The Technical Director will have a broad understanding of all aspects of technical theater including basic carpentry, lighting, sound, and projections, an ability to troubleshoot and maintain theatrical equipment, and a desire to work with undergraduate students in a mentoring capacity.
Serve as technical adviser for student productions
Orient students in safety standards and the proper use of tools and equipment
Participate in production planning to determine necessary technical supports for all projects
Participate in load in, technical rehearsals, and strike as needed
Maintain theatrical equipment and purchase supplies
Create and maintain technical documentation and inventories
Serve as liaison with NYU’s production department
Hire and supervise part time staff
In concert with Producing Manger, manage physical production budgets
Manage the maintenance and repair of the facility
Serve as technical liaison with theater rental clients
Please e-mail resume, cover letter and references to jobs@PHnyc.org with Technical Director- PHDT in the subject line.
At Playwrights Horizons, we believe that a broad spectrum of voices enriches the quality and vitality of our work. Playwrights Horizons is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in its staffing, and to equitable and inclusive practices. The organization is interested in receiving applications from people of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, classes, religions, and ability.
All Playwrights Horizons facilities are fully accessible and ADA compliant.
Minimum 3-5 years of practical experience working in technical theater
Ability to read and produce technical drawings in VectorWorks
Ability to lift 50 lbs., climb ladders, and perform manual labor as needed
High professional standards with acute attention to details
Night and weekend hours required
Additional Salary Information: Salary and Benefits
Paid time off; medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; flexible spending plan; and 403b with employer match after one year of service. This is an exempt position.
About Playwrights Horizons- Playwrights Downtown
Playwrights Horizons is a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists, and to the production of their new work.
Playwrights Downtown includes Playwrights Horizons Theater School that operates in conjunction with NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and a space rental business. The Theater School trains nearly 200 undergraduate students each year in a four-year interdisciplinary program, and when not in use by the Theater School, the Rehearsal Studios rents rehearsal rooms and theater space to a broad cross-section of the not-for-profit arts community.
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