EMPLOYMENT

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

The 2020 Summer season will include the playhouse premiere of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (June 12-28), Michael Berkeley’s DIVAS GO HOLLYWOOD (July 3-5), the classic Lerner & Loewe musical romance BRIGADOON (JULY 10-26), the international sensation MAMMA MIA (July 31-August 16) and the rock and roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (August 21-September 6).

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.
     

  •  Knowledge of carpentry, carpentry tools, lighting, sound and safe rigging practices

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.
     

  • Coordinate and track Budget with Managing Director and Artistic Director.
     

  • 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.
     

  • Act as Technical Director on all productions: bid, negotiate, and supervise outside scene shops; lead scenic install & modifications; provide maintenance during show runs; manage load-out/disposal/returns.
     

  • 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.
     

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

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

  • Provide production support for Children’s Theater

 

Dates of employment approximately May - October 2020. Email cover letter and resume to Managing@sharonplayhouse.org Include “Technical Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please.   

 

The Sharon Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
 

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