Theatre Technical Specialist (Sound and/or Video) - The Arts Center

Job Number
Posting Date
February 25, 2018

About the Position

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Theatre Technical Specialist reporting to the Director of Production.

The position will require someone with expert knowledge of sound and/or video systems who is resourceful, adept at problem solving, and able to collaborate with Production and Programming staff in delivering technical support for all Arts Center productions. There will be a requirement to assemble, operate and maintain sound and/or video systems. Additionally this role will support the use of the venues by visiting companies and third party vendors.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work as a skilled technician in all aspects of technical theater to achieve the successful production results for a variety of events including dance, theater, and music productions. To rig, focus, program and de-rig sound, video, stage and lighting equipment. In addition, supervise facility changeovers as needed
  • Operate specialist lighting, sound, video and stage equipment, as and when required
  • Maintain Technical Department’s equipment through the development and implementation of yearly preventative maintenance and inventories. Perform or arrange for maintenance and repair of equipment as needed
  • Represent the venue as and when required to supervise support staff as needed supporting the use of the venues by visiting companies, rental clients, third party vendors, and crew
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety procedures in order to minimise the risk of injury and accidents during operation
  • Ensure all technical areas and working environments are kept tidy and orderly, ensuring they comply with current licensing, fire and health and safety requirements

Education Requirements

  • Working at Height Certificate
  • IPAL MEWP trained
  • Manual Handling Certificate
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline 

Experience Requirements

  • 2-5+ years’ experience with large scale technical systems, operations and maintenance, preferably within a range of disciplines: dance, theater, and music
  • Experience in maintenance, basic repair, and troubleshooting of technical equipment
  • Experience working within a university context
  • Mentoring experience

Other Information


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NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.