Bristol Riverside Theatre
Bristol, PA 19007
Bristol Riverside Theatre is a mid-sized regional theatre whose mission is to engage audiences and artists alike with exceptional performances, inspired writing, and superior productions that motivate us to think harder, to feel more deeply, to laugh more joyfully, and to reflect on ourselves and the world in which we live.
Located in the historic district of Bristol Borough, the theatre has a full-time staff of 14 employees, with most senior staff having been with the organization for a minimum of 10 years. In summer 2021 we are excited to launch the William Penn Bank Summer Concert Series at an outdoor amphitheater in Bristol Township, to mark our return to a full slate of in-person programming.
In the 2019-20 season, the longtime Artistic and Founding Directors stepped down after 35 years of service and the leadership structure changed from an Artistic Director/Managing Director model to one led by two Co-Producers, each responsible for a portion of the annual producing portfolio. The new leadership is emphasizing a commitment to new play development and serving a diverse community with stories that address the breadth of the human experience.
We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To further our commitment to serving a diverse community, we are currently in the process of reviewing and rethinking our policies and procedures. For more information on these efforts, please go to: https://www.brtstage.org/about/diversity.
We seek a resourceful, collaborative, and strategy-minded Technical Director who will manage and oversee all technical aspects of production including, but not limited to, scenery construction, installation, implementation, removal, rigging and crew supervision. The Technical Director will supervise the mainstage and concert seasons, and may also be called upon for coordination and technical assistance for presented events throughout the year. The Technical Director is expected to demonstrate strong management skills, collaborate with artistic staff, multi-task, meet deadlines, and exercise independent judgment. This position is supervised by and reports directly to the Production Manager.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Technical Director performs the following duties:
· Supervises and manages the construction, realization, and strike of all sets;
· Works with designers to analyze cost, safety and practicality of designs;
· Creates and monitors budgets;
· Schedules and supervises union carpentry crews;
· Ensures that the scene shop and theatre remain safe workplaces; and
· Maintains production equipment.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The desired experience and qualifications for this position include:
· Degree in technical direction + 2 years experience, or 5 years of experience.
· Leadership experience.
· Strong collaboration skills.
· Outstanding communication skills.
· Strong organizational skills.
· CAD and Excel
BENEFITS: Comprehensive health benefits and flexible holidays.
EOE: Bristol Riverside Theatre is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives and better reflects the community as a whole. We believe the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
TO APPLY: E-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Technical Director Position” in the subject line. With your resume, please submit a cover letter describing what attracted you to this job and your qualifications. Qualified candidates may be asked to submit additional information, including references from people with whom they have worked in the theatre industry.