Technical Director

06/12/23 – 09/04/23

Pay: $700 per week(W2), provided furnished housing, and travel

The Barnstormers Theatre is seeking individuals for employment as the Technical Director for our 2023 summer season. Each summer The Barnstormers produces 5 mainstage shows and other events during our summer season. The Technical Director handles all scenic construction needs, installation, and support for all shows while maintaining appropriate paperwork and leading the technical staff. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can prioritize and execute required duties. Qualified applicants should have a strong background in reading and interpreting scaled drawings, scenic construction, experience with hand and power tools, safe construction and installation techniques, fabrication, and strong leadership skills. Applicants should be highly motivated, able to lift up to 75lbs, and ready to work in a fun and exciting environment in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. All contracts include salary and furnished shared housing. Company Members are required to arrive fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. Masks are encouraged in work spaces and testing may be scheduled if needed. Hand sanitization stations will be plentiful, social distancing, when possible, is requested.

Please send resume, cover letter, and two references to Artistic Director, Sarah Rozene to apply. Slrozene@barnstormerstheatre.org

Requirements:

-Create technical build drawings based on set design/production conversations in order to create scenic elements needed for shows.

-Work with Scenic Designer to ensure that set can be built within budget as determined with Production Manager and Artistic Director.

-Coordinate purchase and delivery of all materials needed for building of the set, working with the Scenic Charge and Master Electrician/Sound Engineer.

-Communicate with Stage Management about the scenic needs during the rehearsal process.

-Coordinate the needs and provide rehearsal items as necessary.

Lead load in and strike of performance space.

-Modify stock items to suit the needs of a particular show.

-Maintain and inventory stock of platforms, flats, and other scenic pieces.

-Complete assigned work in a timely manner, with a high level of quality.

-Maintain a clean and safe work space.

-Per current AEA guidelines due to the covid-19 pandemic, proof of covid-19 vaccination will be required. Weekly testing of company members will be performed by COVID Safety Manager at no cost to staff.

-The Barnstormers is committed to creating a safe, equitable, and inclusive work environment and all incoming staff members will be required to complete Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Justice training.

Qualifications:

-Previous experience in the following areas preferred:

-Technical direction

-Carpentry

-Foam Carving

-Tool maintenance

-Leadership of a crew

-Budgeting, ordering, and purchasing of materials

-Valid Drivers license

-Ability to maintain a positive work environment by communicating and behaving in a positive manner with all artists and staff from a variety of experience levels and backgrounds

-Ability to travel between performance, shop and rehearsal locations

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