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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.

Responsibilities:

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.

 

Requirements:

  • 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

Salary

$51k

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