At Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP, we strive to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our audiences in Northwest Arkansas, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.
Our organizations’ dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in our values: Relevance; Inclusivity; Sustainability; Excellence. Diversity is a commitment at Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.
Serve as a member of the Production and Operating Team in providing production and maintenance services for 9500 capacity Amphitheater hosting world class concerts, special events, meetings and in-house productions.
Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions): •Coordinate with Director of Production and members of the Tour Production team to clarify needs and determine technical equipment, support personnel needs and timetables necessary for each production. •Serve as onsite and visible lead production team member on deck. •Cooperate in the planning and organizing of production strikes, pre-hangs and return or storage of all technical equipment. •Recommend, plan and oversee maintenance, repair and replacement for stage systems including rigging, fly, soft goods, etc. •Assist in the creation of, and adherence to production, operating and capital budgets. •Communicate effectively across all functional departments, specifically Tour Management, Walton Arts Center, FOH and Facilities. •Be a reliable and conscientious team member. •Perform related duties as assigned by Director of Production or other WAC/AMP Senior Management. •Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.
•Assist in the planning and execution of all technical aspects of AMP events, including, but not limited to, sound, lighting, and staging. •Assist in ensuring safe working conditions, including preventative maintenance as needed, of all technical equipment and the periodic training and evaluation of local crews. •Ensure orderly maintenance of stage and backstage areas. •Order equipment and supplies for production and operational needs.
Fully versed in the set-up and operation of Amphitheatre stage systems to include platforming, fly rigging, basic chain motor/truss rigging, soft goods, and maintenance.
Safety first methods of set construction, assembly and strike.
Working knowledge and working experience in electrics, carpentry and wardrobe, in union and non-union houses.
Interpret contract rider requirements and coordinate with visiting artist needs and substitutions based on Walmart Amp capabilities.
Able to read and execute stage plots as supplied by touring shows. Coordinate with tour managers as needed to adjust plot according to space and equipment differences.
Serve as the onsite production manager at all shows.
Oversee asset management and the maintenance of all equipment and recommend replacement/repair as needed.
Act as the Walmart AMP technical representative as required.
Must have a strong understanding of touring needs
Must be able read and understand theatrical ground plans and scenic design.
Basic construction, tools and machinery skills and maintenance.
Basic knowledge and operation of Vectorworks and/or AutoCad.
Knowledge of rigging practices
Knowledge of lighting equipment and electrical systems
Knowledge of sound equipment
Basic technical theatre knowledge
EDUCATION, TRAINING, TRAITS
High school diploma or GED required
Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theater preferred with 2-5 years of professional production experience.
Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with OSHA, ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
Previous experience working at an Amphitheatre, Arena, Roadhouse or the like.
Previous production and/or technical theatre experience.
Track record of being reliable and team player.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 lbs.
Must be fluent in speaking, reading and writing in English.
About Walton Arts Center/ Walmart AMP
Since 1992, Walton Arts Center has brought world-class artists and entertainers to Northwest Arkansas and engaged people through arts experiences. We are committed to improving the quality of life for our community through the arts. Walton Arts Center also fosters a culture of creativity and excitement that encourages our employees to grow with our organization. We invite you to bring your experience and passion into our exciting and collaborative working environment where the arts are celebrated daily and where each employee is recognized and valued for contributing to the organization's success.
Walton Arts Center is the state’s largest and busiest performing arts presenter located in the heart of Northwest Arkansas, the state’s fastest growing region. The organization manages a variety of venues including a 1,200-seat auditorium with proscenium stage; the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, a 10,000-seat outdoor amphitheater; a 200-seat variable stage black box theater as well as other meeting and event spaces available for rent.
More than 340,000 people attend nearly 700 events at these venues annually, and our arts education programs reach 45,000 students, teachers and citi...zens statewide. With more than a quarter of a century of operating history, Walton Arts Center has become a cornerstone of the region’s cultural landscape. Walton Arts Center employs 92 staff members, enlists a volunteer force of 310, and maintains a five-building campus.