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28 Feb 2020

Full-Time Assistant Technical Director (lighting/sound/rigging)

Edison Theatre at Washington University in St. Louis  St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Job Description

The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) is a full-time 12-month position reporting directly to the Technical Director / Master Electrician (TD/ME). The ATD under the direction of the TD/ME is responsible for the technical preparation and production of events with knowledge and experience in various lighting, video, sound and rigging systems for events in the 656-seat Edison Theatre.


  • Assist the TD/ME with light hangs, focus calls, programming lights, audio set-up, preparing audio and video files in multimedia playback cue-based software, soft good/scenery hangs, Marley dance floor installs and striking all systems.
  • Supervise crew and manage technical needs of clients during rentals from load-in to load-out.
  • Act as facility manager during rental events making sure equipment/systems are operating, supervising crew, and securing the theater at the end of events.
  • Assist the TD/ME with strike and transitions to move from one event to the next.
  • Maintain facility systems including sound equipment, lighting, soft goods, rigging, stage deck and lift.
  • Attend meetings with the Edison staff and event organizers to discuss the schedule, crew, and technical needs for the event.
  • Maintain and repair equipment as required.
  • Assist TD/ME in coordinating crew schedules, supervising student staff and leading crew calls.
  • Process and approve bi-weekly crew payroll.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Familiar with theatrical moving and intelligent lights.
  • Programming proficiency on ETC’s EOS line of consoles.
  • Ability to operate digital audio consoles and a variety of digital audio protocols.
  • Competency in programming and operating QLab software.
  • Ability to read and understand light plots and scenic drawings.
  • Experience with computer drafting programs.
  • Competency in operating a double-purchase rigging system.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience in the training and management of a student staff.
  • Strong supervisory, motivational management and community building skills.
  • Desire and ability to stay updated on advances in theater technology.
  • Ability to deal with changes in a positive, professional manner.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups, working as part of a team and individually.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced technical theater degree preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years technical theater experience; 5+ years technical theater experience preferred.
  • Flexible work schedule with availability evenings and weekends.

For a full job description and to apply, visit (Job ID 47177)


Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Assistant Technical Director (lighting/sound/rigging)
  Edison Theatre at Washington University in St. Louis
   St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant, director, lighting, technical, technical theatre, and theatre. States: Missouri.

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