Under general supervision, plans, coordinates, and supervises a variety of technical and operational theater production activities for the Yuma Art Center, and related facilities, assets and infrastructure.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manages, operates, maintains, and safeguards the technical operations of the Yuma Art Center including maintenance, and set up of a variety of lighting, sounds, projection, communications and performance recording equipment and verifies that public facilities meet state and Federal safety regulations and City quality standards.
Meets with clients to assist with technical planning of facility setup and resource utilization; assists in event planning, rental agreements, ticketing, and explains City policies and procedures; identifies available resources for rental, and reviews equipment and services to be provided by the Yuma Art Center.
Manages bar and concessions, maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies, and serves as a house shift manager for special events and theater productions.
Monitors program operations, identifies problems and solutions, and analyzes operational information and trends; creates summary reports, and recommendations for improvements and new programs.
Manages operational and administrative issues; coordinates with other City departments to assure customers are in compliance with technical requirements for facility events.
Supervises staff, and assigns priorities and projects; mentors, coaches and evaluates performance; assures that goals are defined and achieved; develops staff skills and training plans; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload, resource allocation, budgets, and technical issues.
Designs, installs, operates, and maintains lighting, sound, projection, and other technical equipment for clients; assists community groups with planning and execution of local theater productions and events.
Purchases technical equipment and materials, and supplies required for the concession operations.
Promotes the P&R Division of Arts and Culture programs, and encourages participation in City programs and events; answers questions on the use of facilities, and coordinates work with historic and cultural organizations, community groups, business and service clubs, and regional government associations.
Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; evaluates and analyzes issues, and recommends and implements solutions; provides leadership, direction and guidance in strategies, planning, asset development, priorities, and customer service issues.
Supports the relationship between the City of Yuma and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; promotes the City goals and priorities, and complies with all City policies and procedures.
Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines Bachelor's Degree in Theater, Fine Arts, Engineering, Computer Science, Business or Public Administration, or related field; AND two years of theater and arts program experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
City policies and procedures.
State and Federal laws governing public facilities, including OSHA requirements.
Methods and practices of theater set production.
Techniques and equipment used in set construction, and lighting and sound design.
Techniques for presentation, selection, and evaluation of arts and cultural programs.
Techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources.
Box office operation practices and procedures.
Directing and coordinating arts and culture programs and operations.
Designing and constructing sets, lighting and sound for theater productions.
Installing, operating and troubleshooting sophisticated electronic theater systems and equipment.
Analyzing problems, resolving disputes and grievances, and developing effective solutions.
Supervising staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with clients.
Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
The City of Yuma is a beautiful city nestled right in the southwest corner of Arizona, bordering California and Mexico. Home to over 100,000 residents, our population nearly doubles during the winter season.
The City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department manages the Yuma Art Center in Historic Downtown Yuma. The Yuma Art Center advances the arts by providing distinct opportunities for comm...unity participation and artistic growth. With over 100,000 visitors each year, the Yuma Art Center annually produces two full length theatre productions, over twenty visual art exhibitions, holds nearly fifty unique performing and visual arts classes, facilitates the annual summer mural program, screens dozens of films, supports the North End Artists Cooperative, coordinates festivals and special events, and advances public art throughout Yuma.
The Yuma Art Center's signature events include: Tribute of the Muses, Children's Festival of the Arts, YumaCon, North End Art Walk, Art in the Park, ARTbeat, and an annual dinner theatre production.
Advocacy is strengthened through the City of Yuma Parks, Arts and Culture Commission as well as the Ad-Hoc Public Art Committee.
The Yuma Art Center features:
•The 643 seat Historic Yuma Theatre which dates to 1902
•The restored United Building featuring the North End Artists Cooperative and pottery studios
•Four Visual Art Galleries
•Multipurpose Classrooms and Artist Studios
•Artisan Gift Shop
•Black and White Photography Darkroom
The City of Yuma does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. You may contact the City of Yuma Human Resources Department at One City Plaza, PO Box 13012, Yuma, AZ 85366-3012; (928) 373-5125 or Fax (928) 373-5126 or TTY (928) 373-5149
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.