Touring Technicians-Technical Director

Washington DC
Jul 11, 2018
Aug 02, 2018
Full Time

Kennedy Center Education Department seeks versatile, energetic, non-union theater technicians, including lighting, technical, and sound directors, and props/wardrobe supervisors, for its Equity TYA touring production set for January 2019 - May 2019. Technicians receive weekly salary, housing, and per diem. Positions open until filled with interviews beginning June, 2018.

Duties and Responsibilities:

30% Advancing all aspects of the production with each of the hosting venues. Reporting on the status of advance work with upcoming venues as well as following up on any questions posed by the technical crew at the scheduled staff meetings.

35% In conjunction with the Sound Supervisor/ATD, Props and Wardrobe Supervisor, and the Stage Manager, overseeing all technical aspects of the production for each venue, including: loading and unloading of the truck, building and breakdown of the set, maintenance of the set, and maintenance and inventory of tools and hardware for set. Following load-in, co-leading brief assessment meeting amongst technical staff in hotel lobby or wherever convenient. In coordination with the Lighting Supervisor/ATD, Sound/Video Supervisor, Props/Wardrobe Supervisor, and the Stage Manager, arranging for repairs and maintenance of the truck and van on tour. Maintaining all paperwork involved with both vehicles.

20% Participate in the shared task of traveling the set and company to and from venues, along with other company technicians, by serving as a 26' truck driver and maintaining all applicable paperwork (driver log, trip log, and vehicle condition report).

15% Communicating with the productions creative team in order to successfully achieve the desired production goals consistently in performance.


Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of technical theater experience in lighting, sound, general stagecraft, and safe working procedures. Prior touring experience preferred.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required:

Valid driver's license, excellent driving record and ability to drive a 26' truck essential. Applicant must possess excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

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