The Associate Technical Director (ATD) assists the Technical Director (TD) with day to day management; scheduling, budgeting and drafting scene shop projects. This position plays an integral part in developing scenery department policies and standards for safety and construction.
• Create technical construction and installation drawings, with assistance from the Technical Director, for productions as assigned.
• In conjunction with the Technical Director, oversee that all rigging and technical requirements are designed and implemented in a safe manner.
• Communicate drawings to carpenters and monitor construction of built units.
• Act as Technical Manager for assigned productions, a point person for scenery related issues who tracks and manages the show from budgeting through strike.
• Assist in construction, installation and strike of scenic elements when necessary, ensuring safe practices are used.
• Instruct Scene Shop staff on safe and effective construction techniques.
• Work with Technical Director to develop working standards and procedures for the Scene Shop.
• Participate in the development of Capital Projects for the Scene Shop
• Attend production meetings and tech rehearsals as needed.
• Communicate to the Stage Supervisors the running requirements of shows.
• Assist with tracking of material inventory and advise on material purchases.
• Assist in maintenance of performance spaces with Technical Director and Stage Supervisors
• Assist in maintenance of scene shop with Technical Director and Master Carpenter
• In tandem with the Technical Director, ensure that all fall arrest systems and equipment are maintained and that all staff are trained in its use.
• Assist in scheduling, budgeting and completing summer maintenance projects
• Read and review all rehearsal and performance reports; assist in coordination of daily schedule to complete notes in a timely manner
• Have strong working knowledge of office requirements; PO tracking, payroll, show estimates, work flow scheduling, inventory and seasonal budget tracking.
• Participate in the development and implementation of a curriculum for the TD Apprentice
• BFA in technical theatre, or minimum five years of experience in a professional scene shop.
• Computer literacy, including Word, Excel, Outlook and AutoCAD.
• Structural and technical design skills.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task and work with tight deadlines.
• Experience in theatrical rigging, inclusive of counterweight and winch systems.
• MFA in technical theatre.
• Experience in supporting opera, drama, dance and concert performances.
• ETCP certified rigger for theatre.
• CNC programming and Structural analysis experience.
• Experience with designing automation solutions.