Education Technical Director (Regular/Full-time)
Reports To: Director of Production
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, 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 Education Technical Director serves as the technical and production lead for all Alliance Theatre productions and programs in the Education department including, but not limited to: Theatre for the Very Young, Teen Ensemble, Collision Project, and a variety of performances (including rentals) in the Black Box Theatre. The Education Technical Director also supports the Alliance Production Departments on an as needed basis, especially for off-site productions and moving back into the Woodruff post renovation. The Education Technical Director serves a key role as the liaison between the Education and Production departments, ensuring consistency of technical quality across the theatre’s programs.
• Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Some early mornings, evenings, and weekends are required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• Foster clear and timely communication between Education and Production departments.
• Work with Theatre for the Very Young (TVY) creative teams to realize their designs, including: building scenery and programming light and sound cues. Help with construction of properties, structures for lighting, and other items as needed for each show.
• Develop, oversee and enforce Production deadlines, due dates, and all technical schedules for TVY & Teen Ensemble productions.
• Facilitate the use of Education studios and spaces for internal use and external rentals. Orient facility rentals and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations.
• Monitor the condition of equipment in all Education studios and spaces; arrange for the repair and replacement of equipment within budgetary constraints; perform preventive maintenance on equipment as needed.
• Attend technical rehearsals to supervise and assist in all technical aspects of mounting the show.
• Be available throughout the run of the TVY productions to handle any technical matters that arise.
• Assist with any technical needs for other Education programs, including but not limited to: summer camps, The Palefsky Collision Project, and Teen Ensemble.
• Consult with high school drama instructors about technical theatre during summer professional development workshops.
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.
Education and Experience:
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Must be able to travel between any/all Alliance Theatre locations (off-site scene shop, Woodruff Arts Center, and other locations in Metro Atlanta for Theatre for the Very Young).
• Work independently and as part of a team.
• Proficiency with PCs, including Outlook, Excel, and Word. AutoCAD is also desirable.
Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously with appropriate sense of urgency.
• Ability to organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing with a variety of internal and external collaborators, including directors, designers, staff and technicians.
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 lifting (at least 70 pounds) is needed.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• Willingness to work some weekends, evenings and early mornings.