Technical Director / Production Manager

Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Details

Job Title Technical Director / Production Manager Reports To and Evaluated by Associate Dean - LRPAC Required Qualifications

Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Technical Theatre, or equivalent professional experience. Candidate should possess a working knowledge of the techniques, methods and procedures of Theatre productions. Demonstrated experience/ working knowledge of set design and construction. A working knowledge of lighting design, stage rigging, audio and sound reinforcement, stage management/or production management, as well as a working knowledge and clear understanding of professional standards of stage safety.

Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Technical Theatre.

Job Summary

Responsible for overseeing the design, management, and execution of all technical elements of productions for the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center. Maintaining the performance facilities and technical equipment, supervising student personnel for all Theatre productions. Works closely with the Associate Dean, Theatre faculty, and guest professional designers (scenic, lighting, costume, projection, sound) to implement theatrical designs. Responsible for overseeing all theatre productions through production meetings, rehearsals, the run of performances, attendance at tech weekend, opening, closing, and strike as required. Also works closely with Facilities for conference support.

Specific Job Duties

• Design, management, and execution of all technical elements of productions and events in the JPAC
• Maintaining the performance facilities and technical equipment
• Supervise and staff set construction, load-in, run, and strike of Theatre productions
• Create with the Set Designer (Independent Contractor) a materials list based on the set design with estimates for purchase, rental, loan, etc. (get required approvals for purchase orders and check requests and execute orders for materials)
• Coordinate set/props budget build, rental, acquisition and report costs
• Maintain, repair, and store JPAC’s owned set materials, tools & equipment, make recommendations for purchase. Maintain inventory and storage spaces
• Coordinate set build with Master Carpenter (Independent Contractor), running and strike crews with Director of Production
• Be available for and attend all production meetings as scheduled
• Be available for on-call service during the tech and run of productions, if not present during them, and come if requested
• Create with the Lighting Designer (Independent Contractor) a materials list based on the light design with estimates for purchase, rental, loan, etc. (get required approvals for purchase orders and check requests and execute orders for materials)
• Maintain, repair and store JPAC’s owned lighting instruments, light board, electrics materials; make recommendations for purchase
• Supervise and staff the execution of the sound load-in, run, strike and storage of Theatre productions
• Create with the Sound Designer (Independent Contractor) a materials estimate for purchase, rental, loan, etc. (get required approvals for purchase orders and check requests and execute orders for materials)
• Coordinate load-in, running and strike crews, and Director of Production
• Recruit, teach, mentor, and oversee student workers in tech, Crew, Board Operation, Lighting and Sound Design and Stage Management of Theatre productions
• Recruit, train and oversee students in Tech and Crew for Theatre productions and events. Oversee Student Technical Directors and Crew in Work Study Positions
• In collaboration with Associate Dean, help create, oversee and wrangle budgets for each production, event or program
• Perform other duties as assigned

Salary Range
Posting Details

Posting Number P00292PU Desired Start Date 07/06/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 05/03/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Letters of Recommendation
  4. Other


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