Glow Lyric Theatre seeks technical director
Glow Lyric Theatre is looking to fill the position of technical director for our 2022 season.
The season runs June 11-August 3, 2022 at the Kroc Center in Downtown Greenville and includes:
- Elton John’s Aida,
- Classic Broadway: Songs of the Golden Age,
- and Frances Pollock’s new opera Stinney: An American Execution
Description: Glow produces two musicals and one opera during an intense and fast-paced 7 week production period. The shows run in rotating rep for the summer. The TD will be responsible for supervising and participating in the build of the rep season, supervising all build aspects, supervising daily/nightly set changeovers (sometimes two per day), budgeting the shows, communicating with designers, creating build drawings/schematics, and overseeing/managing the work hours and duties of the ATD/master carpenter, carpenter, and carpenter intern. The TD is a leadership role that makes sure the scenic elements are on-time and on-budget. This position reports to the production manager and executive director.
Duties: Engineer, construct, build and install and strike all scenic elements for the summer season, set up carpentry shops for beginning of season, communicating with production manager regarding any general shop and supplies needs, restore carpentry shops at the end of the season, including updating the stock item inventory paperwork, determine and meet scenic deadlines according to the production schedule set by the production manager, manage and supervise all load-in and strike dates, ensuring that anything borrowed or purchased returns to proper facilities at end of season, attend all technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, previews and production meetings for notes, communicate regularly with designers, production manager and executive director regarding budget tracking, design integrity, and notes, manage the budget and account for all scenic expenditures, including collection of receipts and invoices, attend four pre-season production meetings (beginning in March, may do so remotely), prepare necessary drawings/vectorworks, work with production manager and artistic director to supervise and assign running crew for each production, order, purchase, schedule delivery, or pick up necessary building materials, including equipment as needed, order necessary trucks and dumpsters for load ins, strike and transportation of set.
Requirements: Share with Glow a respect for our values of access, advocacy, diversity, prudence, professionalism and collaboration, Self-motivated, have a positive attitude, love musicals, work safely and efficiently and exhibit professional, respectful behavior at all times. Some experience working in repertory/summer stock, Skilled in CAD or Vectorworks, 1 year of technical direction experience (can include summer stock/educational credits), mastery of wood and metal scenic construction and fabrication techniques and scenic engineering, ability to motivate, manage and coordinate staff members of varying skill levels. Ability to recognize, augment and/or fill in the gaps in the crew’s skill set. Ability to lift 50 lbs., climb ladders, and work in high places, Able to drive a 25’ box truck is a plus, ideal candidate would have a valid driver’s license and vehicle, their own computer to create drawings and manage paperwork, and their own set of basic tools.
Compensation: $625/week with housing and travel included
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
‘The show can’t go on’
P&C reviews hard times in the arts
Hub readers know the devastation felt in South Carolina's arts community because of the pandemic's economic effects.
Know, though, the story is reaching broader audiences. Today, the Greenville outpost of the Post & Courier published a story
that paints a bleak picture throughout the state.
From the story:
“You know the old adage, ‘The show must go on.’ Well, this is one of those times when the show can’t go on,” said Graham Shaffer, technical director at the Greenville Theatre. “We just have to sit here until we can.”
Some hoped for salvation via a federal coronavirus relief package that hasn’t materialized. Now, the South Carolina Arts Commission has asked the state General Assembly to approve $3.8 million in nonrecurring funds to prop up the ailing industry until it can recover. Originally, the arts commission asked for that amount to help venues make repairs to aging buildings.
Now it just hopes to keep the buildings open.
Read Nate Cary's full story here
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