The Nantucket Dreamland
Nantucket, MA

Expires: 08/27/18

Job Dates

Full Time - Year Round


Based on experience biweekly

The ideal Technical Director (TD) is a skilled professional who is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of scenic construction, is familiar with lighting, sound and AV, and will effectively navigate the complexities of a multifaceted work environment with an ambitious production calendar.

The Technical Director is responsible for overseeing all technical/scenic operations of The Dreamland Stages productions, including lighting, sound, props, set design and construction. The Technica l Director maintains technical spaces and equipment and develops and enforces practices that ensure safe, efficient, and effective operation of the scenic operations of The Main Stage, The Studio Theatre and The Harborview Room. The role directly supports the success of the scenic operations for 4 MainStage productions, 2 summer productions, and touring productions, as well as maintaining the film projection equipment. The Technical Director reports to the Executive Director, and works alongside the Director of Education and in conjunction with the Production Stage Manager. The Technical Director assists in identifying and prioritizing needs and initiatives, finding creative solutions to achieve goals while conserving resources.

Maintain and safeguard all technical assets of Dreamland facilities, including lighting, sound, film, and communications equipment.

Determine technical needs for all productions technical specifications, schedules, budget and assisting in determining stage crew sizes. Order materials and manage scenic design budgets. Coordinate the stage and equipment logistics; including the loading and unloading of trucks with crew. Work with the carpenters and designers to determine build and maintenance schedules. Hire and supervise over-hire technicians.

Approve designs with regard to safety, compatibility, feasibility and scheduling considerations. Create technical drawings and plans and oversee and build sets. Coordinate transportation of scenery to and from the theaters, coordinate the load-ins/strike and storage all sets, props, lighting and sound equipment after the end of the shows.

Advise the members of the production team on technical aspects of each theatrical project.

Supervise and assist in the technical aspects of all shows, establish technical schedules for all productions; attend technical rehearsals. Ensure safety.

Maintain technical spaces and equipment in the shops and theater spaces; monitor the condition of equipment and perform preventive maintenance; inspect equipment on a regular basis; develop a replacement and upgrade schedule for tools and equipment and arrange for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints. Work with the Dreamland Team to orient facility users to the safety, technical elements and other areas of the facilitys operations. Create and maintain inventories of technical supplies and equipment. Oversee the process of checking scenic elements in and out for rentals.

Develop and enforce practices that ensure safe, efficient and effective operations of all theater facilities.

Make recommendations regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.

Bachelors Degree in Technical Direction with experience in a professional or educational environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Working 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; computerized lighting systems; appropriate safety precautions and procedures and ability to analyze and evaluate the need for technical support for various events and performances.

Ability to work closely with a tight knit, passionate, and dedicated staff.

Working knowledge of PC and Mac based productivity software, as well as functional familiarity with industry standard theatrical software and able to learn other software as needed.

Prior supervisory experience of a team in a dynamic environment and in management of direct reports. Experience advising and training students preferred.

Excellent problem solving and communication skills, both written and oral. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with various groups.

Valid Drivers License.

Able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools, safely climb stairs and ladders, and use lifts.

Able to maintain a flexible work schedule, which may include irregular and extended working hours.

Compensation + Benefits:
Salary range: Competitive

Health benefits available, partially subsidized by employer contributions, after a waiting period

401(K) retirement plan participation available, after a waiting period, with eligibility for an employer match after one year of credited service

Generous paid holiday schedule
Inquiries should be emailed and include a resume and letter of interest.

Alert - Nantucket is an island 30 miles out to sea!


Joe Hale

Executive Director



Business Address

17 South Water Street

Nantucket, MA 02554

Posted: 02/27/2018 17:50:41 EST

Last Updated: 02/27/2018 20:00 EST

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