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Technical Director

CATEGORY: Technical

Third Avenue PlayWorks
Sturgeon Bay


Amy Frank

Job Details


Third Avenue PlayWorks seeks a full-time technical director (TD) to help us build our future in our newly-renovated facility. The TD manages and implements all technical aspects of productions for TAP’s season of professional productions and must be able to work with a great deal of independence and exercise independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties. Candidates must have at least two years full-time technical theatre work (equivalent as a freelancer) with excellent technical skills and a commitment to workplace safety. Duties include: Supervises and manages the construction, realization, and strike of all sets; Works with designers to analyze cost, safety and practicality of designs; Maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities; Ensures that the scene shop and theatre remain safe workplaces; Supervise contract positions, including master electricians, sound technicians, etc; Hire, and supervise overhire technicians and artists; Maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies; Attends Tech Week rehearsals to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting the show; May also be called upon for coordination and technical assistance for other events throughout the year; Makes recommendations to theatre leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment; Makes recommendations to theatre leadership regarding technical staffing needs and participates in candidate selection and hiring. The successful candidate will demonstrate: Strong project management skills, experience delivering complex projects efficiently, on-time, and on budget; Feels strongly about technical direction as a leadership role and as a model of collaboration, positive communication, and inclusive behavior; Adept carpentry skills, experience with rigging and welding is a plus; A commitment to (and ability to evaluate) safety in all aspects of construction and shop operation; Effective management of interns and volunteers with different levels of experience and backgrounds assigned to technical duties; A commitment to collaboration and the organization’s values, which include a dedicated focus on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility (employees are expected to engage in professional training related to the organization’s anti-racism commitments); Comfort with physical demands that include frequent heavy lifting, kneeling, bending over, and working at height (on scaffolds, ladders, and in lifts). A working knowledge of the following software is necessary: AutoCAD or Vectorworks, Google Suite. Familiarity with lighting and sound systems and equipment is a plus. This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position. BA in technical theatre or equivalent work experience in a related field is a plus. Salary range: $40,000-$45,000/year Anticipated start date: January 2022 To apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to





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