Cary Academy seeks Theater Technical Director

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Division: Middle and Upper School
Job Code: ART11
Department: Fine and Performing Arts
Pos ID#: 770-04


CLASSIFICATION
Position: Instructional Support Faculty

Payroll: Exempt (Salary)

Status: Full-time (academic year)

Annual Offer: Yes


SCOPE
The Technical Director has primary responsibility for supervising the use of Berger Hall performance spaces for the benefit of the School and its collaborative efforts in the community. The Technical Director works with the Fine and Performing Arts Director, arts faculty and others to produce curricular, extracurricular and other programs by providing technical direction for events in Berger Hall and elsewhere on campus.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Manage and maintain the theater lobby, house, stage and wings, scene shop, supply room, black box, dressing rooms, control room, Design Lab and Discovery Studio spaces to ensure the safety and comfort of students, employees, and guests.
• Maintain and deploy technical systems in the theater, black box, shop and Discovery Studio including, but not limited to: lighting, audio, rigging, multimedia, staging and fabrication systems.
• Provide technical direction and provide and/or oversee technical staffing (as needed) for internal events, curricular performances, extracurricular productions, and other activities in Berger Hall.
• Contribute as production team member for extracurricular production needs including construction and strike.
• Train, coordinate and supervise production staff, running crews and other internal or external technical support for theatre events.
• Advise external groups who rent the facility to ensure that school assets and interests are protected.
• Provide technical assistance as needed with school events in other locations on campus (such as commencement or fundraising events).
• Teach a class or advise a club, depending on student interest.
• Seeks out and engages in ongoing professional development
• Perform other functions as assigned in support of school operations.


POSITION IN ORGANIZATION
Reports to: Fine and Performing Arts Director
Supervises: Technical Staff and Volunteers
Indirectly Supervises: N/A


RELATIONSHIPS
Internal: All Cary Academy students, parents, and employees
External: Cary Academy families, alumni, vendors, and the community at large


WORK SCHEDULE
Days: In general, the Theater Technical Director is scheduled to work Monday through Friday as determined by the academic calendar. Certain work requirements (particularly school events in the theater), extracurricular responsibilities, or unplanned academic calendar changes could result in a need for a temporary modification of this schedule, including work in the evening or on the weekends.


Hours: This position is scheduled to work 37.5 hours per week. The actual times worked are determined by the supervisor and must meet the requirements of the position description.


JOB REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work collegially with students, staff,
parents and other members of the community in a way that fosters professional collaboration and
exchange
• Proven experience in theatrical technical direction and stage management
• Proven experience in lighting design, operation and maintenance; experience with ETC systems including
the ION light board, Revolution lighting, 192 dimmer rack, remote control, instruments and other aspects
of the lighting system preferred
• Proven experience in audio mixing for house and recording mixes; use of a Yamaha M7CL digital audio
board or equivalent preferred
• Proven experience with house PA, monitors, microphones and other audio assets
• Proven experience in multimedia design and production
• Proven experience in shop operations, management and fabrication
• Physical ability to lift up to 80 lbs., operate a genie lift, climb ladders, and work on the catwalk
• Ability to meet expectation of regular, predictable and reliable attendance for events
Education: A bachelor’s degree in the content area; advanced degree preferred.
Experience: At least 3 years of production experience in a professional or academic setting.
Equivalency: Directly related experience or a combination of related experience and education may be
considered in place of the above requirements.


PAYROLL
Payroll Type: Exempt (not eligible for overtime)
Payroll Frequency: Monthly
Other Compensation Programs: May be eligible for additional compensation as described in General Faculty Handbook
Performance Evaluation Document: Administration and Staff


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.


Specific tasks and deadlines may vary and are provided to the employee by his or her supervisor(s).


Updated July 3, 2017


Salary: Cary Academy offers a robust compensation and benefits program for all full-time faculty and staff, including 50% tuition
remission for the children of employees.


Start Date: August 2017


How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and 3 letters
of recommendation to Theater@caryacademy.org.


