Friday, June 25, 2010

Job in the Arts

Cultural Development Corporation (CuDC), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for artists and cultural organizations that stimulate economic development and improve quality of life in the DC metropolitan area, is accepting applications for a Technical Associate. This position services the theatre spaces at Flashpoint and Source, multi-user facilities housing a gallery, rehearsal studios, performance spaces and collaborative office space serving area artists and arts organizations.


• Coordinate day-to-day technical operations of CuDC performance and rehearsal spaces including:

- maintenance of lighting and audio equipment;

- management of load-in and load-out schedules;

- production walkthroughs with producers and presenters;

- black box schedule coordination with CuDC staff; and

- procuring equipment, materials and other technical services;

• Manage rentals of facility equipment;

• Coordinate facility repairs and maintenance with contractors;

• Manage facility telephone, photocopier/printing, security and safety systems;

• Assistance with production aspects of CuDC special events;

• Assist staff and residents with IT related issues, perform regular network maintenance tasks, and act as a liaison with IT support vendors;

• Perform duties as master electrician and audio engineer during Source Festival and other CuDC events, as needed; and

• Provide general administrative and operations support, as needed.


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;

• 5 years of experience in technical theatre and related industries;

• Experience operating multiple venues;

• Comprehensive working knowledge of lighting systems, ETC software, and theatrical audio systems;

• Ability to identify and repair problems with lighting and audio equipment;

• Comfort working in a cooperative environment with a broad range of artistic, cultural and social points of view;

• Familiarity with modern computer networking technology;

• Superb customer service, communication and organizational skills; and

• Willingness to work flexible schedule and weekends as programming demands.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter to:

Cultural Development Corporation
Technical Associate Search
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
f 202.315.1303

Initial review of applicants will begin immediately, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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