Production Technicians play a crucial role in leading or assisting with the pre-production, installation, operation, and strike of various elements required for theatrical productions, education programs and special events. This position works closely with the production team to ensure the smooth execution of events and contributes to creating exceptional experiences for our audiences. This role is a part time position with selected candidates added to a roster of technicians whose work schedule is determined by the organization's production calendar.
Essential Job Functions
- Load and unload materials from trucks as needed.
- Assemble and disassemble parts as needed.
- Move and rearrange furniture as needed.
- Unload and set up road cases as needed.
- Set up stage, risers, and musical equipment as needed.
- Ensure props, scenery, drapery is affixed / set properly in relation to all elements required for production or event.
- Lead and/or assist with video, sound, and light production as needed.
- Work with electricians and lighting assistants as needed.
- Work with video technicians and video assistants as needed.
- Work with carpenters and stagehands as needed.
- Clean up stage / backstage / control area before / after event.
- Perform operation duties required to execute the needs for each individual production and event.
- Other duties as assigned by the Technical and Production Manager.
Positions Available Based on Experience:
- Audio Engineer
- Lighting Technicians
- Video Engineer
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.
Other Requirements and Working Conditions
- Use of a car required; legally registered and insured for daily use
- Use of a computer/monitor, telephone, and copier daily
- Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends when required and agreed upon
- Team environment with frequent group meeting participation
- Physical requirements: Lifting/Carrying - heavy work may include routine lifting of a maximum weight of 50 lbs. Combination of sitting, standing, walking, and driving on a frequent basis
Oklahoma Contemporary is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.
Oklahoma Contemporary strives to demonstrate leadership by modeling excellence and best practices for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. We believe in the power of human creativity and value the opportunities for connection and learning that exist when cultures and communities come together in collaboration and understanding.
We commit to championing policies and practices that value diversity, foster cultural equity and create an accessible and inclusive environment. Oklahoma Contemporary does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status or religion. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of people who contribute their time and talents to our mission and are dedicated to creating a safe, inclusive place for them to explore creativity.
Please submit a cover letter and resume here.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Unfortunately, because of the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to give status updates.
About Oklahoma Contemporary
Oklahoma Contemporary is an inclusive center for the arts where people of all ages and backgrounds can experience art, encounter new ideas and ignite their creative potential. Through visual art exhibitions, performances, public programs, community-building initiatives, outdoor installations and special events, Oklahoma Contemporary creates opportunities for everyone to come together in celebration of contemporary culture and artistic expression. With year-round classes and seasonal youth camps across multiple disciplines, the arts center’s education programs encourage youth and adults to express their ideas across a variety of media and learn new skills. Oklahoma Contemporary believes that art is for everyone and places accessibility and education at the center of all programming. Admission to exhibitions is always free. Oklahoma Contemporary is a regional 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by businessperson and philanthropist Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers.
About Oklahoma City
In the middle of its third decade of economic and cultural expansion, Oklahoma City is a surprisingly lively and diverse American city. Recent growth has spurred exciting developments in the city’s recreation and nightlife, with the construction of new parks, a streetcar system, bike trails, shops, restaurants, breweries, and bars. The construction of Oklahoma Contemporary’s new building in the urban core, opening in March 2020, represents a significant commitment on the part of the city and its inhabitants to a new era in contemporary culture.