Technical Director

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Job Type Full Time
Location New York, New York
Field Technical Production
Post Date Nov 16, 2022
Salary $75,000-$80,000
Summary

Position Summary
Technical Director is a full-time position and reports to the Production Manager. Responsibilities
include, but are not limited to:

Signature Theatre Productions
• Work with designers to assemble detailed bid packages, present to shops and mediate bids with
a keen eye towards fiscal responsibility
• Maintain clear communication within the production department to ensure successful
integration of a show’s technical elements
• Attend all design presentations, meetings, rehearsals and run-throughs as designated by the
production manager
• Estimate, track labor and design costs for each production and advise artistic production
management of the potential consequences of proposed changes
• Provide supervision for all load-in and work calls during the production process coordinating
activity with other department heads
• Responsible for the hiring and management of over hire crews as needed
• Coordinate ongoing maintenance of all scenic elements including automation and effects
equipment throughout the run

Pershing Square Signature Center
• Ensure theatrical systems and theatre spaces are maintained and kept in proper working order
• Provide support to rental entities as needed; including, but not limited to scenic, rigging, SFX
and automation consultation and venue prep
• Work closely with the Director of Production and Facilities to support ongoing needs of the
Pershing Square Signature Center
• Ensure annual maintenance of rigging systems in theatres and studios
• Maintain CAD drawings for theatres, studios and public spaces
• Maintain all Prop Shop equipment and inventory
• Maintain clean and safe work practices throughout the Center, its theatres and support spaces

Requirements

Desired Skills and Experience:
• Three or more years as a Technical Director or in a related position with equivalent experience.
• Broad knowledge of construction techniques including, but not limited to, rigging, automation,
pneumatics and engineering as it relates to technical designs.
• Proficiency in AutoCAD.
• Ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience.
• Proven supervisory and leadership skills.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills and budgeting experience.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an eye for details.
• Possess a positive attitude and is self-motivated
• Willingness to obtain the following FDNY certifications: F03, C15 and E30
• Possess a valid driver license. Ability to drive a box truck is a plus.

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