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Technical Director

Job Description

Under General Supervision the Technical Director maintains the theater and equipment. Coordinate theater activities with other departments to assure readiness and smooth operation of events.

Areas of Responsibility

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains theatre and equipment
    • Create and maintain a repertory light plot
    • Provides yearly inventory of all equipment.
    • Develops and implement preventive maintenance schedules, emergency procedures, safety and Risk Management policies in compliance with all company and governmental regulations.
    • Makes minor repairs
    • Coordinate with Facility Manager to schedule major repairs
  • Coordinates technical needs with user groups
    • Meet with partners to review set design and production needs
    • Coordinate presenting groups technical needs with Artistic Director
    • Communicate directly with presenting groups as needed
    • Attend production meetings for Arts Ed and Dance performances
  • Provides training to user groups, volunteers and staff
    • Create theatre use handbook
    • Train, review skills, and assign user permission for sound, lighting, genie lift, etc.
  • Provides supervision and technical support during performances and rentals
    • Provide supervision during performances
    • Hire and train production assistants to help cover schedule for performance supervision
    • Operate light and/or sound console for smaller performances and as needed.
    • Hires and manages on-call stage crew.
    • Coordinate technical support for fundraising events
    • Works collaboratively with other employees and in particular, the Artistic Director, Front of House Manager and Facility Manager. The Technical Director is supervised by the Artistic Director.
    • Assists with changeover and preparation for various rooms and spaces in support of programs, rentals and special events.
    • Provides clear, concise, and timely communication to other departments.
    • Assists in the preparation of the Annual Operating Budget.
    • Authorizes the requisition of equipment and supplies within budget guidelines.
    • Knows and ensures all laws, codes, ordinances, policies, procedures, Risk Management, safety precautions, rules/regulations and emergency procedures are followed.
    • Investigates, analyzes and resolves problems and complaints.
    • Attends periodic staff meetings to discuss program scheduling, procedures, problems and policy changes.
    • Identifies, Hires and Coordinates with vendors, contractors and/or service providers.


Qualifications: 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.

  • Demonstrate ability to carry out tasks in a reliable, productive and expedient manner and be able to adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Possess skills and experience in budget preparation, purchasing procedures and supervising or training personnel.
  • Engage in decision-making that is generally governed by procedure and guided by policy.
  • Understand and work from general instructions, specifications, blueprints, sketches, and preventive maintenance schedules.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with vendors, contractors, employees, patrons and others encountered in the course of employment.
  • Follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with others in both oral and written form.
  • Operate a personal computer using Windows, Microsoft Office including, Word, Excel, and Outlook, and other standard office equipment. Training for specialized software will be made available.
  • Work independently, exercising judgment and initiative.
  • Work in a fast paced environment.
  • Remain flexible and adjust to situations as they occur.
  • Work extended and/or irregular hours including nights and weekends as needed.


  • Bachelor’s level degree in Fine Arts or related technical field preferred.
  • Experience in technical production services/operations field required.
  • The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre.
    • Proficient computer skills.
  • Vashon residents preferred or be willing/able to relocate.
  • Must possess a valid Washington Driver’s License and have reliable transportation.

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use fingers and hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud, depending on the event as well as the location.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job when circumstances change.

Start Date & Compensation

Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried exempt position.  Schedule is flexible and requires evening and weekend work. The salary range is $58,000 – $62,000 DOE.  VCA provides paid time off and holiday pay.  This position is eligible to participate in the group health and dental plan.

Start Date: June-August 2018


To Apply: Submit (1) a cover letter describing your relevant work and life experience and interest in working at Vashon Center for the Arts and (2) a current resume highlighting relevant work experience.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and should be e-mailed to:  No phone calls please.