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Technical Director

January, 2019

Cotuit Center for the Arts is interviewing candidates for a full-time Technical Director. Interested parties should email a letter of interest with CV and qualifications to david@cotuitcenterforthearts.org. Only qualified applicants will be interviewed.

The Technical Director (TD) has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the theater including lighting, sound, set design and construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance.

The TD works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties. This is a full time salaried position reporting to the Executive Director. Hours fluctuate depending on programming activity. Many nights and weekends are required.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theater, 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 theater, dance, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and artists 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and scene shop; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Attends Technical Week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting the show.
  • Makes recommendations to the Executive Director regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.
  • Possesses a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theater, dance and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry and appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, board members and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Technical Theater, or equivalent professional experience
  • Working knowledge of construction and set design
  • Working knowledge of lighting design
  • Working knowledge of stage rigging
  • Working knowledge of audio and sound reinforcement
  • Working knowledge of stage management/or production management
  • Working knowledge and clear understanding of professional standards of stage safety