Technical Director

Job #1866

Job Type Full Time
Location Chestertown, Maryland
Field Education
Post Date May 21, 2021
Salary $50,000 - $53,000

Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Technical Director.

Essential Duties:
• Maintains all lighting, sound, & video infrastructure; oversees lighting, sound, & video shops (including student shop manager)
• Engages with resident academic departments (Theatre, Dance, Music) in season planning & curricular development
• Anticipates, advocates for, and coordinates building maintenance & upgrades, including basic systems (HVAC, lighting, etc.), specialized systems (lighting, intercom, video/audio monitors, audience seating, rigging, etc.), and other infrastructure (lifts, power & hand tools, shop supplies, etc.)

Desired Expertise:
o Teaching, mentorship, supervision of students
o Shop safety
o Rigging
o Scenic/prop fabrication (wood & steel)
o Basic scenic painting
o Basic lighting, sound, & video (including ETC ION, lighting networks, digital & analog sound consoles, & QLab)
o Drafting (hand & VWX/AutoCAD)
o Budgeting & resource management (time, space, labor, money)

Bonus Expertise:
o Advanced knowledge in any “basic” area listed above (including multi-parameter lighting fixtures, sound system design & live mixing, Isadora)
o Costume fabrication
o Stage/production/event management
o FOH management, including audience safety

Desired Qualifications:
o MFA/BFA desired, BA required
o OSHA Certification
o Teaching (preferably at the college level)
o Technical production work at the professional level
o Excellent collaboration & communication skills