6 Jan 2023

Full-Time

Technical Director

Harvard University  Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

American Repertory Theater jobs

Job Description

Harvard University

Technical Director
American Repertory Theater (ART)

59519BR

 

Job Summary

Directs all aspects of scenery for American Repertory Theater Productions.

Position Description

Promote an inclusive and safe work environment:

  • Foster a culture of community, anti-racism, equity, diversity, inclusion, and respect among staff and guest artists
  • Foster a culture of safety, both psychological and physical, and ensure a safe work environment and practices

Support Artistic Vision and Goals:

  • Uplifts the mission, vision, and values of A.R.T with staff and overhire
  • Works with the scenery department to implement scenic designs

Staffing and Scheduling:

  • Direct supervision of Associate TD’s, Scene Shop Supervisor, Charge Scenic Artist, and Purchaser, oversight of all shop staff
  • Coordinate scenery department labor and onboarding

Budget Responsibilities:

  • Creates scenery budget estimates and is responsible for all shop budget lines
  • Submits updated budget reports and weekly payroll to Production Management

Production Responsibilities:

  • Works with Designer to make design work effectively within theatre resources
  • Drafts or assigns and approves drafting of each ART show
  • Collaborates with other production departments on the rigging plot, and provides specifications on rigging methods to the Stage dept.
  • In conjunction with Shop Managers, plans and oversees scenic load in and develops a calendar
  • Attends rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and previews as necessary
  • With other department heads, plans strike or load out and storage of closing shows
  • Manages and finds outside projects when the calendar permits

Facilities, Equipment, Stock:

  • Oversees organization of scenic storage
  • Oversees the maintenance of shop equipment, coordinates maintenance of shop vehicles and facilities with Facilities Manager
  • Training and Meetings:
  • Manage or delegate training and meeting schedules for shop staff
  • Attend training sessions and shop/company meetings as required
  • Communication:
  • Maintains clear and consistent communication with other production departments
  • Distributes technical ground plans and sections
  • Provides samples and photos as needed to designers and directors

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong Knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Strong Knowledge of engineering fundamentals and experience with their application to non-theoretical problems.
  • Hands-on experience with the scenic automation
  • Solid experience with safe, industry-standard rigging practices and hands-on experience building rigging systems. If not OSHA 30 certified, willingness to become so at A.R.T.’s expense upon hire
  • Advanced knowledge of theatrical construction techniques, including carpentry, rigging, and metalworking (inc. MIG welding)
  • The ability to create technical drawings, implement scenery fabrication, and apply arithmetic and geometry to everyday construction problem solving
  • The ability to communicate with kindness and clarity, fostering teamwork and a collaborative environment
  • Conflict resolution skills – diffusing tension, navigating difficult conversations, mediating resolutions
  • Ability to adapt and quickly communicate changes

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience managing a theatrical shop floor environment.
  • Class D driver’s license.
  • Comfortable driving a 26′ truck.
  • CNC router experience.

Working Conditions

The A.R.T. Scene Shop is located offsite, 2 miles from the theatre and 25 miles from the warehouse. It is a multistory building without an elevator, with work taking place on all levels.

The TD may be asked to carry materials up and down stairs, and use hand and stationary power tools A.R.T’s theater space is a multistory building without an elevator, with work taking place on all levels. The Technical Director may be asked to move scenery weighing upwards of 70 lbs and other materials to and from storage or around the building, as well as loading and unloading material from trucks and vans (both at a loading dock and from the street). They may also assist in the installation of rigging and loading of 40lb stage weights into counter-weight arbors. During loadin and strike, work may take place on ladders, genies, and the steel grating of the grid, 60′ above deck, which is accessed via a 78-step spiral staircase

This job requires the ability to stay in a stationary position for long periods of time occasionally, with periods of intense movement. Constant movement and use of limbs; position requires good manual dexterity, strength, coordination, and stamina. This position can require night and weekend work

This job works both indoors and outdoors depending on the weather Software Used: MS Office, Google Workspace, SharePoint, Slack, Zoom, Dropbox, Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Harvard-specific payroll software

The American Repertory Theater A.R.T. is a leading force in American theater, producing groundbreaking work that is driven by risk-taking and passionate inquiry in Cambridge and beyond. Since 2008, Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus has pursued A.R.T.’s mission to “expand the boundaries of theater” by programming transformative theatrical experiences, always including the audience as a central partner. A.R.T. is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in artistic innovation. In recent years, productions that began at A.R.T. have won 19 Tony Awards, and numerous works developed by A.R.T. have been performed throughout the country and around the world.

As the professional theater on the campus of Harvard University, A.R.T. is committed to playing a central role in the cognitive life of the University, catalyzing discourse, interdisciplinary collaboration, and creative exchange among a wide range of academic departments, institutions, students, and faculty members.
For more information, please visit our website at: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/

Commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism

American Repertory Theater A.R.T. is centering on anti-racism as a core value, including in its policies, structure, programming, philanthropy, communications, pedagogy, and workplace culture. This journey will be sustained, ongoing, and foundational to the theater.

The A.R.T. strives to reflect and celebrate the diversity of Cambridge and Greater Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States, and the world in its programming, artists, audience, boards, partners, and staff. The A.R.T. is committed to developing and producing work and creating environments that embrace the full breadth and beauty of our shared humanity. The A.R.T. unequivocally opposes any attempts to divide its community through acts of discrimination, omission, and violence. The A.R.T. is dedicated to making a welcoming and accessible space for people of any identity, background, or ability, including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, nationality or immigration status, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, physical/mental ability, appearance, socio-economic status, education level, and political viewpoint.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Job Function
Arts

Location
USA – MA – Cambridge

Department
Production/Scene Shop

Time Status
Full-time

Union
00 – Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

Schedule
M – Th: 7:30a – 5:15p, F: 7:30a-12:30p and additional required hours on a flexible schedule during periods of tech, strike, load-in, etc.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Technical Director
Harvard University
 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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