Contract Theater Technical Director / Production Manager
The Technical Director/Production Manager reports to the Executive Director as a seasonal (mid-May through late-August), independent contractor position working approximately 15 – 20 hours during a regular week and well over 40 hours during a tech week.
Salary range is commensurate with experience, and is highly competitive based on comparable theaters in the region.
The Technical Director/Production Manager manages and implements all technical aspects of productions excluding costumes for RRT’s five-production season. Working with an assistant, the TD/PM is responsible for the full scenic design and build, and oversees a scenic artist, properties mistress, lighting and sound designers for each production.
Candidates must possess proficient technical skills in the following areas: sound design/sound technician, lighting design/master electrician work, plus strong scenic design/set construction skills. While RRT has a whirlwind production schedule with the expectation of long, intense hours during tech week for each production, we are a close-knit, supportive group and take great pride in the quality of our work.
Interested candidates should email cover letter, résumé, and references to: email@example.com.
Subject header should read: [LAST NAME], Technical Director/Production Manager. The deadline to apply is Sunday, December 1, 2019.
DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:
Implement all technical aspects of productions • Manage scene shop and maintain its organization • Maintain tools and equipment • Maintain technical aspects of performance venue • Work with designers to ensure they design within budget and organizational capacity • Oversee lighting and sound set-up • Design and build sets for all productions • Recruit, engage, and oversee community volunteers
Exceptional project management skills • Strong communication skills • Ability to collaborate and be a team player • Proficient technical skills in the following areas: • Sound design/sound technician + Lighting design/master electrician + Scenic design/set construction • Ability to lift and carry up to 70lbs • Experience managing expenses and budgets
Preferably 2 years of experience working in a small scale theater • Proven track record of success in shop organization • Some staff management and administrative experience • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
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