Technical Director

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 29, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Technical Director
Target Hire Date
03/15/2021 - 2 months to go
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The Technical Director is the driver of realizing student scenic designs as they move from concept, into preliminary, then into final design phase and its full realization. The TD works closely with all other technical areas in support of the fully staged production both virtual and in person.

Key Responsibilities:
  • budgeting of preliminary and final scenic designs-
  • create and implement shop/build plans and schedules
  • supervise and participate in all scenic construction
  • leading and supervising scenic load-in
  • installation of rigging, scenery & automation
  • support during tech and performances
  • supervise scenic strike and load-out
  • Supervises the carpenter

NOTE: For the Spring ‘21 semester, possibly longer, Emerson Stage is producing our full season of plays and musicals on a live-streamed, trans-media format.

Responsibilities for Transmedia Production
  • Building and maintaining individual, networked acting studios with green-screens, computers, cameras, lights in a variety of small spaces on campus.
  • For actors working remotely, conduct virtual site visits, determine, create and send the technical elements to support their inclusion in the production including green screen, rigging, networking elements, etc.
  • Support the software/hardware needs of the effort including Watchout, vMix, AutoCad, Vectorworks, Photoshop and other digital modeling software.
  • Fulfill the scenic goals of the production that possibly includes physical scenery and scenic elements, digital renderings in 3D, including lighting, 3D large scale models of designs for productions and other duties as assigned.

  • Candidates should hold a MA/MFA in Technical Direction for Theatre or equivalent experience
  • 5-8 years' experience, preferably at an institution of higher learning.
  • Other required skills include CAD/AutoCAD, Vectorworks
  • Excel; OSHA-30 Certification and
  • drivers license

Grade of Position: A16E

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Hiring Range: $61,350.00 - $64,300.00

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Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

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