Performing Arts Center Director Position--Middleton, WI

JJBerman

Active Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2014
Location
Middleton, Wisconsin
The Middleton Cross Plains Area School District is looking for a new Performing Arts Center(PAC) Director.
The Middleton PAC is used over 300 days a year for school, community, and national events.
Please see links below and contact myself via PM here or the contact information on the PAC website with any questions/concerns.

Link to PAC Website:
http://mcpasd.k12.wi.us/community/performing-arts-center/about-pac

The Job Description currently states half to full time. We are working on solidifying the description and hope to make it full time.
Start Date is flexible as we want to give everyone an opportunity to apply.(could start as early as next month or as late as July 1 2018.)
Link to Job Description and how to Apply:
http://www.mcpasd.k12.wi.us/employment/performing-arts-center-pac-director
Job Description is below:
JOB SUMMARY:
The PAC Director coordinates and schedules the use of the PAC to enhance the educational and cultural program of the District and the community; and ensures that the facility is operated and maintained in a clean, safe, attractive, comfortable and efficient manner.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Two-year or four-year (desired) in theatre/performing arts management or a related field.
  • Experience in theatre production/management.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with theatre equipment.
  • Ability to develop positive constructive relations with students, staff and public.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
  • Schedule use of the PAC by school users, the school district community and non-affiliated groups. Tasks include:
    • Respond to inquiries or requests for use or information;
    • Provide tours and maintain calendar of scheduled events and usage;
    • Meet with prospective users to draft contracts;
    • Implement fee schedule and facilitate invoicing;
    • Review and make recommendations for PAC policies, procedures and use agreement;
    • Explain policies and procedures for use;
    • Meet with teachers, staff, administrators, and committees regarding use of the PAC.
  • Manage facility use, preparation and setup for events at the PAC. Tasks include:
    • Assist in set-up and preparation for use;
    • Instruct in safe use of equipment, prepare sound system, set and focus lighting, train in use of stage manager’s console, prepare front of house (lobby, ticket office, etc.);
    • Arrange for additional equipment as needed; arrange for preparation of orchestra pit, advise and consult with users on possibilities for enhancing their events in the PAC;
    • Monitor events to assure safety and appropriate use;
    • Respond to unforeseen and emergency needs of users.
  • Supervise and schedule personnel (i.e. tech crew, house manager, ushers) to assist in use of facility
  • Participate in budget planning and oversight. Tasks include:
    • Propose and maintain budget for facility use;
    • Compile bills for use of the PAC and initiate process for payment through the Fiscal Services Office;
    • Respond to questions about bills;
    • Deposit funds in appropriate accounts;
    • Plan for equipment purchase, replacement and repair.
  • Maintain PAC equipment and facility in good working order. Tasks include:
    • Conduct regular safety inspections;
    • Repair or replacement of worn out, unsafe or damaged equipment;
    • Scheduling preventive and routine maintenance;
    • Maintaining adequate supply of specialized consumables such as lighting gels;
    • Purchase new capital equipment using correct funds.
ASSOCIATED FUNCTIONS:
  • Attend required meetings and participate actively in any work group, training or related management assignments. Provide periodic reports of PAC use to committees, administration and the Board of Education.
  • Establish new procedures and policies as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of procedures, equipment and software used to perform duties, such as lighting and sound equipment, specialized control panels, ticketing, crowd control, MS Word, MS Excel, E-mail, calendar software, Internet; and office equipment such as copier, calculator and telephone system
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Direct and/or plan activities of others.
  • Ability to organize and establish priorities.
  • Ability to make reasonable independent judgments and decisions.
  • Ability to function as a team member.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters properly.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Demonstrate effective organizational and training skills.
  • Exhibit strong public relating skills.
  • Understand the need for safety, timeliness and customer service and be able to install the same in employees.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, students, parents, and other district residents.
  • Influence people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgments.
  • Work under specific instructions.
  • Perform a variety of duties.
  • Ability to maintain self-control and perform effectively under stressful situations and deadlines without exhibiting negative behaviors.
 

BillConnerFASTC

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Location
Clayton NY 13624
I think it was in fall of 2015. Struggling to find it on my calendar. I can't recall what project is was in conjunction with. I think East HS but could have been Edgewood or McFarland.
 

