Utah State University

Assistant Technical Director/Master Electrician

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 week ago(8/2/2022 2:05 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
29 hours per week
Caine College of the Arts
Theatre Arts
Advertised Salary
$15.00 per hour


Assistant Technical Director and Master Electrician for USU Department of Theatre Arts to assist with season productions.


  • Working with the Technical Director, oversee the physical implementation of approved scenic designs.
  • Assist in the construction and installation of scenic elements for UST productions.
  • Assist in generating all the required working drawings for construction.
  • Working with the Technical Director, organize, execute and maintain the cleanliness and safety of tools, stage, shops/storage and support areas
  • Assist in overseeing student workers and practicum students.
  • Assist in purchasing of supplies and equipment to keep the build on schedule.
  • Communicate any budget concerns or issues regarding an individual show, or the season as a whole, to the Technical Director/Production Manager. 
  • Ensure that established safety procedures are followed and maintained.  Establish or update procedures as needed, in consultation with the Technical Director.
  • Working with the Technical Director, oversee lighting and sound equipment for all venues used by the Theatre Department.
  • Working with the Lighting Graduate Student, oversee the physical implementation of lighting and sound equipment for approved lighting and sound designs.
  • Orient student crews to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitate the use of the technical facilities.
  • Advise technical director and production manager on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment and supplies required for the individual shows.
  • Be available to the technical director to answer any questions regarding drawings or specifications.
  • Be available to the technical director to answer any questions regarding spaces or equipment.
  • Oversee and assist the lighting graduate student to work with show student electricians in implement lighting designs for all shows working with each lighting designer
  • Order specific lighting and sound equipment as designated by the designers and approved by the Technical Director.
  • Work with lighting graduate student to ensure that all lighting equipment is being maintained and repaired as needed.
  • Ensure that all lighting students understand and are following established safety procedures and protocols. This includes the use of the fly systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

1-2 years working theatre experience in scenic and lighting areas.


Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in theatre technical direction.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”.
  2. Name and contact information for a minimum of 2 professional references that can speak to your experience directly related to this position to be entered at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile.
  3. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$15.00 per hour


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting (50 pounds) and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

Employees may be exposed to unusual elements including extreme temperatures, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

College/Department Highlights

The Department of Theatre Arts is comprised of 10 full-time faculty plus adjuncts, 6 graduate students, 100 undergraduates. The department offers BFA degrees in Performance, Design, and Theatre Education; a BA in Theatre; and MFA degrees in Costume, Set, and Lighting Design. The BFA mission is to prepare students for graduate school or professional careers as performers and designers. The department administers the Lyric Repertory Company, a professional summer repertory theater housed in a Victorian theater located in downtown Logan.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*Updated 08/2022


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