Associate Director of Theatre Safety and Occupational Health

Job #3911

Job Type Full Time
Location New Haven, Connecticut
Field Technical Production
Post Date Sep 18, 2022
Salary $65,000 - $75,000

David Geffen School of Drama at Yale/Yale Repertory Theatre seeks a new collaborator to serve as
Associate Director of Theatre Safety and Occupational Health

We are looking for someone who understands that excellence in theatre safety goes beyond compliance. Someone who understands that a great safety culture requires great communication and good collaboration, and an enthusiasm for finding workable solutions. And above all, we’re looking for someone who wants to foster a community where everyone belongs.

The School aims to train and advance leaders in every theatrical discipline making art to inspire
joy, empathy, and understanding in the world. We are the most comprehensive graduate‐level
theater conservatory in the English‐ speaking world, offering training in Acting, Design including
Costume, Lighting, Projection, Set and Sound Design, Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic
Criticism, Playwriting, Stage Management, Technical Design and Production, and Theater
Management. The School operates in concert with the Tony Award‐winning LORT Yale Repertory
Theatre in downtown New Haven, CT. Our community of more than 400 faculty, staff, students,
and technical interns is guided in our work by four core values: artistry, belonging, collaboration,
and discovery.

The Associate Director reports to the Director of Theatre Safety and Occupational Health. The Associate Director will support the Director of Theatre Safety in overseeing the Safety and Health program for the Geffen School and the Repertory theatre. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, participation in budget and production meetings, some attendance at strike and build, life safety inspections, audits, safety training, shop safety and emergency planning. The Associate is responsible for tracking and restocking PPE and for spray booth training and maintenance. The Associate will also take the lead role in Cabaret Safety. This position may support the Director in co-teaching theatre safety courses, including the OSHA 10 and 30

This position will require a significant weekly in‐person component which would require them to
be on campus. Per COVID protocols, all staff must be fully vaccinated or submit an approved
exemption. All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to follow current
university guidelines on masking and other safety protocols.

This position will also be required to participate in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), sexual
harassment, and safety trainings as scheduled by the School. These annual trainings deepen
their practice of centering the mission and values of the Geffen School by demonstrating
inclusive behavior, maintaining a safe working environment free from aggression, and
recognizing microaggressions and interrupting behaviors that hinder the School’s anti‐racism
and inclusion efforts.

This is a full‐time, permanent, year-round position with a salary of $65K – 75K and full Yale managerial &
professional benefits. Benefit highlights include a 403b retirement plan with the immediate core
contribution of 5% and match to 10%, a tuition reimbursement plan for ongoing education,
a scholarship program for dependents, a homebuyer program, and multiple medical coverage
plans, including a no copay/deductible on-campus option. Full benefit details can be found here.

David Geffen School of Drama encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of
communities underrepresented in the field.

To apply, please visit
The review of applications will begin on October 11, 2022.


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applicants for employment without regard to—and does not discriminate on the basis of—an
individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic
origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or
expression. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.