City of Edinburg
  • 12-Dec-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Library -Dept #4100
  • Edinburg, TX, USA
  • 12.24 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The City offers excellent benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement system and optional deferred compensation programs.

Job Title:

Production Specialist


Library & Cultural Arts

Reports to:

Cultural Events Supervisor

FLSA Classification:


Effective Date:


Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to manage, execute, monitor, operate the sound & light equipment of the Promenade Park Amphitheater, Edinburg Promenade Plaza (Food Truck Park), and other event and rental venues. Provides technical and artistic support for theater, music, dance productions, and other duties as required.

Essential Job Functions:

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.

a. Coordinates the preparation and setup of equipment and staging needs for productions and events.

b. Install and deinstall equipment as needed for events on portable and fixed stages at various venues throughout the city.

c. Oversees and trains interns in the design, construction, and preparation of lighting and sound design to be used in music concert and theatrical productions.

d. Is responsible for renting cultural arts venues such as the Amphitheater, Municipal Auditorium, City Hall Courtyard, Food Truck Park, Amphitheater, and the Event Center.

e. Manages rental reports and contracts.

f. Oversees the marketing of rental venues to promote the continual rental of venues.

g. Oversee the loan and operation of mobile screens and stages including floats' light and sound production and construction.

h. Oversees and is responsible for the production of sounds and lights of City Auditorium theatrical light and sound and Amphitheater concert productions and other venues.

i. Seeks theatrical and other performing arts productions for the Edinburg Municipal Auditorium, Amphitheater and other venues.

j. Reads scripts and gives cues for curtain, lights, sound effects and prompting performers.

k. Prepares and organize a calendar of all functions and events of City Auditorium.

l. Assist in cultural events programs and events related to production such as film projection/screening and media related work.

m. Assists in the production of marketing audio/visual materials.

n. Provides advice and assistance with the purchase of additional or replacement of lighting, sound and miscellaneous venue appropriate equipment.

o. Attends technical rehearsals and sound checks, in order to assist in the technical aspects of the mounting the shows/performances.

p. Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facilities in advance of production dates.

q. Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and artists with technical matters.

r. Advises production managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs.

s. Transporting equipment from storage to venue.

t. Manages and assists with set and stage construction and management including set up of equipment and production of theatrical sets and flats.

u. Operates and maintains complex lighting, sound, video, aerial work platform, rigging and other technical equipment; collaborates with Information Technology and Communications and Media departments in the operation and maintenance of equipment and execution of collaborative events.

v. Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.

w. Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.

x. Operates, maintains, and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, amphitheater, and Cultural Arts venues, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.

y. Performs related work and reports as assigned.

Conditions of Employment:

a. The applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.

b. Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.

c. Must have a current valid class "C" driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.

d. Bilingual in English and Spanish required.

Required Education:

Associate of Arts

Education Preference:

Bachelor of Art in Audio Design, Audio and Music Technology or related field.

Educational Substitute:

Three (3) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Work Experience:

Three (3) years of professional level experience in theatrical and music engineering production.

Experience Preference:

Five (5) years of professional level experience in theatrical and music engineering production and related fields.

Supervisory Experience Requirement:

Not Applicable

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

a. Requires a working knowledge of theater production, stage management, sound, and light management as well as safety procedures and practices as applied to theater, concert, and staging production.

b. Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information.

c. Employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. There is some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. The assignment is usually reviewed upon completion.

d. Advanced computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment; includes Excel, Word, Publisher, and operate light and sound equipment including digital equipment.

e. Must be familiar with various light and sound equipment, theatrical production, outdoor concert sound and light production.

f. Excellent Customer Service skills.

g. The Production Specialist must be able to communicate in an effective and professional manner with coworkers, customers, residents, and guest performances.

h. Operate and maintain various tools and electric equipment such as lighting and sound systems, public address systems found in theatre production; work from hydraulic aerial lifts or ladder at considerable heights above the ground; perform physical labor; communicate effectively in English and Spanish; follow and give oral and written communications; identify problems and recommend solutions; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population.

i. Knowledge of principles and techniques of theatre and music production, stage management, sound reinforcement, and stage craft; sound safety procedures and practices as applied to theatre and staging production; variety of construction trades such as electronics and electrical; safety requirements necessary in the operation of stage equipment such as draperies, curtains, counterweight systems, rigging, lighting, and demonstrated knowledge of concepts in design for sound and lighting.

Equipment Materials:

General office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:

· Personal computer

· Copier/Fax Machine

· Printer/Scanner

· Ladders

· Trailers

· Control Boards

· Calibration equipment

· Rigging systems

· Equipment & Cases

· Laminating Machine

Work Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent outside work.

Physical Demands:

The job has significant hazards and physical demands.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; use ladders and rigging devices; perform detailed work, multiple deadlines and concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff and the public.

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