Technical Director

Technical Director

CATEGORY: Technical

White Plains Performing Arts Center
white plains, NY 10601

Job Details


The White Plains Performing Art Center, a 410 seat professional regional theatre located approximately 30 miles north of NYC is currently looking to fill the full-time position of Technical Director. The venue is a 35 min train ride from NYC and walking distance from Metro North. 

We will also accept resumes for those interested in summer only position as well.   

Duties include:  

-Primarily operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound and communications equipment as well as the use and maintenance of the stage facilities for theatre, dance, music, and other productions or projects and assists guest designers and artists with technical questions and assorted facility matters.  

-Collaborate with designers to have designs developed/ approved on schedule; vet the designs for budget, feasibility and safety; translate designs (elevations) into working drawings for construction when needed.   

-Plan detailed production schedules in coordination with the management team.    

-Hire/lead over-hire staff and crews and manages relationships with any outside shops & vendors.  

-Preps and supervises builds: engineers and drafts as needed; schedules and hires labor; plans and orders materials and supplies. Most shows will also be shopped out.   

-Coordinates build and load-ins so that rehearsals can safely move on set as scheduled and technical rehearsals can be fully productive  

-Provides coordination and support to other production staff for lighting, sound, projections, costume and prop needs, specialty rigging, etc.  

-Controls costs for labor and materials to stay within the approved budget, provide timely reports of all expenditures, hires, and employee hours to the appropriate staff members  

About You:

 -You build positive, collaborative relationships with crew members, over hire staff, and designers, as well as with institutional co-workers  

-You have extensive and varied experience in scenic construction and installation, with demonstrable leadership experience  

-You are comfortable supervising/doing carpentry/rigging, and are skilled in AutoCAD/Vectorworks  

-You have strong planning, organizational, communication, and management skills as well as knowledge of tools and techniques for construction and basic engineering  

-You have an appreciation of and ability to support the creative needs and ambitions of the theatre’s artists while keeping work on schedule, within budget, and on plan  

The preferred candidate would also have:   

Two or more seasons in a job with similar levels of responsibility  
Production management experience is a plus.     

Salary is commensurate with experience and this position is exempt from overtime. Benefits include employer paid medical and vacation.   

More about the theatre can be found on our website 

Please email resume and cover letter to for consideration ASAP and list when you can start the position.



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