Hattiloo Theatre
Memphis, TN
Production House

Expires: 04/22/20

Job Dates



$40,000 - $50,000 biweekly

Hattiloo Job Profile

Job Title: Technical Director

Accountability: Reports to Production Manager
Salary: $40,000 - $50,000 based on experience
Benefits: 3-months furnished housing, $300 for relocation, medical + dental insurance

Summary Description:
Hattiloo Theatre is a free-standing, independent Black theatre company. We are a small, but strong and growing organization. As such, we depend on the Technical Director having the daily responsibility for Hattiloos technical operations, including lighting, sound, set design and construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance. This position is also responsible for managing a team of resident interns. This is a hands-on position that includes working with tools, lights and dimmers, and sound equipment.

Essential Job Functions:
1) Coordinate and execute all scenery construction including drafting, engineering, and installation to the specifications of the Scenic Designer
2) Coordinate and execute lighting plot to the specifications of the lighting designer
3) Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use and repairs of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities
4) Assists guest designers with technical specifications and space procedures
5) Assists in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows
6) Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations
7) Coordinate load in and strike for each production
8) Attend all production and staff meetings, tech rehearsals, and preview performances
9) Assist on other Hattiloo special events or programs as needed
10) Acquire and manage inventory of materials and equipment as needed for productions
11) Supervise and maintain shop vehicles
12) Maintain Hattiloo machinery, tools, bulk inventory, and scenic/show inventory
13) Participate in season planning which includes reading scripts, preliminary budgeting, and preliminary scheduling
14) Assists guest designers with technical matters
15) Assists in recruiting, training and assignment of resident interns, volunteers, or paid technical staff for individual shows
16) Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations
17) Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting and sound; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints
18) Assists with the control of production budgets
19) Train and provide support for backstage running crews
Job Qualifications:
Education: Masters Degree or Bachelors with equivalent post-school experience.

+#61607; Strong background in lighting and set construction
+#61607; A working knowledge of sound systems
+#61607; Experience directing interns and volunteers in a safe and professional manner
+#61607; Non-profit experience desirable

+#61607; Knowledge and experience with current technology on all theatrical systems which include lighting, sound, basic rigging, and related electronics
+#61607; Proficiency in hand and power tools
+#61607; Drafting experience
+#61607; Willing to research and learn
+#61607; Source, interview, and select qualified personnel
+#61607; Objectively evaluate performance
+#61607; Influence and other Emotional Intelligence skills
+#61607; Plan, organize, and attention to detail
+#61607; Budgeting

Character Traits:
+#61607; Self-awareness
+#61607; Strong work ethic
+#61607; Demonstrates positivity and 100% responsibility
+#61607; Adaptable and agile
+#61607; Collaborative
+#61607; Speaks with passion, clarity, and focus

Working Conditions
For training and supervision of personnel, may need to occasionally lift and carry items up to 75lbs and may experience discomfort from bending, twisting, climbing, crawling, pushing, kneeling, stooping, and reaching overhead; may occasionally be exposed to humidity and temperature outside normal ranges; may be exposed to dust, and electrical hazards from construction of stage sets and working with high voltage; stand and walk 75% of the time; may occasionally need to use special tools; weekend and evening hours.

Status: Exempt


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(901) 502-3486

Business Address

37 South Cooper

Memphis, TN 38104

Posted: 02/11/2019 16:49:36 EST

Last Updated: 02/11/2019 20:00 EST

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