The arts program is ﬂourishing. The Hartness Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a 524-seat theater with an orchestra pit, scene shop, and dressing facilities; several large classrooms; rehearsal, band, orchestra and drums spaces; and a large lobby for pre-show functions. The visual arts program offers a variety of experiences and courses for students Primer-12 with dedicated classroom and studio spaces for ceramics, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. Talented faculty and students produce and perform high quality plays, musicals, concerts, and visual media exhibits each year.
As a member of the Christ Church Episcopal School performing arts center staff the Production Technician will assist in high-quality execution of production logistics (specializing in lighting and sound) for events, performances, and other activities at the Hartness Performing Arts Center, on campus at CCES, and off-campus in support of arts department activities, should the need arise.
Duties & Responsibilities
Performance and Event Logistics
As directed by the Facility Manager, work closely with other production staff and arts department faculty in timely execution of production logistics and operations including load-in, setup, operation, changeover, tear-down, and load-out of stage equipment (including staging, lighting, audio, video systems, seating and equipment for orchestra/band/choir) for rehearsals, events, and performances for both CCES and external/rental clients and partners held at the Hartness Performing Arts Center.
As directed by the Facility Manager, assist in all lighting hang and focus, programming, and other lighting/electrics service needed; serve as light board programmer/operator for selected productions and events; operate followspots as necessary.
Must be willing and able to work at night and weekends for CCES events and occasional rental events booked in The Hartness Performing Arts Center.
Lighting and Sound Design and Implementation
Candidates must have the ability to design and implement lighting and sound designs for multiple types of events and performances, including: speakers and general presentation events events, concerts, musicals, and plays.
Assist the Facility Manager with the set construction for (3) CCES performing arts department productions each year and with other scenic projects as necessary. Candidates must have a basic understanding of set construction principles and the ability to safely and independently use power and hand tools.
As directed by the Facility Manager, assist in the regular maintenance and operation of all lighting, sound, and construction equipment within the Hartness Performing Arts Center.
Bachelor’s degree in show production or another related ﬁeld; minimum of one to three years of relevant experience at an event production company, music school, orchestra, touring company or other performing arts organization; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
The salary is competitive with a generous beneﬁts package. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references to Katie Leckenbusch, Director of the Arts, at