Technical Director/Master Electrician
Department Summary & Job Purpose:
Full-time Technical Director/ Master Electrician for the Department of Film Media Theater
Mount Holyoke College seeks a full time Technical Director/ Master Electrician for Rooke Theatre, a 200-seat proscenium arch theater and a small black box theatre. The successful candidate will also teach the “Introduction to Technical Theater'' course. Successful candidates must demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills, a sound knowledge of technical theater practice, thorough knowledge of Vectorworks, a variety of construction techniques, rigging, and a strong commitment to safety. They will also supervise all electrical aspects of the theatre. Applicants must possess an MFA and/or significant professional experience in Technical Theatre or Technical Direction and have a demonstrable ability to work with students and be a collaborator among colleagues. This is a full time position that requires candidates to be present in Rooke 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and requires some late night and weekend availability during productions.
Core Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities: Day-to-day supervision of the Rooke Theatre scene shop and maintenance of shop equipment
Provide oversight and ensure that Rooke Theater is in good condition and compliant with all safety codes and regulations
Work with department coordinator to interface with Physical Plant/Facilities regarding custodial and other building requests
Build the sets, oversee the scenic painting and ensure that set construction and every technical aspect of productions is completed in a safe and timely manner
Organize and direct light hang and focus for and all productions
Rent, install, and return additional equipment needed for productions
Liaise with directors, stage managers and designers about technical needs.
Attend all technical rehearsals, performances, strikes, and work calls
Ensure all production schedule deadlines are met
Teach one course per year in technical theatre
Attend and participate in meetings throughout the academic year including department and production meetings
Provide training and supervision to backstage student crews for all theater productions
Work with faculty and staff to maintain the highest level of production values and professional practices
Develop, enforce and maintain operational policy, including health and safety standards
Organize and maintain inventory of lighting instruments, projectors, microphones and other electrical equipment
Provide technical support for guest artists, masterclasses, and faculty presentations
Assist and acclimate guest and student designers as needed
Qualifications: Applicants must have thorough knowledge of Vectorworks, a variety of construction techniques, rigging, and a strong commitment to safety.
Applicants must possess an MFA and/or significant professional experience in Technical Theatre or Technical Direction and have a demonstrable ability to work with students and be a collaborator among colleagues