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The award-winning Flea Theater seeks a highly motivated Technical Director with broad-based technical and managerial skills. Candidate must have problem-solving abilities and the kind of attitude necessary to enjoy work in a lively downtown atmosphere. The TD will be an essential part of The Flea team working closely with the Production Manager and under the guidance of the Artistic and Producing Directors.
The Flea is opening a performing arts complex in Lower Manhattan – this is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to join our small but mighty staff and help us grow into our new space.
Working with the Production Manager and another TD, duties include, but are not limited to, coordinating, implementing, and managing all technical aspects of the theaters, tracking expenses, collaborating with theater, music, and dance companies to supervise the execution, construction, and implementation of designs, and to ensure compliance with contracts, policies and procedures.
The TD hires and manages all technical labor and works with incoming designers to manage the setup and installation of all technical elements of Flea shows – including sound, lights, video and scenery – throughout our three (3) theaters.
The TD also assists with facilities needs – performing routine maintenance, making repairs when possible and coordinating with contractors for building issues that require specialization. The TD also acts as an IT manager, dealing with IT issues when able, and advising on as well as managing new equipment purchases for the organization.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years of related experience. BA or BFA in Technical Production or closely related field is required along with CAD, Lightwright, IT, lighting and sound design skill and experience. They must also be a dynamic self-starter and strategic thinker who possesses knowledge of and passion for the arts and belief in the mission of The Flea and Off-Off-Broadway.
The Flea is one of the industry’s leading Off-Off-Broadway theaters. Productions include ten World Premieres by A.R. Gurney as well as World Premiere productions by Elizabeth Swados, Adam Rapp, Will Eno, Itamar Moses, Thomas Bradshaw, Sheila Callaghan, Erin Courtney, Sean Graney and others.
Salary is commensurate with experience and includes health benefits, which are paid 100% by The Flea. The Flea is an equal opportunity employer. People under-represented in the Technical Theater field strongly encouraged to apply.
Start Date: March 2017
Please email cover letter, resume and two industry references to: