28 Sep 2021


Technical Director

Centrum  Port Townsend, Washington, United States

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Job Description

Our Technical Director is responsible for delivering quality production design and implementation for Centrum live music performances, readings, theatrical presentations and lectures.
The Technical Director will deliver on time, quality, and safe technical support for all Centrum programs.
This position manages technical staff for production of Centrum programs.

This is a full-time exempt position, located in beautiful Port Townsend, WA. Starting wage between $60,000 to $65,000 DOE

Position Highlights

  • Supervise the design, set up, and operation of lighting and sound systems for theater, dance, music, and other productions; assist guest designers and arts with technical matters
  • Organize, plan and provide regular communication through monthly (or as needed) program planning meetings with Director of Operations and Program Managers ensuring program needs are planned and executed well
  • Determine the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging necessary for events and needs presented at the facility in advance of production dates
  • Manage all production related third-party rentals through the PDA
  • Coordinate installation and operation of all production equipment
  • Supervise and assist with set and stage construction and management
  • Supervise seasonal Centrum production staff including recruiting and hiring, scheduling, and monitoring daily activities, training and evaluating coaching and conducting corrective action


  • Bachelor’s degree or other related technical degree
  • Minimum of four years related experience
  • Two years supervisory experience, preferably in the production field
  • Experience working in a deadline driven environment while handling multiple priorities
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment
  • Must be willing and able to work weekends and evenings when needed


Centrum offers a generous benefits package that includes health insurance, paid holiday, sick and vacation leave, and flexible work arrangements. Staff and members of their immediate family may participate in Centrum workshops free of charge.

About Centrum

Centrum, in partnership with Fort Worden State Park, is a gathering place for artists and creative thinkers from around the world, students of all ages and backgrounds, and audiences seeking extraordinary cultural enrichment. Centrum promotes creative experiences that change lives.


Located in Port Townsend, Washington, at Fort Worden—a turn-of-the-century army base–our location offers an unmatched combination of natural beauty and historic interest. For nearly five decades Centrum has gathered hundreds of thousands of individuals—great artists, creative thinkers, ardent students, and passionate fans—who have transformed Fort Worden into a legendary site of creative learning and interaction.


As we approach our 50th anniversary in 2023, Centrum is focused on building its endowment fund, balance sheet, and annual fund. In pre-pandemic years, the organization operated with an annual budget of $4 million, 60% of which is from contributed income. Centrum is debt-free and has a 3-month cash reserve and endowment of $1 million. Centrum enjoys a high degree of stability in its staff and board and is now engaged in a process of developing a new five-year strategic plan to guide its growth and development, post COVID. Our future is motivated by creative ambition and increasing commitments to community building, a hallmark of our legacy of multi-generational workshops and artist residencies that are the emblems of our core values and dedication to lifelong learning.


To Apply

Submit your letter of interest along with your resume to HR@Centrum.org

Centrum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Centrum is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.




Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Technical Director
 Port Townsend, Washington, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, music, and technical director. States: Washington.
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