Technical Director

Utah (Other Region)

Last Updated: 09/28/2023 05:54 EST

Job Qualifications

Technical Director

Primary Skills:

Welding, Rigging, Industrial machine knowledge

Additional Experience in:

Foam Carving, Furniture Building, VectorWorks, Inventory Management

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Current Experience, Technical Director at the Pioneer Theatre Company:
Oversees and supervises carpenters in the construction of stage sets
Advanced knowledge and experience of theatrical construction techniques, including Carpentry: Studio and Broadway Flat construction, Furniture Construction, Joinery, Turning, Carving, CNC Router, and Welding: Tig, Mig, Stick, Oxy/Acetylene, Metal Casting: Bronze, Lost Wax and Sand Casting, Cutting, Grinding, Slip Roller, Hydraulic Roll Bender, Cold Forming, Drilling, Tube Bending
Works with Set Designers to make their designs work effectively within theatre parameters
The ability to create technical working drawings from Set Designer blueprints and implement scenery fabrication
Produces quality scenery from blueprints and color renderings
Knowledge of engineering fundamentals and experience with their application
Strong knowledge and experience of theatrical rigging practices including theater fly systems
Computer Skills: Illustrator, Photoshop, AutoCad, 3D Modeling (Wings 3D), Vectorworks, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
General Knowledge of Scenic Automation and Spikemark
Oversees day to day operations of shop and maintenance of shop equipment
Purchases set materials and shop supplies
Plans and oversees scenic load in and load out
Attends Technical Rehearsals, Production Meetings and previews
Works with other department heads to plan strikes, load outs and storage of closing shows
Holds annual safety training on shop tools and equipment for shop staff

Previous Experience, Fine Arts Shop Technician at Ringling College of Art + Design:
Oversaw day to day operations of Sculpture Studios and equipment
Purchased materials for classes and Sculpture Studios
Assisted faculty in the Sculpture classrooms and Labs
Facilitated bronze pours for classes, faculty and students
Worked closely with students on their projects: in groups, and one on one
Designed and facilitated stretcher building workshops for painting students
Conducted safety demonstrations to Fine Art students in the classrooms and labs
Hired, trained, and supervised student lab monitors
Member of the Health and Environmental Safety Committee
Liaison between Environmental Health and Safety and the Fine Arts Dept.
Participated in Fine Arts Faculty meetings

7 years owned a small business, Residential Contractor:
All forms of Residential Building and Remodeling
Finish Carpentry


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