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20 Feb 2018

Full-Time Technical Director

The Gateway  New York, New York, United States

Job Description

• Job Dates – Year Round
• Pay: 47k/year, plus housing, paid weekly

The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County is seeking a full-time Technical Director for its 2018 season.


• Oversee all activities and safety of the Scenic Department
• Coordinate with the PM, Director, SM, Scenic Coordinator and designers of each production to determine the needs and feasibility for each production
• Work with the PM to prepare budget estimates, build schedules, rental refurbs for scenic elements.
• Create/draft construction drawings for some Main Stage sets as needed (we do not build all shows)
• Scheduling of carpenter, and paint crew in conjunction with Production Management
• Supervise all scenic change-overs with a crew consisting of Assistant Technical Director, Shop Foreman, Scenic Artist, 5 Carpenters, 2 Apprentices and 4 Interns, at the height of the summer
• Maintain a safe, secure, clean organized office, shop and work space


• Prior TD experience a must
• Ability to run a crew, working on multiple projects at one time
• Should have knowledge of professional digital drafting programs, set construction, and rigging (hemp house and counter weight systems). Welding skills a plus
• Capacity to solve problems
• Good communication skills
• Understanding of the artistic process
• Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
• Driver’s license

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Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, management, performing arts, stage, supervisor, technical, and theatre. States: New York.

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