Technical Director



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Promote an inclusive and safe work environment:

  • Foster a culture of community, anti-racism, equity, diversity, inclusion, and respect among staff and guest artists
  • Foster a culture of safety, both psychological and physical, and ensure a safe work environment and practices

Support Artistic Vision and Goals:

  • Uplifts the mission, vision, and values of A.R.T with staff and overhire
  • Works with the scenery department to implement scenic designs

Staffing and Scheduling:

  • Direct supervision of Associate TD’s, Scene Shop Supervisor, Charge Scenic Artist, and Purchaser, oversight of all shop staff
  • Coordinate scenery department labor and onboarding

Budget Responsibilities:

  • Creates scenery budget estimates and is responsible for all shop budget lines
  • Submits updated budget reports and weekly payroll to Production Management

Production Responsibilities:

  • Works with Designer to make design work effectively within theatre resources
  • Drafts or assigns and approves drafting of each ART show
  • Collaborates with other production departments on the rigging plot, and provides specifications on rigging methods to the Stage dept.
  • In conjunction with Shop Managers, plans and oversees scenic load in and develops a calendar
  • Attends rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and previews as necessary
  • With other department heads, plans strike or load out and storage of closing shows
  • Manages and finds outside projects when the calendar permits

Facilities, Equipment, Stock:

  • Oversees organization of scenic storage
  • Oversees the maintenance of shop equipment, coordinates maintenance of shop vehicles and facilities with Facilities Manager
  • Training and Meetings:
  • Manage or delegate training and meeting schedules for shop staff
  • Attend training sessions and shop/company meetings as required
  • Communication:
  • Maintains clear and consistent communication with other production departments
  • Distributes technical ground plans and sections
  • Provides samples and photos as needed to designers and directors