Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Theater Technician Position Available at Guggenheim Museam in New York

GTA member Stephanie Gatton has provided advance notice to Georgetown alumni of a technical position opening up at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. A job description is included below. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Michael Lavin, Theater Director, at Target start date is September 1, 2009, but there is some flexibility.

The Theater Technician in the Peter B. Lewis and New Media theaters at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is responsible for the execution of all video display, the maintenance of all video equipment and the video recording, cataloging and archiving of all performances, lectures and panel discussions which take place within the museum. This full-time position works closely with the rest of the theater staff to support all theatrical productions within the museum and reports directly to the Theater Director, Michael Lavin. Other responsibilities include digital video editing, DVD authoring as well as the purchasing and renting of applicable equipment and media. This position works closely with artists, producers and presenters and as such requires appropriate correspondence and interpersonal cooperation. The candidate should have strong experience working with live computer and video playback and be very conscientiousness so that they are able to curtail tech problems before they arise. The candidate should maintain strong knowledge of current technology to anticipate client demands and best technical support possibilities within limited in-house equipment.

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • MFA in Video or Media Arts, OR equivalent professional experience
  • Technician will work 40 hours per week; hourly wage plus overtime pay as incurred
  • Flexibility of schedule is essential (evening/weekend hours are frequent, but technician will accumulate overtime hours in those instances)
  • Full benefits package (including medical, dental, visual insurance; life insurance policy, paid vacation, sick days, personal days, 403(b) retirement plan; transit check plan; benefits for health insurance may extend to spouse or domestic partner, as well, for nominal additional cost; access to a variety of cultural institutions)

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