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Category: Recreation / Music Pier
Department: Community Services
Location: Music Pier Huges Perfoming Arts Center,Special Event Facilities/Locations
Days of Operation: Sunday Thru Saturday
Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Season Length: April - Dec (6 mos. Max)
Approx. # Hrs/Wk: 40
Shifts: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM; 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Position continues through the new year. Under supervision, this technical theater position supports technical aspects of events including, but not limited to, audio, lighting, video, stage set-up/restoration, and related functions for professional productions, concerts, pageants, and community events that take place at the Music Pier, Hughes Performing Arts Center and Special Events around Ocean City, NJ.

Located on the historic Ocean City Boardwalk, the Ocean City Music Pier is a leading Performing Arts Center on the Jersey Shore and is home to a professional orchestra, hosts world renowned musical acts, bands & fully staged productions and is Ocean City’s premiere event space.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Operation of audio, lighting and video consoles and accompanying technical equipment; focus lighting fixtures, change lamps and color gels; place microphones, cables, and microphone stands in appropriate locations on stage; place audio monitors and musical equipment in proper positions on stage; erect acoustic band shell; prepare and/or operate curtains and stage scenery; set up and break down stage chairs, music stands, platform choral risers, and miscellaneous facility equipment such as tables, runway, seating and podium; Load and unload equipment to and from the Music Pier; drive a pickup truck to various locations to deliver and setup equipment for events; carry out minor repairs and painting to flooring, trim, walls and other such stage maintenance and set construction/stage props; sweeps and mops stage and floors; waxes floors; cleans windows; may use the telephone to confirm technical requirements and/or rehearsal times; may write correspondence to supervisor or division head regarding job duties or requests.

Knowledge of: Setup and operation of portable audio equipment such as active & passive speakers, mixers, cables, and microphones, as well as procedures for operating and testing audiovisual equipment. Use of and minor adjustment to soldering irons, vacuum cleaners, small power tools, and other equipment. Experience with digital audio consoles, stage lighting design, and/or live video production is a plus. General knowledge of audiovisual equipment is required, along with basic understanding of procedures, materials, and tools used in washing, mopping, vacuuming, spackling, sanding, and painting.

Ability to: Troubleshoot problems with audiovisual equipment; Learn preventive maintenance procedures, procedures for dispatching materials and equipment, and the procedures for operating operating volt or ohm meters and signal testers; Lift and move moderately heavy objects; Understand, remember, and carry our oral and written directions; Learn quickly from directions and demonstrations, and read and interpret laws, rules and regulations; Maintain the stage and related areas in a clean, hygienic and orderly condition; Follow safety precautions and report potentially hazardous conditions, work harmoniously with others; Keep simple records; read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position. Education/Experience: Seeking candidates with a well-rounded background in multiple aspects of technical theater and live entertainment production (i.e. audio, video and lighting). However, individuals with expertise in just audio, video or lighting are still encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in extremely fast-paced environment. Possession of a valid Driver’s License.

Tools and Equipment Used:
Pickup truck with motorized Lift Gate; stage elevator, scissor lift, one-man lift, ladders; audio, video and lighting consoles and equipment (see the Music Pier Technical Rider at; portable audio systems; power washer, and small power tools, telephone.

Physical Demands:
Position requires employee to: Frequently stand, walk, talk and hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; frequently talk or hear, reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell; and occasionally sit, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. With assistance, set up and break down stage platforms, push wheeled racks of chairs, music stands, orchestral equipment, and/or tables to a storage building approximately one-half city block to a storage building. Position requires employee to: Frequently lift up to 50lbs. and occasionally lift 100 lbs. or more with assistance.

Specific vision requirements include: close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
Position requires employee to: Frequently work in high precarious places; and occasionally work near moving mechanical parts, with fumes or airborne particles, in outdoor weather conditions, with a risk of electrical shock, and with vibration. Loud noise is typical for the work environment. The employee will occasionally be required to change work hours or work beyond normal quitting time. The work physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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