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MiamiArtsJobs: Technical Director

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Lynn University / Wold PAC

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Technical Director


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Boca Raton, FL, United States


Theater Technician-Backstage Production

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Lynn University seeks an experienced performing arts Technical Director for the Wold Performing Arts Center and the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall. Reporting to the Director of Performing Arts Operations, this position will help support the artistic vision of the institution by collaborating with different university departments ensuring all stakeholders are supported and guided to foster a highly collaborative and creative environment


Job Description:

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary technical contact for all events taking place at the Wold Performing Arts Center and the Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall.
  • Co-manage budgets for lighting, sound, scenery, costumes, props, shop supplies, and other theatrical supplies.
  • Facilitate regular production meetings.
  • Train and supervise students in standard theatrical production and safety practices.
  • Assist in assigning technical staff positions for Drama Department students and supervise technical requirements for Conservatory of Music concerts.
  • Collaborate with Drama Department on technical requirements for the selection of shows for upcoming seasons.
  • Assist in the hiring of design and/or key production roles for Lynn Drama Department theatre productions and other University events.
  • Assist the design and production process assuring artistic vision and contractual obligations are met.
  • Design at least one major element for every Lynn Drama Department production as well as other University events.
  • Ability to provide a full set of design plates and technical drawings as appropriate for each production.
  • Assist in the build, load-in and load-out of all productions, concerts and events as needed.
  • Supervise staff, including selecting or recommending shop assignments, evaluating those assignments as well as training, mentoring, and supervising student workers in coordination with Drama Department Chair.
  • Assist in creating work schedules as needed.
  • Request and schedule all over-hire production crew for Wold Performing Arts Center and Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall events.
  • Direct, supervise, and assist with running of productions.
  • Coordinate with Director and Artistic staff regarding booking of events, practicalities of productions and scheduling of venues.
  • Conduct production meetings with staff, student workers, and outside producers to determine task assignments.
  • Oversee maintenance of shop tools/equipment.
  • Monitor theater inventory of supplies, equipment, materials, and performs theater maintenance.
  • Work with Director of Performing Arts Operations to develop and implement operational procedures and ensures compliance by staff.
  • Ensure personnel perform tasks in compliance with departmental safety standards.
  • Assist and support performing arts faculty in departmental operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Working knowledge of one of the following disciplines: lighting design, lighting consoles and related software.
  • Experience with proper audio systems procedures, practices, and related software.
  • An understanding of scenic design, set-building, and theatrical production management procedures and protocols.
  • Knowledge of theater rigging and standard practices.
  • Proficiency with computers and software including Vectorworks Spotlight, as well as Microsoft Office.
  • Be able to exercise good judgment and communicate effectively both orally and written.
  • Have strong organizational skills and ability to work in a multiple task environment.
  • Supervise staff and student workers and maintain positive interpersonal relations with faculty, staff, students, and clients.
  • Ability to climb a ladder, operate aerial work platforms, and be comfortable working at height.
  • Ability to lift over 50lbs and stand for long periods of time, occasionally work overhead.
  • Have knowledge and real experience in theatrical rigging and rigging practices.


Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Technical Theatre with a concentration in lighting design, live sound, or scenic design, set construction, or technical theater operations.
  • Masters of Fine Arts preferred.
  • Five years of continued related work experience in theatre and demonstrated professional experience in performing arts production and management.

Please apply at: https://lynn.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Careers/details/Technical-Director_R0001288-1


Accreditation and equal opportunity


Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Lynn University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431, titleixcoordinator@lynn.edu, or +1 561-237-7727; or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

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