TECHNICAL DIRECTOR UC Santa Barbara Department of Theater and Dance
Oversees all the technical elements and activities (except costumes) related to department's season of theater and dance productions. Acts as liaison between designers and shops to ensure all designs are translated and executed properly. Creates working drawings from designer drawings and elevations for use in shops. Facilitates technical set-up, operation, and coordination of personnel for technical rehearsals for all mainstage productions. Recruits, schedules, trains, and supervises student lab production run crews for mainstage productions. Evaluates these student crews for grading purposes. Coordinates staff or student employee production supervisors for all mainstage productions. Oversees technical budgets and coordinates budgets with area supervisors. Coordinates production schedules with area supervisors. Hires and supervises career, limited, and student employees. Assists in different tech areas as needed and as time permits. In addition to mainstage related duties, the Technical Director helps coordinate (on a more minimal scale) the technical needs for classroom related productions. Trains Technical Teaching Assistants and works with them to ensure proper use of spaces and equipment. Recruits student lab production run crews for several classroom related productions. In addition, hires and supervises production crews for all facility rentals. May teach and supervise student scenic and lighting labs and evaluate their work for grading purposes. May supervise student assistants assigned to productions. Oversees safety and is responsible for use of safe practices in all technical areas. Assists with the coordination of Theater and Dance facility maintenance.
Reqs: BA in technical theater related major or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of practical technical theater experience that demonstrates leadership ability. Demonstrated knowledge of theater operations, including budgeting, scheduling, scenic construction, theatrical rigging, lighting and sound systems. Demonstrated working computer knowledge. Notes: Fingerprint background check required. Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays. Employment may be contingent on medical approval to use a respirator. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For primary consideration apply online by 02/09/2020, thereafter open until filled. Apply online at https://jobs.ucsb.edu Job #20200039