Theatre Manager/Technical Director

Seeking Theatre Manager/Technical Director Immediately!

Job Title: Theatre Manager/Technical Director

Organization: Beverly Arts Center


Job Description

The Theatre Manager/Technical Director has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the Beverly Arts Center, including lighting, sound, set design and construction, inside events such as theatre productions and dance concerts, outside events such as concerts, public meetings, etc, and coordinating necessary maintenance.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, be detail oriented, have a facility with budgets, possess good supervisory/teaching skills, be a self starter, and have both design and facilities maintenance capabilities and experience.

Reports to the Artistic Director.

Responsibilities & Activities:
Theatre Management
• Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
• Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.
• Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and artists with technical matters.
• Advises production managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs.
• Supervises and assists with set and stage construction and management.
• Assists in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows.
• Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitates the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility.
• Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
• Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.
• Attends technical week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of mounting the show.
• Makes recommendations to the Artistic Director regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.
The candidate should have a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
S/he should have an ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances; plan, develop, schedule and provide the technical supports required for each event or performance; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; design and construct sets; design lighting and sound systems appropriate to each performance or oversee stage crews and volunteers; perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment; maintain inventory of necessary supplies; assist in budget preparation; establish and maintain effective working relationships with representatives of various groups, vendors, co-workers , and others; maintain irregular and extended working hours; able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Type: Part Time

• B.A. or B.F.A. in Theatre or Stage Management or a minimum of 3 years of professional experience, if you are currently pursuing your degree.
• Theatre design experience and back line experience
• Displays excellent leadership skills, with demonstrated ability to work with young and/or less experienced theatre artists
• Must be organized and an excellent communicator
• Team player
•Valid Driver’s license

Compensation: Position starts at $17 an hour/averages 30 hours week.

Education Requirement: Bachelors, High School

How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter to by March 31, 2017.

Last Day to Apply: 03/31/2017

Posted by: Kimberly Jones,