8 Jun 2022


Technical Director

ACT of Connecticut  Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States

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Job Description

Position: Technical Director
Term Dates: Starts July 1, 2022, Full-Time
Salary: $52,500 – $60,000

Responsibilities – Production

  • Maintenance / establishment / development of procedures and systems for all aspects of production, including but not limited to schedule, scenery, costumes/wardrobe, lighting, sound, props, rehearsal, etc.
  • Supervise and manage build / hang / install procedures and processes for all technical departments and serve as the technical liaison between technical/design personnel and management.
  • Coordinate with other department heads to set up and manage the theatre space for load in, technical rehearsals, events, etc….
  • Supervise production spaces and personnel, ensuring safe and efficient process are followed.
  • Oversee and manage the building during all crew and work calls.
  • Attend all production and design meetings.
  • Works closely with and under the advisement of Producing Director, Artistic Director and General Manager with regard to budget and hiring. Assist in managing production purchasing and spending.
  • Bid, negotiate, and supervise outside scene shops; lead scenic install; modifications; provide maintenance during show runs; build and/or source set pieces/props as necessary.
  • Manage and maintain all production related paperwork and communications.
  • Liaison with designers, crews, and other production staff to maintain an up to date and correct flow of communication.
  • Lead scenic install; provide maintenance during show runs; build and/or source set pieces/props as necessary.
  • Oversee and coordinate load-out/disposal/returns.
  • Oversee, coordinate and maintain storage facility onsite.
  • Oversee and maintain theater inventory (ie: lighting, sound, etc…).
  • Oversee and maintain a safe, orderly and clean theater and building at all times.
  • Assist in developing crew needs for each production in connection with the creative teams, Artistic Director, Producing Director and General Manager. Hire, train and supervise crews.
  • Oversee and coordinate load‐in and tech process for each show.
  • Coordinate front of house needs with House Manager as required for productions and events.
  • Provide production/technical support for education, new works programs and special events (ie: gala, Broadway Unplugged).
  • Additional and related production, technical and facilities responsibilities not stated and as needed to keep the theater running smoothly and safely at all times.

Responsibilities – Building

  • Coordinate and oversee day to day building maintenance (inside and outside) and capital improvement projects.
  • Maintain a safe and clean facility.
  • Have a working knowledge of plumbing, electrical, IT, and HVAC systems.
  • Maintain and create new relationships with key players including (but not limited to) the Town of Ridgefield, Fire Marshall, Trades, Theatrical Vendors, etc.
  • Coordinate and oversee day to day building maintenance (inside and outside) and capital improvement projects.
  • Conduct venue tours for potential outside rentals in connection other necessary management and prepare technical cost estimates; provide technical support for such rentals.
  • Must be capable of lifting 40-50lbs and comfortable working on ladders.

More Information

  • This is a full-time position where nights, weekends, early mornings are required from time to time (particularly while in load in, load out and production).
  • Benefits to include health insurance.
  • This position will be responsible for overseeing and scheduling other employees.
  • Qualities required: self-starter, collaborative, good leader and organized.
  • ACT of CT is a fully COVID-19 vaccinated company, and will require proof of vaccination of all employees, cast, crew, and creatives. All employees must be willing to adhere to other COVID-19 protocols and procedures as required by ACT of CT (ie: regular COVID-19 testing, mask wearing over mouth and nose, etc…)

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and references to employment@actofct.org

ACT of Connecticut, an AEA SPT Theater located in Ridgefield, CT presents 3-4 mainstage productions plus 3-5 smaller projects per season. ACT of CT runs a year- round education program, as well as a new works program in the summer. The theater opened in 2018 and is a 182-seat renovated Phillip Johnson building with a permanent turntable, mechanized roll drops, as well as in-house sound and lighting packages. The 2022-2023 Season will the ACT of CT’s 5th season.

ABOUT ACT of Connecticut, Inc

ACT of CT’s mission is to elevate the level of entertainment in Fairfield County and to foster a sense of community through the arts by producing exceptional theater and encouraging an environment of inclusivity and artistic excellence.

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional theatre located in Ridgefield, CT. Founded in 2018 by Katie Diamond, Daniel C. Levine and Bryan Perri, and along with the more recent addition of R. Erin Craig, ACT of CT presents limited engagement runs of well-known musicals, as well as world-premiere productions by the next generation of writers and composers. In addition to fully produced mainstage productions, ACT of CT’s programing also includes a New Works Series, a Broadway Unplugged Series, and an extensive theater education program. With its 182 seats and turntable stage, the theater offers an intimate, unique, and immersive theatrical experience for its patrons. Given the proximity to New York City, ACT of CT has access to top theatre talent and professionals. In just three seasons, ACT of CT has become one of the most well-known and highly respected regional theatres in the area, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album for the cast album of their 2021 production of Stephen Schwartz’s “Snapshots”.

ACT of CT is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to inspiring, creating, and nurturing a culturally diverse and equitable environment for its staff, creative teams, cast, musicians, crew members, and audiences. ACT of CT does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining an inclusive and discrimination-free environment.



Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Technical Director
ACT of Connecticut
 Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States

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