Ohio State Dance Seeks Production and Stage Specialist

September 5, 2023

Ohio State Dance Seeks Production and Stage Specialist

Sullivant Hall Rotunda

Production and Stage Specialist


  • Columbus Campus
  • Full time
  • Posted 9/1/2023
  • R88048

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Job Title: Production and Stage Specialist

Department: Arts and Sciences | Dance

The Department of Dance, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Production and Stage Specialist to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The college hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The college values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

The Production and Stage Specialist serves as primary production specialist and stage manager for all Department of Dance departmental productions and special events and oversees facilities needs of the department. This is a second shift position with a regular schedule between the hours of 11:30AM and 8:30PM.

The Production and Stage Specialist provides guidance and instruction to students on stage management processes and procedures during productions; serves as a resource for BFA and MFA projects; advises undergraduate and graduate projects in Production, Lighting, and Choreography; provides practical mentorship and allocates daily responsibilities to Graduate Associates as dictated by chair or faculty production area head in production spaces; assigns production responsibilities to undergraduate students in Dance as dictated by department chair and/or faculty production area head; supervises hourly student employees working in production spaces; coordinates production equipment purchases with faculty production area head and department fiscal officer; schedule and coordinates all production meetings for concerts; co-manages Front of House Services in partnership with Department of Theatre, Film and Media Art’s Ticketing Services Specialist; manages video and media equipment Inventory and check-in/out for faculty, staff and students; assists the chair with special event requests.

The Production and Stage Specialist co-coordinates and co-teaches Dance 2601. Provides hands-on training and experiential learning, particularly in stage management; assesses quality of students' work in practicum experiences, productions, and tests; records student assessment and assigns final grades; serves as substitute and/or guest instructor in production courses such as Dance 5602: Lighting Practicum; supervises graduate associates as dictated by faculty production area head.

Serves as co-building manager (11:30AM – 8:30PM) and facilities back-up to Sullivant Hall building manager. Tracks all aspects of physical facilities including security, maintenance, and renovation projects; assesses renovation needs and monitors renovation process; coordinates space moves; coordinates furniture and some equipment purchases; takes and handles building incident requests; manages all aspects of asset management, including disposition of surplus items; acts as liaison to relevant university offices and outside contractors, vendors and external guests as needed; communicates with housekeeping staff; and handles special projects as defined by departmental leadership.

Required Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. 2 years of relevant experience, including practical experience working in a theatre setting for numerous productions.

Desired Education & Experience: 4 years of relevant experience. Experience supervising staff; familiarity with Lightwright, QLab, Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Excel, ETC protocol

Additional Information: The pay range for this job profile is $23.94 - $31.92. The offer for this position will fall within this range based on internal equity, the unit's available budget, and the candidate's qualifications.

Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2023.

Location: Sullivant Hall (0106)

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours: 40

Shift: Second Shift

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