Technical Director Full Time Friday Harbor, WA

San Juan Community Theatre


About the project and the company

Position Overview

The Technical Director supervises the Production Department and manages event setup, support, equipment, and technical theatre operations for two performance spaces and shop/rehearsal facilities at San Juan Community Theatre (SJCT).

About SJCT

Located in beautiful Friday Harbor, WA, SJCT houses two performance spaces and a satellite location with rehearsal studios, scene shop, costume shop, and storage. Our mission is Enriching Community Through Performing Arts. With twelve staff members and over 280 volunteers each season, we are the largest performing arts organization in San Juan County.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities Manage technical support for all programming: Supervise Production Assistant, Costume Shop Manager, Production Volunteer Coordinator, Projectionist, and all production volunteers Provide volunteer training and scheduling as needed Event and equipment planning and budgeting Manage technical designs for events and mentor volunteer designers Coordinate and chair production meetings for plays, concerts, and other performing arts events Perform hands-on technical work including rigging, sound and light set up, and scenery construction Coordinate technical and physical setup and strike for all events Organize classes in technical theatre production (lights, set, sound, props, etc.) as needed Act as technical liaison for touring companies, renters, lecturers, etc. Ensure a safe working environment Oversee day-to-day production facilities operations: Maintain Theatre equipment and furnishings in good condition and running order Manage Performing Arts Resource Center (PARC) facilities' woodworking shop, scenery storage, rehearsal hall, costume shop, assuring safe and orderly operation.

Required Qualifications

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Characteristics Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills Ability to plan, budget, design, and build stage scenery, lighting, and sound. Working knowledge and facility with one or more additional aspects of theatrical production: hemp fly systems, stage management, scene shop management, digital scenic and/or movie projections Physical strength and agility to execute the above, ability to lift 75-100 pounds Ability to manage a variety of projects at different stages of development Driver’s license, clean driving record, ability to back a fifth-wheel trailer Understanding of privilege and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Desired Qualifications

Qualifications Theatre experience preferred (or theatre degree) Management/leadership experience preferred

Other details

Compensation and Benefits
Hourly pay, non-exempt position
Flexible paid time off as specified in the SJCT Handbook
Location in Friday Harbor on beautiful San Juan Island in the Pacific Northwest

Ideal start date: October 1, 2021 but flexible

Additional information
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Audition location

Friday Harbor WA

Submission instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter to for consideration.

Employement type

full time