Davidson Community Players seeks Technical Director

Davidson Community Players (DCP), one of the Charlotte region’s most prolific theatre producers, is seeking a new Technical Director (TD). The TD should be a well-rounded technician and artist who supervises and executes design elements of all Main Stage and youth productions. The TD reports to DCP’s Executive Director, Steve Kaliski.

This position is open until filled.

Job Duties:

  • Collaborating with the production manager, show directors, show designers, and venue managers on all production designs, ensuring that they are appropriate and achievable for each of our 3 venues: Armour Street Theatre, the Duke Family Performance Hall, and the Cain Center for the Arts.
  • Planning and scheduling all load-ins.
  • Working with ATD (or equivalent staff assistant(s)) and volunteers to purchase, construct, and paint all sets per approved designs.
  • Maintaining flexibility with design adjustments.
  • Attending all first rehearsals, first days on stage, and select periods of tech rehearsals.
  • Ensuring that all DCP tech rehearsals and performances are in compliance with best safety practices.
  • Managing DCP’s offsite scene shop.
  • Keeping inventory of materials and equipment.
  • Ensuring that all DCP materials and equipment stay in good working order.
  • Supervising and mentoring DCP’s technical staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Occasionally working on non-production facilities projects (i.e. building painting, new flooring, storage, and organization).
  • The ideal candidate will also have design expertise (scenic, lights, costumes, projections, or sound) and may serve as a resident designer on multiple shows/year.

Desired Qualifications:

  • MFA in design/production or equivalent theatrical training
  • 3+ years prior TD or ATD experience
  • Carpentry and scenic painting expertise
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Collaborative, positive work ethic
  • Fluency in Vectorworks and any other relevant theatrical software
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • This is a full-time, salaried position with comprehensive benefits that include health, dental, and vision. DCP has a flexible, generous PTO policy and encourages outside creative work when it doesn’t conflict.

Salary: $50-60K range, commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Email resume and cover letter to Steve Kaliski at steve@davidsoncommunityplayers.org.