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Technical Director

The Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College
Post Date: Sep 20, 2022

The Milburn Stone Theatre is seeking a Technical Director.  This is a full-time  salary position that reports directly to the Director of the Theatre company and works with the Artistic Director. Benefits include health insurance, educational opportunities and paid vacation.


The Technical Director has the responsibility for the technical operations of the theatre, including lighting, sound, set design, construction coordination, and necessary maintenance. Milburn Stone Theatre produces 8-10 musicals, plays and/or concerts annually in house, as well as hosts 10+ rentals throughout the year, and hosts several college events throughout the academic year. The Technical Director reports to the Director.


  •  Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
  • In collaboration with the Artistic Director & Production Coordinator contracts Technical Staff as needed for each production.
  • In collaboration with the Director & Artistic Director, assess the needs for each rental company, as well as works with the Production Coordinator to schedule their time in the facility.
  • Assess supply needs and completes purchases with approval from the Director.
  • Advises the lighting, sound, and/or set designers on the technical specifications, usage of technical equipment required for the individual show. Reviews, approves, and implements final designs.
  • Supervises the Assistant Technical Director, Theatre Carpenter, and Production Assistants. This includes scheduling, training, evaluating, and delegating daily tasks.
  • Consults with the Production Coordinator on hiring crew for each production.
  • Assists in training, scheduling, and assignment of crew for individual shows.
  • Orients all artistic staff and volunteers involved with in-house productions & rentals to safety and technical characteristics of the theatre proper.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging. Complete & facilitate preventative maintenance of equipment. Arrange for repairs and replacements within budgetary constraints.
  • Monitors the condition of storage and work areas for the theatre and maintains their safety and cleanliness.
  • Maintains inventory on all equipment and supplies.
  • Attends all production meetings
  • Creates and works in an on-call schedule with the Assistant Technical Director & Theatre Carpenter for all tech rehearsals & performances.
  • Schedules and supervises all strikes & work calls
  • Supervises all rigging activities.
  • Assists in set construction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Experience in one of the following areas: Audio Engineer, Master Electrician, Light Design, and/or Set Design
  • Preferred: Master’s Degree in related field



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