Center Theatre Group
Los Angeles, CA

Expires: 10/31/19

Job Dates

Permanent, Full Time


$50,000-$60,000 annually

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Technical Director
REPORTS TO: Technical Director
STATUS: Exempt

Center Theatre Group is one of the largest, most influential theatre companies in the country by virtually every measure. Over the past 50 years, we have entertained millions of audience members and produced some of the most important shows of our time, many of which have been World premieres and have gone on to award-winning Broadway runs and beyond. At the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre, we produce and present the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country. Over the past decade, we have commissioned 65 shows and produced 40 World premieres, making us one of the nations leading producers of ambitious new works. And our robust education and community programs have long embedded us in the rich culture of Los Angeles. Center Theatre Group strives to make Los Angeles a theatre destination for audiences and artists from around the worldand to make a major impact on the city.

The 180+ full- and part-time staff members who make all this possible are passionate about this place and their work. Whether its pre-show gatherings and Staff Nights at our theatres, meet-and-greets with cast and crew, or our annual holiday party, our staff is engaged with the art and one another. Center Theatre Group commits to creating a safe space where the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion permeate all levels and all aspects of our work. We aim to attract, nurture and retain staff in a supportive home where we can be our best selves. We celebrate our commonalities and embrace our differences in order to ensure that everyone has access to our work onstage, behind the scenes, and in the community

Under the supervision of the Technical Director, plans and executes the physical productions at Center Theatre Group's three theatres The Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, and The Ahmanson Theatre. Ensure the successful interpretation, engineering, realization, and safety of all scenic designs.

Work with the Technical Director in budgeting designs based on designer drawings and adjust/present options to designers as needed.
Work with the visiting design teams and the CTG Production Staff to achieve workable and safe productions throughout all stages of the production (from design through technical rehearsal).
Work with the Production Team to find solutions to technical problems and challenges.
Bid shows to commercial scenery shops, supervise the technical design process and provide quality control.
Work with the Shop Supervisor to lead builds and draft construction drawings for shows built in house by CTG.
Prepare ground plan and section drawings of the designs in AutoCAD, including tech design, rigging, and deck drawings. Create and provide drawings required by stage management or other staff and designers.
Estimate and track labor and material costs for productions and advise production management of the potential consequences of any proposed changes to allow informed decisions to be made about purchasing.
In conjunction with Production Management, supervise IATSE crew in the Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre in accordance with the applicable IATSE Local 33 contracts.
Supervise load-in and strikes of Kirk Douglas Theatre productions and outside events, including scenic calls. Take an active role as carpenter, rigger, or otherwise as needed during load in, build and strike calls.
Work with the Production Department to maintain a safe working environment in all of CTGs theatrical venues and shop environments, as well as within the constructs of a productions design.
Attend production meetings, pre-tech run-thrus, load-ins, technical rehearsals and performances as needed. Keep the Technical Director informed of important developments.

Update soft good, rigging, tool and equipment inventories. Maintain Tech Specs and Theatre drawings in concert with Production Management.
Create and assemble information required for Fire Permits. Schedule and coordinate inspections of theatre and productions by Fire Marshal in coordination with Production Management.
Work with the Production Department to maintain a safe working environment in all of CTGs venues and shop environments.
Serve as a member of the Safety Task Force.
Entrusted with a company credit card. Responsible for tracking and coding expenditures in a timely fashion.

CTG provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties. All employees are expected to be familiar with and adhere to Center Theatre Groups Personnel Policies and Procedures.

Knowledge and essential skills
a. Strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
b. Excellent technical skills, scenic construction techniques, rigging, and budget management.
c. Excellent draftsperson, with strong working knowledge of AutoCAD.
d. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs.
e. Clear and effective communicator, both written and verbal. Ability to work independently or collaboratively with designers, directors and other CTG staff.
f. Experience in working in a collaborative environment.

Minimum requirements: Essential functions and abilities
a. Theatrical background and understanding of the theatrical process.
b. Ability to multi-task and work with deadlines. Must have ability to plan projects and work independently.
c. Ability to remain calm and productive in difficult situations demonstrating good ''people skills'' and a sense of humor.
d. Ability to work long hours, i.e. a 40-hour week, plus weekends and evenings, as necessary during technical rehearsals.
e. Ability to travel extensively, both inside and outside of the country via plane, automobile, etc.

Education, Experience and Licensing
a. Experience in any of the following technical positions including, but not limited to: Assistant Technical Director, Shop Supervisor, Draftsperson, Mechanical Engineer, Lead Carpenter, etc.
b. CPR/ AED/ First Aid training. Training will be provided by the company.

All employees are required to pass a background check.

The position will receive a competitive compensation.
CTG also offers a comprehensive benefits package including retirement plan options; escalating vacation, paid sick, personal days and holidays; and health benefits including medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts, employee assistance program, and life and long-term disability insurance.
Sell yourself by writing a cover letter that describes why youre the best person for this job.
Send resume and cover letter along to: ctgjobs@ctgla.org. Please be sure to include the position title in the subject line of the email. Due to heavy volume of resumes received, emails that do not include the job title in the subject line of the email may not be considered.
In your cover letter, please indicate how you became aware of this position, e.g., name of website, current employee, via another source.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. We will contact qualified individuals to set up interviews.
Center Theatre Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, color, ancestry, disability, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran/military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law. CTG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We support, promote and embrace a diverse workforce.


Christopher Reardon

Production Manager


Business Address

601 W. Temple Street

Los Angeles, CA 90018

Posted: 08/28/2019 16:20:44 EST

Last Updated: 08/28/2019 19:00 EST

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