Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Technical Director, which is a core part of the CPT staff who will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT, and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position until the role is filled, with a start date goal between 10/1/22 and 11/15/22.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
CPT is hiring a Technical Director (TD). This role requires leadership and initiative; and reports to the Executive Artistic Director (EAD). This role participates in leading the theatre and supporting the EAD in strategy and decision-making.
The TD manages and implements all technical aspects of productions, except costumes, for CPT’s season, consisting of 6-12 full productions, 2-4 new work development series, 2 multi-site special events, and other artistic projects. CPT programs in two theatres, various onsite studios, and occasionally produces work offsite in nontraditional spaces. The TD will lead the building of this department, and will work with the EAD and the artistic department to grow capacity. For the 2022/2023 Season, the TD oversees and works with CPT’s Technical Associate and some over-hire technicians to implement all sets, lighting, video, and sound installations. The TD is responsible for oversight of CPT’s scene shop and technical equipment. The TD is also offered opportunities to work as a designer; and therefore, receives additional compensation for major projects. Candidates must have three years full-time technical theatre work experience (or equivalent as a freelancer) with excellent technical skills in the following areas: sound technician, master electrician, and set construction. Expertise in some of the following skills is also a plus: sound design, lighting design/video design/implementation, and scenic design. The successful candidate will be collaborative, eager to learn new ways of working, service oriented, and highly self-motivated. CPT promotes a positive work environment and works to maintain a sustainable workload for technical staff and their teams.