Assistant Technical Director - Children's Theatre Company

Assistant Technical Director

Description of Children's Theatre Company

Lead by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kim Motes, Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the world’s leading theatre for young people and their families and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the regional Tony Award, CTC creates extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.

CTC is dedicated to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members. CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community. We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination. CTC prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Technical Director is responsible for assisting the Technical Director in the preparation and organization of technical information pertaining to the scenery of any given production, through collaboration with the design team and the other production departments, working from knowledge of standard theatrical technical design.

Principle Responsibilities:
• Draft technical drawings for all scenic elements based on the designer drawings, using AutoCAD 3D modeling, so they can be built by the shop staff or by subcontracted labor.
• Solve technical and design challenges using a wide variety of construction materials and methods used in the theater to implement in technical designs.
• Assist with budgeting and cost estimating of labor and materials for each production.
• Assist in managing shop workflow, so that a variety of projects can be done cooperatively and efficiently.
• Order materials and supplies for the Scene Shop.
• Attend weekly production meetings and assist the Technical Director with communicating production information to the scenic designer and Scene Shop Staff.
• Attend technical rehearsals and notes sessions as needed.
• Lead strike and load-ins as needed.
• Archive information about each production and on the theatrical venues for future reference.
• Assist in managing the scene shop personnel to promote a safe, healthy, and productive working environment.

Requirements and Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree with 5 years or more of experience in regional theater or commercial scenery production, M.F.A. in Technical Direction or related field preferred, or a combination of equivalent experience and training.   Experience with IATSE crews is a plus.
• Proficient in AutoCAD 2016 or later, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), basic Photoshop skills.
• Requires excellent organizational, problem solving, and communication skills.
• Working knowledge of construction drafting techniques, simple engineering, and structures.
• Working knowledge of basic scenic carpentry, welding, rigging, sewing, hydraulics, pneumatics, and theatrical automation to draw upon for creating technical designs.
• Ability to lead and/or supervise crews of carpenters to get work done efficiently and safely.

Position Status: Full time, exempt.  Includes comprehensive benefits plan.

Application Deadline:  Applications accepted until the position is filled.  The projected start date is June 1.
To apply, email letter of interest and resume, in pdf format, with “ATD” in the subject line to
  Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]

Contact information

Children's Theatre Company
Andrew Robertson
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Respond by
Monday, April 30
Posted February 22