2018 Sharon Playhouse Season

Technical Director – Job Description

The Sharon Playhouse, in Sharon CT is seeking a Technical Director for it’s 59th Summer season.  The Playhouse is located in the foothills of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in Sharon, CT.  The season includes:  Cole Porters Anything Goes, The Elvis Pressley Musical All Shook Up, Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, and Always…Patsy Cline.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operate, maintain and safeguard technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and use and maintenance of stage facilities.

  • Determine necessary technical support, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for special events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.

  • Advise scenic, lighting and sound designers on technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for each production, and supervise implementation of approved technical designs. 

  • Supervise and assist with set and stage construction and management.

  • Assist in training and assignment of interns and/or paid technical staff.

  • Monitor condition of equipment; arrange for repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; perform preventive maintenance on equipment.

  • Attend production meetings and technical rehearsals, to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting each production.

  • Make recommendations to Playhouse leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.

  • Participate in cross-departmental venue support to ensure overall success of event and venue operations.

  • Coordinate with Playhouse management on all facility and staff scheduling needs.

  • With the management team, organize, execute and maintain cleanliness of stage, shops/storage, and support areas, including buildings and grounds.

  • As a member of the senior technical staff, this position is involved with the training and mentorship of Sharon Playhouse interns with respect to your given area of expertise.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong computer proficiency, specifically with Excel and drafting (AutoCAD/Vectorworks).

  • Applicant must be able to work both independently and as a crew leader.

  • Prior Technical Director experience is required.

 

Dates of employment approximately May - August, 2018. Email cover letter and resume to Managing@sharonplayhouse.org Include “Technical Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please.   For more information on the Sharon Playhouse, visit sharonplayhouse.org.

 

The Sharon Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Sharon Playhouse
49 Amenia Road, Sharon, CT, CT 06069
Administration: 860-364-7469
Sharon Playhouse is a 501(c)3 corporation.
Alan M-L Wager, Artistic Director
Robert Levinstein, Managing Director