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Technical Director

The Media Theatre

Post Date: Jun 20, 2024

The Media Theatre, a non-profit 501c3, is seeking candidates for the full time position of Technical Director. 

DESCRIPTION

The Technical Director is the supervisory staff member who oversees all departments related to professional, educational productions and third party rental events at the theatre. This position is responsible for scheduling, ordering supplies and coordinating various production needs. This position acts as the liaison between theatre management and crews, and is responsible for executing the technical processes involved in every event hosted at the theatre. Night and weekend availability required when actively in production. The Technical Director reports directly to the Artistic Director. 

DUTIES

  • Schedule and manage labor for all production and shop needs
  • Facilitate communication between admin, artistic and production teams
  • Collaborate and uphold production calendars and schedules
  • Negotiate pricing and procurement of all technical elements and materials needed for each production or event, and remain within the provided budget
  • Ensure that safety remains highest priority in the execution of all technical needs
  • Oversees the timely completion of construction of scenic elements, load-in, lighting, projections, and sound installation, as well as strike
  • Supervise events held on site. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience leading and managing groups of artistic and production collaborators.
  • Knowledge of office software, especially Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Calendar, and Zoom.
  • Proficiency in CAD software (VectorWorks, AutoCAD) and Adobe Creative Cloud applications preferred.
  • Ability to interpret architectural and electrical plans, diagrams, local code requirements, equipment manuals, contracts, show riders and other available documents in preparing and executing production plans and designs.
  • Ability to create and edit CAD drawings of event designs and setups to detail necessary resources and plans for the load-in and implementation of productions and special events. 
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation (experience driving small box trucks and vans a plus)
  • Experience in related production disciplines, including carpentry, rigging, sewing, lighting, sound, and projections.
  • Committed to upholding the artistic vision provided
  • Self-motivated, honest, thoughtful, and composed.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize

TIMELINE & COMPENSATION

The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 12 EOD. Ideal candidates are available to begin between August 1 & September 1. The anticipated compensation is between $35,000 - $40,000 per year. 

The Media Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status. The Media Theatre encourages candidates of all backgrounds to submit. 


How To Apply

TO SUBMIT: Please send cover letter and examples of work or link to website to Artistic Director, Christian Ryan at [email protected]. Please include the job title in the subject line. Deadline to apply is July 12

Salary

$35,000-$40,000
Job Category
AdministrativeArtisticProduction & DesignSenior Management
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