Cary Academy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


EOE M/F/D/V

Triad Stage seeks Production Manager

Triad Stage, an LOA to LORT-D Theater producing in both Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC, is seeking a full-time Production Manager.  The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of production systems and methods, strong leadership skills, ability to track budgets effectively/efficiently, excellent communication and organizational skills. The Production Manager’s specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Financial Management:
•    Read scripts and anticipate/plan budgets for future Triad Stage productions
•    Work with Managing Director and General Manager in the planning and implementation of production budgets after productions have been confirmed
•    Communicate budgets to departments heads and provide guidance with the same 
•    Track and maintain production budgets, providing management and support to staff with accurate forecasts and expenditure sheets
•    Arrange for purchase of production items needed for Triad Stage productions and facilitate payment, shipment, etc.
•    Approve and submit all production invoices to General Manager for payment
•    Reconcile expenditures with General Manager

Staffing:
•    Supervise all production staff including Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Costume Shop Manager, Assistant Costume Shop Manager, Props Master, Scenic Artist, Master Electrician, Sound Supervisor and members of Professional Training Program (Apprentices in Production Management, Stage Management, Carpentry, Props, Costumes, Lighting, Sound)
•    Collect and approve timesheets for hourly employees before submission to General Manager for payment
•    Hire and manage production staff, production apprentice positions, run crew and overhire as needed
•    Attend SETC/ USITT Job Fairs when schedule & budget permits

Planning/Scheduling:
•    Produce season production calendar & distribute
•    Serve as liaison between production staff, designers, directors and administrative staff regarding due dates, expectations, etc.
•    Coordinate technical rehearsal calendar/schedule in concert with show stage manager and other staff
•    Facilitate use/maintenance of shop vehicles in concert with Company Manager
•    Coordinate with Facilities and Rentals Coordinator the logistics and staffing of special events in the Triad Stage building, on the Mainstage or in the Cabaret 
•    Plan/implement Company-wide meetings with General Manager
•    Coordinate production needs with Marketing and Development departments
•    Ensure designer seats for previews and opening

Administrative:
•    Attend all Triad Stage staff meetings, production meetings and special strategic planning meetings as needed
•    Update/maintain current job descriptions/ads in concert with General Manager
•    Distribute/collect tax forms and other necessary documents from new staff & perform required training
•    Observe/provide feedback on job performance
•    Provide support to Facilities and Rental coordinator in interfacing with props and costumes rental clients
•    Assist Facilities and Rentals Coordinator with coordination of minor facility repairs as needed

Reports to:  Founding Artistic Director and Founding Managing Director

Triad Stage has a core value of Inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff.  Full time with benefits.  Salary commensurate with experience.  For consideration please send cover letter, resume, and references to Theater@triadstage.org.

Davidson Community Players seeks Technical Director

Davidson Community Players (DCP) seeks a technical director to complement its production teams for five Main Stage and three youth shows each season.

About DCP

Now in its fifty-second season, Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established to produce theatre that entertains, enriches, and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. DCP operates a youth division for productions and education called The Connie Company. Both organizations have a long standing record of providing creative, authentic and affordable opportunities for both children and adults. Each year over 14,000 patrons attend our productions.

ABOUT THE POSITION

DCP seeks to hire a technical director. This position will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Artistic Director and visiting directors. DCP produces shows at two venues: the 110 seat Armour Street Theater and the 525 seat Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College. The duties of the TD will vary based on the venue. For all shows the TD will:

  • Build and load in the set for each production;
  • Strike the set and load out immediately upon the conclusion of each production
  • Purchase supplies and work within a budget for each show;
  • Coordinate and supervise volunteers;
  • In conjunction with artists and/or production representatives, read contracts and drawings or stage depictions to ascertain needs for the production; determine feasibility and make arrangements for special staging, rental equipment, special effects;
  • Approve set and lighting designs with regard to safety, compatibility and scheduling considerations;
  • Responsible for the safety of all special effects including rigging, and pyrotechnics;
  • Maintain inventory and order specialized supplies while supervising and maintaining the scene shop;
  • Attend and assist with technical rehearsals of all productions;
  • Maintain a clean, safe and secure working environment;
  • Report any accidents/incidents;
  • Perform periodic safety checks on equipment and facilities, ensuring that safety guidelines are being met.

For shows at the Armour Street Theater, duties include:

  • Consult with the director to design the set;
  • Assist in lighting and sound design as needed;
  • Conduct light focus and programming of lights;

General responsibilities also include:

  • Maintain and organize the scene shop;
  • Maintain irregular and occasionally extended working hours;
  • Supervise two summer technical theatre interns
  • Monitor the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arrange for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; perform preventive maintenance on shop and theatre equipment.
  • Be capable of lifting, pushing or pulling objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.

