Technical Director, Western Washington University

Western Washington University, Theatre and Dance Department


About the project and the company

Western Washington University’s campus is in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands, and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, BC.

Job Description

Western Washington University College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking a full-time, 12-month Technical Director with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Under the leadership of the Department Chair, the Technical Director implements all technical aspects of the department’s 5-8 annual productions. The department has a well-equipped 5000 square foot scene shop with areas for carpentry, metal work, paint, props, and an office. The Technical Director works with a collaborative faculty and staff, as well as an enthusiastic group of design and technical theater undergraduates. Western Washington University is located in beautiful Bellingham, Washington, and the position includes a competitive salary and full benefits, including 16 hours of vacation leave per month. To view the full announcement and apply online visit our website at Careers - Staff | Human Resources | Western Washington University ( Review of applications begins mid-April; position is open until filled.

Required Qualifications

BA or BFA in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience. Significant academic or professional experience as a Technical Director. Demonstrated ability and commitment to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated experience with theatrical scenic construction including welding, lighting, projection, sound control systems, and theatrical rigging. Proficiency with CAD drafting and Microsoft Office programs. Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet deadlines in an environment of change, employing rigorous time management. Ability to frequently work evenings and weekends. Ability to operate large vehicles such as a box truck, drive a manual transmission vehicle, and possess A valid Washington State Driver's license (at the time of employment). Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. and climb ladders.

Desired Qualifications

MFA in Technical Theatre. Experience preparing a space for a dance performance. Experience driving a forklift. Experience with scenic painting Experience with scenic design

Additional information
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Pay Rate

The starting salary range for this position is $47,915- $61,225, commensurate with experience

Audition location

Bellingham Washington

Submission instructions

apply online visit our website at Careers - Staff | Human Resources | Western Washington University (

Employement type

full time