support for theatrical performances, special events, and routine rental situations at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Back of House:

1) Set-up and break down of audio/visual equipment, props, and scenery, including hang and focus of theatrical lighting;

2) Operate lighting and audio/visual equipment for theatrical performances, concerts, screenings, and other special events;

3) Follow security procedures particularly with respect to safety, equipment, and access;

4) Monitor condition of equipment and supplies, and report any problems or needs;

5) Provide post-event feedback;

Front of House:

6) Operate ticketing software program (Eventbrite) and other computer systems, such as EMS, to register students, sell event tickets and generate invoicing;

7) Collect room and equipment rental fees;

8) Provide telephone and in-person customer service with information and referrals;

9) House manage shows in our theatres, scanning tickets and filling the theatre;

10) Update and maintain performance, class, customer, and rental databases;

11) Work closely with Finance Department on reconciliation of financial transactions;

12) Perform other duties as assigned;

13) Evening and weekend hours required;

14) Participate in staff meetings, special events and other activities as requested;

15) Other duties as assigned;

JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

1) Knowledge of or experience working with the LGBTQ community and familiarity with issues of particular relevance to LGBTQ people;

2) A passion for the Center’s work and its mission to make the world a better place for LGBTQ people;

3) Have a solid background in theatrical events, specifically relating to live theatre and special events, for spaces ranging from small (50 seats) to medium (200) houses and outdoor spaces;

4) Minimum of one year experience running light and/or sound boards in live theatre environment;

5) Complete working knowledge of light and sound boards, stage lighting, and sound equipment for theatre, and ability to professionally and responsibly operate, troubleshoot, and program this type of equipment; additional experience with projections preferred;

6) Be familiar with technically running a show without a stage manager and with running and teaching a show without a stage manager calling cues; Technician should be comfortable running a show after 1-2 technical rehearsals;

7) Good math skills with ability to handle money and financial reconciliations;

8) Strong verbal and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and an ability to interact appropriately with visiting as well as on-site technicians, theatrical producers, directors, designers, and artists;

9) Computer and internet literacy; prior experience with complex computer software;

10) Ability to implement event details from written work orders and to work effectively with minimal supervision, as a team, as a team leader, and alone;

11) Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expression, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, English-speaking abilities, immigration status, and physical abilities in a multicultural environment.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from all persons regardless of their race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical/physical/mental condition, pregnancy/childbirth and related medical condition, age, marital status, or veteran status.

The Center has implemented a policy requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to applicable federal, state and local laws. For more information, please contact jobs@lalgbtcenter.org

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