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.


Technical Director

  • 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.

Facility Maintenance

  • 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.


  • 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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