The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts’ Executive Director is seeking an experienced theater Technical Director to be responsible for maintaining MCPA as a safe, working theater and ensuring that the performance spaces are pleasant and functional. The Technical Director coordinates and/or executes all technical needs throughout the facility, including scheduling and supervising the technical crew; advances and executes tour contracts and is the organization’s production liaison with facility renters.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Communicate with artist’s touring/production manager and ensure artist’s technical needs are met, including lighting/sound requirements and any show-specific needs.
- Ensure MCPA is load-in ready upon artist’s arrival.
- Hire and supervise the technical crew for MCPA performances, including coordinating with I.A.T.S.E. Local 24 when necessary.
- Submit all payroll information for technical crew to MCPA’s Finance Director bi-weekly.
- Execute and/or delegate the execution of artist’s hospitality rider.
- Maintain an organized and safe work environment.
- Work with Executive Director to create a production budgets and assure they are met.
- Maintain inventory of MCPA equipment and keep it in safe working order.
- Monitor wear and tear of MCPA, including the auditorium, green room and backstage area, and address maintenance issues as they occur.
- Meet annually with the Facilities Committee to recommend capital improvements and yearly maintenance needs.
- Clean and maintain lighting instruments and dimmers.
- Arrange for annual inspection and regular checks of rigging system.
- Maintain necessary water, cleaning supplies, paper and kitchen supplies in green room and production supplies backstage.
Rental Production Liaison
- Ensure MCPA and its equipment is used respectfully and properly by facility renters.
- Assist community users in assessing their technical needs and provide guidance/recommendations as needed.
- Act as the facility representative, or arrange for such representation, whenever performances spaces are used by an outside renter.
- Provide maintenance and capital expense estimates for preparation of the annual budget.
- Keep the Executive Director informed of the status of the facility and productions and be readily available to answer questions from staff, artist representatives and renters.
- Assist or coordinate assistance for the Event Coordinator for event set up when necessary.
- Other duties as assigned.
Skills & Knowledge
- Ability to work a flexible schedule and long hours as needed.
- Ability to develop and work within production budgets.
- Ability to set priorities, multi-task and handle multiple interruptions.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Ability to effectively communicate and maintain affable relationships with staff, volunteers and customers including artists and their representatives, renters, community members.
- People management and employee supervision.
- Ability to solve issues cordially and efficiently.
- Working knowledge of sound and lighting equipment including lighting instruments, dimmers, microphones and recording devices.
- Skill with fork lifts, genie lifts and the tools necessary to complete basic facility maintenance.
- Proficiency with CAD programs, ETC light boards and a variety of sound manipulation programs required. Experience with PC’s, printers, Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.
- A positive attitude, sense of humor and ability to roll with the punches.
- A passion for the performing arts.
- Three to five years experience in technical theater and/or concert/event production strongly preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience in technical theater and/or concert/event production preferred.
SALARY / BENEFITS:
- Competitive salary
- Health, dental and vision insurance
- 10 days of Paid Time Off (increasing after two years) and 9 paid holidays
- Company cell phone
- Mileage reimbursement for business travel
Please email your resume to: [email protected]
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For questions, please call (419) 423-2787 or email at [email protected]