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Employees of the Playhouse are part of a dedicated, hard-working team that helps fulfill the mission of the Playhouse.
| Technical Director
Westport Country Playhouse (WCP) seeks immediate candidates to begin mid-July for the year-round position of Technical Director. WCP produces a season of 5 fully produced plays as well as special events, theater rentals, and fundraising events. The TD reports directly to the Associate Producer/Director of Production and is responsible for scenery implementation including working with all scenic designers to approve designs, drafting all construction documents, crew budgeting, supervising daily scenic construction with a staff of two carpenters and an intern, keeping all MSDS information up to date, implementing all safety protocols in the scene shop and theatre, and overseeing all scenic elements including load-in and strike. Experience with rigging, welding, lighting and sound preferred.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: attending production meetings and weekly department meetings, purchasing, build/load-in carpentry assistance as needed, tracking shop, scenic and theatre expenses, maintaining shop equipment and hardware, WCP warehouse and working on theatre rentals as directed. Carpenters, electricians, and sound engineers operate under an IATSE contract. Candidates must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills, strong skills in engineering and automation systems.
Previous experience drafting with AutoCAD and Vectorworks is required, and candidates must be prepared to provide examples of their work. Candidates must be able to lift 75lbs, work at heights, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to work a 40 hour or more week including nights and weekends. BFA in Technical Direction or Technical Theatre and at least 3 years’ experience as a TD or ATD in regional theatre required.
Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package. Email cover letter, resume and three references to: David Dreyfoos, Associate Producer/Director of Production at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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