JJBerman

Active Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2014
Location
Middleton, Wisconsin
Posting has been revised and they finally confirmed full time!
http://www.mcpasd.k12.wi.us/employment/performing-arts-center-pac-director-revised-10/16/17

New Job Description:
FTE: 1.0
12 month (year-round) position
Salary is commensurate with experience

Location:
MCPASD Performing Arts Center (PAC) (Middleton High School)
JOB TITLE: Performing Arts Center (PAC) Director / Full Time 12-Month Contract

JOB SUMMARY:
The PAC Director has two primary responsibilities:
  1. Facilities Coordinator and PAC Management
  2. Production Designer and Technical Director
The PAC Director coordinates and schedules the use of the PAC to enhance the educational and cultural program of the District and the community; and ensures that the facility is operated and maintained in a clean, safe, attractive, comfortable and efficient manner.

This includes, but is not limited to technical and event support for facility rentals for all school and community events.
  • Coordinating equipment maintenance, usage and inventory.
  • Working with production directors and rental clients to facilitate successful events.
  • Recruiting and training students to participate in all aspects of technical production.
  • Collaborate with the fine arts department staff.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, and EXPERIENCE:
  • Two-year or four-year (desired) in theatre/performing arts management, technical theatre, or a related field.
  • Experience in theatre production/management.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with theatre equipment.
  • Ability to develop positive constructive relations with students, staff and public.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
Facilities Coordinator and PAC Management
  • Schedule use of the PAC by school users, the school district community and non-affiliated groups.
    • Respond to inquiries or requests for use or information;
    • Provide tours;
    • Maintain calendar of scheduled events and usage;
    • Meet with prospective users to draft contracts;
    • Implement fee schedule and facilitate invoicing;
    • Review and make recommendations for PAC policies, procedures and use agreement;
    • Explain policies and procedures for use;
  • Manage facility use, preparation and setup for events at the PAC.
    • Assist in setup and preparation for use;
    • Instruct in safe use of equipment, prepare sound system, set and focus lighting, train in use of stage manager’s console, prepare front of house (lobby, ticket office, etc.);
    • Arrange for additional equipment as needed; arrange for preparation of orchestra pit, advise and consult with users on possibilities for enhancing their events in the PAC;
    • Monitor events to assure safety and appropriate use;
    • Respond to unforeseen and emergency needs of users.
  • Supervise and schedule personnel (i.e. tech crew, house manager, ushers)
  • Participate in budget planning and oversight.
    • Propose and maintain budget for facility use;
    • Compile bills for use of the PAC and initiate process for payment through the Fiscal Services Office;
    • Respond to questions about bills;
    • Deposit funds in appropriate accounts;
    • Plan for equipment purchase, replacement and repair.
  • Maintain PAC equipment and facility in good working order.
    • Conduct regular safety inspections;
    • Repair or replacement of worn out, unsafe or damaged equipment;
    • Scheduling preventive and routine maintenance;
    • Maintaining adequate supply of specialized consumables such as lighting gels;
    • Purchase new capital equipment using correct funds.
Production Designer and Technical Director
  • Collaborate with all production directors regarding technical requirements;
  • Oversee the design, organization and installation of sound and lighting needs of performances;
  • Operate complex lighting and sound systems;
  • Design and construct all sets for all performances;
  • Design, purchase and organize props and special effects for all performances;
  • Attend all assigned performances and rehearsals as scheduled;
  • Serve as lead sponsor of Student Crew - train, supervise and mentor Student Crew.
ASSOCIATED FUNCTIONS:
  • Attend required meetings and participate actively in any work group, training or related management assignments. Provide periodic reports of PAC use to committees, administration and the Board of Education.
  • Establish new procedures and policies as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of procedures, equipment and software used to perform duties, such as lighting and sound equipment, specialized control panels, ticketing, crowd control, MS Word, MS Excel, E-mail, calendar software, Internet; and office equipment such as copier, calculator and telephone system
TYPICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS: TBD

PHYSICAL: TBD

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong creative, artistic and technological skills (knowledge and use of computer aided drafting, computerized lighting, sound boards, Google Suite, Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • A thorough understanding of the components of musical and theatrical productions.
  • Direct and/or plan activities of others.
  • Strong Organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to make reasonable independent judgments and decisions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and function as a team member.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate professional discretion.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently to meet deadlines..
  • Ability to interact effectively with all members of the Middleton community, including students.
  • Exhibit strong public relating skills.
  • Strong knowledge of general shop tools and safety, usage and maintenance.
  • Understand the need for timeliness and customer service and be able to install the same in employees.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, students, parents, and other district residents.
  • Influence people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgments.
  • Work under specific instructions.
  • Perform a variety of duties.
  • Ability to maintain self-control and perform effectively under stressful situations and deadlines without exhibiting negative behaviors.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Valid and current driver’s license.
 

