The Shed commissions original works of art, across all disciplines, for all audiences. From hip hop to classical music, painting and sculpture to literature, film to theater and dance, The Shed brings together leading and emerging artists and thinkers from all disciplines under one roof. The building—a remarkable movable structure designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group—physically transforms to support artists' most ambitious ideas. Committed to nurturing artistic invention and bringing creative experiences to the broadest possible audiences, The Shed, led by Artistic Director and CEO Alex Poots, is a 21st-century space of and for New York City.
About the Position:
The Shed is a commissioning organization devoted to supporting leading artists to create new work in a variety of venues from a large hall, theater, and art galleries. The Technical Director should demonstrate an aptitude and willingness to brainstorm creative strategies and solutions to technical design challenges throughout the production process; to implement best practices while developing the Shed-way; to think outside the box, where appropriate with the artists, and Shed colleagues.
The Technical Director will have strong technical design and development skills, work well under short time constraints, and be able to pivot easily from one task or idea to another. They should be experienced with all aspects of technical production, and have an in-depth knowledge of NYC vendors and practices. Theatre, music, and event production experience is essential, as well as an open and creative approach to the production process. Sensitivity to varying artists’ and clients’ needs and patience amidst changing priorities will help immeasurably in this position.
The Technical Director will report to the Director of Production and will work on all events as assigned. The Technical Director will work closely with the Production Manager, Production Supervisors, as well as producers, curators and the creative team to lead the technical design in the production process. A flexible schedule is a requirement. Patience and a good-natured attitude will be essential.
To learn more about key responsibilities, qualifications and qualities, and the application process, visit us at the link above.
The Shed is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff, and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.