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COMPANY: Trinity Rep
DATE POSTED: 7/27/2021
PHONE #: 14013514242
ADDRESS: 201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903

Listing Information:

Job Title: Brown/Trinity Technical Director

Department: MFA

Reports To: Brown/Trinity Production Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt, Seasonal Full-time

Pay Tier: 5

Salary: $40,000/year, competitive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, voluntary supplemental benefits, 401(k), vacation, sick time, personal time, and paid holidays.

Desired Start Date: August 1, 2021

Summary: Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs is seeking a full-time, seasonal Technical Director (TD) for our upcoming 2021/22 academic season. The TD will oversee all scenic related technical operations associated with MFA productions. Duties include overseeing the day to day operations of the scenic department for all mainstage shows, and maintaining a safe and efficient working environment. The TD closely collaborates with the Production Manager and the Technical Supervisor as well as the part-time production staff. Also works closely with student directors, and professional designers to attain the common goals of artistic excellence, and creating and sustaining an equitable and inclusive environment. Must be able to meet deadlines; schedule labor; supervise/train the crew; maintain industry standards, evaluate budget, mechanical and logistic feasibility; and generate working drawings. Knowledge of AutoCAD or Vectorworks, rigging, and engineering a must. Candidate should be able to work at heights and work calmly and efficiently with others. Must be based in the Southern New England area – housing and transportation not provided.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Works with professional designers, student directors, and the Production Manager to maximize financial resources.
Works closely with the Technical Supervisor to coordinate the work happening in-space.
Attends production meetings and technical rehearsals.
Ensures sets are built and installed on schedule and within budget.
Maintains an orderly, organized shop, ensuring a safe work space for all staff and overhire.
Ensures the use of safe practices in all spaces and the safety of all scenic elements.
Provides specifications on rigging methods as well as the location of scenic pick points.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Four years professional theater or relevant employment or internship; interest and/or involvement in an arts related enterprise; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, ratios, and proportions. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Computer Skills:

AutoCAD or Vectorworks
Certificates, Licences, Registrations:

Other Qualifications:

A demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with a wide variety of artists, technicians, and administrators.
Must commit to work in a production department centered in anti-racist policies and practices, and to foster and sustain a culture that values community, social justice, and equity.
Strong theatrical carpentry and building skills.
Strong rigging skills.
Strong safety knowledge and use of safe practices.
Ability to read, interpret, and edit design drawings.
Excellent follow-through and attention to detail.
Ability to remain calm under pressure.
Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to work well at heights
Ability to safely lift objects overhead in excess of 50 pounds.
Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high.
The light level in the work environment ranges from light to dark.
Some night and weekend hours are required
Brown/Trinity is a collaborative work environment, and employees are expected to be open and willing to collaborate across departments and teams.
Brown/ Trinity Rep is a rigorous professional training program that combines technical training from Brown University with real-world experience at a Tony Award-winning regional theater. The ultimate goal of the Brown/ Trinity Rep M.F.A. Programs is to produce artists who will be leaders in the world of professional and academic theater, artists who will graduate with a profound belief in the uniqueness of their own imaginative vision as well as with strong confidence in their technical and creative ability to execute it. They will be ready to enter the competitive professional industry with clear-sightedness and hope, and eager to engage in the life-long exploration and discovery that comprises a life in the theater.

Brown/ Trinity acknowledges explicitly that we ourselves operate within a culture dominated by structures of discrimination, and that doing so has caused harm in our own community- in particular, to our BIPOC students and faculty members. Brown/ Trinity commits without equivocation to continue to develop a program centered in anti-racist policies and practices, and to foster and sustain a culture that values community, social justice, and equity. We believe these are essential components of our- of any- professional training program.

The Brown/ Trinity M.F.A. Programs, which have been in operation since 2002, exist in a continuum of training that began at Trinity Rep over 40 years ago. The ideas and values that are fundamental to the Programs have guided the work of a distinguished line of teachers and students over several generations. Two of the founding principles of Brown/ Trinity have remained constant through decades of institutional growth: that theater students should be taught by working professionals, and that all students should be encouraged to explore the full range of their talents and interests.

Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and anti-racist environment. For information about Trinity Rep’s commitment to anti-racism, please visit

Salary: 40,000 yr

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