The University of West Georgia is in search of a new Technical Director! Below is a link and info on this opportunity.
Job ID #: 263626
Job Title: Theatre Program Technical Director
Link : Technical Director
Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to learn, grow, and advance. Now, nearly 13,000 students from across Georgia, 31 states and 62 countries call UWG home. With 95+ undergraduate programs and concentrations, and 35 master's, specialist, and doctoral degree programs, our institution builds capacity to help develop talent pipelines for in-demand industries. Today, we're a regional powerhouse, making an economic impact of more than $633 million in the region and state.
With our main campus in Carrollton (GA) and presences in Douglasville (GA), Newnan (GA), and online, we take pride in working every day to curate a first-choice university by making a difference in the lives of our students, alumni, industry partners, and the communities we serve.
The academic enterprise of the university is organized into our College of Art, Culture, and Scientific Inquiry; College of Education; Richards College of Business; University College; School of Communication, Film, and Media; Tanner Health System School of Nursing; Honors College; Graduate School; UWG Newnan; and our UWG Douglasville Center.
The Theatre Program Technical Director position will work with the faculty and staff in the UWG Theatre Program, and report directly to the Chair of the Department of English, Film, Languages, and Performing Arts. Primary duties will include collaborating with a diverse group of students and colleagues to build and implement scenic designs for a five-show season at the university.
Major responsibilities include:
1. Supervise, mentor, and train students in shop safety, power tools, carpentry, and building scenery and props for a five-show season.
2. Determine cost analyses within the allotted budget for each scenic design in the five-show season.
3. Create and maintain a safe, healthy, and appropriate work environment in the scene shop, storage warehouse, and other areas of work.
4. Create build schedule and construction drawings for each production.
5. Meet deadlines as determined by the design faculty and staff.
Supplies / Materials:
Purchase/pickup building supplies/materials for every production.
Maintain and be responsible for state issued purchasing card in order to buy supplies and materials needed for the building of scenery and props.
Attend all Technical Rehearsals and Company Meetings.
Manage Load-In and Strike for each show.
Maintain the props storage facility, and ensure that any props borrowed by local or on-campus organizations are returned in good order or replaced by the organization
Other Required Qualifications
A minimum of three years experience in a theatrical scene shop.
Strong knowledge of best practices; ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and others internally and externally.
The candidate must successfully pass a credit check.
Preferred Educational Qualifications
Master's degree in Theatre Design or Technical Direction
Previous experience as a technical director in a professional or university setting.
$50,000 - $54,868
Experience in counterweight fly systems is desired.
Knowledge of Vectorworks and comparable software is also desired.
The program is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
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