Technical Director

Technical Director

CATEGORY: Technical

Laguna Playhouse
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Rachel Garlington

Job Details


Laguna Playhouse, a non-profit, LORT C Professional Theatre in Laguna Beach, CA seeks a Technical Director, a full-time salary, non-exempt position.

The Technical Director functions as the supervisor for implementation and maintenance of all technical elements for Laguna Playhouse productions, special engagements and rental events. 

The Technical Director determines the technical requirements from designs, estimates material and production costs and communicates needs with staff, crews and contractors. Technical Director works closely with outside scenic construction companies to insure a smooth transition into the theatre, ushering completed drawings through the bidding and budget approval process to the safely installed final product. This includes any necessary integration with scenic construction done in house and coordination with lighting and sound crews to best utilize stage time and tools. Duties also include any needed maintenance and repair during the run and the safe strike and removal of scenery once a production closes.

Key to the role is communication with production teams and staff, keeping all informed of progress and changes on projects in a timely manner. Vectorworks proficiency and the ability to quickly extrapolate data from construction drawings are vital as the Technical Director is frequently in communication with off-site designers and contractors and needs to share clear and accurate information. Responsibilities will include dissemination of materials, both electronic and printed to Designers, Directors, Contractors and Stage Management as requested.

Candidates should have a solid technical theatre background in scenic and property construction, rigging and scenic painting. This position is hands on and will require a range of theatre experience to accommodate diverse programming requirements and meet scheduled deadlines. Technical Director identifies, hires, schedules, and supervises over-hire labor crews. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to maintain a safe and supportive work environment. The Technical Director is a member of the Production Staff, coordinating with and directly responsible to the Production Manager.




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