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Technical Director
SUBMITTED DATE: 6/12/2019

 

Position Opening

 Technical Director

 

DATE POSTED:                          June 11, 2019

APPLICATION DEADLINE:          Applications will be accepted until this position is filled 

POSITION STATUS:                    Regular / Full-time / Exempt

REPORTS TO:                            Director of Production

NORMAL HOURS:                     8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  Typical work week is 37.5 hours.  Duties will require evening and weekend hours during performances and related events.

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Technical Director coordinates work and schedules with production staff, designers, theater staff and other departments as related to Opera productions and Broadway presentations, as well as other company events, and assists the Director of Production with current and future season planning and administration.

 

The Technical Director is responsible for planning and supervision of technical production activities and personnel in the following areas:

  • Technical production administration & planning
  • Technical design & direction
  • Cost management and budget assistance
  • Operations management
  • Broadway series technical operations oversight

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Analyzes and implements technical aspects of productions
  • Creates technical drawings
  • Oversees load-in, load-out and all technical activities in the theater
  • Supervises technical staff, including IATSE crew
  • Prepares budgets and forecasts for technical aspects of productions, including labor
  • Participates in the presentation of Broadway series, ensuring local requirements are met 

 

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

 

OTHER DUTIES
Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

 

 

SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Ideal candidates have 3 or more years of professional experience as a technical director or assistant (opera preferred but not required), ability to manage multiple projects, strong management and organizational skills, experience with IATSE union crews, proficiency in Vectorworks or AutoCAD, knowledge of theatrical techniques including theatrical lighting and rigging, ability to adhere to budget and rigorous time schedule, amenable to fluctuating work schedule including extensive overtime during production, ability to carry 50 pounds and climb/work from ladders. 

 

 

ABOUT PORTLAND OPERA

 

OUR MISSION 

Our mission is to inspire, challenge and uplift our audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality that celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera. 

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION 

At Portland Opera, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and we are an equal opportunity employer.  Portland Opera Association will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to eliminating barriers to access and equity and see a diverse workforce as a key step toward this goal. We invite you to join us on our journey.

 

Portland Opera is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

TO APPLY: 

Please be sure to review the complete job description and requirements for this position, available on our website: www.portlandopera.org/employment

 

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and three references to  productionjobs@portlandopera.org.  No phone calls please.

 

Salary is competitive, based on experience.Benefit package available. Immediate opening until filled.  

 

 

 

 


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