Director & Management/Management Level Positions
Educational Service Center
8 hours per day; $83,688
8:00 am to 4:30 pm, some evenings and weekends may be required.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Federal Way Public Schools Performing Arts Centers (PAC) Manager has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the venues including lighting, sound, coordinating necessary maintenance, and supervision of the technical staff. The PAC Manager is responsible for the scheduling of all school district and community events in the venue. The PAC Manager will work on a flexible schedule basis and be present as expected and needed at events and/or programs at the PAC to ensure appropriate facility utilization. The PAC Manager works with a great deal of independence yet is responsible for adhering to Federal Way Public School District policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Remain knowledgeable regarding use of stage lighting, sound, audio-visual and production equipment.
- Support and coordinate activities with FWPS administrators, staff and students.
- Schedule district and community usage and maintain reservation calendar.
- Administer rental agreements, building use forms, estimated rental quotes and final invoices.
- Track completion of all rental contracts, deposits, Certificate of Insurance and final payments.
- Enforce established operational and usage policies in a cordial but firm and consistent manner.
- Maintain inventories of supplies and equipment in an orderly manner.
- Recruit, screen, interview, and select all theater staff.
- Maintain accurate employment and pay records as required by district policy and procedures.
- Ensure a safe environment in and around the theater for patrons, performers and staff.
- Establish and post safety requirements necessary for the use of equipment in the theater.
- Maintain stage, off stage storage, cat walk and scene shop areas in a clean and orderly condition.
- Move furniture and supplies as necessary.
- Ensure proper preparation of all areas for performers and audience use.
- Operate and maintain equipment as required, ensure its’ safe and proper use, protect the district equipment and supplies against pilferage, loss, theft or abuse.
- Monitor and perform preventative maintenance of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment. Arrange for annual inspections, repair and replacement of equipment within budget.
- Annual review of applicable facility rental and staffing fees.
- Comply with district maintenance policies and procedures.
- Comply with district safety and building security policies and procedures.
- Comply with district purchasing policies and procedures.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Business and/or Theater Administration. Equivalent training and experience in theater management and supervising a technical crew may be substituted for education requirement on a year for year basis.
Three (3) years of experience in theater management
Ability to analyze complex situations, synthesize issues and develop creative solution
Remain available on call as needed including nights and weekends
Specific knowledge of the technical capabilities of the RIPAC will be needed or will need to be quickly acquired
Demonstrate mastery of theater operations
Experience working with various individuals and groups both school based (administration, staff, students) and community organizations.
Serve as primary contact for all PAC rentals, from initial inquiries through final invoicing.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance
Valid Washington State Driver’s License
Must be CPR and AED certified or become certified within 60 days of employment and maintain active certification
School board policies and procedures
Technical needs of cultural and entertainment performance groups and contractual relationships
Managing theater operations, including scheduling, budget, performance and motivating staff
Effective principles of learning and teaching
How to determine the technical support and equipment needs necessary for events and performances at the RIPAC in advance of production dates
Short-term and long-range planning
Perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions
Manage and meet inflexible deadlines with frequent interruptions
Work effectively and efficiently in a team environment requiring tact, patience and willingness to work in concert with colleagues
Demonstrate an interest in working with students and have the skills to use effective principles of learning and teaching
Demonstrate ability to work well with and promote positive relationships with community organizations
Demonstrate highly developed skills in decision-making, problem solving and mediation of disputes
Demonstrate skills in short-term and long-range planning
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, including technical writing and. proofing skills
Perform the functions of the job, including: applying pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; communicating with diverse groups, preparing and maintaining accurate records; and planning and managing projects.
Read technical information; compose a variety of documents; facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision.
Pay strict attention to detail.
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines.
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and contractors.
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers.
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality.
Relate effectively with staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community.
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES RELATED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND EQUITY:
Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools’ commitment to “Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future.”
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position also requires sitting, climbing, walking, grasping, holding, cleaning, removing, unlocking, opening, pushing, pulling, hearing, speaking, and writing or keyboarding on a daily basis. Duties may require bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching and standing for long periods of time. Duties may require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies and/or equipment. Must be able to lift at least 35 lbs. on a regular basis and at least 50 lbs. on an occasional basis.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here 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.
Required to indoor on a regular basis. This position may be exposed to high noise levels; required to work at heights and enclosed areas with limited space. The position requires operating dangerous machinery, exposure to noise is moderate to loud. Travel around the district may be required. Work on nights and evenings may be required. Duties may require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
This position typically works office hours which are primarily Monday-Friday, but responsibilities require additional hours and flexibility that will include evenings, weekends and holidays to fulfill the manager’s duties or other technical assignments during events.
Position reports to and is evaluated by the Executive Director of Career and College Readinessor designee.
LEVEL OF COMPENSATION
Manager I on the Non-Represented Salary Schedule
The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.
All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.