Technical Director/Facilities Manager
The Technical Director/Facilities Manager oversees those volunteering in technical areas – such as set design and construction, audio engineering, lighting instrument rigging, etc. – while maintaining the cleanliness and organization of the theatre’s shop. They will establish and uphold a professional and efficient system of prop and costume organization that is simple enough for different designers to utilize throughout the season. The Tech Director/Facilities Manager will be able to kindly, firmly, and directly communicate with volunteers to ensure systems are being followed. The Tech Director/Facilities Manager is a leader, collaborator, helper, and resource to volunteers, and a welcoming presence to patrons. The ideal candidate has experience working backstage in theatre in many capacities and is excited for the opportunity to join the small, hardworking staff of Alaska’s longest-running arts organization.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
HOURS: Part-time: 10-30 hours per week, hourly position. Weekly work hours vary with the production calendar. Weekend and evening work required.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE NEEDED
• Strong communication and customer service skills
• Ability to connect with and guide volunteers
• Extensive working knowledge in technical theatre and facility management
• Advanced skills in sound and lighting software, or ability to learn programs quickly
• Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
• High school diploma
• Proven success in stage management, technical theatre design, and management in other fields
• Additional theatre-related education a plus
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is an hourly position and pay depends on experience.
Wage range: $9.89-$11.00 per hour
No health insurance, retirement contributions, or other benefits offered.
• Technical Direction:
o Support and problem solve with designers: set, sound, and lighting
o Facilitate production meetings
o Assist visiting designers in set construction
o Oversee prop/costume loans and rentals
• Facility Management:
o Maintain theatre’s shop and performance space
o General upkeep and minor repairs
o Janitorial tasks: trips to dump/recycling, cleaning bathrooms, etc.
o Answer office phone and take messages
o During performances, run box office and deliver curtain speeches
o Have general working knowledge of theatre operations to answer volunteers’ and patrons’ questions
• Duties will be adjusted based on qualifications and background of the successful applicant.
• Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
• Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Matt Fernandez, Executive Director