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Westport Country Playhouse (WCP) seeks immediate candidates for the year-round position of Technical Director. The Playhouse 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, keeping all MSDS information up to date, implementing all safety protocols in the scene shop and theater, and overseeing all scenic elements including load-in and strike.
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 theater expenses, maintaining shop equipment and hardware, WCP warehouse and working on theater rentals as directed. Playhouse carpenters, electricians and sound 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 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 license, and be able to work a 40 or more hours week including nights and weekends. BFA in Technical Direction or Technical Theater or equivalent experience 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.