RonHebbard

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Premium Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2004
Location
Waterdown, ON, CA
Posting has been revised and they finally confirmed full time!
http://www.mcpasd.k12.wi.us/employment/performing-arts-center-pac-director-revised-10/16/17

New Job Description:
FTE: 1.0
12 month (year-round) position
Salary is commensurate with experience

Location:
MCPASD Performing Arts Center (PAC) (Middleton High School)
JOB TITLE: Performing Arts Center (PAC) Director / Full Time 12-Month Contract

JOB SUMMARY:
The PAC Director has two primary responsibilities:
  1. Facilities Coordinator and PAC Management
  2. Production Designer and Technical Director
The PAC Director coordinates and schedules the use of the PAC to enhance the educational and cultural program of the District and the community; and ensures that the facility is operated and maintained in a clean, safe, attractive, comfortable and efficient manner.

This includes, but is not limited to technical and event support for facility rentals for all school and community events.
  • Coordinating equipment maintenance, usage and inventory.
  • Working with production directors and rental clients to facilitate successful events.
  • Recruiting and training students to participate in all aspects of technical production.
  • Collaborate with the fine arts department staff.
PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, and EXPERIENCE:
  • Two-year or four-year (desired) in theatre/performing arts management, technical theatre, or a related field.
  • Experience in theatre production/management.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with theatre equipment.
  • Ability to develop positive constructive relations with students, staff and public.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
Facilities Coordinator and PAC Management
  • Schedule use of the PAC by school users, the school district community and non-affiliated groups.
    • Respond to inquiries or requests for use or information;
    • Provide tours;
    • Maintain calendar of scheduled events and usage;
    • Meet with prospective users to draft contracts;
    • Implement fee schedule and facilitate invoicing;
    • Review and make recommendations for PAC policies, procedures and use agreement;
    • Explain policies and procedures for use;
  • Manage facility use, preparation and setup for events at the PAC.
    • Assist in setup and preparation for use;
    • Instruct in safe use of equipment, prepare sound system, set and focus lighting, train in use of stage manager’s console, prepare front of house (lobby, ticket office, etc.);
    • Arrange for additional equipment as needed; arrange for preparation of orchestra pit, advise and consult with users on possibilities for enhancing their events in the PAC;
    • Monitor events to assure safety and appropriate use;
    • Respond to unforeseen and emergency needs of users.
  • Supervise and schedule personnel (i.e. tech crew, house manager, ushers)
  • Participate in budget planning and oversight.
    • Propose and maintain budget for facility use;
    • Compile bills for use of the PAC and initiate process for payment through the Fiscal Services Office;
    • Respond to questions about bills;
    • Deposit funds in appropriate accounts;
    • Plan for equipment purchase, replacement and repair.
  • Maintain PAC equipment and facility in good working order.
    • Conduct regular safety inspections;
    • Repair or replacement of worn out, unsafe or damaged equipment;
    • Scheduling preventive and routine maintenance;
    • Maintaining adequate supply of specialized consumables such as lighting gels;
    • Purchase new capital equipment using correct funds.
Production Designer and Technical Director
  • Collaborate with all production directors regarding technical requirements;
  • Oversee the design, organization and installation of sound and lighting needs of performances;
  • Operate complex lighting and sound systems;
  • Design and construct all sets for all performances;
  • Design, purchase and organize props and special effects for all performances;
  • Attend all assigned performances and rehearsals as scheduled;
  • Serve as lead sponsor of Student Crew - train, supervise and mentor Student Crew.
ASSOCIATED FUNCTIONS:
  • Attend required meetings and participate actively in any work group, training or related management assignments. Provide periodic reports of PAC use to committees, administration and the Board of Education.
  • Establish new procedures and policies as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of procedures, equipment and software used to perform duties, such as lighting and sound equipment, specialized control panels, ticketing, crowd control, MS Word, MS Excel, E-mail, calendar software, Internet; and office equipment such as copier, calculator and telephone system
TYPICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS: TBD

