Georgia Aquarium: The Production Technician (Level III) is responsible for cross-training into and covering multiple daily operation positions including lighting/special effect, audio/visual, cameras and projection and wardrobe.
Greater Atlanta Area
May 26, 2022
The Production Technician (Level III) is a senior level position within the Production Department that serves in several key and critical areas for all aspects of production for Production, Entertainment, Special Events, and other Guest Programming. The Production Technician (Level III) is responsible for cross-training into and covering multiple daily operation positions including lighting/special effect, audio/visual, cameras and projection and wardrobe. As a senior member of the team, they will perform these functions with little-to-no supervision. They may also function as a Production Assistant for Shows, Events and other programming as required. Additionally, the Production Technician (Level III) will support and/or lead routine maintenance and other production special projects, as assigned. The Production Technician (Level III) will also serve as a mentor and assist with the training and development of junior staff members.
Production & Operations:
- Participate in and/or Lead the daily operational control and maintenance of all aspects production departments for the presentations, Special Events, and other Guest Programming.
- Oversee all aspects of daily operation for lighting/electrics, audio/video, cameras/projections, and wardrobe for shows and events and other guest programming.
- Takes cues and operate GRAND MA and various other lighting consoles, and be familiar with basic lighting programming for conventional and moving fixtures
- Be familiar with themed, SMPTE controlled shows and events
- Operate independently to take or call live action cue sequences
- Operate various audio consoles and engineer and mix live and recorded audio and vocals
- Operate various Cameras and Video/Media Manipulation consoles for shows and events
- Coordinate wardrobe operations as required for shows and events.
- Support all other production departments as needed/required
- Assist with the Venue / House Management as needed which may include opening/closing the house and making calls prior to performances.
- Participate in and support load-ins, turn-a-rounds and strikes as needed/required
- Participate in and/or lead all Production activities for maintenance and rehearsals as directed by production department team leaders
- Execute and maintain strict quality control over all the designers’ original design and creative vision/intent for all productions
- Maintain and update all lighting, special effects, audio/visual systems, show cueing, playback media, focus, inventories, replenishment of expendables/supplies and inspections
- Assist in keeping accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive maintenance records
- Troubleshoot, repair, or recommend repairs for all technical elements in the theatre as necessary
- Other duties as workload necessitates
- Minimum four (4) years’ experience in lighting and audio/visual production
- Possess advanced knowledge of all live entertainment, theatrical and special event lighting & audio/visual production and operations
- Possess knowledge of the operation software and maintenance of audio engineering, microphones, projection systems, projectors, screen switcher, camera switchers, playback devices, show control systems, communications systems, and training of such. Specifically: Digidesign Venue Audio Consoles, Medialon Show Control Systems, Digital Media Servers, Christie Digital Roadster Projectors, Clear-com Wired, and Wireless Intercom Systems, Standard and Submersible RF Microphone Systems
- Experience in the use of digital testing equipment to perform maintenance and repairs on audio/visual systems and equipment, as well as automated/ intelligent lighting fixtures and consoles
- Field experience with repairs and troubleshooting of all audio/visual equipment.
- Possess knowledge of the operation software and maintenance of theatrical lighting systems, conventional and automated/intelligent lights, lighting computers and lighting systems and basic programming and training of such. Specifically: ETC Sensor Dimming, Grand MA Control Console
- Field experience with repairs and troubleshooting of all lighting/electric’s equipment
- Experience and knowledge of electricity, motion control, robotic luminance’s, and digital communication
- Possess strong office computer skills. Specifically: MS Word, and MS Excel
- Ability to kneel, lift, and carry heavy equipment, work in confined spaces and at heights above 25’ and/or on various lifts, booms, and ladders.
- Climbing experience, a plus – willingness to learn to climb a must!
- Ability to swim and/or comfortable around aquatic/water environments.
- Creative thinker and troubleshooting skills
- Exemplary collaborator and communication skills
- Professional Appearance & Demeanor
- Possess the highest level of motivation, pride in work and leadership
- Remain flexible and available to work long hours, as needed, on a potentially fluctuating schedule, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays
- College degree or equivalent professional work experience