The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Florham Park, NJ
LAST MINUTE | Professional Job

Expires: 03/07/24

Job Dates

09/11/23 - 01/05/24


$28 - $35 per hour

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) in Florham Park and Madison, NJ is seeking an experienced Technical Director (TD) for the last two shows of our season plus our annual fundraising Gala. Position will be responsible for constructing or sourcing scenery for these productions/events; maintaining a 20,000ft^2 scene shop and inventory in a safe, secure manner consistent with all OSHA regulations; supervising and training all scene shop staff including seasonal, over-hire, and intern labor; and managing production/shop budgets in tandem with the Production Coordinator. The TD will collaborate with fellow production shop heads to ensure efficient and safe day-to-day operations of the Production Department.

+bull; Oversee and implement all planning, construction, installation, maintenance, and disposal of scenic elements for both productions and special events at STNJ.
+bull; Safely maintain all stock, storage areas, equipment, tools, and soft goods per company policies in STNJ+rsquo;s 20,000ft^2 scene shop.
+bull; Supervise all scenic work calls at STNJ+rsquo;s various venues.
+bull; Stay current and follow local, state, and federal (OSHA) safety standards and regulations.
+bull; Encourage a positive work environment, free from harassment or discrimination; encourage open communication and information transparency.
+bull; Manage a staff of two carpenters as well as part-time or occasional overhire laborers.
+bull; Attend weekly production meetings; facilitate communication between designers and scene shop staff.
+bull; Manage scenic material, labor, and equipment budget lines with the Production Coordinator.

Required Experience:
+bull; Three years+rsquo; experience as a TD, ATD, or shop supervisor/foreman. Academic experience will be accepted.
+bull; Broad knowledge of professional theatre practices. Formal, informal, and cross-disciplinary training and experience will all be considered.
+bull; Advanced proficiency in all types of theatrical construction +mdash; wood and metal fabrication, trim and finish carpentry, rigging, pneumatics, and drapery construction.
+bull; Must have knowledge of common chemicals and their safe usage and disposal protocols. Verifiable training in hazardous materials and/or hazard communication is preferred.
+bull; Strong drafting skills: Hand drafting, AutoCAD, and/or Vectorworks is required.
+bull; Experience with MS Office, Dropbox, and Zoom is required.
+bull; Must have strong communication and time management skills. Ability to adapt to a fluctuating workload and fast-paced schedule is required.

Physical Demands:
+bull; This position splits time between office and scene shop environments.
+bull; Must be comfortable using a variety of hand tools, stationary and portable power tools, and specialized construction equipment.
+bull; Must be able to lift and move 50 pounds, climb stairs and ladders, and work in confined spaces.
+bull; Must be comfortable working at heights up to 25 feet. Safety equipment and specific training will be provided.

Directed by Paul Mullins
Build Period: Week of September 11 - October 6
Load In: October 9 - 11
Tech: October 13 - 15
Notes: October 16
Final Dress: October 17
Previews/Performances: October 18 - November 5
Strike: November 13 - 17
A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, re-seasoned by Joseph Discher and Bonnie J. Monte
Directed by Brian B. Crowe
Build Period: Week of October 30 - November 22
Load In: November 26 - 29
Tech: December 1 - 3
Notes: December 4
Final Dress: December 5
Previews/Performances: December 6 - 31
Strike: January 2 - 5, 2024

Compensation for this position is $28 - $35/hour based on experience.


Melissa Barry

Production Coordinator



Business Address

3 Vreeland Road

Florham Park, NJ 07932

Posted: 09/07/2023 15:13:43 EST

Last Updated: 09/07/2023 23:00 EST

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