PHYSICAL: TBD

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong creative, artistic and technological skills (knowledge and use of computer aided drafting, computerized lighting, sound boards, Google Suite, Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • A thorough understanding of the components of musical and theatrical productions.
  • Direct and/or plan activities of others.
  • Strong Organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to make reasonable independent judgments and decisions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and function as a team member.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate professional discretion.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently to meet deadlines..
  • Ability to interact effectively with all members of the Middleton community, including students.
  • Exhibit strong public relating skills.
  • Strong knowledge of general shop tools and safety, usage and maintenance.
  • Understand the need for timeliness and customer service and be able to install the same in employees.
  • Communicate effectively with staff, students, parents, and other district residents.
  • Influence people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgments.
  • Work under specific instructions.
  • Perform a variety of duties.
  • Ability to maintain self-control and perform effectively under stressful situations and deadlines without exhibiting negative behaviors.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Valid and current driver’s license.
@JJBerman An interesting read. I have at least three comments:
1; Apparently it's not enough if you are able to instill "timeliness and customer service in employees." To qualify you must be able to "INSTALL the same in employees." Possibly this infers a degree in micro-surgery and / or psychology?
2; They've used the word "and" five (5) times in one of their first sentences. [Bad form in my books]
3; They're not asking for much thus adjust your starting expectations accordingly. Somewhere in the area of U.S. $100K to 125K sounds about right to me, plus limitations on maximum hours per day, week, month and years PLUS three weeks paid vacation and a full benefit package. Perhaps they should advertise their position at Full Sale / Sail. @GreyWyvern : What do you say?
[Excuse me while I have my tongue surgically extracted from my cheek.]
Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard.
 

Amiers

Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.
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Location
Phoenix, Az
@JJBerman An interesting read. I have at least three comments:
1; Apparently it's not enough if you are able to instill "timeliness and customer service in employees." To qualify you must be able to "INSTALL the same in employees." Possibly this infers a degree in micro-surgery and / or psychology?
2; They've used the word "and" five (5) times in one of their first sentences. [Bad form in my books]
3; They're not asking for much thus adjust your starting expectations accordingly. Somewhere in the area of U.S. $100K to 125K sounds about right to me, plus limitations on maximum hours per day, week, month and years PLUS three weeks paid vacation and a full benefit package. Perhaps they should advertise their position at Full Sale / Sail. @GreyWyvern : What do you say?
[Excuse me while I have my tongue surgically extracted from my cheek.]
Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard.
Lol Ron 100-125k your expectations of a government job are amazing. I wish all jobs paid that at that level. There would be so many more people learning to do what we do/ try to do to better our field each day. Shooting from the hip this is 40-50k and that is being generous.

Your statement kind of makes me think I moved in the wrong direction of the states and really should of become an alien in your neck of the woods :clap::wall:
 
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TheaterEd

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I have this job at a different school. Knowing what cost of living is like in that area, I wouldn't take the job for less than 60k.

One thing to remember is, how do you get raises? For me, as long as I meet expectations I am eligible for my pay grade's approved raise that year, which is usually 2.5%. But there is no five year bonus or anything like that so it's a slow climb.
 
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GreyWyvern

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Location
Fort Wayne, IN
Knowing what cost of living is like in that area, I wouldn't take the job for less than 60k.
Which is why I'm not currently working at ETC.

Perhaps they should advertise their position at Full Sale / Sail. @GreyWyvern : What do you say?
Ha! It has been over a decade since I was there and I know things have changed a lot for the better and worse, but I'm pretty sure that they still don't have a theatre program. Yes, there is quite a bit of crossover between theatre and live events, but most coming out of there wouldn't know what to do with that job description.
 

JJBerman

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Location
Middleton, Wisconsin
In case anyone is wondering, the position has been filled and the new director started last week.

Sometime in January I will have a life back and not working 2 full time jobs! :dance:
not including the IA overhire I do from time to time.
 

JohnD

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Location
north central OK
Good news for you. The important question is "are they a CB member?"
 

JJBerman

Active Member
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Location
Middleton, Wisconsin
Good news for you. The important question is "are they a CB member?"
Not yet a member but plan to suggest becoming one once he has settled in.

Also, have them get in contact via facebook with @Amy Frank , I believe she runs a PAC Managers group for Wisconsin.
I'd be happy to meet the latest sucker to enter our lovely field of secondary school PAC management. Feel free to email me at [email protected]
I emailed him and you.
 

Amiers

Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.
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Location
Phoenix, Az
Gonna throw him to the wolves that fast huh. This will be fun.