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We are always accepting resumes for directors, music directors, choreographers, and designers (scenic, lighting, sound, light, props, hair and makeup). We're also accepting resumes for acting instructors and summer camp directors.

See below for available staff positions.

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Technical Director

Full-Time/Nights and Weekends required/ $33,000-$38,000

Position Summary:   
The TD is a full-time professional under the supervision of the Executive Director, serving as primary technical expert to successfully meet production and technical requirements for all The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem productions and events.  In production, the TD builds and fabricates scenery; coordinates and schedules all technical personnel including construction and running crews; and cultivates strong community relationships by attracting, training and retaining a technical volunteer corps.  The TD ensures high-quality production values and excellent artist/audience experiences.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for safe and reliable construction of scenery.

  • Supervise load-in, tech rehearsals, run, strike and load-out activities.

  • Provide or delegate technical representation and supervision at all The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem performances and events as complexity and safety needs dictate.

  • Maintain knowledge and adherence to OSHA safety standards.

  • Coordinate designs within budget, schedule and personnel constraints.

  • Attend and participate in production meetings.

  • Responsible for the oversight of production budgets and associated costs, and communication with the ED and Production Director/Designer when costs and production are not balanced.

  • Production design (set, lights, sound), as assigned (typically 2-4 times/annually).

  • Coordination of The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem technical activity with Arts Council Facilities Manager.

  • Monitor and meet volunteer and intern needs through appropriate training and supervision.

  • Provide for the maintenance and security of The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem scene shop facilities, storage, equipment, supply inventory and property inventory.

 

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Required

  • High school diploma +5 years of relevant experience in a non-profit community theater setting.

  • Ability to attract, lead, develop, and retain technical volunteers.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of theater production and entertainment technology including lighting and design, sound reinforcement and recording, projection, rigging, carpentry, properties and stagecraft.

 

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater or Production Design or equivalent.

 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of fabrication of theatrical scenery.

  • Sound carpentry and basic metal working skills.

  • Extensive knowledge of lighting and sound.

  • Patience to train, utilize, and communicate with volunteers of all ages and abilities.

  • Ability to create and adhere to schedules and meet production deadlines.

  • Flexible schedule: night and weekend availability.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and climb ladders.

  • Ability to operate power tools.

  • Team player in a non-profit environment.

  • Ability to work with guest directors and designers in a respectful and courteous manner.

  • Keen focus on personnel safety.

  • Exceptional organizational and record keeping ability.

  • Effective time, space, and budget management.

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.

  • Problem solver utilizing creative ways to bring a designer’s vision to life while working within budget.

 

 

The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is a creative and nimble organization. Things change, opportunities arise, and workloads can shift suddenly. This job description will be adjusted to meet the organization’s needs.

Send Resume, Cover letter and references to exec@ltofws.org

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