Technical Director

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (“The Wallis”) seeks a full-time Technical Director responsible for leading, managing and overseeing the Technical department, reporting to the Director of Production.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Developing/maintaining a high-quality technical staff program;
Technical preparation of theater facilities and shops;
Ensuring appropriate resources are assigned to execute performing arts and rental events at the highest level of quality;
Maintaining operational readiness of all major technical systems;
Developing safety and maintenance policies and procedures;
Training technical staff; Ensuring effective advance work;
Assisting with budget creation and managing technical budgets;
Supervising/coordinating the setup of all sound systems;
And staging lighting and theatrical equipment and the design/execution of in-house produced events/presentations.

Applicants should have an advanced degree in technical theater and a minimum of five years’ experience as a technical director at a professional level comparable to a LORT house. Demonstrated leadership and/or management required. Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing, lift up to 75 pounds, stand on feet for long periods, and negotiate stairs and catwalks. Flexible schedule that includes weekdays, evenings and weekends required. Current CPR and AED certification, ETCP Rigger-Theater and Entertainment Electrician certification highly preferred. Salary is competitive with benefits including health, dental and 401(k). Start date is immediate.

The Wallis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For consideration please send resume and cover letter with three references to James D’Asaro at jim@thewallis.org. Please include “Tech Dir” in the subject line. 

About The Wallis

The mission of The Wallis is to be a vital cultural hub that uses unique arts events and education programming to entertain, enlighten and inspire children and adults in Los Angeles and across the nation. Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, The Wallis brings audiences award-winning, world-class theater, dance and music, performed by many of the world’s most talented and sought-after artists. Nominated for 16 Ovation Awards and 4 LA Drama Critic Circle Awards since opening in 2013, The Wallis offers original and revered works from across the US and around the globe. Housed in a breathtaking 70,000-square-foot venue designed by Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA of Studio Pali Fekete architects, The Wallis features the restored, original 1933 Beverly Hills Post Office (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) that serves as the theater’s lobby, the 150-seat Lovelace Studio Theater, GRoW at The Wallis: A Space for Arts Education and the contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Bram Goldsmith Theater. Together, these structures embrace the city’s history and its future. More information at www.thewallis.org.