The Assistant Technical Director is responsible for working with the Technical Director in the planning, drafting, budgeting, construction, and installation of all theatrical scenery and special effects for all Court Theatre productions. Position will supervise Scene Shop Foreman and scene shop staff.
With Technical Director, analyze and price out scenic designs, engineer creative solutions to design challenges, and draft construction drawings
Order materials & reconcile department spending
Hire, schedule and manage labor pool and budget
Supervise the build, load-in and strike of sets
Construct sets and special effects
Maintain shop tools and supplies
Attend technical rehearsals and production meetings as needed
Perform routine repair and maintenance on running shows
Coordinate schedules for build and load-in with related production departments and facilitate communication between departments
Creative problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Adaptable to new situations and changing priorities
Knowledge of, and commitment to, safe working practices
Enthusiasm for working in a collaborative artistic environment
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
High school diploma or equivalent + two years experience working in a professional theatre environment or related fabrication field.
Preferred: Bachelorâ™s degree in theatre arts or related field + two years professional experience in professional theatre scene shop.
Experience managing a crew of 3 or more
Valid driverâ™s license and clean driving record
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Knowledge of and hands on experience of general and specialized theatrical set construction techniques including stage carpentry, welding, reading and interpreting technical drawings, rigging, and fabrication of special effects.
Superior oral & written communication skills as well organization skills
Ability to work independently with little supervision
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows, and basic file sharing concepts
Preferred: AutoCAD drafting skills; Experience operating/programing a CNC router and driving trucks (<25â™) and forklifts
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Able to lift, push, pull or otherwise maneuver up to 75lbs repeatedly
Able to stand or walk for long periods of time
Able to work in dusty or noisy environments
Able to work at heights, on ladders or mechanical lift
Able to safely operate a motor vehicle
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