Wondered if anyone had read the thread on SMT about the need for a technician. How many people are affected by this issue? If a Drama/PA department has a lot of technical equipment that needs looking after and operating during productions is a specialist technician necessary. I wonder how I am to operate all of my equipment and direct the students all at the same time. I have always been very lucky with people volunteering their time and assistance but Art departments don't rely on volunteers do they?