Date Posted: September 26, 2018
Job Number: LSWC21

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The Technical Director has the daily responsibility for the safe and professional supervision of the technical operations of the Leslie S. Wright Center for the Performing Arts.

Duties include:

  • Coordinating, supervising and overseeing all the technical aspects of productions and events in the Wright Center.
  • Putting safety and professionalism as a top priority.
  • Planning, developing, scheduling and providing the technical support required for each event or performance.
  • Creating invoices for all events.
  • Maintaining inventory of necessary supplies.
  • Monitoring the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment for safe operation; arranges repair and replacement when needed.
  • Securing permits, adhering to OSHA safety standards, and liaising with the fire marshal.
  • Supervise and work alongside crew, stagehands, technical staff, stage managers and assistant stage managers for all events during preparation, rehearsals and performances.
  • Oversee the load-in, preparation, set up, and run of show and load-out of all events in the Wright Center.
  • Working with the Director of Performance Venues, Facilities, architects and contractors to insure safe, professional, thorough, and efficient planning and execution of capital projects.
  • Establishing good working relationships with internal constituencies, resident companies, and external promoters and presenters.
  • Hiring, training, scheduling and supervising technical part-time staff.
  • Designing and implementing policies and procedures for all activity.
  • Orienting facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations.
Required Qualifications

To apply for this job, your resume and/or cover letter must show that you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years’ experience in technical performing arts operations
  • 2 years’ previous supervisory/management experience

Qualified applicants will also be required to have the following skills, attributes, and abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse population
  • Strong working knowledge of production systems, including rigging, audio, visual and light systems
  • Ability to work in time-sensitive situations and to creatively and patiently solve problems
  • Must be able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in some form of Technical Theatre
  • Experience with industry best practices in production safety and security
  • Specialization in rigging, audio, electrical, video or lighting systems

Submit a resume and cover letter with current salary/salary requirements to:

Office of Human Resources
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229
FAX: 205-726-4027

Resumes received after the posting is removed will not be considered.

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Employer.