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The Hill Country Arts Foundation, Technical Director

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Company

Point Theatre at The Hill Country Arts Foundation
Michelle Sorenson, admin

Production Description

Seeking a technical director for The Hill Country Arts Foundation.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Performances are year-round at The Point Theatre in Ingram, TX.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pay depends on experience.

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Duties

Essential duties: operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities, determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates, design, sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for theatre, and projects; assists guest designers with technical matters, supervises and assists with set and stage construction and management, assists in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows; including set designers, orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitates the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility, monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment, assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies, attends technical week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting the show, makes recommendations to the Board of Directors or theatre leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.

Requirements

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre; emphasis in technical theatre and or lighting/set design, working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures, ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances; plan, develop, schedule and provide the technical supports required for each performance; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; design and construct sets; design lighting and sound systems appropriate to each performance or oversee stage crews and volunteers, perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment; maintain inventory of necessary supplies; assist in budget preparation; establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of various groups, vendors, co-workers, and others; maintain irregular and extended working hours, able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.