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19 Aug 2020

Full-Time Assistant Technical Director ( Regular)

Alliance Theatre  Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Job Description

Job Division: Alliance Theatre
Department: Alliance Theatre – Production
Reports To: Technical Director
FLSA: Exempt

The Alliance Theatre is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relations efforts, education programs, recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors.

The Alliance Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) of the Alliance Theatre assists the Technical Director (TD) to lead the scene and paint shops in supporting director and designer vision related to scenery, within the allotted time, budget, and scope. The ATD manages the shop employees and helps maintain the Alliance Theatre’s high values of artistic excellence. Strong applicants will have a demonstrated background in theatrical technical direction, experience leading a high-functioning team, and a high level of proficiency in CAD drafting. The ATD is expected to take on a leadership role in the production of scenery in the shop and the installation of scenery in the theatrical space. The Alliance Theatre produces 11 shows annually, including LORT B and D stage, and Theatre for Young Audiences productions.

● Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, late nights and weekends are common (40 hours – 60 hours/week).


Staff Supervision:
● Direct reports include:
o Scene Shop Supervisor
o Carpenters / Welders
o Additional labor hired as needed
● Actively participate in team building and fostering a work environment of artistic excellence and inclusion.

Budget Responsibilities:

● Create production budget estimates, schedules and reports as assigned by the TD.
● Source and purchase materials.
● Maintain records of and report all purchases.
● Exercise fiscal responsibility and accountability in purchasing.

Production Responsibilities:
● Work independently to design technical solutions for the construction, movement, and function of scenic elements.
● Draft working drawings and layouts for the shop floor.
● Take a leadership role in the load in and strike of all productions, managing multiple teams as they execute tasks.
● Take an active role in the general safety of all AT Scene Shop operations and overseeing compliance with all safety regulations.
● Attend design presentations, production meetings, tech notes sessions, run-throughs, technical and dress rehearsals, and preview performances as assigned.
● In conjunction with the AT Scene Shop Supervisor: maintain tools and equipment, manufacturing spaces, and office.
● Assist in loading and unloading scenery and trucking scenery to and from theatrical spaces.
● Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Necessary accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
● Strong project management skills that demonstrate the ability to deliver complex projects on time and on budget with an eye to artistic excellence.
● Must demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills and be fluent in collaborating with a wide variety of artists, technicians, and administrators with diverse backgrounds, including people with demanding artistic talents and personalities.
● Ability to manage multiple teams efficiently and capably delegate tasks based on a team member’s skills and abilities.
● Must have complete proficiency and demonstrable experience using CAD (AutoCAD/Vectorworks) to create scenery construction drawings.
● Must have knowledge of advanced modern theatrical scenic construction methods including rigging, hydraulics, pneumatics, theatrical automation, engineering, and structures to use in technical designs.
● Knowledge of a wide variety of construction materials and developed skills in carpentry, welding, rigging, and sewing to draw upon for technical designs.
● Experience in budgeting and scheduling.
● Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including the ability to create and maintain complex spreadsheets.

Education and Experience:
● Three or more years of experience in theatrical construction and management; or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that are typically met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Necessary accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● 80% office work at a computer.
● 20% standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and heavy lifting (at least 75 pounds).
● Work at heights on ladders and personnel lifts is necessary.
● The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Please submit resume and cover letter online at:



Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theatre in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance received the Regional Theatre Tony Award for sustained excellence in programming, education and community engagement. The Alliance has premiered more than 100 productions, including eight that have transferred to Broadway. The Alliance Theatre Education Department reaches 50,000 students annually through performances, classes, camps and in-school initiatives with programs including the Palefsky Collision Project and the Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young. The Alliance nurtures the careers of artists through programs including the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, producing a premiere for the winner, and the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, providing developmental resources for projects devised by local artists. The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theatre, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off.

Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Assistant Technical Director ( Regular)
  Alliance Theatre
   Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, management, production, and theatre. States: Georgia.

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