Technical Director Position Available

Brief Summary of Job Duties

Under the general direction of Production Manager, the Technical Director oversees all the technical elements and activities (except costumes) related to department's season of theater and dance productions. Acts as liaison between designers and shops to ensure all designs are translated and executed properly. Creates working drawings from designer drawings and elevations for use in shops. Facilitates technical set-up, operation, and coordination of personnel for technical rehearsals for all mainstage productions. Recruits, schedules, trains, and supervises student lab production run crews for mainstage productions. Evaluates these student crews for grading purposes. Coordinates staff or student employee production supervisors for all mainstage productions. Oversees technical budgets and coordinates budgets with area supervisors. Coordinates production schedules with area supervisors. Hires and supervises career, limited, and student employees. Assists in different tech areas as needed and as time permits. In addition to mainstage related duties, the Technical Director helps coordinate (on a more minimal scale) the technical needs for classroom related productions. Trains Technical Teaching Assistants and works with them to ensure proper use of spaces and equipment. Recruits student lab production run crews for several classroom related productions. In addition, hires and supervises production crews for all facility rentals. May teach and supervise student scenic and lighting labs and evaluate their work for grading purposes. May supervise student assistants assigned to productions. Oversees safety and is responsible for use of safe practices in all technical areas. Assists with the coordination of Theater and Dance facility maintenance.

*Minimum Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in technical theater related major or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of practical technical theater experience that demonstrates leadership ability. Demonstrated knowledge of theater operations, including budgeting, scheduling, scenic construction, theatrical rigging, lighting and sound systems. Demonstrated working computer knowledge.

Desirable Requirements

Supervisory experience and work in an educational environment. Recent MFA graduates in Technical Direction are encouraged to apply. Expertise in scenic, lighting, and sound technical elements; skilled in scenic carpentry, rigging, and welding; fluency in CAD. Strength in communication and enthusiasm in working with students highly desired.

*Special Conditions of Employment

*Job Functions/Percentage of Time/Duties

Departmental Productions, 40%

Supervision/Communication/Safety, 25%

Budgeting, 15%

Student Teaching and Supervision, 10%

Classroom Related Productions and Other Duties, 10%

Position Information

*Payroll Title: Theatrical Production Supervisor 1

*Job Code: 006140

*Job Open Date: 10/15/20

 Primary Consideration Date for Open Until  Filled: 11/01/20

*Department Code-Name: DRAM

*Percentage of Time: 100%

*Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU): 99 - Non-Represented (PPSM)

*Grade Type/Grade: 20

*FLSA Exemption Status: Non-exempt

*Work Location: Theater Dance - East/West, Humanities and Social Sciences Performing Arts Wing

*Pay Rate/Range: $27.84/hr- $29.84/hr

*Days/Hours: 8am- 5pm; Some evenings, weekends and variable hours