Job Title: Technical Director
Posted on November 26, 2018
SOME WEEKENDS/EVENINGS AND OT
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The Technical Director provides the leadership, training, and coordination in all activities pertaining to the technical aspects of performances and events in the Capitol Theatre, 4th Street Theatre, and other contracted services.
This position reports to the CEO as part of a collaborative team working with Capitol Theatre Committee (CTC) employees, volunteers, vendors, clients, and customers. This position also works in collaboration with outside promoters and touring crews. This position supervises the technical and custodial staff, as well as contract service providers and related associations. The position is the operational liaison to the City of Yakima, which owns the facility and maintains a management contract with CTC.
(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this position. The CTC may augment duties, including essential functions, at its discretion.)
- Manages the operation of the physical plant (Capitol Theatre, 4th Street Theatre, and Production Center) and all aspects related to production and theatrical presentation.
- Manages operational budget of theatre maintenance and CTC productions.
- Develops and recommends facility improvements and major maintenance projects. Oversees regular maintenance and custodial needs of the facility.
- Plans and executes production logistics, event planning, set-ups, light plots and audio systems for clients and in-house productions.
- Maintains equipment inventory and expendable production supplies.
- Plans and schedules production staffing requirements for shows.
- Provides ongoing training and development of skills for CTC technical staff.
- Prepares and submits area related show closing information and labor time sheet ledgers.
- Serves as a designated Safety Officer for the organization. Directs and maintains a regular schedule of safety inspections of the theater and ensures subsequent repairs.
- Performs under the Working Conditions described below.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENTRY
- Safe working practices, liability limitations and training.
- Accepted production practices of performers, technicians and company units.
- Principles and practices of project management.
- Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
- Work under minimal supervision: overall goals given but employee has discretion in determining approach
- Exercise discretion and independent judgment in matters of significance
- Manage an operating budget in excess of $100,000.
- Exercise financial discretion of up to $5,000
- Effectively manage and lead a diverse and dynamic group of workers and clients with varying degrees of training and/or experience.
- Effectively organize, plan, and execute.
- Communicate in writing, verbally and graphically to state, clarify and persuade
- Hire, manage and discipline direct reporting employees.
- Maintain confidential and sensitive information.
EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION/LICENSES, AND TRAINING:
- A bachelor’s degree in theatre arts; masters preferred.
- T.C.P. certification in either electrical or rigging preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in stage management, operations management, and/or public event facilities.
- Regularly works in a theatre environment and occasionally in office and outdoor environment
- Frequently works mandatory overtime
- Frequently deals with highly confidential information
- Constantly works under tight time constraints or with business activities of a cyclical nature
- Frequently works with dissatisfied or angry customers
- Frequently lifts up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to and over 100 pound
To apply for this position, email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Technical Director Application – YOUR LAST NAME”
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