Farmers Alley Theatre
Kalamazoo, MI
Production House

Expires: 12/31/18

Job Dates

Target Start Date: January 2019


range of $30K-$40K/year; based on experience per week

FARMERS ALLEY THEATRE, a professional SPT located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is seeking a self-directed and passionate individual to serve as Technical Director for our 100-seat black box theater in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. Candidates will have a thorough knowledge of construction, rigging, and AutoCAD and will have a valid driver's license. The ability to analyze designs for costs and deliver finished scenery on time and on budget is key. The technical directors duties include drafting, budget management, scheduling, supervision of build and load-in crews, equipment maintenance, and inventory. This is a year-round position with a competitive salary.

With a current operating budget of over $800,000, Farmers Alley Theatre has achieved immense critical and financial success due to our commitment to excellence in all facets of production. Having a skilled Technical Director is crucial in achieving this success.

Duties would include but not limited to:

- Coordinate with artistic and production staff to insure smooth operation and installation on the production.
- Budgeting and ordering all materials.
- Work in the scenic studio to construct all scenic elements for the given production.
- Act as primary carpenter for all productions.
- Ensure all elements of design are ready for Tech week, and all mishaps are communicated clearly to all required parties.
- Work with all production staff to troubleshoot problems that arise during the rehearsal and tech process.
- Maintaining and updating the theatre spaces when a production is not using them.


Experience in Technical Director work, either through education or previous positions
Seasoned carpentry skills
A passion for the Arts
A letter of recommendation is preferred but not a requirement
Position is expected to begin in January 2019.
Please email cover letter and resume to: Adam Weiner, Executive Director at submissions@farmersalleytheatre.com


Adam Weiner

Executive Director



(269) 343-2727

Business Address

221 Farmers Alley

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Posted: 10/29/2018 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 10/31/2018 11:07 EST

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