Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Help wanted: Technical director for Cheyenne Little Theatre Players

Position: Technical Director
Reports To: Managing & Artistic Director

Basic Function:

Technical Director supervises all technical aspects of all Cheyenne Little Theatre Players productions and is responsible for the design and construction of all technical aspects of all productions as designated by the Managing & Artistic Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Oversight and accountable for supervision of all guest set, properties, costumes, lighting, and sound personnel and all technical volunteers.
2.Oversee the design and construction of all shows annually in a timely fashion and within schedules and budgets; includes the necessary plans, sketches, plots and technical production schedules to meet the requirements of the Managing & Artistic Director and Show Directors.
3.Responsible for all technical budgets for all shows.
4.Recruitment and training of all technical volunteers
5.Maintenance of inventory of all scenery, properties, tools, materials and equipment including lighting and sound devices.
6.Assistance with all technical requirements of all extra events and rentals related to theatre activities.
7.Basic maintenance or upkeep related to both theatre facilities.
8.Nurturing of professional contacts within the community that will benefit the technical operations of CLTP.
9.Supervise all technical aspects of all productions.
10.Selection and supervision of all technical production staff heads.
11.Supervision and maintenance of a neat, orderly, safe scene shop, stage and storage area on or off site.
12.Supervision of all costume shops and inventory.
13.Supervision of all make-up and inventory.
14.Maintenance of inventory of all scenery, properties, tools, materials and equipment; and maintenance of same.
15.Supervision of all maintenance and minor repair work to theatre buildings according to level of skills.
16.Search out and provide for materials and equipment donations or discounts.
17.Other duties as assigned by Managing & Artistic Director.

1.BA/BFA in Theatre, Technical Theatre or equivalent experience.
2.Three years experience in designing and executing set designs for full scale productions.
3.Ability to organize and supervise technical volunteer work force.
4.Ability to work with all levels of volunteers, staff, patrons and management in a professional and diplomatic manner.
5.Ability to motivate and lead volunteers to achieve desired results willingly.
6.Possess strong time management and planning skills.

Submit a cover letter, resume and at least three references to Dr. Randall L. Bernhard, Managing & Artistic Director, Cheyenne Little Theatre Players. Email applications are preferred—send to: However, materials may also be sent via U.S. Mail to:

Dr. Randall L. Bernhard
Managing & Artisitic Director
Cheyenne Little Theatre Players
P.O. Box 20087
Cheyenne, WY 82003

Application deadline is November 13, 2009. If you are selected for an interview, the Search Committee will ask that you present a portfolio representative of past work.

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