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Technical Director
SUBMITTED DATE: 2/13/2018

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee stage operations for all mainstage opera productions, including coordinating load-ins and load-outs of all sets, lights, and sound; oversee all technical rehearsals and advise on all stage running operations and stage running sheets, and coordinate stage schedule for rehearsals and notes.
  • Advise the Director of Production in developing and implementing near and long term technical budgets, individual project budgets and touring budgets.
  • Maintain technical expense budget within production budgets.
  • Manage creation of appropriate technical paperwork including scale ground plans, section drawings, assembly guides, labor needs, and venue templates for all Atlanta Opera engagements.
  • Give final approval on all scenic floor plans, rigging points, and line schedules.
  • Supervise all aspects of scenery construction and refurbishment.
  • Act as company Safety Officer, which includes, but is not limited to, maintaining first aid kits, managing accident reports and updating and maintaining the company safety manual and conducting any meetings/training as necessary.
  • Create and implement incoming rental logistical plans, sourcing appropriate and economical options.
  • Manage production equipment logistics.
  • Develop production rental plan with specific income goals, revenue plans, and industry marketing.
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations regarding all licensing, permits, certificates, and documentation relevant to the performances of The Atlanta Opera.
  • Research competitive pricing for all purchases and rentals including shipping and support personnel.
  • Provide additional project management and consultation as required.
  • Act as Rental Technical Director for clients.
  • Collaborate with other departments on necessary projects.
  • Maintain a clean, organized shop.
  • Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES

  • Computer drafting proficiency, Vectorworks and AutoCad
  • Mastery of wood and metal scenic construction and fabrication techniques; scenis engineering and rigging.
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Outlook, Word, Drop Box)
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, problem solving, collaborative, and management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and execute projects efficiently and according to schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA or BFA
  • Ability to comfortable lift 50 lbs. safely and independently
  • Valid driver's license and clean record
  • Ability to safely drive a 26' truck
  • Proven ability to motivate, manage, educate, and coordinate staff members of varying proficiency levels
  • Prior experience leading scenery construction and logistic processes in off-site shop
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry and OSHA standard safety practices
  • Demonstrated experience working on multiple productions within tight timelines and budgets
  • Familiarity with proper maintenance and usage of all shop equipment and hand tools
  • Position requires evening and weekend obligations during the opera season

Please email cover letter and resume with references to jcohen@atlantaopera.org, and include Technical Director in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


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Questions about Membership or this application? Please contact Vincent Covatto, organizational membership manager, at VCovatto@operaamerica.org or by calling 646.699.5237.
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