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Employment Opportunities

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 our aim to employ qualified theatrical professionals with a love of the arts and a passion for sharing that love with others.

Technical Director

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 must be able to effectively recruit, train, and lead volunteers.

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.
  • Supervises the implementation of technical designs and creates timelines and schedules to execute the technical aspects of each production including lighting, sound, and special effects.
  • Supervises and assists with set and stage construction and management.
  • Collaborates closely with guest scenic and lighting designers.
  • Works with Executive Director to develop and administer annual scenery and shop budgets
  • Works with the Assistant Technical Director 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.
  • 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 $43-48K based on experience. Benefits include 100% coverage of health insurance, paid vacation, and retirement match after 90 days of employment.

Please email cover letter and resume to Executive Director Burgundy Hill at burgundy.hill@1qct.org.

Quincy Community Theatre provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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