As a member of the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater’s management and production team, the Director of Production / Technical Director oversees technical operations of REDCAT’s innovative program in performance, dance, film, music and theater, reporting to REDCAT Executive Director and Vice President, Cultural Partnerships. With experience with—and passion for—helping artists to realize their vision, the Technical Director oversees all theater and production operations, working with in-house Associate Technical Directors and hired technical crew.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Oversees and manages all technical aspects and related assets of REDCAT theater, including lighting, sound, video, rigging, and other production areas, as well as use and maintenance of equipment and facilities.
- Works with Deputy Director, Finance and Operations, on the preparation and tracking of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.
- Manages Associate Technical Directors and works with Deputy Director, Performing Arts, to ensure schedule and necessary technical specifications, equipment, and production needs for individual performances, productions, and programs.
- Familiarity in reading and creating technical drafting, equipment purchasing, staff and part-time crew management, and onsite execution.
- Oversees rigging, carpentry, and general production, supervising and assisting as needed during technical installs, and providing project management across multiple projects.
- Sourcing and construction of scenic elements, props, or artist’s touring sets.
- Arranges for pickups and deliveries of equipment and production material.
- Maintains general theater operations, facility, and equipment.
- Maintains theater equipment and tools; arranges for the repair, replacement, and preventive maintenance of equipment, materials and facility.
- Safeguards proper equipment and facility operations and safety needs for fulltime and part-time theater staff.
- Works with REDCAT curatorial team on installation and technical elements of REDCAT gallery exhibitions.
- Responsible for the overall safety of the theater and maintaining protocols and relationships with LA City and County; working in partnership with Disney Concert Hall staff.
- Plans, drafts, and manages production budget including tracking bid estimates, contracts, invoices, POs, timesheets, and reimbursement requests.
- Works with artists in research, rental, and/or purchase and delivery of necessary materials.
- Recommends and plans purchases of technical equipment and other capital theater facility needs.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Knowledge and experience with technical aspects of theater and performance production, including construction, rigging, lighting, and sound.
- Knowledge and experience with managing staff and part-time crew
- Knowledge of and strict adherence to regulations and protocols for CA live theatrical performances.
- Passion for realizing an artist’s vision, as well as problem-solving, and creative production.
- Experience with safety and use of power tools, ladders, and lifts, and electrical equipment.
Salary: $83,694 – $94,634
Benefits: Medical, 403b employer contribution, PTO
How to Apply
This position is available immediately. If you are interested, please visit here by November 4, 2023
REDCAT encourages all to apply who have the skills, especially Women, Non-Binary, and BIPOC individuals who may not think they qualify for the role.
Equity & Diversity
California Institute of the Arts shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
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.