Employment

We seek staff members who have a passion for the arts and who enjoy working in a creative and demanding environment. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Portland Center Stage is committed to supporting a diverse workforce and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.


ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – 2 positions available

Position Summary

Supervisor: Technical Director

Under the direct supervision of the Technical Director, the Assistant Technical Director is tasked with supporting the planning, budgeting, drafting, building, and load-in of all scenery.  The assistant Technical Director will also support the scene shop through material ordering and purchasing, tool maintenance and inventory, vehicle maintenance and paperwork, and all scene shop activities as assigned by the Technical Director. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated individual who can work both independently and within a team.  The candidate must be goal and process oriented, who thrives in a multi-project environment.  Applicants: See application instructions, below, for details on what to include with your resume.


Essential Responsibilities

  • The creation of the majority of build and technical drawings for the scene shop.
  • Engineer technical, mechanical and structural solutions.
  • Sourcing, research, pricing, and procuring of scenic elements, materials, tools and equipment in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the planning of shop work flow and advises on technical and procedural solutions to construction problems. Occasional coverage of the Technical Director duties during technical rehearsals and previews.
  • Supports other production departments as necessary, under the direction of the Technical Director.
  • Participates in all load-ins and strikes, as well as supporting technical rehearsals as needed.
  • Maintains the service and maintenance for the scene shop vehicle fleet.
  • Track, record, and regularly report expenses.
  • Maintain accurate paperwork on inventories, vendors, purchasing, and safety protocols.
  • Responsible for prop stock while the Prop Master is off contract.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Technical Director.

Qualifications

  • BFA in Technical Theatre or equivalent professional experience required.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in the construction of theatrical scenery for regional theater or equivalent. 
  • Drivers License required.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven ability in drafting, budgeting, purchasing, rigging, construction and advanced shop math.
  • Strong drafting skills to create accurate drawings for carpenters, working with Scenic Designers and Technical Director to create solutions to engineering and structural challenges with designs.
  • Experience with pneumatic, hydraulic, and motorized stage mechanics.
  • Knowledge of metal working tools and welding techniques.
  • Advanced knowledge of theatrical rigging techniques.
  • Hands on experience in scenic construction is highly desirable as well as experience in off-site construction facilities, rotating rep, and/or bus and truck type put-in schedules.
  • Proficient in the use of all stationary and hand power tools, woodworking tools, and pneumatic tools.
  • Able to face challenges and problem solve with a positive and imaginative mind-set.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD required.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings as necessary.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment in which directions and priorities can change rapidly.
  • Ability to lift and move 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work at heights.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary depending on experience.
  • Medical benefits, including health, dental and vision available 1st day of month following hire.
  • Paid time off.
  • 403 (b) retirement plan available.

To Apply

Deadline to apply for both positions is August 4, 2014. Send the following materials to hr@pcs.org. Please use the subject line: Assistant Technical Director/PCS Website.

  • 3 PDFs of working drawings that show distinctly different technical problems, one of which is mechanical in nature.
  • 1 AutoCAD file of a complete project, unit or show.
  • Cover Letter and Resume.

No phone calls, please.




Portland Center Stage is committed to supporting a diverse workforce and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.

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