Community Arts Center:

The Community Arts Center of Williamsport, PA is a 2,100 seat Performing Arts Center with a 25-year presenting history.  The Center presents nationally touring artists and community performing arts groups in such genres as popular music, comedy, drama, acrobats, symphony, opera, jazz, blues, musical theater, and dance performances. 

 

Employment Opportunities:

Technical Director – The Center is currently searching for our next Technical Director to lead the production team.  The Technical Director is responsible for all of the theatrical and entertainment production aspects required at the CAC, including, but not necessarily limited to, all performances, presentations, rentals, and events.  The Technical Director hires, trains, schedules and supervises all personnel required to fulfill the ongoing production aspects of the CAC. 

To apply please send resume, cover letter, and references to Greg Ray at cacgr1@caclive.com

Technical Director Position Description:

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Technical Director (TD) collaborates with the Executive Director and other Staff as needed to coordinate and schedule all events and event staffing needs backstage.
  • The TD assists the Administrative Staff in creating event and seasonal budgets and explains and advocates for all needs and issues surrounding the production department.
  • The TD manages the Backstage and Production areas of the CAC to monitor all inventory, provide security and integrity of all facilities and personnel, and maintain a clean and presentable appearance to the public.
  • The TD hires and manages all production staff including designers, technicians, stage hands in all production departments including: lighting, sound, rigging, stage management, wardrobe, scenery, and properties.
  • The TD advances upcoming events and serves as the primary point of contact for touring acts, promoter rentals, and local renters. This includes planning for all labor calls, production departments, vehicles and loading dock, and touring company hospitality.
  • The TD in rotation with the Production Coordinator shall serve as the Production Lead for an individual event.  The Production Lead is in charge of the technical staff on the day of a show from before load in until the staff is dismissed at the end of the call.  They are also responsible for communication with CAC event staff, renters, and touring staff.
  • The TD is responsible for reporting accurately and promptly all performance and event settlement information as necessary to the Executive Director and Director of Finance.
  • The TD has primary responsibility for providing all payroll and vendor information to the Director of Finance office in a timely manner.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct business in a professional and polite manner to maintain a positive industry reputation for the CAC.
  • Oversee storage and maintenance of and provide Executive Director and Director of Finance with annual and long-term budget information for replacement and/or purchase of equipment.
  • Oversees general maintenance and facility upkeep of production areas; works closely with the Maintenance Manager and PCT General Services.
  • The TD is responsible for timely reporting to the Executive Director of any concerns about safety, overall maintenance, renovation, and/or restoration of the CAC.
  • When functioning as a Production Lead, have primary responsibility for overseeing the daily shut down of the facility.  Including but not limited to sound and lighting systems, exterior doors and security.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred. Industry experience will be considered in lieu of formal degree.

Experience:

  • 5+ years’ technical theatre or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity with all genres of performing arts and all areas of technical theatre: lighting, sound, properties, rigging, carpentry, etc.
  • Track record of maintaining highest standards of industry safety and working conditions
  • Strong reputation for honesty, integrity, strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Other:

  • Proficient at all industry technical software, and standard Office software (i.e. Word, Excel), calendaring, e-mail, etc. Must be able to accommodate flexible work hours, including evenings and weekends.  Able to climb, lift 50+ pounds, maintain while standing or walking 8+ hours a day.

 

Application:

All applicants must submit letters of interest, resumes and references to Greg Ray; Community Arts Center 220 West Fourth Street; Williamsport, PA 17701.  Email submissions are welcome at cacgr1@caclive.com.  Applications will be reviewed until the successful candidate is selected.  The Community Arts Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.