The Casper College Theatre and Dance Program is seeking a well-qualified technical director to provide support for its annual productions. Casper College offers Associate of Arts degrees in Dance Performance, Musical Theatre Performance, Theatre Performance, and Technical Theatre.
The Technical Director works closely with students and faculty to provide technical support for all productions in the theatre and dance program. The Technical Director may also design one production per year, depending upon expertise and departmental need. This is a full-time, ten (10) month position.
As an essential part of the artistic team, the technical director coordinates and participates in the construction of sets and props, hanging and focusing of lighting instruments; collaborates with the audio engineer on sound for all productions; mentors and supervises students; exhibits solid carpentry, theatrical engineering and rigging skills; is fluent in current drafting software; maintains departmental labor and material resources; has excellent pre-and post-production organizational skills; and has the ability to craft a thorough and accurate production plan. The technical director is responsible for applicable maintenance of facilities and equipment and communicates well with Casper College Facilities personnel; collaborates with designer(s) to work within allocated budgets to purchase production equipment and supplies; and maintains compliance with safe practices, workplace regulations, and college policies.
Coordinate and participate in the development and construction of all theatre and dance productions
Collaborate with designer(s) to provide working drawings for scenic designs
Collaborate with designer(s) to establish production budget priorities
Acquire all material needed for productions
Schedule and execute the construction of production elements
Utilizing best practices in safety, supervise, mentor, and instruct work-study and lab students
Supervise mounting of technical elements of productions
Assist in production tech rehearsals and strikes
Maintain shops, equipment, and storage areas
Attend department meetings and production meetings
Work within all applicable institutional policies and responsibilities
Assume other duties as directed by Theatre Department Chair and/or Arts and Humanities Dean
Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater
Ability to collaborate effectively with artistic colleagues
Ability to use current drafting software
Knowledge of current lighting equipment, including mounting, maintenance, and repair
Demonstrated skills in theatrical carpentry, rigging, painting, audio, lighting, and props
Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrate a passion for theatre and dance
Master’s degree in Technical Theatre
Experience in scenic and/or lighting design
Facilities and Accreditation:
Krampert Theatre consists of a thrust mainstage (seating 381), a black box theatre (150), and a dance theatre (100). The institution is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to mechanical parts, power-tools, fumes, and airborne particles. The employee occasionally works at heights and works with and around machinery with moving parts. The majority of the time will be spent indoors in a climate controlled environment, but occasionally various weather conditions will be encountered while traveling between buildings, working near/on the dock, or acquiring materials off-campus. The noise level in the work environment is typically at a normal level, but occasionally moderate to high levels of noise will be encountered during certain activities (e.g., using the shop vac, power-tools, etc.). Stage work may require accessing and working in small spaces, above the stage at height, and behind/below the stage in smaller areas. Work is usually performed during the normal workday, however, occasional early morning, late evening and weekend work may be required.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee must be able to stand for long periods of time, speak, hear, use hands and fingers to handle materials and use computer, feel, and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds may be required. Work includes use of hands to manipulate and use tools and equipment related to theatre production.
Submit the Casper College on-line application, including three references
Letter of interest
Provide a portfolio of technical direction/design work (may be URLs)
Copies of Transcripts (official transcripts required upon employment)
Note to Candidates:
Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
This is a benefited position.