Technical Director

Position ID: 35338
Location
Institution: 
Georgia College and State University
College/Div/School: 
Arts & Sciences
Department: 
Theatre & Dance
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Technical Director
Job Description: 

 

Position Information
Business Title Technical Director
Home Department Theatre
Employment Type Regular (Continuous)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Appointment Staff (10-Month)
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length Not Applicable
Work Schedule

Duties include 40 hours a week and some evenings and weekends, especially as being present with the students in production/performance during tech weekend is essential.

Work Hours per week 40
Travel Required? N
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

We seek to provide the best possible education in theatre and dance for our students, preparing them for careers in the professional and educational arenas both in and out of the performing arts. We cultivate imagination, passion, discipline and collaboration in the creation of art and artists. We emphasize interdisciplinary connections and a global perspective as essential components of a liberal arts education.

Our department serves approximately 70 Theatre Majors, 30 Theatre Minors, and 50 Dance Minors with faculty and staff in performance, theatre as social change, technical and design fields, including a technical director, a light design faculty member, and a costume design faculty member. Our collegial faculty and staff typically also work in professional theatre. Our department recently received “Department/Program of Excellence Award” from the University and excels in undergraduate research and community outreach. Winner of several NEA grants, our department supports a diverse group of guest artists in theatre and dance.
Facilities include a 940 seat proscenium theatre and a five-year-old flexible space black box theatre, both with state of the art sound/light boards. Additional spaces around campus house smaller productions. We produce 3 mainstage shows and 3 senior capstone productions per year plus a touring children’s theatre. Our dance program features an annual community “Nutcracker” production, a Dance Minor Concert, and a Community Dance Concert, along with a Dance Minor Capstone production, all with professional guest artists. We host classes for young people through teens. For the past two years, we have hosted the ACDA Dance Regional Festival.

Encompassing the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the university’s four colleges. Approximately 185 full-time faculty in twelve departments teach approximately 3,000 students with arts and science majors. Most of the core curriculum and many service courses to the other colleges are taught by Arts and Sciences faculty.

As Georgia’s public liberal arts university, Georgia College offers undergraduate programs of study to talented and motivated students in a residential college setting. Georgia College also provides, at multiple locations, graduate and professional studies that support the needs of the region and create pathways to individual success and personal fulfillment. Its academically engaging, student-centered programs often take learning beyond the traditional classroom and develop the intellectual, professional, and civic skills and dispositions that enable graduates to thrive in an information-intensive and diverse global society. Through its teaching, research, and service, Georgia College enriches the lives of students and their local and global communities.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Technical Director of Theatre and Dance manages, supervises, and oversees all technical aspects of the Theatre and Dance Department, which has a Theatre Major and Minor and Minor in Dance. The Technical Director is responsible for supporting the artistic vision of directors and designers as it relates to the budgeting, scheduling, construction, and realization of set, lighting, projection, and sound designs. The Technical Director provides instruction and training to the students on carpentry skills, and all technical areas. Additionally, the Technical Director supervises staff, work-study, and student crews; manages facility, equipment and inventory; and assists the Chair in budgeting, creating the tech schedule, and scheduling the season. The Technical Director manages the space of the Campus Black Box Theatre and Scene Shop, works with the Manager of Russell Auditorium to oversee Theatre and Dance Department productions in that space, and works with Theatre productions in Max Noah Recital Hall. The Technical Director works with students, student directors and designers, and faculty in a professional manner, following all university procedures and policies.

The Technical Director has the following specific responsibilities.

*Maintain a clear understanding of all aspects of production in order to facilitate scenic, lighting, projections, and sound needs, rehearsal, technical rehearsal, running and closing/strike of each production and special event.

*Work with designers, directors, and production management to manage and maximize the artistic and educational impact of department resources. Assess construction needs, generate construction drawings and paperwork, create materials and labor estimates in time and cost and maintain inventory reports.

*Train and supervise staff and students in the preparation, load-in, and maintenance of shows.

*Organize and administer the implementation of the shop calendar, following through on design deadlines, scheduling and coordinating staff, and coordinating and supervising the construction of all scenic elements for each production.

*Maintain a safe and clean working environment in the scene shop and performance spaces; manage the shop and performance spaces; and provide training, equipment, record-keeping, and incident reporting.

*Manage and participate, as necessary, in technical and dress rehearsals and previews, as well as strikes/load-outs to manage technical needs; assist designers, monitor and aid staff and students, and collaborate with all production personnel in attendance.

*Attend staff, departmental, and production meetings with the responsibility for reading show reports, rehearsal reports and season calendars; follow up on applicable details/notes, and communicate information to supervisors and staff as appropriate.

