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Class Specification Title: Theater Technical Coordinator

Series: Production Theater – Performing Arts

Levels in series: 1 | 2 










The Theater Technical Coordinator is the first level in a three level Production Theater - Performing Arts production series, which includes the Program Coordinator specification from the Program Coordination – Program Coordinator series.  Incumbents are responsible for performing various duties related to facilitating the technical and production aspects in support of instruction for the Center for the Arts.  The Theater Technical Coordinator is distinguished from the Program Coordinator, which is responsible for managing all production aspects in assigned area.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Supervising staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; ensuring staff is trained; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.  Daily 20%
  2. Assisting in the coordination of the management and operation of equipment and facilities; assisting in scheduling and coordinating events.  Daily 20%
  3. Orienting faculty, staff and students in safety procedures, including waste disposal and ensuring guidelines are adhered to.  Daily 5%
  4. Assisting in the maintenance, supply, and repair of equipment, parts, and tools necessary for operation. Daily 5%
  5. Monitoring the theatre arts construction shop.  Daily 5%
  6. Serving as site supervisor during events.  Weekly 20%
  7. Conferring and consulting with facility users to determine technical requirements for events and serving as a liaison between event participants and the college.  Weekly 15%
  8. Coordinating production elements of College events. Weekly 10% 
  9. Performing other duties of a similar nature or level.  As Required 


Not applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require): Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Direction, Theater Production, Performing Arts or a related field and two years theater production experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing Requirements (positions in this class typically require): None required.

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:

  • Theater production technical requirements;
  • Supervisory principles;
  • Training techniques;
  • Safe work practices;
  • Theatre arts equipment and production methods;
  • Applicable Local, State, and Federal laws and regulations;
  • Budget practices.

Skills (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:

  • Monitoring and evaluating staff;
  • Prioritizing work and performing multiple tasks;
  • Coordinating and overseeing events;
  • Repairing and operating various production equipment;
  • Monitoring budgets;
  • Coordinating production elements;
  • Solving problems;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: climbing, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and travel.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Updated by Pima Community College: 06/04