28 Mar 2024


Technical Director

Cedar Falls Community Theatre  →   Cedar Falls, IA


Job Description

Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: Full-time (40 hours); flexible schedule with some nights and weekends
Compensation: $40,000 annual salary
Preferred Start Date: July 1, 2024

CFCT Background:
Cedar Falls Community Theatre is a performing arts organization nearing its 50th anniversary in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The company produces six theatrical productions each year and hosts a variety of other performing arts experiences, rentals, and educational programs around the calendar year. CFCT is housed in the historic Oster Regent, a 1910 theatre with a 462-seat hall.

Position Summary:
The Technical Director is primarily responsible for supervision and implementation of all production elements (lighting, sound, scenic, etc.) of all CFCT activities. The Technical Director is responsible for creating a safe working environment, minimal production management, and coordinates facilitates repair and maintenance of the theatre resources and equipment. The ideal candidate will possess skills in multiple creative technical disciplines, a self-starter work ethic, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and a collaborative spirit comfortable with communicating between artistic parties, as well as staff and volunteers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and implements the company’s production elements, including build, paint, props, maintenance and strike
  • Determines the necessary technical supports (lighting, sound, scenic, etc.) necessary for events and performances in advance of production dates.
  • Advises Executive Director and Managing Director on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for productions.
    Makes researched recommendations regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, drawings and plots, supplementing design work as needed.
  • Ensures smooth operation of the technical aspects of all productions. Coordinates and/or operates sound, lighting, scenic and other technical
    equipment and systems.
  • Manages technical operation budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies. Purchases, leases and/or borrows equipment as needed, within specified budgetary limits.
  • Orient facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics, and other areas of facility operations.
  • Ensures that invoices for payment and/or receipts for disbursement, with respect to authorized expenditures, are promptly submitted being proficient and efficient with all expenditures made within the budget.
  • Monitors the condition of technical equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement; performs preventive maintenance on equipment. Maintains and organizes inventory of all equipment both on and off-site.
  • Helps recruit, manage, and retain technical contractors and volunteers.
  • Develops, implements and monitors policies to ensure a safe work environment in the back stage and stage area.
  • In conjunction with the Artistic Director, develops a production calendar detailing all rehearsals, materials acquisition, set build, tech, strike and all other related production tasks.


  • Ability and knowledge (including familiarity with ADA and OSHA compliance) to handle multiple, simultaneous tasks in a timely manner.
  • Collaborative mindset and ability to lead a team of contractors and volunteers.
  • Excellent research, written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge and focus on safety in a theatrical environment.
  • Requires heavy-lifting abilities and ability to spend most days on your feet.
  • Must be able to work safely around tools, ladders, lifts, and electricity.
  • Competent, working knowledge of theatrical equipment, tools, and software.
  • Theatrical lighting and scenic knowledge are highly favorable.
  • Must have some evening and weekend availability.


To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to Managing Director, Chris Hale at Chris@MyCFCT.org


Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Technical Director
Cedar Falls Community Theatre
 Cedar Falls, IA

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, performing arts, technical director, and technical theatre. States: Iowa.
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