Forward Theater Company is looking for an experienced Technical Director for its 2016-2017 season. FTC is a professional theater company that produces three shows annually in the Playhouse Theater of the Overture Center.
The Technical Director is responsible for the planning, execution and completion of all scenic elements of Forward Theater’s productions. This includes:

-Collaborating and communicating with the Scenic Designer, Director and Production Stage Manager to fulfill the scenic requirements of each production
-Attending all production meetings
-Creating the scenic budget, shop drawings/plans (in conjunction with Scenic Designer), materials list and other advance work to prepare for scenic build
-Purchasing of all materials
-Hiring of additional carpenters and load-in/load-out crew
-Serving as lead carpenter and supervising additional carpenters in scenic build
-Coordinating all scenic painting needs with the Scenic Charge Artist
-Tracking scenic budget throughout build and maintaining communication with Production Stage Manager
-Supervising the transportation and load-in of the set into the theater
-Attending all technical rehearsals and addressing all notes coming from technical rehearsals
-Supervising load-out and transportation of set back to scene shop
-Other duties as needed

The ideal candidate will have educational background in Theater and at least 2 years of professional theater experience as Technical Director with skills in planning, engineering and theatrical construction and fabrication (including carpentry and welding). He/she must have excellent organizational and communication skills. Salary is paid as honorarium per show. To be considered for this position please e-mail resume, cover letter (including 3 references) to Laura Walter, Production Stage Manager, lwalter@forwardtheater.com