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Seeking Technical Director

CATEGORY: Technical

NYU Tisch Drama - The New Studio on Broadway
New York


Ellie Handel

Job Details


NYU’s New Studio on Broadway (NSB) is looking for an experienced and collaborative Technical Director to supervise the necessary technical elements for our academic year productions. This position would report to the Production Manager of the studio and interacts regularly with NSB’s Production Manager as well as the admin team and each show’s creative team.

Hours per week for this position will vary based on production demand, with an average of 20 hours per week and increased hours during tech weeks.

Representative Duties

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of New Studio’s technical materials, elements, storage and inventory,
  • Overseeing all technical aspects of the show season, including providing assistance for the Lighting Designers, Sound Designers, and Scenic Artists,
  • Work with Production Management to co-lead Load-ins and Strikes,
  • Working with Tisch Drama Production Resource Office to oversee the ongoing maintenance of New Studio’s equipment, as needed,
  • Assisting the Production Manager on training all freshmen crew members,
  • Assisting the Production Manager and admin team on tracking budget forecasting and expense management.

Qualifications Guidelines

Education and Experience:

Most desirable candidates will have two to three years of experience as a Technical Director. Ideal candidates would also have a bachelor’s degree in technical theater or equivalent work experience.

Profile of an ideal candidate:

  • Experienced in a variety of technical theatre duties, including assisting with electrics calls, sound board setup, and basic carpentry skills,
  • Responsible and timely, reporting to their scheduled shifts consistently,
  • Ability to be flexible and work within an educational environment,
  • Ability to have a commanding presence when working with groups of people,
  • Passionate about the art of educational and live theater,
  • Strong problem-solving, multi-tasking, and organization skills,
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure,
  • Ability to create inventories and procedures for best use of house equipment,
  • Safety conscious and diligent about following safety procedures.

About NSB:

Tisch Drama’s New Studio on Broadway (NSB) integrates foundational acting training with vocal and physical techniques drawing upon the repertoire of the American musical, contemporary American plays, and the traditional classical canon to hone the actor’s instrument in all aspects of all three disciplines essential to be an actor in the musical theatre: acting, singing, and dancing.

The course of study emphasizes exposure to the traditional musical canon plus new work, non-musical plays, world music, heightened language, dance and contemporary, globally-diverse performance forms, both new and traditional.

Teaching students the power and value of the ensemble and collaboration, students of the New Studio on Broadway have core acting, speech/voice, vocal performance, dance, and physical acting classes, stressing acting as the binding, essential skill required in all areas. This will equip young artists to meet the fluid, changing demands of a progressive and diverse art form on Broadway and on global stages.

Collaboration with the Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program teaches students how to work with composers, lyricists, librettists, choreographers, and directors on readings, workshops, and full productions of new world premiere musicals—a skill very different from working on the established repertoire of Broadway classics. This is the only new musical theatre collaboration program in the country. It is a core aspect of what makes the New Studio on Broadway... NEW!

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$700.00 per week



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