Theatrical Technical Coordinator, Arts & Humanities - 3345

Career Purpose

Performs a variety of tasks to ensure that the lighting, sound and other technical aspects of performances at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium (MMA) run safely, smoothly and on time. Ensures that equipment is kept in good working order and that all those using or exposed to it are safe. Provides technical support for other City of Lawton special events within the Parks & Recreation Department and at Lawton City Hall.


  • Coordinates and supervises the use and maintenance of MMA technical equipment; lights, sound and staging requirements to include setting and striking stage to facilitate rehearsals and all types of events.
  • Program sound equipment, lighting equipment and other technical systems for performances and productions; troubleshoot and resolve problems with production equipment. 
  • Operate sound system.  Set up and place microphones, cabling, mixing, balancing, monitors, troubleshooting and maintaining equipment.  
  • Operate a variety of production equipment to include but not limited to lighting controls, projectors, amplifiers and speakers. 
  • Monitor the condition of equipment, including lighting, sound and rigging equipment and make recommendations for repair and replacement of necessary equipment to the Auditorium Coordinator and/or Administrator.
  • Assist Auditorium Coordinator as technical representative for clients using the auditorium to determine technical requirements and regarding technical operations of their events and facilitates those needs with the highest degree of professionalism and expertise.
  • Work with performing artists from all genres (i.e. symphony orchestra, theatrical productions, solo musicians, famous touring acts, etc.)
  • Develop, implement and review policies and procedures to ensure safe practices and procedures used in technical production.
  • Coordinate and supervise required stage labor for events.
  • Communicated effectively and calmly as a team player and work within a team environment.
  • Provide theatrical technical support for special events to include but not limited to Freedom Festival, International Festival, City of Lawton Birthday Celebration, Holiday in the Park.
  • Provide technical support for events and meetings at Lawton City Hall as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job satisfactorily, the individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • Preferred three (3) years technical theater management experience within the performing arts or related industry.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Skill in the operation of common hand tools such as standard theatrical shop tools.
  • Knowledge of basic rigging systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skilled in effective communication, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to read contracts and technical riders to ascertain needs for productions.
  • Ability to operate theatrical sound and lighting equipment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as relate to people of diverse backgrounds and deal effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to make independent and sound decisions fast, working in a high paced/high pressured environment.
  • Ability to provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for participants.
  • Ability to identify safety and risk management concerns.
  • Willingness and ability to work long and/or unusual hours, including weekends.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  Near vision enough to read and review finely printed materials.  Hearing enough to understand and communicate in person and by telephone.  Speak and communicate clearly and distinctly in person and by telephone.

The employee is frequently required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work is normally performed inside an air conditioned/heated building and the noise level is moderate to high depending on the event. 

The employee may occasionally be exposed to hot, cold, wet, and/or humid weather conditions depending on event.


The personal contacts are typically with external agencies, event promoters, the general public, and staff. 



The duties listed in this description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.  


As an employee with the City of Lawton, you will receive various benefits in addition to your base salary.  Some of those benefits are:

  • Paid Vacation Yearly (after 6 months of employment)
  • 12 or 13 Paid Holidays (7 or 8 hard holidays and 5 flex days)
  • 96 hours of sick leave per year
  • Partial premium payment for Health Insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Health Saving Account (HSA) is available
  • Medical Flexible Spending Accounts available
  • Dental Insurance coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma is available
  • Vision Insurance coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield utilizing the EYEMED network is available
  • Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance provided
  • Many other Employee paid optional supplemental benefits
  • Retirement through Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund (OkMRF)
    • 3.5% Employee Defined Contribution Plan - 3.5% City match
    • 7 years 100% vested
  • Voluntary 457 Plans available through ICMA Retirement Corporation or Nationwide

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

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Closing Date
Career Type
$1,437.60 Bi-weekly
Hiring Organization
Arts and Humanities

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