10 Jun 2024

Full-Time

Techncial Director

Lynn University / Wold Performing Arts Center  →   Boca Raton, FL

 

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Job Description

Summary:

Lynn University seeks an experienced performing arts technical director for the Wold Performing Arts Center and the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. These arts spaces are student-centric, used primarily by the Drama Department and the Conservatory of Music, with other university bookings, speaker series, community rentals, and other performances. Applicants must have current working knowledge of one of the following disciplines: lighting design, lighting consoles and related software; experience with proper audio systems procedures, practices, and related software; understanding of scenic design, set-building and theatrical production management procedures, and protocols. All applicants should also have knowledge of theater rigging and standard practices.

Both the Conservatory and the Drama Department have grown in national stature and recognition, as well in enrollments. The Technical Director will help support the artistic vision of the institution by collaborating with different university departments ensuring all stakeholders are supported and guided to foster a highly collaborative creative environment.

The position reports directly to the Director of Performing Arts Operations.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Serves as the primary technical contact for all events taking place at the Wold Performing Arts Center and the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall; co-manage budgets for lighting, sound, scenery, costumes, props, shop supplies, and other theatrical supplies; facilitate regular production meetings; train and supervise students in standard theatrical production and safety practices; assist in assigning technical staff positions for Drama Department students and supervise technical requirements for Conservatory of Music concerts; collaborate with Drama Department on technical requirements for the selection of shows for upcoming seasons. Assist in the hiring of design and/or key production roles for Lynn Drama Department theatre productions and other University events.
  • Assist the design and production process assuring artistic vision and contractual obligations are met.
  • Designs at least one major element for every Lynn Drama Department production as well as other University events. Be able to provide a full set of design plates and technical drawings as appropriate for each production. Assist in the build, load-in and load-out of all productions, concerts and events as needed based on applicants’ specialty.
  • Supervise staff, including selecting or recommending shop assignments, evaluating those assignments as well as training, mentoring, and supervising student workers in coordination with Drama Department Chair. Assist in creating work schedules as needed. Request and schedule all over-hire production crew for Wold Performing Arts Center and Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall events. Direct, supervise, and assist with running of productions.
  • Coordinates with Director and Artistic staff regarding booking of events, practicalities of productions and scheduling of venues. Conducts production meetings with staff, student workers, and outside producers to determine task assignments.
  • Oversees maintenance of shop tools/equipment; monitors theater inventory of supplies, equipment, and materials; performs theater maintenance.
  • Works with Director to develop and implement operational procedures and ensures compliance by staff. Ensures personnel perform tasks in compliance with departmental safety standards.
  • Performs administrative office tasks as required.
  • Assist and support performing arts faculty in departmental operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Applicants must have current working knowledge of one of the following disciplines: lighting design, lighting consoles and related software; experience with proper audio systems procedures, practices, and related software; understanding of scenic design, set-building and theatrical production management procedures and protocols. Applicant should also have knowledge of theater rigging and standard practices.
  • Proficiency with computers and software including Vectorworks Spotlight as well as Microsoft Office.
  • Be able to exercise good judgment and communicate effectively both orally and written.
  • Have strong organizational skills and ability to work in a multiple task environment.
  • Supervise staff and student workers and maintain positive interpersonal relations with faculty, staff, students, and clients.

 

Minimum qualifications

  • This position requires a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Technical Theatre (preferred Masters of Fine Arts) with a concentration in lighting design, live sound, or scenic design / set construction / technical theater operations.
  • Five years of continued related work experience in theatre and demonstrated professional experience in performing arts production and management.
  • This position requires working knowledge of computers and software packages including Vectorworks Spotlight and Microsoft Office as well as the ability to plan and organize multiple projects and tasks.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to climb a ladder, operate aerial work platforms, and be comfortable working at height.
  • Ability to lift over 50lbs and stand for long periods of time, occasionally work overhead.
  • Have knowledge and real experience in theatrical rigging and rigging practices.

 

Apply online:

https://myworkdayjobs.com/../Technical-Director

 

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Techncial Director
Lynn University / Wold Performing Arts Center
 Boca Raton, FL
https://artjobs.artsearch.us/job/techncial-director/

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: audio, director, lighting, performing arts, scenic design, and technical director. States: ~ United States.
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