The Technical Director (TD) works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties. Close supervision is not normally required nor expected. Hours vary considerably based on the production schedule.

Compensation is competitive based on the expected hours to be worked. No additional benefits are offered with this position.

Qualifications

The qualified applicant will have at least two years of experience working in a scenic shop with previous experience as a Technical Director or Master Carpenter preferred. A degree in theater or related area of study is also preferred.  Own transportation is required and oownership or use of a pick-up truck or similar vehicle for transporting equipment and small set pieces is a plus.

Lighting and set design experience is desired. Stage painting experience also preferred.

Candidates are required to have mechanical skills in the use of hand and power tools, be able to read and understand ground plans, design sketches, blue prints, construction plans, and be able to produce working drawings. Design opportunities may be available for the right candidate. Opportunities may exist to earn additional income.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume including a list of references to Executive Director Matt Merrell at matt@davidsoncommunityplayers.org. Applciations accepted through August 1, 2017. No phone calls please.

Parkway Playhouse seeks Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of Parkway Playhouse that includes strategic planning and goal setting. This individual is responsible for meeting the objectives regarding the organization’s mission and strategic plan. The Executive Director must be an excellent communicator and be able to manage a staff of creative individuals.  The Executive Director needs to be able to coordinate a professional community of diverse constituents, as well as mediate conflicting ideas. The Executive Director is responsible for fund and budget development. The Executive Director oversees duties of Director of Education, Technical Director/Production Manager, Operations Manager and all other PPH personnel, including annual evaluations of managerial staff. Above all, Parkway Playhouse Executive Director must be someone who can inspire the staff, patrons, and local community.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees all business management of the theatre and the coordination of all activities, including the planning and implementation of a Main Stage season, with assistance from the Operations Manager and the Board, pertaining to Parkway Playhouse,
  • Oversees the promotion and marketing of the theatre that includes annual direct mail appeals, press releases, and all necessary marketing materials and campaigns,
  • Works with Marketing Committee to create and implement the annual marketing plan including social media, traffic monitoring, on line ticket sales, email correspondence, newsletters, direct mail and other campaigns to build ticket sales, membership, donor and audience basis.
  • Hires and provides direct supervision of theatre staff in compliance with the latest Board of Directors approved PPH Personnel Handbook. Work to ensure that all personnel practices conform to best practices and to federal, state, and local laws.
  • Works with Director of Education in hiring Parkway Playhouse Junior staff,
  • Works with Board of Director’s Finance Committee to develop annual operating and capital budgets, and ensures the PPH is operating with approved budgets, in planning a Junior season.
  • Works with Building and Grounds Committee to oversee planning and implementation of capital expenditures and facility improvements that will grow annual revenue,
  • Works with Board of Directors to plan, organize, direct and expand fundraising program; oversees a major gifts program that involves identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and prospective corporate, community, foundation, and individual donors,
  • Writes grants, maintains a grant writing database, and builds and sustains relationships with current, new and potential grant-giving organizations and individuals,
  • Administers fiscal responsibilities as outlined in current PPH Accounting Policies and Procedures,
  • Represents PPH to the national, state, and local theatre community, government agencies, funders, businesses, press and constituencies through active involvement in events and programs,
  • Maintains a visible leadership role in the community, presence in the larger theatre community and work closely with Board of Directors to fulfill and advance PPH’s mission,
  • Works with Board of Directors in strategic and long-range planning and organizational development,
  • Manages the promotion and marketing of the theatre that includes managing the organizational membership database and portfolio of donors and prospects, supervises in the creation and execution of marketing materials and campaigns,
  • Ensures that local and regional media have appropriate and timely information about theatre performances and activities, print and online social media,
  • In collaboration with the Fundraising Committee, manages individual donor campaigns, including membership renewals and special appeals,
  • Ensure that PPH operates at the highest national levels of non-profit governance, fiscal prudence and programmatic/production excellence.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three years experience in charitable fund development
  • Familiarity with theatre operations a plus
  • Ability to gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including board and staff, donors, foundation, and community leaders
  • Demonstrated success in securing major and annual gifts from foundations and corporations and major gifts from individuals
  • Demonstrated success in meeting annual fund goals, development management, grant writing, sponsorships and special events
  • Demonstrated experience in managing people and budgets
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated track record with respect to detail orientation and accuracy
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work in a hands-on environment with limited resources
  • University degree in relevant discipline
  • Strong entrepreneurial self-starter attitude
  • Knowledge of Donor Perfect a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform those functions.  Current administration offices are not wheelchair accessible.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Due to the educational focus of Parkway Playhouse and interaction with interns, apprentices, and Parkway Playhouse Junior participants, the Executive Director will be required to successfully pass a background check. The Executive Director will be required to work flexible hours where necessary.

