Ampa Events
Henrico, VA
Production House | Corporate / Trade Show | Concert / Event

Expires: 01/30/18

Job Dates

Full Time


37,500 to 42,500 annually

Ampa Events is seeking a full-time, year-round, technical director. Essential duties and responsibilities:

1. Event scheduling to include both materials and staff.
2. Communicate work assignments and expectations to installation and scenic department team.
3. Lead and participate in preproduction review process - Maintain effective communication with designer, artistic director, and production manager to ensure smooth development and installation of all set designs and working within client-mandated budget and time constraints.
4. Develop budget estimates and staff planning as needed, including long-term planning, research, and pricing.
5. Build props and scenery as part of the scene shop team
6. Oversee and participate in the technical design, engineering, drafting, and construction of all scenery. Create and maintain technical drawings.
7. Oversee load-in and strike of each set. Set up and operate scenery, lighting, general av systems, and other equipment to meet client needs. Enforce safe rigging and installation practices.
8. Ensure staff compliance with safety standards and standard operating procedures.
9. Manage the organization and maintenance of Ampa scenery stock and equipment.
10. Train and develop staff.


1. 3-5 years experience in technical theatre. MFA in Technical Direction is desired but not required.
2. Experience with Autocad and/or Vectorworks or other CAD programs.
3. Well rounded technical and fabrication skills, including welding, rigging, carpentry, lighting, and AV.
4. Excellent interpersonal communication skills - good with people and able to interact positively with clients on site.
5. Strong organizational management skills that include planning in advance for success.
6. Experience in creating and monitoring material and labor budgets.
7. Ability to work within tight deadlines and budgets and put forth the number of hours to achieve goals.
8. Positive attitude and eager to learn and grow with the company.
9. Ability to lead a crew of inexperienced technicians safely and effectively.
10. Critical thinker, problem solver, self-starter able to work individually or as part of a team.
11. Ability to rapidly change gears and adapt to client orders. Comfortable juggling multiple projects and able to improvise.
12. Ability to lift and move heavy objects.
13. Good driving record. Able to drive small box trucks and pull utility trailers.
14. General office skills computer savvy. Mac skills preferred.


Send complete resume with cover letter, explaining why you are ideal for this position and how your skill set will advance Ampa Events. Include TECHNICAL DIRECTOR in the subject line of your email. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Ted Rubis


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(804) 358-5451

Fax: (804) 358-0572

Business Address

6701 Janway Rd

Henrico, VA 23228

Posted: 11/08/2017 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 11/02/2016 08:01 EST

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