Theater Technical Manager


June 5, 2018


Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

As we celebrated our 60th anniversary, Harford Community College embarked on a journey to examine and reset its foundation. To that end, we recently became an Achieving the Dream institution, are working with Campus Works to redesign our student experience, and are actively building a strong data infrastructure—all in preparation for a 2019 strategic plan that will launch Harford Community College into the future.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is located in the heart of vibrant Harford County, Maryland, and conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 70 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.


Harford Community College is a community of caring individuals who are dedicated to improving the lives of our students through education. Guided by our core values of integrity, excellence, lifelong learning, diversity, innovation, sustainability, communication, collaboration, and service, we prepare our students for workforce entry, career readiness and lifelong learning.  When you join our talented team, we'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to Harford Community College, our students, and the community.

THE OPPORTUNITY: The Theater Technical Manager provides technical support for a wide range of events including dance, theater, and music touring groups, lectures, ceremonies, conferences, etc., in the College's Chesapeake Theater, Amoss Center, APGFCU Arena, and other campus venues. 

Duties include, but are not limited to, hands-on set construction; event set-up/load-out; rigging, lighting, and sound production; set-up/tear-down of video wall; and video recording. The Theater Technical Manager will assist with recruitment and oversight of technical crew and overhires; train and lead paid and volunteer technical staff; maintain equipment and keep inventories; and provide instruction and technical assistance for student productions.  This is an exempt, professional staff position.

A bachelor's degree and three to five years of experience are required. 

Applicants will be evaluated on the criteria including, but not limited to:

  • Experience in providing excellent technical production support by leading crew from planning to execution of events;

  • Experience in managing, scheduling, and leading technical crews per event;

  • Experience in instructing/training technical crew and others, enforcing and ensuring compliance with industry standards for safety codes, regulations, and processes/procedures;

  • Experience and demonstration of advanced lighting and audio skills; and recording and playing back video;

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing and constructing theater sets and props;

  • Experience in creating, reading, and adjusting set drawings; setting up and tearing down lighting, audio, projection and LED video wall, rigging, fly and computer equipment;

  • Experience in identifying equipment/supply purchases and rentals as needed; experience communicating with vendors/touring companies; and receiving and delivering equipment and materials;

  • Experience in maintaining equipment and facilities by cleaning, troubleshooting, repairing, and completing preventative maintenance for equipment; cleaning and organizing theater/arena areas; maintaining inventory/equipment lists; and developing and implementing storage improvements;

  • Demonstrated commitment to pursuing professional development and learning new, advanced technical theater skills;

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to interface professionally with internal and external users of theater, arena, and other HCC venues. 

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Any offer of employment at Harford Community College is contingent upon the results of a mandatory background screening.  Employees must submit within 30 days of hire official transcripts of all degrees earned. 


Complete our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and attach a Cover Letter and Resume (Word or PDF format only). 

Only complete submissions will be accepted and reviewed.

Any questions or concerns regarding our online application may be sent to or call 443-412-2202.


For best consideration

June 26, 2018


HCC is a smoke/tobacco-free campus. 

HCC is an AA / EEO / ADA employer committed to diversity in the college community.

Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or
interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 443-412-2310.

 JOB ID# 144-2018