The Atlantic Acting School is seeking a full time seasonal Technical Director/Master Carpenter for 9 weeks. Starting September 22nd, ending December 7th. There will be a week unpaid vacation for Thanksgiving.
You will be working directly under the Stage 2 Production Manager, to build 5 student shows, produced back to back. 1 week of build, 4 days of tech for each. It is a festival-type schedule, and hours will be long on many days, but during performances days are much lighter. Often, you will be working alone on scenery, so a good dose of self starting is imperative.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Drafting build drawings in Vectorworks
Driving the trucks for scenery/prop pickups
Working with designers to create and execute building plans for scenery
Sourcing and purchasing materials
Building all scenery for student productions
Maintaining a high level of safety in the studios and work areas
Collaborating with other members of the production department and helping in all areas to ensure successful productions
Occasionally working as a technician to aid the Master Electrician and Prop Master as needed
Managing budgets and helping the Production Manager find solutions for designers to stay within budget
Working on multiple shows at once (up to 6 shows may be running concurrently)
Creating and managing multiple build and strike schedules
Hiring and supervising overhire labor as needed
Supervising Techs, Dresses, and Performances
Maintaining a clean and organized scene shop
Keeping performance spaces in good working condition at all times
Drivers License - ability to drive 20’ trucks in the city safely.
CAD Drafting – We use Vectorworks, but if you prefer AutoCAD and can bring your own license, that is also acceptable.
2+ years of scenic carpentry experience, 2+ years of experience in technical theatrical production, basic theatrical sound and lighting knowledge, basic computer skills (Excel, Outlook, etc), organization, efficiency, communication, punctuality, troubleshooting, ability to work as part of a team, leadership, ability to work long hours (often late nights and weekends), ability to stay focused in high stress situations, sense of humor
Please send a cover letter and resume to Chris Batstone (Production Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls please