Production Technician - Designer
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
* 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.