Yale Undergraduate Production seeks Technical Director to oversee all aspects of production work in a range of venues, ensuring safety. TD will manage high-level safety programs working within and beyond the University.
Responsibilities include: Manage safety programs including staged combat program; Provide robust safety oversight/guidance for specific projects; Oversee theater facilities and equipment; Manage calendar and other digital tools; collaborate with staff and faculty in a range of offices; Train, mentor, and supervise students during strikes, load-ins, and other tech activities. Requirements include: Demonstrated commitment to safety; excellence in scenic construction, lighting, sound, and projection fields; experience in education and professional environments. Preferred: MFA. Non-standard work schedule including evenings and weekends. Full-time seasonal (10 month) continuing position with full Yale benefits. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Knowledge of industry health and safety standards and ability to identify and correct potential hazards.
Exceptional organizational skills. Ability to manage overlapping complex tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and work both independently and as part of a creative team.
Mastery of scenic fabrication including but not limited to dimensional and engineered lumber, sheet materials, standard scenic tools, scenic rigging, and scenic fabrics.
Proficiency with equipment and software in the areas of theatrical lighting, electrics, projection, and sound, including but not limited to ETC Element console, Qlab, AutoCAD and/or Sketch Up.
Highly developed interpersonal and advising skills. Able to lead, advise, train, and mentor students and staff.
Calm and collected under pressure.
Stand for long periods.
Hold and operate hand, air and power tools.
Repeatedly bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, squat and crouch.
Repeatedly lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 lbs.
Climb stairs and ladders and work effectively at elevations up to 20’.
Drive cargo van and box truck.
Internal Number: 49544BR
About Yale University
Yale University has a vast and vibrant performing arts culture. Within this rich environment, Theater Studies and Undergraduate Production work exclusively with Yale undergraduates to ensure that their work gets the attention and support it needs. As a branch of the humanities, the Theater Studies Program emphasizes the reciprocal relationship between practice and scholarly study, combining practical training with theory and history, while stressing creative critical thinking. Undergraduate Production (UP) ensures the safety of, and provides general support for, over 200 undergraduate performing arts productions annually.