Technical Director

Date Posted: 2020-01-14 22:35:00

Pay: $700 per week

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Job Description

Saratoga Springs, NY,
In Residence: May 27 \x96 July 8, 2020,
Opera Saratoga, formerly Lake George Opera, began with a production of Die Fledermaus at the Diamond Point Theatre on July 5, 1962, playing to an audience of 230. The Company now calls Saratoga Springs, New York home and performs for more than 25,000 people annually during the Summer Festival, as well as through community engagement programs year-round. The 2020 Summer Festival under the leadership of Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson, will feature 3 different productions: The Pirates of Penzance, Sky on Swings, Madama Butterfly; as well as a wide variety of concerts at diverse venues unique to the region.,
The Technical Director is contracted as a full-time resident position for a period leading into, during, and after the Summer Festival. For the 2020 Season, he/she will be required to be in residence from May 27th to July 8th. Outside of the resident period, he/she completes task as needed on a limited basis remotely.,
\x95Communicate with the Production Manager (PM), Designers, and production shops for each production to determine feasibility and resources needed for each production,
\x95Under the guidance of the PM, work with the Assistant Technical Director (ATD) to prepare technical drawings and source any materials and/or equipment needs for the season ,
\x95Prepare budget estimates for scenic ,
elements of on-site builds with the ,
ATD and PM,
\x95Work with the PM and ATD to keep all scenic elements within budget,
\x95Create and supervise construction drawings with the ATD,
\x95Coordinate, in partnership with PM and ATD the setup of scene shop facilities in theater,
\x95Secure and oversee purchases of all needed materials ,
\x95Develop the build schedule with the ATD for on-site builds in coordination with other ,
departments, and adjust the build schedule as production needs change ,
\x95Supervise and participate in the build of scenic elements,
\x95Supervise and participate in the installation of scenery built off-site ,
\x95Coordinate load-in and changeover schedules with the PM and ATD,
\x95Supervise ATD, scenic crew and Carpenter Interns ,
\x95Work with other department heads to make sure all crew needs are met,
\x95Attend all production meetings, technical rehearsals, and other rehearsals as needed,
\x95Present weekly budget updates to the Production Manager,
\x95Maintain all scenic elements during production period,
\x95Ensure a safe, clean, and organized workspace, including all storage areas,
\x95Other duties as assigned by the PM,
\x95Supervise the load-out of all three productions and disposal or storage of each,
\x95Supervise the restoration of all theater spaces and the return of all Opera Saratoga stock,
The Technical Director will bring a strong appreciation of Opera Saratoga\x92s mission and a desire to positively both impact the organization\x92s long-term success and enhance the quality of productions presented by the company. He/she must have the following skills and experience:,
\x952+ years\x92 experience as a Technical Director, or 3+ years\x92 experience as an Assistant Technical ,
Director working in professional opera and/or theater,
\x95Computer proficient (MS word, Excel, Vectorworks, or AutoCad, and internet file sharing),
\x95Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges,
\x95Well-developed communication skills,
\x95Maturity and understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and ,
diplomacy skills,
\x95Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail,
\x95Comfortable working at heights from Genie lifts, ladders and scaffolding.,
\x95Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.,
\x95Driver\x92s License required,
Competitive compensation based on experience. Travel stipend, and housing during the Summer Residency period is provided. ,
Please send a resume and cover letter with at least two references that can speak directly to your skill set for this position to: Jason Barroncini, Production Manager,
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone solicitations please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.,
Opera Saratoga is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ,


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