Position is full time.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to klivengood@parkwayplayhouse.com, or mail to

Parkway Playhouse
P.O. Box 1432
Burnsville, NC 28714

No phone calls please

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte seeks Production Manager

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (CTC), one of the nation’s largest, fully producing professional theatre companies for youth, seeks a Production Manager.

With an organizational budget of over $5 million, CTC serves nearly 300,000 young people and families in the Charlotte region and is dedicated to creating vibrant and engaging theatre experiences. Performances are presented in the McColl Family Theatre (550 seats) and the Wells Fargo Playhouse (270 seats) at the ImaginOn facility, which also houses a full library for children and youth.

The Production Manager oversees a production staff of 12 full-time employees as well as several contract employees.

Job duties include: collaborate with designers to ensure the artistic vision remains within the available resources of time, budget and personnel; create and manage Production Department budget ($1.6 million) and other budgets as needed; contract design personnel; manage, monitor, and approve all production expenses; supervise and evaluate Production staff; consult on scheduling of all theatres, rehearsal studios and shops; oversee hiring of all Production staff and crews for shows; lead production meetings; attend all technical/dress rehearsals and preview performances; monitor capital needs and expenses.

Qualified Candidates should follow the application instructions on our website at www.ctcharlotte.org under JOBS & INTERNSHIPS. 

Theatre Charlotte seeks Stage Managers for upcoming productions

Theatre Charlotte is seeking local Stage Managers for THE GRAPES OF WRATH and A CHRISTMAS CAROL in our 90th season.

Production period for THE GRAPES OF WRATH starts in September with the show running through November 12th. A CHRISTMAS CAROL goes into rehearsals in October with the last performance on December 17th, 2017.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to Chris Timmons at chris@theatrecharlotte.org. Local applicants are preferred due to the demands of the rehearsal and production period. Theatre Charlotte does not pay for housing or travel expenses.  For show dates and more information on Theatre Charlotte, please visit our website at www.theatrecharlotte.org.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte seeks Director of Marketing and Communications

Reports to:  Executive Director 
FLSA status: exempt, full time 
Department: marketing and communications

Position summary:
Lead marketing and communications strategy, broaden organizational awareness, increase revenue and expand customer base. Responsible for planning, development and implementation of Children's Theatre of Charlotte's marketing strategies and communications activities, both external and internal. This position serves as a member of the senior leadership team.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop comprehensive strategies and tactics for achieving $2 1/2 million earned revenue from public ticket sales, school performance sales, Resident Touring Company sales, playbill advertising, Education programs and other opportunities as they develop
  • Engage board marketing chair and marketing committee to support overall marketing efforts.
  • Set annual season ticket, single ticket, school performance and Resident Touring Company sale goals; set Education enrollment and revenue goals for classes and camps
  • Create, monitor and forecast annual marketing and communications budget
  • Oversee all marketing efforts to cultivate and retain an annual audience of nearly 100,000 (public and school ticket sales) as well as about 4,000 education enrollments per year. This includes the development and management of digital advertising campaigns; creating content for and supervising the distribution of e-communications; implementing grassroots and word-of-mouth strategies and creating marketing plans for all earned revenue streams. Through effective use of CRM and other digital analytics, determine relevant and vital data to inform future decisions
  • Provide direction for in-house content creation in support of marketing objectives and collaborate with peer departments for organization-wide initiatives using consistent, clear and integrated style and messaging to ensure brand messaging aligns with the mission, vision and values of the organization
  • Creates / oversees the development of printed materials and visual representations for the organization
  • Establish new and strengthen existing relationships with local, regional and national media.  Manages the development of media efforts.
  • Create, collect and analyze survey feedback from program participants
  • Manage and mentor the marketing and communications staff, including: associate director of marketing, media relations and social media manager, systems and analytics manager, box office manager, school performance coordinator, touring performance coordinator and front-of-house coordinator.
  • Support the executive director and work with senior leadership team to ensure organizational programs fulfill the mission statement and core values of the organizations.

