Production Technician - Designer

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Job Type Full Time
Location Interlochen, Michigan
Field Technical Production
Post Date Jan 9, 2020
Summary

Interlochen Center for the Arts, one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, performance and fine arts seeks to hire a Production Technician/Designer. This position supports institutional production needs in the performance/rehearsals of Theater, Music, Dance and other arts divisions as needed. The Production Technician/Designer is responsible for scenic/properties design as needed for productions and to oversee construction, finish, installation, and strike of scenery/props.

Major responsibilities would include

* Support Presents Department team and artistic divisions onset development, design, and construction
* Provide scenic design expertise as needed for a variety of presentations including theatre and dance performances
* Responsible for the construction/purchase of props for productions across campus
* Collaborate closely with directors to create compelling designs for their productions
* Support shop build schedule and construction as needed

Requirements

Qualifications

* Bachelor’s degree in technical theatre required. MFA in theatre or design is preferred.
* Must be able to handle a rigorous work schedule including nights and weekends in a high-pressure environment
* Must be an efficient multi-tasker
* A collaborative, creative spirit with a sense of humor is a must
* Working knowledge of techniques, methods, and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures
* Experience working in a performing arts center, professional theatre or academic arts environment is required
* Valid driver’s license
* Position requires someone who is self-motivated and able to work well in a collaborative environment.
* Must able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.
* The successful candidate should have a solid knowledge of and experience in theatrical construction practices, methodologies, and supervision.

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