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Roadie job at U of Texas Arlington

Acme 11 Apr 15 - 04:59 PM
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Subject: Roadie job at U of Texas Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 11 Apr 15 - 04:59 PM

Just in case any of our North Texas music sorts (or someone interested in moving here) is looking for work, a position has opened at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Manager, Technical Operations.

Required Application Materials

Resume, Letter of Interest, List of 3 Professional References (with contact information).

Essential Functions

•Planning, setup, execution and tear down of events requiring technical expertise in the field of sound reinforcement.
•Supervision of the Assistant Events Manager, who will interview, hire and train AV personnel, including UTA students without previous experience. Plans, coordinates and communicates their duties and schedules.
•Sound Systems and Asset Management.
•Responsible for the inventory, care and maintenance of sound systems and components and other related equipment.
•Responsible for the safe and secure storage and transportation of sound equipment.
•Prepares, communicates and documents safety procedures and standard operating procedures.
•Requisitions and maintains inventory of materials, supplies, tools and parts to meet needs of events and ongoing maintenance.
•Maintains records of work, maintenance programs and equipment.
•Works closely with Event Managers, including those at UTA Special Event Facilities, to fulfill requests for stage, audio and lighting equipment to ensure arrangement conforms to users' specifications.
•Evaluate audio system installation and suggest improvements and upgrades.
•Provides estimation of labor and equipment costs and tracks order through billing.

Marginal/Incidental Functions
Other functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Two years of college with coursework in technical theater, electronic technology, communications, music, or related field. Two or more years of experience in live sound with administrative and supervisory experience. Four or more years of experience in the hands-on operation of sound reinforcement gear. Thorough training/ knowledge of sound reinforcement systems and all components. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type and major.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in technical theater, electronic technology, communications, music or related field. Touring experience with a road-based show or event service provider. Four or more years of experience as audio lead for road house, or comparable event space. Negotiating, writing and executing contracts with service providing unions.

Working Conditions

May work in all weather conditions. May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Climbing of stairs. Climbing of ladders. Lifting and moving. Criminal background check conducted.

It's hard to say how long this will stay open. They are required to remain open at least five working days. I am not sure when this opened, but if the announcement doesn't get many responses it can stay open for quite a while. Best to apply ASAP if you're interested, to play it safe. This is posting number JOBPOST0010661 and you have to use the online system to apply, creating an account to do so.


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Subject: RE: Roadie job at U of Texas Arlington
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Apr 15 - 06:38 PM

I don't think I will apply - Too Much hassle at my age , though I COULD quote a Good recommendation . Trying to get a satisfactory sound mix for an elderly Irish Melodeon player with severe tinnitus I apologised and said "I'm not REALLY a 'sound man' , to which he replied "I'm sure you're a very sound man"

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Subject: RE: Roadie job at U of Texas Arlington
From: Acme
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 12:17 AM

Terry, I wouldn't mind one of those!

It isn't often that university jobs would mesh with Mudcat interests, but I figure with the number of skills some of our members have, if the music isn't paying the bills, a day job might help.


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