Metropolis Performing Arts Center
Arlington Heights, IL

Expires: 08/23/20

Job Dates

March 30, 2020 - June 27, 2020



Required: 2+ years professional experience in related field(s)
Preferred: Degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent

Technical Director has working knowledge of all standard scenic construction techniques, including carpentry, metals, rigging, soft-goods and paint. An additional working knowledge of sound and lighting systems preferred.

Technical Director to be hired at a flat fee on a per production basis. Fee to be dispersed at first production meeting (30%), start of build (30%), press opening (30%), and strike (10%).

The Technical Director will work closely with the Production Manager and Design Team to bring Scenic Designs to actuality, while maintaining budgets, a high quality of professionalism, and safety at all times.

The Technical Director is required to attend all production meetings as requested by Production Manager, providing expertise not only on scenic elements, but on how the scenic relates to lighting, sound and all other areas of stagecraft.

At the Production Managers approval, the Technical Director is responsible for overseeing the purchase, maintenance, construction, disposal and/or storage of all scenery and tools in relation to the given production.

When not included with Design, the Technical Director is responsible for providing all necessary drafts and paperwork for review by Production Manager before construction may begin. Technical Director should possess a high level of familiarity with relevant computer drafting programs and techniques.

For productions requiring extensive in-house construction, the Technical Director may hire a Master Carpenter as an assistant, at a flat rate determined by the Production Manager.


Abbie Brenner

Production Management


(847) 577-5982

Business Address

111 W. Campbell St.

Suite 203

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Posted: 03/04/2020 16:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 03/04/2020 17:01 EST

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