Trustus Theatre seeks a technical director


Trustus Theatre, known nationally for its commitment to cutting edge, innovative theatre, seeks a qualified full-time technical director. Trustus is seeking a candidate with theatrical experience who is willing to grow with the organization.


The technical director leads a team of designers, technicians, and craftspeople to bring ideas into reality. The technical director has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the theatre, including scenic construction, theatrical lighting, theatrical sound, projections, performing facility maintenance, and coordinating contractors for other necessary facility maintenance. The Technical Director works with and oversees the assistant technical director, volunteers, overhire employees, designers, and contractors who perform technical operations and design implementation. The technical director works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties.


  • Commitment to the mission and values of Trustus Theatre
  • Associate’s degree required; bachelor’s degree desirable.
  • 3-5 years experience as member of theater technical staff
  • 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.
  • Ability to communicate the technical capacities of the theatre and collaborate specifically with designers.
  • Demonstrates extensive theatrical knowledge of design implementation, capacity to work creatively to solve implementation issues across design disciplines.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of theatrical drafting and drafting programs.
  • The ability to successfully guide and support technical staff and technicians in the realization of designers’ expectations and vision.
  • The ability to interpret and execute designs for the Trustus Theatre space.
  • 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.
  • Deonstrates strong project management skills
  • Evidence to monitor expenditures and staying within material budgets.

Classification level: Full-time, with salary and benefits: $38,000-$41,000, salary commensurate with experience

Application deadline: November 15 or until position is filled

Start date: ASAP

Please send a letter of interest and a current resume:

  • Via e-mail to: *OR*
  • Jessica Fichter
    Trustus Theatre
    520 Lady St.
    Columbia, SC 29201

Trustus Theatre mission: Trustus Theatre is the home for relevant, innovative, and inclusive theatrical works. Trustus Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.