Alliance Theatre
Assistant Technical Director (Regular/Full-time)

Department:                                  Production/Scenery

Reports To:                                    Technical Director

FLSA:                                                Non-Exempt

Employment Status:                  Regular/Full-time


The Alliance Theatre is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relations efforts, education programs, recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors.


The Alliance Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, and country of origin, political belief, (dis) ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.



The Assistant Technical Director (ATD) works closely with the Technical Director to manage the scene shop, plan and direct scenery construction, and oversee load-ins and strikes for the Alliance Theatre’s 12 annual productions, including LORT B and D stages, as well as Theatre for Young Audiences shows. The ATD is also partially responsible for producing construction drawings using AutoCAD, maintaining shop inventory, purchasing/procuring specialty hardware and materials, and upkeep of accounting documents. Position will remain open until filled.


Work Schedule:

·       Typically, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, with late nights and weekends required as needed.



·       Effectively assisting in the day-to-day management of the scene shop.

·       Planning scenery construction methods to safe and efficient standards.

·       Supervising the shop foreman and carpenters to ensure construction accuracy.

·       Shopping/buying to maintain materials inventory and to procure specialty hardware and materials as necessary.

·       Managing accounting documents.

·       Maintaining excellence in quality and efficiency of work.

·       Upholding the artistic standards and the mission of the Alliance Theatre.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

·       Shop foreman, four scenic carpenters, occasional over hire carpenters.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



·       Three years of experience in a supervisory role in a scene shop.

·       A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Technical Production or similar is preferred.

·       Must have complete proficiency and demonstrable experience using AutoCAD to create scenery construction drawings.

·      Must have advanced modern scenery knowledge, including wood, steel, and aluminum construction techniques, rigging, automation, and scenic processes.

·       Must have complete proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including the ability to create and maintain complex accounting spreadsheets.

·       Must have a valid driver’s license.


Skills and Abilities:

·       Must demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills.

·       Must be incredibly organized and detail-oriented.

·       Must be a self-starter who can take initiative as a crew leader.


Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

·       Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and heavy lifting (at least 75 pounds) is needed.

·       80% office work at a computer (option to sit or stand).

·       Some work at heights on ladders and personnel lifts is necessary.

·       The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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