Theatre Technical Director and Operations Manager

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 20, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

invites applications for the position of:

Theatre Technical Director and Operations Manager

SALARY: $4,710.00 - $5,193.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 08/18/20
CLOSING DATE: 09/21/20 11:59 AM

Priority Screening Date is September 21, 2020 at 11:59 AM (PST)

This position is located in Monterey, California. Work required from this position takes place predominantly onsite.

The Theatre Technical Director and Operations Manager, in consultation with the Theatre Arts faculty, initiates, plans and participates in a variety of supervisorial and stagecraft duties required for theatre production. This position, under the administrative supervision of the Dean, is a 12- month position with benefits.

The Theatre Technical Director and Operations Manager serves as the Theatre Program Technical Director/Production Manager (TD/PM) for annual department seasons consisting of at least two productions per semester and a summer festival. In addition, the Theatre Technical Director serves as the TD/PM for co-productions and booked-ins both from campus and community organizations.

Primary Responsibilities Include
1. Serving as designer (in area of expertise) for at least two productions per academic year
2. Assisting in the design, fabrication, and implementation of sets, paint, and properties for all Theatre Department productions
3. Managing the scheduling and fabrication of scenic elements and properties with additional staff and student workers
4. Recruiting, directing, and supervising guest designers, professional experts, overhires, and other temporary employees as needed in coordination with the Theatre Arts Department Chair
5. Providing direct supervision of Theatre Arts Department classified staff members
6. Advising, mentoring, and encouraging students with regard to curriculum, research projects, internship opportunities, and career possibilities.
7. Supervising and mentoring students in all aspect of stagecraft including set construction, design, and shop maintenance
8. Supervising all additional personnel in their use and operation of Theatre Arts Department equipment and software including lighting, sound, and projection equipment
9. Scheduling all load-ins and strikes, including mounting of technical elements of productions such as rigging, sets, lights, sound, and special effects
10. Overseeing stock/storage of light/sound equipment, scenery, and properties
11. Coordinating production elements of rentals & booked-in theatre building events
12. Maintaining Theatre Program Calendar and production budgets in coordination with Theatre Arts Department Chairman
13. Collaborating with Theatre Department Chair

Other Functions
1. Serve on college committees as assigned. Represent the District at local, regional and state meetings, as assigned.
2. Perform other related duties as assigned.



Education and Experience

Education and experience relevant to the position. For example, a bachelor's degree in theatre arts, technical theatre, fine arts, lighting, stage design or related field and three (3) years of work experience in two or more of the following areas; scenic design, lighting & sound design, prop design, scenic charge artist or equivalent.


Expertise and experience in the design and implementation of scenic design, scenic paint, and/or properties.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Theatre Arts or related discipline.


Knowledge of: principles and techniques of technical direction, including the design and administration of construction, prop construction, lighting, sound, rigging, scenic painting, and/or multi-media projections. Proficiency and experience in CAD, Vectorworks, and QLab preferred.


Some heavy physical effort is required, which may include frequent standing, walking, and lifting of heavy (over 40 lbs.) parcels, machines or equipment, as well as frequent activities requiring full body exertion. This position includes indoor and outdoor work environments, and may involve exposure to environmental extremes.


Possession of or ability to obtain prior to employment, a valid California driver's license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements.

Exempt level position / 12 months per year

This position is located in Monterey, California. Work required from this position takes place predominantly onsite.

Schedule will flex depending upon Theatre needs. Evening and weekends required at times. Supervisor/Dean reserves the right to change schedules as needed.


Starting Salary $4,710 - $5,193 per month, depending upon experience and qualifications.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE (no additional costs for benefits)


Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, ranging from health, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), and long-term disability, provides sick leave and contributes to the CalPers retirement plan. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.

How to Apply

To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following materials online:
• Completed Online Application including the Diversity Statement.
• Cover letter (pdf) addressing interests in the position and a summary of how your design, theatre, and management experience has prepared you for this position - maximum of two (2) pages in length
• Resume (pdf) A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position
• Unofficial Transcripts (pdf) - Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate degrees must be submitted at the time of application
• Design Portfolio: Please submit a PDF design portfolio containing 12 to 20 images of your work or a URL link to samples of your creative work in lighting design, set design and/or sound design. This could include renderings, photographs and/or CAD drawings, as appropriate for revealing your design.
◦ To submit the portfolio: in one of the "optional other document" sections of the application site, either submit a link to an online portfolio meeting the above specifications or upload a PDF portfolio fitting the specifications (PDF file size limited to 10 MB)

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Human Resources does not accept additional materials such as letters of reference, test scores from other institutions, certificates of courses/programs completed, or letters of commendation from schools with your application. Such items, if included, will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you are a finalist, HR will request any reference information that is required. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment at any time.

To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for "Classified and Other Staff." Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an "apply" button immediately above the announcement to the right.

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Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (831) 645-1341.


Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with

Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign the Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance, and submit fingerprints. The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

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