Reports To: Executive Director
Reports: Temporary and over-hire stage crew
Status: Full Time Exempt
Schedule: This position requires a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the operation, with night and weekend work required

The primary responsibilities of the Technical Director are to direct, manage, coordinate and ensure the successful delivery of all stage production elements, including lighting, sound, rigging and scenery for rentals, tours, in-house companies and special events at the Craterian Theater; to oversee, operate and maintain the auditorium, stagehouse and related facilities and equipment; to oversee, operate and maintain the Collier Creative Center rehearsal spaces and scene shop; to be “hands-on” in the implementation of production elements and all areas of responsibility; to function as lighting designer on an as-needed basis; to hire, direct and supervise temporary stage crew. The Technical Director reports to Craterian Performances’ Executive Director, but considerable latitude is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative.

Commitment to the success of the Craterian organization will take precedence over a strict adherence to job title or described responsibilities / duties. The Technical Director job description may be changed from time to time as required by the needs of the Craterian organization.

• Ensure operational readiness of all technical systems
• Actively participate in all facility events
• Oversee theater technical operations and serve as site manager during events
• Coordinate the operation of the lighting, rigging and sound systems
• Recruit, hire and train, schedule, coordinate and supervise the work of regular and temporary workers performing semi-skilled and skilled technical work for performances, including load-ins, rehearsals, performances, and load-outs
• Coordinate timeline for lighting hang and focus, and with the audio engineer and projection designer, for sound and projection load-in
• Keep time records of technical staff and submit to payroll
• Purchase supplies and equipment to meet production goals
• Monitor the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, rigging and scene shop equipment; arrange for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; perform preventive maintenance on equipment
• Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and safety practices
• Provide training and oversight of safe working practices, ensuring that safety/COVID-19 guidelines are met

• Advise Executive Director on the booking of events: research technical riders to ascertain needs for the production, determine feasibility and make arrangements for special staging, rental equipment (including backline), special effects, artist parking and security; monitor budget for same
• Liaise with production / tour managers for visiting artists to advance all events; ensure that lighting, stage preparation, sound equipment, lobby set-up and other pre-event preparations are completed to specification
• Coordinate and communicate with Executive Director to ensure artist needs are met or exceeded and within budgetary guidelines
• Coordinate and communicate with Artist Services to ensure accurate scheduling, staffing, catering and other pre-event preparations are carried out for every event

• In coordination with the Rental Manager, liaise with rental customers to determine production requirements, including staffing, house equipment and rental equipment, and provide associated cost estimates for events
• Create and execute lighting designs for events as needed
• Operate consoles and equipment as needed and circumstances allow

• Coordinate with Craterian Performances’ Teen Musical Theater of Oregon and Next Stage Theater Company directors to ensure all production elements are provided per design specifications and on schedule
• Interpret set drawings; calculate and order shop materials necessary to fabricate design
• Lead scenic construction and load-in for all productions and manage volunteer crew in all build sessions
• Take overall responsibility for executing all scenic construction to high artistic standards
• Help with construction of properties, structures for lighting, and other items as needed
• Pick up (or have delivered) all building materials and transport to theater
• Paint scenery as needed and / or coordinate reasonable timeline with Scenic Artists for scenery to be painted and installed before tech rehearsals
• Keep scene shop adequately stocked with necessary production materials and supplies
• Train all volunteers in safe use of scene shop equipment
• Maintain knowledge of current theater software and ability to realize set design
• Organize strike and load-in for all productions

• Perform safety checks on auditorium and stagehouse equipment and facilities
• Perform maintenance (including preventative) and repair work on auditorium and stagehouse equipment and facilities; troubleshoot and repair equipment breakdowns
• Maintain production area records: inventory logs, equipment information, warrantees, maintenance and repair logs, service contracts, equipment rental agreements, staff event hours, and billing information
• Maintain neat, clean and organized office, auditorium and stage environment
• Responsible for all janitorial functions within the facility
• Responsible for security of building and equipment, and serves as first response to after-hours security calls
• Coordinate schedule with Executive Director for proper maintenance, replacement and additions to technical equipment inventory
• Initiate and prioritize budget proposals of operational and capital purchases
• Develop scope of work for major projects and purchases and related services by vendors
• Other such responsibilities, duties or acts as are or may be necessary to fulfill the overall purpose of the job

Knowledge of:
• Standard practices in theater operations
• Safe working practices in a theatrical environment
• Procedures and techniques required for installation, operation and maintenance of computerized stage lighting, electronic sound systems equipment and mechanical rigging as well as knowledge and experience with safety requirements associated with such equipment
• Principles and practices of high voltage electrical circuits including single-phase electricity, three-phase electricity, and cable wiring
• Supervisory techniques and practices
• Budgeting procedures and practices
• Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations

Ability to:
• Work independently and with little supervision
• Work collaboratively and cordially with fellow team members, technicians, guest artists and directors from diverse backgrounds and under stressful conditions
• Envision a production and anticipate and plan for technical needs and preparations
• Modify and design equipment and systems to meet event requirements
• Design and run lights and sound for a production
• Research and prepare budget proposals equipment purchases
• Understand written and verbal instructions and apply them to the installation of sound, lighting, rigging and scenery systems
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; provide calm leadership under pressure
• Perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines
• Demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks
• Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly with fellow team members
• Demonstrate customer service that places the highest priority on customer satisfaction and fulfillment of customer’s desires and goals
• Demonstrate a consistently positive, solutions-oriented attitude that prioritizes project outcomes and esprit de corps

Essential Physical Abilities:
• Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to discern verbal instructions, communicate effectively in person and on a telephone, hear sounds within normal range of conversation, distinguish emergency warning sounds, and determine the direction of sounds
• Sufficient vision or other powers of observation to comprehend written work instructions, review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written/typed production materials, set up lighting, sound, and audio equipment, and direct a crew of workers
• Sufficient manual dexterity to operate theater equipment and other related equipment
• Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, physical reflexes and strength to perform heavy work and to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and climb stage equipment, work at heights of up to 45 feet, lift 50-100 pounds occasionally, 25-50 pounds frequently, and 10-20 pounds constantly to move objects, and continuously stand or sit for an extended period of time
• The principal duties of the position are performed in an environment where the employee may be exposed to risk or danger

Experience and Training Required:
• Bachelor’s degree in technical theater production or related field; AND
• Four (4) years’ experience in progressively responsible technical theater positions at a managerial level, preferably as a technical director, including knowledge of electricity, electronics, mechanics, lighting, rigging, sound systems, carpentry and supervision of subordinate technical staff; OR
• Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the comparable knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

License/Certification: Valid Driver’s License

NOTE: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed.

We are a drug free workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity (regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status).

COVID-19 considerations:
The theater is open and operational following state guidelines and mandates, and industry best practicesPay: $54,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year
• Flexible schedule
• Health insurance
• Paid time off

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