Center for the Performing Arts Seeks Production Technician

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Center for the Performing Arts Seeks Production Technician



The Production Technician will support the Production (Audio, Lighting, Staging, Video) and Events departments as required at the Center for the Performing Arts.

All employees are required to embrace and consistently practice our core values of excellence, collaboration, innovation, integrity and inclusion.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assist all production departments with operation and maintenance
  • Operate all technical systems for the Palladium, Tarkington, and Studio Theater as needed, to include basic lighting design and audio mixing
  • May supervise overhire and resident company crews during load-in, load-out, and performances
  • Set up and operate technical elements for events scheduled in CPA ancillary spaces
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Q-Lab
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Communication Proficiency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork Orientation
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Detail Oriented
  • Time Management
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Technical Capacity

Required Education and Experience (Indicate education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity.)

  • Bachelor’s Degree level of education or equivalent experience
  • Experience with digital mixing consoles and audio systems
  • Experience with ETC fixture, control and dimming systems
  • Experience with visual display systems
  • ETCP certified technician a plus

Supervisory Responsibility

This position may supervise overhire and resident company staffing.


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional event venue environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Ability to work at heights
Strong sensory skills, such as good eyesight, good hearing, and dexterity, especially in low-light situations
Ability to bend, push, lift, carry, pull, and move up to 50 pounds
Ability to speak and listen clearly, especially via radio
Ability to operate office equipment, including computers, copiers, fax machines, and phones
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a Full-Time Position with Full Benefits and 401(k) eligibility. Will require working evenings and weekends.



No travel is expected for this position.


Other Duties

Please note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


AAP/EEO Statement

The Center for Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


NOTE: The Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation require proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a term of employment. Currently, masks are required when indoors on campus, except in private offices.


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