Employment Opportunities

Production Staff 2015

Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts seeks Technical Director

Posted on May 18, 2015

Timeframe

Interviews begin July 7, 2015
Position begins August 1, 2015 and continues through the 2015 - 2016 season

General Information

Matthews Playhouse is a community based non-profit theatre organization committed to enriching the lives of children and adults by inviting them to participate in the world of performing arts.  We are looking to hire a part-time Technical Director to join our team.  This is a part-time, salaried position, hired as a contractor.

The Technical Director will report directly to our Production Manager, and will be responsible for the overall execution and implementation of scenic designs for the shows in our season.  Duties include scene shop maintenance, scenic storage organization, management of shop staff and volunteers, and taking an active role as carpenter, painter, and rigger during work calls.  Additional duties to include being "on-call" (on site) for technical rehearsals and performances as arranged by the Production Manager.  Note: This position requires someone who is willing and able to work in the scene shop in a hands-on capacity on a daily basis.

Qualified applicants will be eligible to take on additional scenic, lighting, and sound design positions throughout the season, which are paid through separate contracts.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years experience working in a scenic shop, with previous Technical Direction or Master Carpenter experience preferred.  BA degree in theatre or related performing arts field is preferred.  Proficiency with AutoCAD or Vectorworks (along with a working knowledge of drafting and technical drawing) is desired.

To apply, please submit a letter of intent, professional resume, and three references.

Contact

Evan Kinsley, Production Manager
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(704) 846-8343

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