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 Post subject: Stage Technicians
PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2003 7:18 pm 

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This thread is for announcing employment opportunities for stage technicians. Please post job openings for designers in the "Designers" thread.

"Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporania;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Roumania." -- Dorothy Parker

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 Post subject: Light Board Operator Needed
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:24 pm 

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Location: The Bronx is up; the Battery's down
Non-profit dance company seeks a Light Board Operator,NYC Season 10/30-11/5. Load-in/tech rehearsals 10/30-11/2 @ 6PM Performances 11/3-11/5, arriving @ 6PM show at 8PM Accepting students, non-union and experienced professionals. Compensation will strictly be based upon experience. Perks: Gain experience/opportunities to work future performances in NYC/East Coast touring. Will also be needed for occasional work notes.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:09 pm 

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Location: The Bronx is up; the Battery's down
Dance Theater Workshop, a NYC Dance Presenting Organization, is seeking full-time technical interns for their winter/spring season (Jan - May). Tech interns at DTW receive an intensive experience in theater production and theater operations. Through immersion in the production environment, interns will experience all of the technical aspects of presenting shows and running a theater and its' support facilities. Interns are required to work on every show. Weekly stipend of $280. Send cover letter, resume and references to Chloe Brown, Production Manager, DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP, 219 W 19th St. New York, NY 10011. Fax: 212-633-1974. Email: View the facility and production schedule at

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 Post subject: Smuin Ballet looking for Technical Staff
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:04 pm 

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Location: El Granada, CA, USA
Smuin Ballet job openings
>Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2006 02:11:00 EDT
>Smuin Ballet is currently seeking candidates to fill 3 positions in the
>Production Department. They are Technical Director, Sound Director, and
>Production Coordinator. A brief job description for each position
>follows. If you
>are interested in any of these positions or would like more information,
>please contact me via email at _KTontour@aol.com_ (
>Please feel free to post this and/or to forward this to anyone who might
>Thank you.
>KT Graham
>Production Director
>Smuin Ballet
>Technical Director
>32 weeks: October 2 - December 30 (13 weeks), January 22 - March 4 (6
>weeks), March 19 - June 17 (13 weeks)
>Produces line plots and tech requirements for each venue.
>Loads/unloads trucks and drives trucks (when necessary).
>Runs load ins and load outs and manages venue crews in theatres.
>Provides scenery and prop support for studio rehearsals and new works.
>Is responsible for maintenance of all existing scenery and props.
>Produces inventory of all scenery and props in warehouse to date.
>Sound Director
>22 weeks: October 2 - November 1 (4.5 weeks), November 16 - December 29
>weeks), February 1 - Feb 25 (3.5 weeks), April 23 - June 13 (7.5 weeks)
>Is responsible for maintenance of all sound and AV equipment.
>Is responsible for load in and out of sound and AV in every venue.
>Produces sound and AV running sheets for each ballet.
>Sets sound levels in every venue.
>Is responsible for volume and quality of sound in every performance.
>Where possible, operates sound board during all rehearsals and shows.
>Production Coordinator
>27 weeks: October 2 - 22 (3 weeks), November 6 - December 17 (6 weeks),
>January 15 - March 4 (7 weeks), April 2 - June 17 (11 weeks)
>Schedules all crew, both union and non-union.
>Produces all venue schedules for company and crew.
>Tracks all expenses through season into budget.
>Produces budget for next fiscal year.
>Provides production assistance and support to Production Director.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:35 pm 

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Location: The Bronx is up; the Battery's down
F/T Technical Director


Chen Dance Center (est. 1978) is seeking a full-time Technical Director to serve as the head of all productions and manage all of our technical operations, including managing events in our black box theater, coordinating technical elements for our touring productions and residencies, and coordinating the Company¡¦s New York Season. The Technical Director should have experience in all aspects of technical theater including basic set construction, lighting and sound technology. Interest and knowledge of projection and video design is very helpful and candidate should have some scenic and lighting design experience.


A. Production/Events:

Chen Dance Center (CDC) consists of three affiliates: H.T. Chen & Dancers, its dance troupe; CDC Theater, its black box theater; and CDC School, its weekend arts school. Most Company productions and events will take place at CDC Theater.

The Technical Director:
Works on all CDC activities, including performances, workshops, events, and productions of the Company on site and while on tour.
Is responsible to coordinate all CDC technical aspects of production, including lighting, sound, and video.
Manages and coordinates all aspects of CDC tour preparation, including coordinating all venues, gathering technical specifications and communicating CDC technical requirements, coordinating tech schedules, supervising load-in and technical rehearsals, and in some situations becoming the lighting supervisor.
Is responsible for all technical aspects of CDC production, including lighting, sound, and video.
Maintains and makes basic repairs on CDC lighting, sound and video equipment.
Provides technical direction and support for all CDC dance program events, presentations, and CDC non-program use of dance facilities and equipment.
Negotiates and executes all artistic and production contracts for CDC, including the review and approval of technical requirements for all users, and ensures that these approved requirements are fulfilled.
Supervises outside lighting designers to whom CDC provides production services.
Organizes tech booth.
Works cooperatively with others and accepts direction from supervisors.

B. Lobby Display:

CDC uses monitors in its hallway lobby to update staff and audiences on news. Maintaining and updating information for these monitors is crucial.

The Technical Director:
Uses computer programs to set up visual displays on monitors (i.e. Powerpoint, Video).
Is able to incorporate information from staff into visual displays.
Maintains and updates information for the monitor.

C. Instruction:

Theater crew should be trained to work in CDC¡¦s black box theater. Classes in lighting design and stagecraft are occasionally provided to students.

The Technical Director:
Trains tech crews to work in CDC¡¦s blackbox theater.
Organizes and teaches a workshop course in lighting design and stagecraft to students.
Supervises and advises students.


Education & Training:
Bachelor of Fine Arts in technical theater or relevant professional experience is required.

Significant background in dance lighting and video projection is required. Experience as a teaching artist is preferred.

Must have thorough knowledge of stage management and working knowledge of sound and video. Knowledge of a wide range of lighting control and dimming equipment, theatrical lighting fixtures, cables and accessories, sound mixers and recording devices, computer light controllers is required. Knowledge of digital and analog video recording equipment, and linear and nonlinear video editing consoles is recommended. Facility in a variety of computer applications is required, including VectorWorks, Photoshop and other publishing programs, video editing software, MS Office suite.

Requires strong artistic, technical, administrative, and organizational skills; the ability to interact effectively with and clearly communicate information to a wide range of persons, both within the organization and without; the ability to respond to numerous projects concurrently, establishing priorities and responding positively, effectively, and quickly to continually shifting priorities and needs. Also requires a high level of creativity and the flexibility to respond to the creative work of others.

To Apply:
Please mail, e-mail, or fax cover letter and resume to
H.T. Dance Company/ Chen Dance Center
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013
Fax: 212.349.0494 No telephone inquiries.


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