BPA seeks Assistant Technical Director

Bainbridge Performing Arts


About the project and the company

Bainbridge Performing Arts is thrilled to announce that we’re hiring for two roles: Operations Director and Assistant Technical Director. With the grand opening of the new Buxton Center fast approaching, now is a really exciting time to join us as we unlock new possibilities in our beautiful new space!

If you’re ready to be a part of something extraordinary, and passionate about making a lasting impact on our thriving creative community, we want to hear from you!

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Elizabeth Allum: eallum@bainbridgeperformingarts.org. For applications to the Assistant Technical Director, please also include photos or other media of previous set build or otherwise relevant work.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please feel free to reach out to Elizabeth with any questions.

Job Description

This position description outlines the duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Technical Director/Facilities Manager (ATD) at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The ATD is responsible for providing technical assistance to support various performances and events, and facilities management of The Buxton Center. This is a part-time (0.5 FTE) exempt position. Scope, Authority, and Expectations Studio ● Effectively manage the administration and operation of all rentals of BPA’s Studio space. ● Determine the necessary technical supports for lighting, sound, video, staging, and other technical needs for events and performances presented in the Studio, in accordance with BPA scheduling, resources, and guidelines. ● Proactively communicate with Studio renters to ensure expectations are managed positively and effectively. ● Draw up rental contracts and support renters in their use of the facilities. ● Act as the point of contact for Studio renters, responding to enquiries in a helpful and effective manner, nurturing relationships whilst generally representing BPA in such a way that reflects the values of the organization. ● Proficiently operate all theatrical technical systems in the Studio. ● Oversee all technical elements and operate the lighting and sound board (or arrange board operation) for all Studio performances, including rentals and BPA-led events. ● Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Production Manager and/or Technical Director, pertaining to operations of the Studio. Production ● Assist Technical Director with scenic construction for Mainstage and Theatre School productions, ensuring design, safety, budget, and schedule requirements are met. ● Assist with technical needs for BPA’s annual gala and act as a consistent community steward to further the community’s interest and support of BPA. Facilities ● Arrange or perform maintenance of The Buxton Center facility systems, ensuring the highest possible standards are maintained across the facility. ● Assist the Executive Director in budgeting for planned and unexpected facility needs. ● Manage regular contracted facilities maintenance, such as cleaning services, to support the efficient operation of the facility. ● Effectively communicate all facilities-related information and updates to relevant staff. ● Maintain inventory of all Studio equipment and supplies. Other Duties as Required ● The ATD is a core member of the BPA staff and will be required to attend and contribute to regular all-staff meetings. ● The ATD should, within reason, be prepared to adapt to fluid situations and attend to occasionally divergent needs to maintain a well-organized environment.

Required Qualifications

● Proficiency with shop tools. ● Ability to perform minor repairs and preventative maintenance on equipment. ● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work well with colleagues and the public whilst employing tact and patience. ● The ATD must be able to maintain irregular and extended working hours determined by the schedule of events they support. ● Ability to lift, push, or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools. ● Must consistently demonstrate exemplary personal integrity and a professional demeanor at all times when on BPA premises and in the community generally

Desired Qualifications

● 2 years experience in scenic construction/building and facility maintenance is preferred. ● Computer drafting software and skills are a plus. ● Exceptional organizational skills, and ability to work independently and take ownership of work.

Other details

BPA’s building, The Buxton Center, is undergoing a major remodel, scheduled to complete in
September 2023. The remodel includes the addition of a brand new Studio Theatre space, and
the organization’s first production in the remodeled facility will take place in October of 2023.

Bainbridge Performing Arts incorporates three main areas of operation: Mainstage productions, BPA Theatre School, and Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra. In addition, BPA serves as a community space, with additional programming and partnerships that help us achieve our mission through robust
community engagement. Our mission is to promote appreciation of and participation in the performing arts to build, educate and inspire our vibrant, creative community.

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Pay Rate

The position is part-time (0.5 FTE) exempt with a salary range of $30-35k annually. ● Eligible for health benefits through the BPA group health plan. ● Unlimited vacation and paid holiday time off when properly arranged and scheduled.

Audition location

Bainbridge Island WA

Submission instructions

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to Elizabeth Allum: eallum@bainbridgeperformingarts.org. Please also include photos or other media of previous set build or otherwise relevant work.

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