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Northern Illinois University
  • Position Number: 2680921
  • Location: DeKalb, IL
  • Position Type: Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action

Auditorium Technical Director

Primary Function:
This position is responsible for supporting the success of events that make use of audio-visual systems, equipment, or personnel, in the Holmes Student Center, Campus Life Building and outdoor spaces on-campus. This position also oversees the technological development of audio-visual systems in the Holmes Student Center, and offers guidance to other departments on technology, as requested and able.

Duties and Responsibilities:
This position oversees the coordination of audio-visual and staging equipment by Production & Technology Services staff in the Holmes Student Center. The position will work closely with the Reservations & Event Management manager to meet and exceed client expectations for events, as well as monitor and follow up to ensure proper execution and final billing.

The position is expected to supervise Production and Technology Services staff by providing a variety of structured experiences, for student employees, designed to not only teach job specific and customer service skills required to be successful on the job, but also to assist in preparing them to be successful beyond college.

This position that will serve as on-call during the weekdays and requires the ability to work a varied schedule, including occasional nights and weekends.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
1. Possession of credential requirements for the Assistant Auditorium Technical Director as listed below:

  • 18-semester hours of college credit for course work in theater design and technology (such as courses in stage lighting, stage rigging, stage craft, scene design, sound systems, or technical direction) OR,

  • 18 months of work experience in technical operations of theatrical productions OR,

  • Any combination of training and experience, as defined above, that totals 18 months, computed on the basis of one credit hour being equivalent to one month of experience.

2. One (1) year of additional work experience in a position equivalent to the Assistant Auditorium Technical Director, as defined in this series, including the supervision of stage crew and technicians

Education and Experience Preferred:
1. Bachelors or Masters degree in Theatre design/Technology or Multimedia communications
2. Two (2) years of event productions
3. Two (2) years supervisory experience
4. Two (2) years of experience with Audio-Visual equipment

Working Hours: 9:00am - 5:30pm (hours will vary as event schedule changes)
Hiring Rate/Range:
Posting Date: 11/30/2021
Closing Date: 1/4/2022
Priority Review Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.

If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts.

After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position.

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ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE SCHEDULED TO COME TO THE NIU DEKALB CAMPUS TO TAKE A STATE UNIVERSITIES CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION. At the time of testing, you will be required to present a photo ID. NOTE: If you have previously tested for this classification and wish to rewrite the exam to improve your score and register position, please contact the, with the subject line "Auditorium Technical Director 1654", by the posting deadline.

Required documentation noted in the posting such as drivers license, licensures, or certifications MUST be presented at the time of examination.

If eligible for Veterans Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.

After testing of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.

Click on Auditorium Technical Director for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.

Please click Human Resource Services - Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois Universitys benefits package.

Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

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In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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