Technical Director for Theatre Arts
The mission of California Lutheran University is to educate leaders
for a global society who are strong in character and judgment,
confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service
and justice. Founded in 1959 in beautiful Ventura County, the
university has an enrollment of about 4,000 undergraduate and
graduate students who come from across the nation and around the
world from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures and faiths. As a
federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Lutheran is
looking for candidates with a dedication to and success in working
in diverse communities. The university is committed to an inclusive
learning and work environment that values individual differences
and respects each person’s dignity.
The Technical Director (TD) is in charge of the technical
operations of the Black BoxTheatre, Preus-Brandt Forum Theatre,
Chapel, Uewano Amphitheater, Kingsmen Park, andother locations as
needed for theatrical production.
- Be responsible for transforming the proposed scenic, lighting,
prop, sound, and media designs into technical communications that
align with the space and budget while taking the process through to
- Ensure a safe working/acting space for everyone involved, in
the shops, storage spaces, and theatrical venues.
- Be responsible for planning and supervising technical
production activities and personnel in the following areas for Cal
Lutheran Theatre and Dance and for the Kingsmen Shakespeare
· Teach Production Labs in Scenery, Sound/Lighting, Computer Aided
· Technical production administration and planning
· Technical design and direction
- Identify and coordinate any accommodations or modifications as
required to maintain budget and safety considerations, and suggest
alternatives as needed.
- Work with Production Manger to develop and build a load-in
schedule that ensures a completed set, lighting and sound systems
are in place and functioning by first technical rehearsal.
- Maintain updated technical drawings, designer information
packets, and space protocols for all CLU venues.
- Manage production areas in scenery, paint, lighting, sound, and
- Support and mentor student designers throughout the
- Hire and supervise student workers.
- Oversee and support external groups when using the department
- Oversee all technical requirements for the Kingsmen Shakespeare
- Potentially design 1-2 shows per semester in an area of
- CAD (Vectorworks, AutoCAD, and SketchUp), QLab, digital/online
- OSHA regulations for theater and building safety, including but
not limited to three-phase power distribution, safety inspections,
- Train and work with an undergraduate student crews and student
- Be committed to the ideas of a liberal arts education and
theater as a component of a multi-focused student body.
- Proficiently read and execute scenic, lighting, sound, media,
and prop designs (plots, drafting, paperwork, samples, research,
file conversations, etc..)
- Oversee the planning, engineering, construction, installation,
strike, and storage of all scenic, lighting, prop, sound, and media
elements for all productions, special events, and other department
- Work in high stress/shifting environments.
Any combination equivalent to: a bachelor degree and three years of
experience working in multiple theatre spaces within professional
and/or academic setting.
An MFA in Theatrical Technical Direction
Licenses and Other Requirements:
Outdoor and indoor work environment; may work at heights; fast pace
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date:
Open Until Filled:
Application Procedure/Special Instructions:
To apply, visit https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/10264
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opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race,
religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical
disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status,
sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender
identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable
law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied
the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program,
activity or facility of the University on the basis of these
factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state
laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s
policies, procedures, and processes.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process
can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please
contact the Human Resources Department for further information or
to request an accommodation.