14 Apr 2017

Full-Time Job Assistant Technical Director

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY (Job Poster) – Garden City, New York, United States

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Assistant Technical Director
Adelphi University

Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four-AU Arts and Humanities, AU STEM and Social Sciences, AU Professions, and AU Health and Wellness. Adelphi’s Theatre Department features state-of-the art Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) and supports over 20 productions yearly.

The Theatre Department currently seeks an Assistant Technical Director who will mentor Design/ Technology students, and oversee and supervise production management, maintaining professional and safe standards for Department of Theatre productions. In this hands on role, the selected candidate will manage student crew and production assignments, scheduling design/tech meetings and pre-production meetings and facilitating/mentoring as needed for student designers and directors. We seek an experienced individual who can evaluate student work as it relates to the “Research, Rehearsal and Production” course, as well as handle space scheduling (rehearsal room, black box, Olmsted Theatre and Multi-purpose room) for classes, rehearsals, departmental projects (directing scenes, capstones, student-oriented events) and other events as sanctioned by the chair. Additionally, the selected candidate will schedule space for production load-ins, auditions and performances, reaffirming guidelines and production etiquette by students. Related responsibilities will also include maintaining production budgets for Theatre Department Productions, and cash advances and receipt return to student, and guest designers as well as tracking tech hours requirements for Department of Theatre students.

This is a high profile position that involves hands-on support and supervision of technical rehearsals and production performances as well as prop rentals maintenance and organization of prop storage and prop borrowing and safety procedures and protocols. We seek an outgoing individual who will foster and maintain a positive attitude and professional working environment, supervising students working on productions (load-in, strikes and builds), working on general maintenance of scene shop and building, helping to draft out scenic elements and helping with the scene shop.

BA / BFA Design or Technical Theatre (or equivalent academic degree) plus 2-4 years prior related experience required as well as strong leadership and management skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize workload among academic, production, and departmental missions. Requires working knowledge of theatrical carpentry, lighting equipment and practices, sound and rigging systems, and troubleshooting and equipment maintenance skills plus Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and computer-aided drafting programs (either AutoCAD or VectorWorks). Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested applicants may apply online at www.adelphi.edu/positions

Adelphi University is a private, student-centered university of approximately 8,000 students located in the New York metropolitan region, on Long Island, 10 miles from JFK airport.

Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from women, under-represented groups, members of the LGBT community, people with disabilities and veterans. Adelphi University is an EEO/AA employer.



• Job Title: Assistant Technical Director
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• website: www.adelphi.edu/positions
• Location: Garden City, New York, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant director, design, theatre, and university. Location: New York.