Dept-Education-Technical Manager - The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Auburn)

Compensation

: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Non-Executive Management



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The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas. The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York CityThe Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.
About the Department
The Mets Department of Educationdedicated to making art accessible for everyone regardless of background, ability, age, or experienceis central to the mission and currently presents over 39,000 programs a year to an audience of over 845,000. The Department is a national and international leader in museum-based education and public programming, pushing boundaries through continuous innovation and experimentation. Programs include high school and college internships that promote career development and diversity; K12 educator programs that train teachers to integrate art into curricula across disciplines; performances, concerts, lectures and symposia that feature preeminent artists and scholarship; daily tours in multiple languages, and so much more. GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
The Technical Manager is a key member of the Production and Venue Operations staff, within the Administration, Communications and Operations division in the Education Department. The Education Department is responsible for producing hundreds of events annually including lectures, talks, symposia, meetings, performances, external rental events and meetings. The Technical Manager is primarily responsible for the oversight and maintenance of the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium (GRR), and for the technical production planning of events in the auditorium that are managed by the Education Department and other museum Departments. The position manages a team of one full-time and pool of part-time Local 306 Union AV Specialists, and reports to the Associate General Manager for Production and Venue Operations, working together in meeting the technical planning and equipment needs for the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium and Education Department programming. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: Ensure safe and efficient operation and maintenance as well as safeguarding and supervision of the technical inventory of the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Production lead and manager of assigned events in GRR and gallery events as assigned. Assist with preliminary design plans for GRR productions (lightplots, stageplots, PA setup, etc.) Advise clients on the technical needs including technical equipment as it relates to their events. Oversee load-in, setup, rehearsal, show, strike, and load-out as assigned. Manage and oversee a team of full-time and part-time AV Specialists (Local 306 Union) including, but not limited to: hiring, training, overseeing day-to day activity, scheduling and timekeeping. Oversee AV specialists in the setup operation, and use of sound, lights, video, and staging equipment for a range of events. Make recommendations for GRR infrastructure modifications and upgrades. Manage GRR calendar for (Artifax) for all Museum Departments. Maintain collaborative working relationship and coordinate resources, schedules, work orders, and production documents with colleagues in Front of House/Audience Services, Box Office, Custodial, Security, Programming, other departments, and vendors. Maintain documentation for GRR inventory, infrastructure, and production software Create production advance documentation and subsequent reports for assigned events. Manage the hiring and scheduling of AV Specialists. Facilitate in-person communications between the talent and the AV Specialists. Maintain equipment repairs for production inventory. Track and reconcile invoices for production-related expenses. Process financial transactions related to equipment rental and purchases. Create technical drawings for productions. Participate in the process of continually improving the operational efficiency of the department. Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience and Skills: Minimum 3-5 years of experience in technical production, required. Supervisor and management experience, preferred. Knowledge of all technical disciplines of performing arts production and equipment: to include audio, video, film, lighting, rigging, carpentry, and staging. Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner in a deadline driven environment. Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written format. Must have availability for frequent evening and weekend hours. Strong skills working with event calendar software and project management databases. Ability to create and understand CAD, SKetchup, and Visio technical drawings for audio, video, lighting, and staging. Experience with Microsoft Office, group messaging apps, Adobe Suite, Qlab, Protools or equivalent. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs, climb ladders and operate a Genie lift. Experience in a fine-arts organization, preferred. Knowledge and Education: Bachelors Degree, required Degree or certificate in technical production for theater, performing arts, audio, or film, preferred

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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