Technical Director

Date Posted: 2019-12-02 20:08:00

Pay: $45k 50k annually

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Job Description

Position Title: Technical Director,
Department: Production,
Reports to: Director of Production,
Classification: Seasonal Full Time with benefits (11 months),
About SCT: ,
Since our inception in 1975, the Seattle Children\x92s Theatre (SCT), has served over 4 million children over the course of 43 seasons of creative, professional theatre and arts education classes for the Puget Sound region. Every decision is made with our mission in mind; To provide children of all ages access to professional theatre, with a focus on new woks, and theatre education. ,
At SCT we value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work and encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.,
Seattle Children\x92s Theatre Mission Statement: To provide children of all ages access to professional theatre, with a focus on new works, and theatre education.,
Position Summary:,
\x95Ensures the successful interpretation, engineering, rigging, realization, and safety of all scenic, lighting, sound, and video designs.,
\x95Alongside the theatre\x92s established Safety Committee, will work to ensure a safe working environment in both scene shop and theatre spaces.,
\x95Oversees an IATSE Scene Shop, including 4 carpenters and 2 scenic painters. ,
\x95Maintains clear and consistent communication with all members of the scenic department, as well as the surrounding production departments, to ensure successful integration of technical elements of shows.,
\x95Coordinates work schedules with all production departments.,
\x95Evaluates budget, mechanical and logistic feasibility.,
\x95Generates working drawings for the scene shop utilizing AutoCAD.,
\x95Distributes technical ground plans and sections to technical departments and stage management.,
\x95The purchase of construction materials and equipment needs of the scene shop.,
\x95Provides samples and photos as needed to designers and directors.,
\x95Oversees organization of warehouse with Prop Shop Manager and Costume Shop Manager.,
\x95Provides input to upper management regarding future capital projects and improvements.,
\x95Assists designers with knowledge about use and capability of theatre\x92s,
physical plant.,
\x95Brings group incentive and drive to each production.,
Skills and Knowledge:,
\x95Strong project management skills that demonstrate the ability to deliver complex projects on time, on budget, and in a safe and efficient way.,
\x95Must possess written and verbal communication and be able to collaborate with a wide variety of artists, technicians and administrators with diverse backgrounds.,
\x95Must have complete proficiency and demonstrable experience using AutoCAD. Working knowledge of Vectorworks is a plus.,
\x95Skills in carpentry, welding, rigging, and sewing.,
\x95Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other cloud based software.,
\x95Embraces a commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by acting as an internal advocate in growing the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion skills of the Scenic Department employees and modeling inclusive behavior.,
\x95Five or more years of experience in related positions; or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.,
$45k - $50k based on experience,
Background Check,
Offers of employment are contingent on verification and completion of a background check, which include criminal history, and of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process.,
To Apply:,
Tell us about your experience engaging and working with diverse communities. This Diversity Statement should be no more than one page. Please send diversity statement, cover letter, resume, and three professional references in PDF format to use Technical Director in the subject line. No phone calls.,
Additional Information ,
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. Seattle Children\x92s Theatre provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin age, disability, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. ,


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