15 Dec 2016

Part-Time Job Technical Theatre Director

The Davis Academy (Job Poster) – Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Job Description

The Davis Academy currently seeks an experienced Part Time Technical Director for our Spring 2017 Semester beginning in January. This position has the potential to develop into a full time position for our 2017-2018 Season and school year. The Technical Director will support the Director of the Visual and Performing Arts with the technical operations of the Production Department, including but not limited to: working tech on events, concerts, & shows; design work, construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance. The Technical Director is expected to think creatively and respond rapidly to a constant influx of demands. The Technical Director (TD) is responsible for the daily (technical) operations of the performing arts theatre and events’ spaces, including but not limited to: lighting, sound, set, projection design and operation of light, sound, projection systems, and coordinating maintenance of performing arts classrooms spaces in the center. The TD coordinates works closely with the production teams internal and external.

Successful candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree, MFA, or 3-5 years technical theatre experience; positive, team-player with excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; possess strong technical skills, a working knowledge of technical theatre terminology, the ability to program, run, maintain and troubleshoot computerized technical systems, practice and model safety protocols and have the ability to work with all members of the school community to help deliver a variety of performing arts events & productions in an environment with a reputation for high quality performing arts. Strongly preferred: experience and operational knowledge of QLab, Yamaha sound board/audio engineering operation; ETC light board/master electrician; experience in scenic projections, light design, sound design and rigging as well as implementation; strong carpentry and scenic skills; knowledge of theatre industry safety, rules, and regulations; knowledge of stage management principles and practices; strong time-management and organizational skills; availability to work varied hours in a school environment subject to constant change; pedagogical skills a plus; must be flexible. The ability to work within the vision of each design, producing a finished set in appropriate to the allocated budget and deadlines. ‪Strong commitment to excellence in theatre. Ability to work effectively within an educational environment. ‪Professional and resourceful qualities with the ability to work both independently and as a team player with or without direct supervision.‬‬‬‬

The TD responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Assist the with all technical aspects of performances. Provide technical support for all school-sponsored and school-related events in the theatre, sanctuary, gym, including weekly services, tech rehearsals, and off-campus performances.
• Operate, maintain and safeguard the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications, projection equipment, and maintenance of stage facilities and all sound, light, projections systems on both campuses.
• Maintain inventory of all technical equipment, supplies, and resources; purchasing technical supplies as needed with approval of Director of Visual and Performing Arts.
• Maintain and operate all technical aspects of the theatre and training/supervision of stage and shop/tech booth and volunteers in the use of these areas, equipment, and machinery.
• Adhere and uphold safe work practices and procedures.
• Oversee the technical aspects of theatre facilities, including event load-in, set-up, strike, and use of the facility’s lighting, stage and other technical equipment and systems.
• Recruit, organize, manage and train stagehands, maintaining a list of qualified workers sufficient to crew events.
• Maintain awareness of event schedules/calendar, meeting with administrators/directors/stage managers as needed to establish deadlines for production schedules. Determine the necessary technical supports and special needs, necessary for performances in advance of production dates.
• Meeting as a part of the production team to clarify needs and determine technical equipment, support personnel, and timetables necessary for stage productions and all elements of scenic design.
• Engage in classroom instruction, oversight of internships, and encouragement of hands-on experience in various aspects of technical theatre.
• Perform routine inspections, tests, and maintenance of equipment including sets, props, sound systems, and other theatrical systems.
• Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
• Assist all designers and artists with technical matters.
• Plan, construct, and paint sets and complicated props.
• Ability to guide and teach student worker and volunteer crews through the technical process is a must.
• Provide technical theatre support for non-Davis Academy (external rental) events
• This position supervises a 612 seat theatre, alumni mentors, parent/staff volunteers, and student crew.
• Assist in recruiting, training, and assignment of tasks to student workers and technical production staff members.
• Applicants should be self-motivated and able to complete tasks with little supervision.
• Knowledge of structural engineering as it applies to theatrical construction and knowledge of and ability to execute theatrical rigging in a safe and functional manner.
• Consistently support compliance and the mission/vision statements set forth by Davis Academy; maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting noncompliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licensor requirements (if applicable), and DA policies and procedures.
• Any other duties assigned by the Director of Visual and Performing Arts

Pay, benefits, and work schedule based on experience.

About hiring institution:
The Davis Academy is a private Kindergarten Prep-8th grade Reform Jewish Day School in Atlanta, GA.

How to apply:
hr@davisacademy.org with a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references.
Please be prepared to present a working portfolio or other visuals of representational work.



• Job Title: Technical Theatre Director
• Job Type: Part-Time Job
• Employer: The Davis Academy
• website: www.davisacademy.org
• Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: arts education, director, technical, technical director, and theatre. Location: Georgia.