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TRUSTUS SEEKS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

“Trustus Technical Director Brandon McIver has been with Trustus for over a decade, and his work has brought countless sets and technical designs to our stages in that time. He’s ready to uproot and head to another city to explore new opportunities. So while we’re sad to see him go, we support his decision to go try something new in life. Go get em Brandon!  Therefore, Trustus is seeking a new Technical Director to start in late October. Please see the following information if you are interested in applying.” – Chad Henderson, Artistic Director

Technical Director at TRUSTUS THEATRE (Columbia, SC)

Position Responsibilities:

The Technical Director has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the theatre, including scenic construction, lighting, sound, performing facility maintenance, and coordinating contractors for other necessary facility maintenance. The Technical Director works with and oversees the Assistant Technical Director, and any other volunteers or contractors who perform technical operations. The Technical Director works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties. Technical Director reports to the Artistic Director.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission and values of Trustus Theatre
  • Incredibly proficient at carpentry
  • Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree desirable.
  • 3-5 Year Experience as member of Theater Technical Staff and Facility Management
  • 2+ year experience in Management and Supervision
  • Significant, demonstrable experience as a technical director in professional, community, or university theatre.
  • Demonstration of effective mentoring and supporting of volunteers.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cordially with fellow staff, designers, stage managers, and guest artists and directors.
  • The ability to successfully guide and support technical staff and technicians in the realization of designers’ expectations and vision.
  • Evidence of sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and contractors.
  • Evidence to meet deadlines with quality results
  • Evidence to monitor expenditures and staying within material budgets

Trustus Theatre Mission:

Trustus Theatre and the Trustus Company endeavors to enrich the lives and deepen the experiences of our artists and patrons by producing works that examine humanity in the 21st Century. The theatre’s goal is to select challenging scripts that will start and nurture dialogues that promote discussion within the community with productions that are brought to life through dynamic storytelling and inventive designs. Trustus will embrace the creation of original works crafted by local and nationwide artists. Our success will be measured by our commitment to collaboration and innovation, while our impact will be measured by the creation of a more diverse and vibrant Columbia.

Additional Information:

Classification Level: Full Time
Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: October 10th, 2017 or until position is filled
Start Date: October 30th, 2017
Please send a letter of interest and a current resume to:

Via e-mail (preferred): [email protected]

Via postal mail:
Attn: Chad Henderson
Trustus Theatre
520 Lady St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Trustus Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer
See our website at www.trustus.org

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