Shakespeare and Company
Lenox, MA

Expires: 05/01/19

Job Dates

mid-May thru mid-September


$540 with the potential to earn overtime including per week

Shakespeare and Company, located in Western Massachusetts, is looking for a Technical Directors to join our scene shop staff. Shakespeare and Companys season features 8 shows on four different stages. Shop spaces include natural light in 2nd floor, air-conditioned Costume Shop and our Scene Shop is 110' x 60' and includes a 20 x 40 Paint deck. We have separate Sound and Lighting facilities as well as 3,500 sq. ft. of costume stock and 12,000+ sq. ft. of props and scenic storage. The Props Department has a separate shop from the Scenic Department. Shakespeare + Company has an Equity LORT D playhouse seating approximately 400, an Equity SPT 4 black box theater with a 200 seat house, and two outdoor theaters, one LORT D and the other non-equity, both which have a capacity over 290.

The Technical Director would take lead on and work closely with the ATD in the creation of working drawings from designer draftings. He or she would collaborate with the ATD and PM to determine materials and methods that should be used to build the scenic design. He or she would then lead in creating shop drawings and then ensure its proper construction and installation. The person in this position will find their time split between determining the build and supplies, drafting, attending production meetings, and solving problems in the field. The TD may lead the build of extremely complex projects. This position may also be responsible for digitizing scenic drawings from our designers if necessary. This person may also be required to take the lead in any complex rigging and be present at load ins and strikes in the theater according to the production schedule.

Preferred applicants will have a strong background in technical direction with experience in wood construction, welding, and rigging. A level of proficiency in Vectorworks or AutoCad is needed. An applicant with experience in welding aluminum and with Vectorworks is strongly desired. Completion or near completion of a degree in Technical Theater is preferred. Candidates should be able to lift 70 pounds, be comfortable working at heights, and have a valid driver's license.

Contract runs from mid-April through mid-September. Shorter or different availabilities will be considered. Housing for non-local applicants is available. There is a possible extension to work on our Fall Education program that ends just prior to Thanksgiving.

Shakespeare + Company is an E.O.E. and this is a salaried position with overtime. Send cover letter with dates of availability, resume, and 3 references with e-mail contact to: Kevin Harvell, Production Manager at Jobsearch@shakespeare.org. More information on the season and company can be found at Shakespeare.org.


Kevin Harvell

Production Manager



(413) 637-1199

Business Address

70 Kemble Street.

Lenox, MA 01240

Posted: 03/19/2019 13:30:00 EST

Last Updated: 03/19/2019 17:55 EST

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