Education, experience and skills required:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing or related field is required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of progressive experience in marketing, communications or public relations with demonstrated success, preferably in a leadership role in the nonprofit or cultural sector with a proven record of achieving goals and developing strategies. At least two years of managing direct-reports and/or consultants
  • Analytical skills and creative experience necessary to craft impactful messaging for diverse audiences across multiple channels and platforms
  • Demonstrated leadership, facilitation, networking skills and the ability to think strategically
  • Possesses skills to utilize the software programs:  Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop), Premiere Pro II, MailChimp and others

Desired skills:

  • The ability to look at complex problems and/or opportunities creatively
  • The desire to aggressively challenge traditional thought to find efficiencies and improve performance
  • Strong drive to establish systems and prioritize projects
  • The ability to work with all departments to develop a comprehensive plan to promote all organizational activities
  • Experience working with outside marketing consultants and guiding their work
  • The ability to work with a variety of different people and to remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with AudienceView ticketing system and/or CRM and CMS systems preferred

 

Application procedures and special instructions:

Candidates should apply online at https://www.ctcharlotte.org/jobs-director-marketing-communications and include a cover letter and résumé.

 

Special instructions: 

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte will commission and produce a show based on the book "Last Stop on Market Street." Applicant should submit an original graphic design that Children's Theatre of Charlotte could use in a season brochure, advertisements, etc. along with a 150-word description of the story to create interest in purchasing tickets.

  • In an accompanying cover letter, the applicant should answer the following questions:
    • As with many mid-sized cultural organization, our leaders must strike a balance between being a visionary thinker, leader and being a “doer.” What demonstrated characteristics and skills do you have to achieve this balance?
    • Do you prefer an organizational structure where you have a high degree of autonomy or do you prefer a collaborative decision-making environment?
    • How do you define brand?

ECU seeks Assistant Professor – Scenic Designer

East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance (NAST accredited) seeks tenure-track Scenic Designer for well-established, rigorous BFA-Theatre Arts program.

Responsibilities include: scene design for ECU/Loessin Playhouse main-stage season (2-3 shows out of 5 per year) and mentoring of student Scenic Designers; supervising and mentoring of student crews in scenic painting and/or properties; and teaching related courses from a menu including Scene Design, Advanced Scene Design, and Scene Painting. Required Qualifications: MFA or equivalent professional experience in Scenic Design, Scenography, or Production Design. Preferred Qualifications: professional experience in Scene Design; proficiency in AutoCAD or Vectorworks, proficiency in Photoshop / Adobe CC;  Professional experience in paint and/or props.

Competitive salary.

Employment to begin August, 2017. Candidates must apply online at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com to posting #935009 and attach letter of application, CV/resume, and contact info for three references. Digital portfolio should be sent to Erich Keil, Chair, Scene Designer Search Committee at keile@ecu.edu. Please submit electronic application materials only. Written letters of reference, proper documentation of identity, employability, and official transcripts are required upon offer of employment.

Screening begins June 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. More school information can be found at www.ecu.edu/theatredance/.

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.  

Old Courthouse Theatre seeks Directors for upcoming season

Old Courthouse Theatre, Inc., an award-winning community theatre located in Concord, NC, seeks Guest Directors for its upcoming 42nd season. Slated productions are:

  • Disaster! Performance Dates: Sept 7 – Sept 24, 2017

  • Southern Fried Funeral Performance Dates: Oct 19 – Nov 5, 2017

  • It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play Performance Dates: Nov 30 – Dec 17, 2017

  • Seussical Performance Dates: March 8 – March 25, 2018

  • You Can’t Take It With You Performance Dates: April 26 – May 13, 2018

To be considered, please submit your resume and salary requirements to director@octconcord.com.

Questions, please call OCT at 704-788-2405.

UNC-Wilmington seeks Technical Theatre Supervisor

University of North Carolina, Department of Theatre has a technical theatre position available: Lighting/Sound /Projection/Multi-Media Supervisor.

This is a temp/hourly non-benefit earning position approximately 30 hours per week for nine months mid-August to mid-May. 

Normal working hours Monday-Friday but must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed. 

Hourly pay rate $15 per hour. For job description and to apply: https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/7995

For questions contact Thomas Salzman, Chair, salzmant@uncw.edu.

Position is open until filled.

Revised: 3/31/17