Lee Street Theatre, rated #2 for Best Place for Live Theatre by bestplacesnc.com, is a black box style, community-based theatre and is searching for a full timeTechnical Director. Job duties include:
·Provide light, sound and scenic design for majority of theatrical productions and concert events.
·Hire guest designers when needed and supervise the interface of those designers with directors and ensure that they are adhering to their individual budgets.
·Schedule and attend all production meetings and develop schedules for completion of all theatrical elements to meet production openings in a timely and efficient manner.
·Assist Artistic Director with the development of individual show budgets as well as overall season budget.
·Provide operating cost projections of building maintenance and function for yearly budget.
·Maintain inventory of building supplies and operational needs.
·Determine and recommend capital purchases needed for both maintenance and expansion of theatrical equipment to Artistic Director.
·Interview and make recommendations for interns, stage managers, over-hire personnel.
·Manage timesheets and submit payment requests to Office/Business Manager.
·Schedule and supervise all volunteer personnel in the construction of sets to include safe operation of all equipment used in set construction.
·Interview, hire, manage technical theatre applicants for summer internship program.
·Maintain all equipment used in the construction and presentation of all events.
·Conducts tours for rental considerations and schedules rentals of the Lee Street space.
·Serves as Lee Street representative for rentals and hires additional personnel when needed.
·Attend tech week rehearsals ensuring all technical aspects necessary to the effectiveness of each show are met.
·Hire sound mixers for concert events.
·Attend monthly board meetings.
·Make recommendations to Facilities Committee of the board for upgrades, repairs, and requests for approval.
·Determine construction schedules for each event and lead in the construction.
·Manage time effectively in accordance to job responsibilities and request additional assistance and financial assistance from Artistic Director.
·Purchase and pick up or request delivery for all products involved in building maintenance and scenic construction.
·Communicate with Volunteer Coordinator when volunteers are needed to complete buildouts, facility maintenance, etc.
·Serve as facility representative with city officials and ensure that building stays within code regulations and fire marshal compliance.
·Serve as Technical Director and Project Manager for annual Christmas events outside of the theatre, (Scrooge Christmas Trolley Tour, Polar Express)
·Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
Minimum 2 years scene shop experience with technical direction/design experience desired. BA or BFA in technical theatre preferred. Proficiency in AutoCAD or Vectorworks preferred.Strong work ethic essential along with excellent customer service skills a must.
Please send resume, references, cover letter and salary history to Craig Kolkebeck, Artistic Director – firstname.lastname@example.org. Include design samples or portfolio link with submission.
Lee Street theatre is always looking to fill technical positions such as stage managers, assistant stage managers, running crew, designers, directors, carpenters, etc. If you are interested in being a part of a Lee Street theatre production in any technical capacity please email your resume to Artistic Director Craig Kolkebeck at email@example.com
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