Technical & Maintenance Director
PALACE CULTURAL ARTS ASSOCIATION
Job Title: Technical Director
Reports To: Executive Director
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The Marion Palace Theatre is hiring a Technical Director.
The Technical Director (TD) works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties including by not limited to lights, sound, rigging, stage care, prop organization, dock cleanliness, etc. Because of the operating hours of the facilities, the TD must be a self-starter and work independently of hands-on supervision under pre-established procedures and policies.
The TD will practice good written and verbal communication with the ED to keep him/her informed of progress, needs, situations, etc., assuring that all news about the TD’s area (good or bad) comes directly from the TD to the ED.
The TD must have the ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances; plan, develop, schedule, and provide the technical supports required for each event or performance; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; design and construct sets; design lighting and sound systems appropriate to each performance or oversee stage crews and volunteers; perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment; maintain inventory of necessary supplies; assist in budget preparation; establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of various groups, vendors, co-workers, and others; maintain irregular and extended working hours; able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Operates, maintains, and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
• Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.
• Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and arts with technical matters.
• Advises production managers, lighting, and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs, and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs.
• Supervises and assists with set and stage construction and management when required.
• Assists in recruiting, training, and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows.
• Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics, and other areas of facility operations; facilitates the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility.
• Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
• Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.
• Attends technical week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the show.
• Organizes and arranges for care and storage of Palace props and set pieces
• Maintains cleanliness and order of loading dock, stage, wings, pit, and general backstage areas with the assistance of the Utility Crew
• Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors or theatre leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.