Opportunity: Full-time Technical Director, Temple Civic Theatre

Technical Director

(click to go to Temple Civic Theatre)Responsible for all technical needs of the theater plant and the productions at Temple Civic Theatre. Reports to the Artistic/Managing Director or, in absence of that position, the VP of Production on the Board of Governors.

Must have a thorough knowledge of technical theater and related theater equipment, including but not limited to:

  • computerized theater lighting systems
  • sound systems
  • video systems
  • stage hardware systems
  • stage fly systems
  • theatrical rigging
  • special effects systems

Coordinate the technical components of all onstage productions at Temple Civic Theatre.

  • Responsible for all aspects of stage lighting, sound production, including the proper use and upkeep of the lighting and sound equipment.
  • Must be able to design and implement lighting plots and sound schemes, and direct others in the work.
  • Must have the ability to design and build sets, supervise the building of sets and work with the students and volunteers helping with set building.
  • Work within a budget, meet deadlines, and work well under stressful conditions.

Must be able to handle routine maintenance of the theater systems, troubleshoot problems, and find creative solutions.

  • Responsible for ordering supplies for the theater productions, and for show budgets for props, lights, sound, make-up, costumes, sets, etc. while meeting budgetary requirements.
  • Responsible for the inventory of supplies, props, equipment, tools etc. in the scene shop, stage areas, dressing room areas, technical booths, etc.
  • Develop and maintain working relations with suppliers, vendors, and technical support teams for the theater systems at hand.

The Technical Director must work closely with students and volunteers to support productions.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal communications skills to supervise and train student workers and volunteers.
  • Responsible for the training of students and volunteers who will be using the equipment in the theater productions.
  • Must supervise and instruct student and volunteer workers in proper techniques of stagecraft and safety measures in use of the facilities.


  • Undergraduate degree in theatre, performing arts, and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience leading set, lighting, and sound design; stagecraft and carpentry.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have working knowledge and experience maintaining electrical systems, and of electronics.
  • Experience with ie: voltage meters and continuity testers, and how to solder and repair cables and connectors.

Candidates may be subject to a background check and drug screen, in accordance with applicable laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Pay: up to $50,000 (including cost of health insurance); commensurate on experience.

Email resume and cover letter to tct@templecivictheatre.com.