The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) in Florham Park and Madison, NJ is seeking an experienced Technical Director (TD). Position will be responsible for constructing or sourcing scenery for all productions/events; maintaining a 20,000ft scene shop and inventory in a safe, secure manner consistent with all OSHA regulations; supervising and training all scene shop staff including seasonal, over-hire, and intern labor; and managing production/shop budgets. The TD will collaborate with fellow production shop heads to ensure efficient and safe day-to-day operations of the Production Department.
Responsibilities: Oversee and implement all planning, construction, installation, maintenance, and disposal of scenic elements for all productions, special events, film projects, and art installations for STNJ. Safely maintain all stock, storage areas, equipment, tools, and soft goods per company policies in STNJ’s 20,000ft scene shop. Supervise all scenic work calls at STNJ’s various venues. Stay current and follow local, state, and federal (OSHA) safety standards and regulations. Encourage a positive work environment, free from harassment or discrimination; encourage open communication and information transparency. Manage a full-time staff of three (an ATD, 2 carpenters) as well as part-time or occasional over-hire laborers, interns, and acting apprentices. Develop with Production Management and Education a curriculum of master classes for Interns and Apprentices companies. Attend weekly production meetings; facilitate communication between designers and scene shop staff. Manage scenic material, labor, and equipment budget lines with the Production Coordinator. Assist with facility maintenance projects as assigned by the Artistic Director.
Compensation: $55,000 – $60,000 annually