Location: Pawtucket, RI
Start Date: July 25
Seeking a Technical Production Supervisor to assist the Production Manager in all areas of technical execution for the Gamm’s five mainstage productions, as well as other production related programming including rehearsals, development events, annual fundraiser, and educational efforts. The TPS works under the supervision of the Production Manager and in close collaboration with the Artistic Director, Managing Director, and General Manager.
Full time position. Flexible hours required. Salary commensurate with experience. Full health and dental benefits, plus retirement plan. Vacation time, personal days and sick days.
Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:
Assists in operating, maintaining and safeguarding the technical assets of the theater, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
Assists in determining the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances in advance of production dates.
Assists with on-site (and occasionally off-site) set and stage construction including strike, load-in, rigging, and production notes throughout rehearsals and performances.
Oversees and assists with every lighting hang and focus in coordination with PM, Electricians and Lighting Designer.
Oversees and assists with all installation of projection and sound equipment in coordination with PM and designers.
Assists in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows.
Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
Assists in materials and equipment ordering.
Attends technical rehearsals, in order to assist in the technical aspects of the mounting of the show.
Makes recommendations to theater leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.
Implements and maintains organization of set storage, tool storage, prop storage and lighting storage areas.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Ability to lift, push, pull or otherwise maneuver up to 50 pounds repeatedly, either alone or with assistance.
Comfortable working on ladders, mechanical lifts or other high places.
Comfortable working in confined spaces.
Willingness to work on an irregular schedule often with long hours.
Positive attitude and generous collaborative nature required.
Education and Experience:
Significant combination of education and work experience in technical theater that yields the required skills and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Working knowledge of MS Office, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite.
In-depth knowledge of theatrical lighting equipment
Demonstrated skills that encompass all areas of theatrical carpentry/craftsmanship, theatrical rigging and stage operations.
Experience reading and interpreting drawings and other technical material.
Experience solving complicated technical and logistical problems.
How to Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at HR@gammtheatre.org. No phone calls, please.