Calarts Assistant Technical Director

Calarts School of Dance

Santa Clarita, CA


Calarts School of Dance is seeking an Assistant Technical Director who will work under the Technical Director to oversee all productions and technical needs for the school. This faculty position is a temporary full-time ten month position with the chance of renewal.  

•    Schedule / Coordinate Crews for Productions     
•    Train and manage assigned production crews
•    Teaching sections for Production Technology and Concepts in Lighting Design 
•    Assist in developing comprehensive build calendar for each production
•    Help with purchasing and installation of equipment and technology 
•    Help research and install capital improvements to facilities
•    Implementing Lighting and Scenic Designs, Rigging, and Light Construction
•    Stay current with theater technology
•    Supervise production crew 
•    Interact with wide range of staff, students, faculty, and administration
•    Help in managing production tour needs and travel to off-campus shows 
•    Supervise students in the care, maintenance, of the School of Dance performance space and facilities

•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•    Ability to independently lead and supervise crews
•    Strong organizational skills
Bonus Skills 
       •    Virtual Reality 
       •    Film Production 
       •    Video Design


•    Minimum BA in Technical Theatre or Equivalent experience
•    Minimum 4 years’ experience in technical theatre, preferably with experience in Electrics, Rigging, Carps, and Multimedia 
•    Have working knowledge of all aspects of event production
•    Knowledge and experience working with Digital Media 
•    Google Docs and Calendar Management via Google Drive

How to Apply

Position is available immediately.  If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected].  Please indicate in the subject line:Associate Technical Director in order to be considered.

Equity & Diversity

CalArts is proud of its diverse student body and deeply committed to supporting the cultural and artistic aspirations of all its students. A commitment to increasing opportunities for low-income students and currently disenfranchised groups is necessary, as is the desire to work to support institutional goals of equity and diversity in an ongoing way. CalArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.

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