Assistant Technical Director

Assistant Technical Director

CATEGORY: Technical

Shakespeare Theatre Company
Washington, DC 20003

Job Details


The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in Washington DC, seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Technical Director (ATD). The ATD will assist the Technical Director to assure that scenery for all STC productions and projects is constructed and completed in a timely, artistically excellent, and fiscally responsible fashion. The ATD will create mechanical and working drawings from which the Scene Shop staff can build scenic elements, and will design effects, automated mechanical systems, and structural surfaces for the productions, as well as assisting the Technical Director with supervising the operations of the Scene Shop and distributing work among the Scene Shop staff.


The successful candidate will have an MFA in Technical Direction OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent professional experience. An additional 1-2 years of professional experience as a technical director, assistant technical director, or carpenter in an equivalent major theatre, opera, ballet company, or commercial scene shop is required. In all cases, the experience should include: understanding of the scenic design process; expertise in AutoCAD (2D and 3D); and knowledge of automation, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and rigging system design, installation and maintenance. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Flexibility and the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed is required. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.


STC is committed to building an inclusive organization and a workforce that better reflects the diversity of the region we serve and encourages people of all communities to apply. Please apply on our website at, or you may send a cover letter, resume, and references to No phone calls please.



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