TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

Knoxville Children’s Theatre (KCT) is seeking an energetic and organized full-time TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (TD) to manage technical production of an annual 10-show season and help develop a quickly growing technical theatre educational program.

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, an education-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, is a local theatre company producing quality plays with professional standards for children, by children.  At KCT, children under the age of 18 are the actors, designers, and stage managers.  KCT also offers a directing intern program for students to train under the guidance of the Artistic Director which culminates in directing a production.  

The TD will be responsible for supervising and coordinating all technical aspects for all theatrical events taking place in the theatre as well as maintaining the venue and high standards of the theatre.  The position will report directly to the Artistic Director and work closely with multiple guest and student directors.  The TD will collaborate with and manage adult contract mentors and train students to produce high quality sets, costumes, props, and lighting. Strong carpentry skills, good working knowledge of lighting and sound equipment, excellent communication and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and experience with keeping projects within budget is required.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A Bachelor’s degree in Theatre with an emphasis in theatre design/technical is required.

EXPERIENCE: At least two years of practical, professional or collegiate level work experience in technical production is required.  Thorough understanding of all aspects of technical theatre including construction, lighting, costuming, properties, sound, and rigging. Crew management experience required.  

SKILLS: A solid understanding of both design and production elements with the ability to help young designers fully realize their design. The ability to maintain a ten-production season with at least 140 performances annually, work effectively with children, and create and manage budgets.

Please submit your resume to [email protected]