*Work with Physical Plant on maintenance and repair of equipment, safety management, and safety inspection of tools and equipment.

*Maintain regular inspection with Physical Plant of hazardous materials, lamps, lighting instruments, dimmers, wiring, sound system, and mechanical work including rigging, winches, draperies and masking, and house systems.

The Technical Director will work in an environment of artistic and academic excellence at one of the nation’s top public liberal arts universities. We seek an individual who is committed to theatre within the context of a strong liberal arts environment devoted to diversity, internationalism, community outreach, and the free exchange of ideas.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties
Key Function Technician
Job duties performed for the above function

The department is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body within the College of Arts and Sciences, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Job responsibilities include working with students, student directors and designers, and faculty in a professional manner and following university procedures and policies.
*Maintains a clear understanding of all aspects of production in order to facilitate scenic, lighting, projections, and sound needs, rehearsal, technical rehearsal, running and closing/strike of each production and special event.
*Works with designers, directors, and production management to manage and maximize the artistic and educational impact of department resources. Assists students to conceptualize their set designs. Assesses construction needs, generates construction drawings and paperwork, creates materials and labor estimates in time and cost and maintains inventory reports.
*Trains and supervises staff and students in the preparation, load-in, and maintenance of shows.
*Organizes and administers the implementation of the shop calendar, follows through on design deadlines, scheduling and coordinating staff, and coordinates and supervises the construction of all scenic elements for each production.
*Maintains a safe and clean working environment in the scene shop and performance spaces, including marley floors. Provides training on facilities and equipment. Maintains records; completes incident reports as needed.
*Manages and participates, as necessary, in technical and dress rehearsals and previews, as well as strikes/load-outs to manage technical needs, assist designers, monitor and aid staff and students, and collaborate with all production personnel in attendance.
*Attends staff, departmental, and production meetings and is responsible for reading show reports, rehearsal reports and season calendars and follows up on applicable details/notes and communicates information to supervisors and staff as appropriate.
*Works with Physical Plant on maintenance and repair of equipment, safety management, and safety inspection of tools and equipment.
*Maintains regular inspection with Physical Plant of hazardous materials, lamps, lighting instruments, dimmers, wiring, sound system, mechanical work including rigging, winches, draperies and masking, and house systems.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Other Duties and Responsibilities

N/A

Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Minimum Requirements
Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

B.A. in Theatre or related area of expertise and 3 years of experience in an educational or professional theatre setting or related field of experience. Rigging skills and wood and metal fabrication skills required. Skill in computer aided drafting and design applications (Vectorworks and CAD. Skill in estimating and managing technical budgets. Proficient in the use of PC software applications (Windows, Microsoft Office, Adobe, Vectorworks, CAD, 3-D Printing, etc.). Interest and ability to work with students and to maintain a cooperative work environment. Evening and/or weekend work will be required. Drivers License needed.

Department Required Skills

The department is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body within the College of Arts and Sciences, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. The Technical Director of Theatre and Dance is responsible for managing, supervising, and overseeing all technical aspects of the Theatre Department which has a Theatre Major and Minor and Minor in Dance. This position will work in an environment of artistic and academic excellence at one of the nation’s top public liberal arts universities. We seek an individual who is committed to theatre within the context of a strong liberal arts environment devoted to diversity, internationalism, community outreach, and the free exchange of ideas. This position is responsible for supporting the artistic vision of directors and designers as it relates to the budgeting, scheduling construction, and realization of set, lighting, projection, and sound designs. The Technical Director provides instruction and training to the students on carpentry skills, and the areas mentioned above. Additionally, the Technical Director supervises staff, work-study, student crews, manages facility, equipment and inventory, and assists the Chair in budgeting, creating the tech schedule, and scheduling the season. The Technical Director manages the space of the Campus Black Box Theatre and Scene Shop and works with the Manager of Russell Auditorium to oversee Theatre Department productions in that space, and works with Theatre productions in Max Noah Recital Hall.

Other Job Requirements

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Select Type None
Description of Requirement

MFA in Theatre is a plus. Certification in rigging, electrical, or other certification is a plus.

Preferences
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

B.A. in Theatre or related area of expertise and 3 years of experience in an educational or professional theatre setting or related field of experience. Driver’s License preferred. Skills as master electrician, carpentry, rigging, scene painting preferred.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S0389
Desired Start Date 08/01/2017
Open Date 03/20/2017
Close Date 04/25/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Minimum Pay Rate-Annually $36,200.00
Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Degree Levels: 
Masters
Bachelors
Position Type: 
Staff
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

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University System of Georgia
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Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II