20 Jan 2023


Technical Director, Theatre, Grand View University

Grandview University  Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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Job Description

Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential.  Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.

Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes.  At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.

To learn more about Grand View’s commitment to diversity, and to read our entire Diversity Statement, click on this link:  https://www.grandview.edu/about/diversity



This 9-month Technical Director Position is responsible for overseeing, managing and scheduling all technical aspects the Viking Theatre related to theatre productions and theatre rentals. The Technical Director will also manage and mentor work-study students who work in the shops and stage crews for productions. Degree in technical theatre preferred, degree in another area of theatre with 3 years of technical theatre experience will also be considered. Knowledge of scenic construction, stage lighting, properties construction and basic sound board required. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have design experience in one or more areas of design in addition to technical theatre expertise. There is the opportunity to teach stagecraft and/or design courses based on experience. A collaborative spirit, sense of humor and strong organizational skills are highly desirable. Position runs Mid-August 2023 through Mid-May 2024.



  • Oversee, manage and schedule all technical elements (scenic, lighting and sound) for theatre productions and external events held in the Viking Theatre
  • Maintain and improve scene shop, light shop and theatre storage areas
  • Hold regular shop hours and mentor student workers in technical theatre
  • Maintain a safe work environment for student workers and theatrical participants
  • Order supplies for theatre productions and maintain stock of essential supplies in shops
  • Maintain financial records and budgets for productions
  • Organize each semester’s production calendar and communicate with the Director of Conferencing about external events in the Viking Theatre.



  • Scenic Construction (possible design)
  • Basic Lighting and light board experience (possible design)
  • Working knowledge of basic sound board (possible design)
  • Properties Construction
  • Ability to work on a deadline, according to production calendar



  • Irregular hours- weekends and nights as needed
  • Use of power tools
  • Lifting large and heavy objects and scenic elements
  • Climbing ladders and scaffolding
  • Climbing into and bending down in the grid


This position is a 9-month position from mid-August 2023 through mid-May 2024, and will have irregular hours based upon theatre production schedule. There is a possibility for additional hours during the summer months in the area of general conferencing, but no guarantee. If the candidate comes with the skills and experience to teach classes, or an MFA in theatre, the upper range of the salary range will be considered. Full benefits are included.

Interested candidates should apply via our online application process and include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

Pre-employment background check required.


All applicants must apply through our online application system:

Technical Director Theatre Grand View University – Careers At Grand View University (hrmdirect.com)


Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

A pre-employment background check is required.

Salary Range:  39,000 to 42,000-9 month




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Technical Director, Theatre, Grand View University
Grandview University
 Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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