At Quincy Community Theatre, our mission is to offer and perpetuate quality theatre entertainment and education in the performing arts through community participation. It is, therefore, our aim to employ qualified theatrical professionals with a love of the arts and a passion for sharing that love with others.
The Technical Director has the daily responsibility for the supervision and implementation of the technical operations of a theatre including lighting, sound, set design and construction. This position also works with building staff of facility issues. The TD collaborates with the production team to uphold the artistic vision of the theatre and works closely with each show’s directors and guest designers to execute the vision of the performance. This person assists with the recruitment and training of volunteers needed for technical operations.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities
- Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates
- Sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for productions, rentals, and special events
- Supervises the implementation of technical designs and creates timelines and schedules to execute the technical aspects of each production
- Supervises and assists with set and stage construction and management
- In collaboration with the Executive Director, supervises the day-to-day activities of the Assistant Technical Director
- In collaboration with the Artistic Director, recruit and interview guest lighting and scenic designers
- Acts as liaison to guest designers and provides them with necessary documentation
- Works with Executive Director to develop and administer annual scenery and shop budgets
- Works with the Assistant Technical Director and Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, train, and assign crew volunteers for individual shows; coordinates paid technical staff for individual shows or rentals
- Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics, and other areas of facility operations
- Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment
- Makes recommendations to the Executive Director regarding capital purchases of technical equipment and facility maintenance
- Attends technical week rehearsals in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting the show
Skills & Qualifications:
- Excellent research, written and oral communication skills
- Must have attention to detail and ability to work independently on projects
- Individual must be organized with ability to multitask, excellent time management skills are a must
- Bachelor’s degree in theatre arts or a related field preferred
- Experience working with volunteer casts and crews of all ages
- Working knowledge of technical theatre, including sound, lights, and set construction
This position is a full-time, exempt position. It does include irregular and extended working hours. Candidates must be able to lift, push, or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools. Salary range $40-47K based on experience. Benefits include 100% coverage of health insurance, paid vacation, and retirement match after 3 years of employment. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and samples of work to Executive Director Burgundy Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a member of the QCT team, you will work alongside professional staff and local volunteers in harmony with QCT’s mission statement: to offer and perpetuate quality theatre entertainment and education in the performing arts through community participation. Quincy is a city along the Mississippi River with a population of 40,000, where there is strong support for the arts. Quincy Community Theatre has its own facility in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, with a proscenium stage and a house size of 498.
2023 Guest Artists
Quincy Community Theatre seeks designers for its 2023 season and 100th year celebration:
Disney’s Moana Jr. (first performance: February 21) – scenic, lighting, costume designers
Rent (first performance: April 20) – scenic, lighting designer
The Music Man (first performance: July 19) – costume designer, lighting designer
Clue (first performance: September 7) – lighting designer
Peter Pan (first performance: November 30)– costume designer, lighting designer
As part of QCT’s Guest Artist Program, the designers will work alongside professional staff and local volunteers in harmony with QCT’s mission statement: to offer and perpetuate quality theatre entertainment and education in the performing arts through community participation. Quincy is a city along the Mississippi River with a population of 40,000, where there is strong support for the arts. Quincy Community Theatre has its own facility in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, with a proscenium stage and a house size of 498.
Designers may apply for one or multiple productions. Dates of residency in Quincy are flexible. Contracted stipends range from $750-$2000. Travel stipend and housing provided.
If interested, please submit a résumé and portfolio to Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen, email@example.com.