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CITY OF AMES Auditorium Technician in Ames, Iowa


$11.26 - $11.94 Hourly


Ames, IA


Less than 20 hours/week




Parks and Recreation




12/15/2023 5:00 PM Central







Centrally located in the heart of Iowa, Ames is a vibrant, progressive community with more than 66,000 residents providing an excellent quality of life. Home to Iowa State University, Ames offers year-round recreation opportunities, diverse cultural offerings, a stable economy, safe neighborhoods, and a high-achieving school district.

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The City of Ames Parks and Recreation Department has an exciting opportunity for an Auditorium Technician to provide support to the Ames City Auditorium!

The Ames City Auditorium hosts a wide variety of public concerts, recitals and lectures. A growing number of businesses, service organizations, and performing arts groups have chosen the Ames City Auditorium as their program venue. Reasonably priced, the auditorium is ideally suited for meetings, lectures, and all types of dance, music and theatrical performances. Abundant parking coupled with a short walk to restaurants, shopping, and ground transportation make the Ames City Auditorium's location an exceptionally convenient and practical facility for events. Professionally staffed, the facility accommodates seating for 881 people.

Candidates interested in this opportunity can expect to work as needed days, evenings, weekends.

Auditorium Technicians are directly accountable to the Auditorium/Bandshell/Community Center Manager and adjunctly accountable to the Recreation Superintendent and the Director of Parks and Recreation.

Open until filled.

Performs opening and closing procedures (unlocking/locking, lights/equipment, etc.) as outlined; performs daily operations as outlined; completes required paperwork for record keeping (e.g. hour logs, incident reports, etc.); supervises internal and external groups and activities; consistently enforces all auditorium policies, rules, and regulations and educate patrons about them; recognizes and responds quickly and effectively to all emergencies; ensures a safe environment by minimizing or eliminating hazardous situations and behaviors; inspects the facility daily and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the Auditorium and Bandshell Manager; administers first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or use an AED in an emergency; performs routine cleaning and maintenance as directed; participates in training sessions and staff meetings; other assigned duties as assigned by the Auditorium and Bandshell Manager; and maintains current inventory of supplies and notify Auditorium and Bandshell Manager of needs.

Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement; inspiring creativity and innovation; being customer driven; making data-driven decisions; committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion; championing employee involvement; striving for excellence; having fiscal stewardship; acting with honesty and integrity; exhibiting leadership; choosing a positive attitude; respecting one another; promoting safety and wellness; and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life. For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.

Education and Experience: Must be at least 18 years old Preferred: -Fine Arts background. -Experience in at least one area of technical theater. -First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform Essential Functions: Ability to demonstrate sufficient strong verbal communication skills, initiative, dependability, organization, enthusiasm, and a desire to serve the public; ability to understand, appreciate and embody the City of Ames Core Values; ability to maintain an exceptional level of safety; ability to administer first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or use an AED in an emergency; ability to maintain a professional appearance (staff shirt w/ black or khaki pants) at all times while on site; ability to maintain a professional demeanor (calm and courteous) at all times while on site.

Preference may be given to candidates possessing qualifications above the minimum.

Selection Process: The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, an interview, and completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.

NOTE: Applicants with disabilities may submit requests for ADA testing or interview accommodations to the Human Resources Department prior to the test or interview.

The City of Ames is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, ancestry, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Human Resources Department at 515-239-5199.

E-Verify Process: The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity on their first day of employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents on your first day of employment. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at:

Agency : City of Ames



Address : 515 Clark Ave

Ames, Iowa, 50010



Phone : 515-239-5199



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*Required Question

Auditorium Technician Supplemental Questionnaire *QUESTION 1 : What experience do you have that would pertain to this position?

*QUESTION 2 : Please describe any Fine Arts background you may have and or any experience in at least one area of technical theater. If you have none you may answer N/A.

*QUESTION 3 : Are you at least 18 years old?