Website ACT of Connnecticut

Position: Technical Director
Term Dates: Starts June 13, Full-Time
Salary: $52,000 – $60,000

Responsibilities – Production

  • Maintenance / establishment / development of procedures and systems for all aspects of production, including but not limited to schedule, scenery, costumes/wardrobe, lighting, sound, props, rehearsal, etc.
  • Supervise and manage build / hang / install procedures and processes for all technical departments and serve as the technical liaison between technical/design personnel and management.
  • Coordinate with other department heads to set up and manage the theatre space for load in, technical rehearsals, events, etc….
  • Supervise production spaces and personnel, ensuring safe and efficient process are followed.
  • Oversee and manage the building during all crew and work calls.
  • Attend all production and design meetings.
  • Works closely with and under the advisement of Producing Director, Artistic Director and General Manager with regard to budget and hiring. Assist in managing production purchasing and spending.
  • Bid, negotiate, and supervise outside scene shops; lead scenic install; modifications; provide maintenance during show runs; build and/or source set pieces/props as necessary.
  • Manage and maintain all production related paperwork and communications.
  • Liaison with designers, crews, and other production staff to maintain an up to date and correct flow of communication.
  • Lead scenic install; provide maintenance during show runs; build and/or source set pieces/props as necessary.
  • Oversee and coordinate load-out/disposal/returns.
  • Oversee, coordinate and maintain storage facility onsite.
  • Oversee and maintain theater inventory (ie: lighting, sound, etc…).
  • Oversee and maintain a safe, orderly and clean theater and building at all times.
  • Assist in developing crew needs for each production in connection with the creative teams, Artistic Director, Producing Director and General Manager. Hire, train and supervise crews.
  • Oversee and coordinate load‐in and tech process for each show.
  • Coordinate front of house needs with House Manager as required for productions and events.
  • Provide production/technical support for education, new works programs and special events (ie: gala, Broadway Unplugged).
  • Additional and related production, technical and facilities responsibilities not stated and as needed to keep the theater running smoothly and safely at all times.

Responsibilities – Building

  • Coordinate and oversee day to day building maintenance (inside and outside) and capital improvement projects.
  • Maintain a safe and clean facility.
  • Have a working knowledge of plumbing, electrical, IT, and HVAC systems.
  • Maintain and create new relationships with key players including (but not limited to) the Town of Ridgefield, Fire Marshall, Trades, Theatrical Vendors, etc.
  • Coordinate and oversee day to day building maintenance (inside and outside) and capital improvement projects.
  • Conduct venue tours for potential outside rentals in connection other necessary management and prepare technical cost estimates; provide technical support for such rentals.
  • Must be capable of lifting 40-50lbs and comfortable working on ladders.


More Information

  • This is a full-time position where nights, weekends, early mornings are required from time to time (particularly while in load in, load out and production).
  • Benefits to include health insurance.
  • This position will be responsible for overseeing and scheduling other employees.
  • Qualities required: self-starter, collaborative, good leader and organized.
  • ACT of CT is a fully COVID-19 vaccinated company, and will require proof of vaccination of all employees, cast, crew, and creatives. All employees must be willing to adhere to other COVID-19 protocols and procedures as required by ACT of CT (ie: regular COVID-19 testing, mask wearing over mouth and nose, etc…)

ACT of Connecticut, an AEA SPT Theater located in Ridgefield, CT presents 3-4 mainstage productions plus 3-5 smaller projects per season. ACT of CT runs a year- round education program, as well as a new works program in the summer. The theater opened in 2018 and is a 182-seat renovated Phillip Johnson building with a permanent turntable, mechanized roll drops, as well as in-house sound and lighting packages.

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