DUTIES OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS AT UAF
*Work assigned hours a week in your given job to fulfill your assistantship
*Assist the Theatre Technical Director directly and, consequently, others indirectly in whatever capacity you can or whatever assignment has been given to you.
*The technical assistant will instruct and help all other students regardless of their class standing, their job assignments, personalities, or their previous knowledge or ignorance to fulfill as far as possible their latent talents, to instill a love of “good” theatre in their hearts, to lead them to a sense of accomplishment in a job well done, to encourage scholastic as well as production excellence, and to inspire as senior-student leaders a constant desire to improve on what has gone before. As immediate supervisors you will probably be in the best position to lead these neophytes to greater excellence than anyone else.
*The “shop” assistant will work as a member of the team with the Technical Director (Costumer for Costume Shop assistant). Their responsibilities will be his/hers in a minor fashion. (S)he will assume full charge in their absences. (S)he should be fully acquainted with all production-job duties, know how to operate all equipment and tools safely, know shop operations and procedures, know all technical skills, and be able to function with a maximum of level-headedness during periods of stress.
*The “sound” assistant will supervise the inventory, maintenance and repair of all sound equipment within his/her ability to do so. (S)he will instruct as many students as possible to the proper use of the equipment so that there will be a continuing flow of capable talent. (S)he will supervise the cutting of sound tapes and supervise the sound cues, levels, and board operation during the technical rehearsals. (S)he will report needed expendable items to the Theatre Technical Director well in advance of their being critically needed.
*The “light” assistant will supervise the inventory, maintenance and repair of all lighting equipment within his/her ability to do so. (S)he will instruct as many students as (s)he can as to the proper use of the equipment so that there will be a continuing flow of capable talent. (S)he will supervise the work of the head electrician, and supervise the lighting cues, intensity readings and control board operation during the technical rehearsals. (S)he will report needed expendable items or needed repairs or maintenance beyond his/her ability to the Theatre Technical Director well in advance of their being critically needed.
*The “properties” assistant or Property Master will supervise the inventory, maintenance and repair of all properties owned by the School that is within his/her ability to do so, and maintain order, cleanliness and security in the storage areas. All properties are to be his/her responsibility, and (s)he will maintain such records that (s)he will know where all properties are at any given time. Anyone checking out properties will sign a PROPERTIES CHECK-OUT SHEET or EQUIPMENT BORROWING FORM (see Appendix). All properties will be checked in and out personally by the Property Master at times specified and posted on the property storage room door by him/her. (S)he will assist whenever (s)he is available in helping students gather together, select, buy or make properties to be used in any production although the responsibilities stated in DUTIES OF HEAD OF PROPERTIES are not his/hers in any way. When available, during show-construction times, the properties assistant will aid the “shop” assistant.
*The shop assistants will work well within the confines of any safety standards set forth by either Theatre UAF regulations or common sense. (S)he will not knowingly let anyone else work in a careless or reckless fashion.
*The shop assistant will work with such decency as good manners, good taste and good judgment dictate.
DUTIES OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS AT UAF