The Technical Director/Scene Shop Supervisor is a 10-month, full-time position, reporting directly to the Production Manager. Responsible for communicating closely with the designer, director, production manager, scenic artist as well as other members of the production team. The role will serve as the master carpenter for all PAD productions, traditionally four theatre and three dance productions per year.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The reviewing, budgeting, scheduling, staffing, drafting, construction, installation, storing, and striking of all theatrical productions being put on by the Performing Arts Department.
Will create a build and load-in calendar upon receiving the final design package and will communicate the calendar to the rest of the production team.
In collaboration with and under the supervision of the Production Manager, determine the best way to construct, rig, and install stage scenery in order to realize scenic designs for simultaneous productions.
Provide a comprehensive learning experience for students serving on construction and running crews by training, instructing, and supervising students to include standard methods and operation of the theatre machinery and rigging, gripping of scenery, and duties associated with technical support for live theatre including standards of professional conduct.
Ensure compliance with all safety requirements.
Perform other duties as assigned
Job Location/Working Conditions/Equipment
High noise environment.
Requires protective devices.
Dust, dirt, grease, or other disagreeable elements.
Ability to travel to various on- and off-campus locations.
Typically standing or walking.
Typically running or climbing.
Typically bending, crouching, stooping.
Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement.
Using tools requiring high dexterity.
Frequent lifting of 25 lbs. or more.
Operate a motor vehicle.
Construction equipment for set builds.
Simple hand tools.
Experience in technical theater.
Proficiency in Autocad and/ or Vectorworks in communicating technical drawings/details with designers.
Experience with rigging, ETCP Theater certification a plus.
Experience with welding.
Excellent supervisory and community-building skills.
Ability to deal with changes in a positive, professional manner.
Knowledge and experience in the training and management of student workers or staff.
Three plus years of technical crew management experience.
Three plus years of theatre carpentry.
The ability for a flexible schedule; working evenings and weekends for all scheduled technical rehearsals.
Bachelor of Arts or equivalent professional experience.
$21.60 - $33.45 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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