Reporting to the Director, Production, the Technical Directors are responsible for budgeting projects (i.e. live performances events, festivals), advancing upcoming performances and directing the technical staff in activities associated with the execution of performances presented at or by the Center; both on and off site. These include performances in a variety of disciplines and art forms. The Technical Directors also oversee the maintenance of the equipment and facilities within all stages. They are directly responsible for the supervision of union/non-union technical crews while upholding highest production standards for all events at the Center, serving as the liaison between the Centers and visiting companies. Success in this position relies on great organizational skills, the ability to multitask on numerous projects simultaneously, strong leadership qualities and superior grace under pressure. Ability to work as a team with the technical, production and administrative staff is essential.
The Technical Director will be a “hands-on” and deeply involved leader who prides himself/herself/themselves on maintaining the highest quality standards in services and production value for all events. This is a highly collaborative environment that is results driven by strategic thinking, goal-oriented action, follow through and open communication.
Key factors contributing to the success of the Technical Director will be the ability to
collaborate with all facets associated with the company’s operations including Programming, Engineering, Security, Housekeeping and Development/Advancement teams. In achieving its objectives, the Director will consistently review the current support infrastructure to ensure it has the tools to respond quickly, effectively, creatively and contextually to long term strategic goals, short term operating needs and to key stakeholder’s interests and opportunities.
• Theater Production or related degree preferable. Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a production related supervisory position. A developed understanding and experience of standard practices in the performing arts and event production.
• Knowledge of all disciplines of theater production and equipment: to include sound, lights and staging.
• Strong management skills and extensive experience in effectively supervising subordinates.
• Possess strong writing, and presentation skills.
• Proven record of accomplishment.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to effectively multi-task.
• Able to work well with a variety of personalities and maintain a positive attitude even in highly stressful, time sensitive situations.
• Advanced computer skills including knowledge of MS Professional Office and Outlook.
• Fluency in a foreign language.
• Experience with AutoCAD, Vector Works highly desirable.
• Experience with corporate event production valued.
• Understanding of collaborative, team-oriented leadership style.
• Ability to think strategically about all aspects associated with the image of the Center, including Resident Companies, outside individuals and institutions.