GALA Hispanic Theatre
Washington, DC
Production House

Expires: 10/27/20

Job Dates

Immediately. Full Time


$40,000 annual salary annually

The Technical Director (TD) supervises all technical needs for GALA and visiting organization or artists productions. The Technical Director has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the theater, including lighting, sound, set construction, projections and coordinating necessary maintenance. This position will also coordinate, together with the Production Manager, and Rental Manager the use of the GALA Theatre, lobby, and workshop space as a vehicle for community outreach and generating earned revenue.

Responsibilities and Duties:
1. Works with Producing Artistic Director, Associate Producing Director and Production Manager in identifying and meeting technical needs for all GALA main stage, GALita, presenting, and Paso Nuevo productions.
2. Planning, staffing, and supervision of construction, load-in, and strike of all productions in accordance with production budget.
3. Construction and hands on setup at load in and strike.
4. Purchasing of show material, consumables and supplies for all production departments, as necessary.
5. In coordination with Facilities Manager responsible for the maintenance and supervision of the venue and all equipment. Including lighting, sound, projection, and translation devices in conjunction with Master Electrician and Lead Sound Technician.
6. In conjunction with Facilities Manager, orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics, and other areas of facility operations.
7. Oversees the setup of technical and personnel needs for rentals.
8. Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets.
9. Works with the Production Manager to facilitate long-term organization and maintenance projects during show runs and slow periods.
10. Administrative duties include tracking budget expenditures, submitting receipts and documentation and submitting over hire hours/payroll to Production Manager in a timely manner.
11. This is a fulltime position, with nights and weekends as well as on call responsibilities to help trouble shoot Technical issues as needed.

Required Skills and Experience:
1. 2 Years Experience in Technical Direction
2. Experience staffing and leading crews
3. Ability to execute administrative duties associated with technical needs
4. Ability to read theatrical drawings
5. Proven build experience in stage carpentry
6. Rigging and mechanical/structural design skills
7. Must be able to work independently, report in a timely manner and have strong time management skills
8. Familiarity with Vectorworks and/or AutoCAD and other design software
9. Ability to lift 70 lbs
10. Valid Drivers License

1. BA or BFA in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience
2. Proficiency in Spanish
3. Familiarity with theatrical sound, lighting and video systems

1. The Technical Director is under the supervision of the Production Manager, but reports ultimately to the Producing Artistic Director and Executive Director.
2. The Technical Director will meet with the Production Manager on a weekly basis and with Producing Artistic Director and Associate Producing Director for long range planning and evaluation purposes.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references. No phone calls please. Position to be filled ASAP. Position is year-round, full-time.


Tony Koehler

Production Manager



(202) 234-7174

Business Address

GALA Theatre

3333 14th St NW

Washington, DC 20010

Posted: 04/27/2020 11:33:48 EST

Last Updated: 04/27/2020 15:00 EST

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