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Assistant Technical Director

CATEGORY: Technical

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

Job Details



The Skidmore College Theater Department is accepting applications for an Assistant Technical Director to join a dynamic team of faculty and production staff. The Assistant Technical Director, under the leadership of the Technical Director and Department Chair, and in collaboration with the production team, is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the scene shop, technical equipment, load-ins, and strikes. The ATD is integral to the realization of all scenic, rigging, and lighting elements for departmental productions. The ATD is also responsible for scheduling/leading student crews and for shared oversight of tech rehearsals/performances.


A qualified candidate is a theater professional with a BA/BS/BFA.


Three or more years’ experience in the field; strong communications skills; and the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Candidates should be detail-oriented, flexible and able to work as a team player in a collaborative atmosphere. Position requires experience and dedication to maintaining high standards of safety and quality work as well as a strong desire to teach and engage with students through an educational lens.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with hands-on scenic construction and metal-working and/or applied knowledge of lighting, sound and video practices. Proficiency with VectorWorks preferred. Experience in educational settings highly desirable.

We are particularly interested in candidates from under-represented groups and in individuals who have experience with diverse populations and can contribute to the diversity and excellence of Skidmore's academic mission and community.

Skidmore offers an intensive Bachelor of Science degree in Theater that balances pre-professional training with a strong commitment to liberal arts learning. The department produces four major productions each year as well as a series of student workshops.

The position is a three-year renewable contract that pays biweekly, includes benefits, and is a full-time ten month contract from mid-August through mid-June. Some nights and weekend will be required and are eligible for overtime. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration please submit materials by 2/28/23. To learn more about the Skidmore Theater Department please visit: Start date: August 2023.

To apply for this position please visit the Skidmore Human Resources website: (and search staff positions).

Required documents needed to apply:

  • On-line application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of Three References

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.


Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.



$23.00 – $26.00 per hour




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