This new position will be an integral part of the Huntington’s Technical Direction team, working on both Huntington Theatre shows and facilitating work we job in for outside clients in our new Production Center in Everett, MA. The Assistant Technical Director will be responsible for the technical design of scenery based on designer or client drawings, research and ordering of specialty hardware through purchaser, drafting, construction, and installation of Huntington Productions and additional jobs as directed by the Associate Technical Director and/or the Technical Director. Oversees shows from tech design, through production on shop floor, through installation in the space; and through strike, if required. If show is an outside project or co-production, also responsible for all as-built documents and instructions for assembly on site and may travel to assist with install of specific builds.
Tech Design/Drafting/Show Maintenance Job Duties Include:
- Technical design of assigned shows and projects as required.
- Serves as primary drafter for the preparation of shop drawings.
- Prepares schedules: prepares and maintains budget and schedules; directs and assists Shop Foreman in builds as required; coordinates with other production departments as required.
- Assumes a leadership role in the Load-in and Installation of the scenery, coordinating with other production departments.
- Serves as primary contact for show technical issues once show is up and running through strike.
Outside Project Job Duties Include:
- Serves as primary contact with client once job is assigned
- Runs jobs as described above in Tech Design/drafting; but also:
- Proactively keeps Technical Director appraised of any changes
- Develops change orders as needed
- Travels as needed to assist with installation and notes as required by project contract
- Develops, maintains, and archives all paperwork, drawings, files, contracts as required by the Technical Director
- B.A. or equivalent in Technical Production and three years equivalent work experience in a professional scene shop.
- Experience working on site installations with non-staff crews provided by venue or client
- Works well with others and can maintain a good sense of humor and pleasant disposition in an often pressure filled and time sensitive working environment.
- Experience and knowledge of standard scenery and exhibit building processes, materials, techniques, and engineering required.
- Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and comfort with database and spreadsheet programs.
- Working knowledge of AutoCAD is required.
- Experience with stage rigging and the use of a single purchase line set system is required.
- Experience with and working knowledge of typical stage machinery and motion control devices and techniques preferred.
- Requires the ability to lift 50-100 lbs. and comfort working at heights of 60+ ft.