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Event Technician

Job Details

Bender JCC - Rockville, MD
Part Time
2 Year Degree
$20.00 Hourly


About the Bender JCC:

The Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville, Maryland creates a welcoming and inclusive environment. We open our doors to everyone, including people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities, and sexual orientations, and interfaith couples and families.

We are a premier community center at the heart of Jewish life in Montgomery County, operating a full-scale health and fitness center, pre-school, day camp and variety of education and arts programs.  We inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being through programs of excellence rooted in Jewish values.

The Bender JCC is an equal opportunity employer.


Why this role matters:

Our event technicians work events in the Kreeger Auditorium and other venues as assigned at the Bender JCC. This position is essential to the success of events at the Bender JCC, working behind the scenes to ensure that everything runs smoothly at each event. Event technicians are responsible for managing all production processes, front of house duties, client relations with renters, and equipment operation, training, and maintenance.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Preserve the safety of patrons, staff, and participants in all Center programs, partner programs, and rentals.
  • Be the primary point of contact with Kreeger Auditorium programmers and other presenters.
  • Serve as primary or secondary technician for client events.
  • Serve as a production assistant to the Technical Manager, and work alongside Facility staff in the areas of event staging, lighting, sound, and audio/visual presentation for Center programs and rentals.
  • Perform minor front of house responsibilities, including, but not limited to: crowd control, ushering, ticket taking, etc.
  • Maintain and preserve the equipment and facility of the Center in the areas to which assigned.
  • Participate in other setup and staging roles as needed at the Center, including but not limited to: setting up tables and chairs, presentation furnishings (podia, lecterns, etc.)
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed, required, or assigned.



You are:

  • Reliable. You arrive on time for scheduled shifts and show consistency in your work.
  • Communicative. You engage in and understand the importance of effective communication.
  • Collaborative. You enjoy learning from and with talented colleagues and are excited to be part of the success of the Bender JCC.
  • Flexible. You’re comfortable with change in your work environment and schedule.
  • You believe that diversity is a strength. You account for the value of diversity in every aspect of your work and you understand the nuances of diversity that shape the experiences of members and guests.

You have:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. off the floor in a dead lift to waist height and hold it for 60 seconds. Ability to lift 25 lbs. overhead and hold for 60 seconds.
  • Demonstrated ability to safely and securely work at heights up to or exceeding 35 ft. Must disclose any condition that would prohibit safe and secure performance at heights up to or exceeding 35 ft.
  • Ability to work in an environment of sustained 100db loudness (A- weighted and measured on a fast-setting gauge.)
  • Due to the nature of the job, shifts may be during or outside normal business hours and may include nights, weekends, and holidays.
    • This position will typically be scheduled in advance, however, due to changing needs of programs, you may be asked to work with shorter notice.
  • General knowledge of stage and event safety, stage lighting protocols and safety, event technology background. General stagecraft.
  • Computer literacy and experience working with Apple computers and iOS devices. A background in programming for the ION is very helpful, as is FOH experience on digital audio consoles.
  • Ability to use software required, including: Powerpoint, Q-Lab, iTunes, GarageBand, Audacity. ETC Eos/lON family programming and offline editor. Yamaha LS9, TF Family, programming and offline editor.
  • Academic training from a college-level program in a related field (such as General Theatre, Stage Technology, or a similar academic track) or at least 5 years' experience in stage or event production.
  • Required COVID-19 vaccination


Our core values are

  • Welcoming and inclusive (Hachnassat Orchim) – We open our doors to everyone and strive to create an inclusive and accommodating environment for people of different backgrounds, abilities and means.
  • Respect (Kavod) – We seek to create a town square where our community can be exposed to diverse viewpoints and grapple with difficult issues in a respectful and civil manner.
  • Jewish Peoplehood (Klal Yisrael) – We create connections to the people, history, culture, and land of Israel and with the Jewish people as a whole, welcoming all Jewish traditions and backgrounds.
  • Community (Kehilla) – We facilitate relationship building and a sense of belonging to create communities across all stages of life.
  • Working together (B’yachad) – We partner and collaborate with Jewish and secular organizations to build a stronger community.
  • Wellness (Shmirat HaNefesh v’HaGuf) – We promote the well-being and fitness of every person.
  • Spirit (Ruach) – We infuse spirit and fun into our activities and programs.


Compensation and Benefits

This is a part-time, non-exempt position, with an hourly rate of $20. This position includes an individual membership to the Bender JCC, including complete access to the entire fitness facility and pools.


To Apply

Research shows that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they feel that they meet 100% of the qualifications. If this role sounds interesting to you, we encourage you to apply! The Bender JCC is committed to building a diverse team that draws on the strengths of people with a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.