AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Los Angeles, CA
EDUCATION | Production House

Expires: 06/30/17

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AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, with locations in New York City and Los Angeles, is an artistically stimulating, diverse educational community dedicated to providing an extraordinary performing arts education to approximately 1,200 students nationally.
AMDA invites applicants for a dynamic and experienced professional to become the Technical Director/Crew Supervisor for the Los Angeles campus.
Position Summary:

The Technical Director/Crew Supervisor is responsible for the daily technical operations of the Production Department, including lighting, sound, set design, construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance. The Technical Director/Crew Supervisor will work in a demanding environment and is expected to think creatively and respond rapidly to a constant influx of demands.

In this position, s/he will provide leadership and supervision for all activities pertaining to AMDAs technical production team. The Technical Director/Crew Supervisor will be responsible for developing a highly motivated and collaborative technical production team, which includes carpenters, electricians, student workers, and all other technical production staff.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

The Technical Director/Crew Supervisors primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Operate, maintain and safeguard the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
Determine the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances in advance of production dates.
Design, set up, maintain, and operate lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music and other productions and projects; assist guest designers and arts with technical matters.
Advise the Director of Production, the Senior Managing Director of Production, and the Executive Team on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for individual productions and supervise the implementation of approved technical designs.
Monitor the condition of production equipment, arranges for repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventative maintenance on equipment.
Assist with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and order specialized supplies.
Supervise and assist with set and stage construction and management.
Attend technical week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting of the show.
Assist in recruiting, training, and assignment of tasks to student workers and technical production staff members.
Lead, supervise, motivate and inspire the technical production team.
Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience in Technical Theatre, or related field.
Minimum of three (3) years of prior experience as a Technical Director in the field of theatre production.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience managing a diverse team of technical production staff members.
Experience in a non-profit arts management/leadership position.
Knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
Ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances; plan, develop, schedule and provide the technical supports required for each event or performance; design and construct sets; design lighting and sound systems appropriate to each performance and oversea stage crews and student workers.
Experience with Theatre Design + Technology (including CAD programs),
Excellent interpersonal leadership, organization, and communications skills (both written and oral).
Strong work ethic, stamina and passion for the performing arts and working in an educational environment, as well as the flexibility and experience to deal with unpredictable pressures and a variable work flow or work activity.

Preferred Qualifications Include:

Masters Degree in Arts Administration, Theatre Management, or related field.

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Debra Walsh

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6305 Yucca Street

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Posted: 05/02/2017 19:23:00 EST

Last Updated: 12/05/2016 05:01 EST

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