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27 Feb 2019

Full-Time Assistant Technical Director

Bowdoin College  Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Under the supervision of and in coordination with the Technical Director, support the technical and production needs, primarily in the area of lighting, for the Department of Theater and Dance. Assist in set construction, props, and rigging needs, supervise work-study and casual crews, provide venue support for non-departmental events, and contribute to general technical support.

In coordination with the TD, plan, coordinate and execute the load in, focus and notes call of the lighting designs and/or lighting needs for productions and events. Responsible for securing lighting rentals and wiring practicals. Attend production meetings, tech rehearsals, dress rehearsals, shows and strikes for productions. Maintain and repair lighting equipment and systems. Make recommendations for equipment upgrades and purchases. Update inventory lists and systems information regularly. Responsible for show lighting budget tracking.

Assist the TD in the construction and load in of sets for productions and events. Assist TD in maintaining scene shop equipment and tools. Assist in prop construction for productions and events as needed.

Responsible for providing training and supervision of the work-study staff and casual staff under the direction of TD and in coordination with other members of the Technical Staff as needed. Training and guidance include the following areas- lighting, carpentry, rigging and stage operations.

Assist the Technical Director in the execution of rigging for shows and events and maintaining rigging systems.

Provide onsite technical assistance and production support for non-departmental events. Coordinate and supervise crew as needed to meet production needs.

Bachelor’s Degree; A valid Driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy also required.

Minimum of 3 years professional experience, Working knowledge of electrics, carpentry, rigging, and technical interfaces. Proficiency with Vectorworks, Lightwright, ETC equipment, EOS consoles and computer networking, and power tools. Familiarity with Qlab, digital sound boards and video projectors a plus.

Full time academic year position, 5 days a week including occasional evenings and weekends depending on production requirements. Evening work may extend past 11pm. This is an exempt position requiring the time commitment necessary to successfully complete job requirements.

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.


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Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant, carpentry, director, and theatre. States: Maine.

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