SteppingStone Theatre seeks a contracted Technical Director

SteppingStone Theatre is seeking a contracted Technical Director for two productions, for the remainder of our season. The productions are: The Last Firefly in March, and Junie B. Jones: the Musical in June. There are set schedules for build and for tech, and the contract would be for both productions. The contract would begin with The Last Firefly production meetings, and end with the strike for Junie B. Jones in July. Total span of time: February-July 2019, with a break between productions. There's an option to be the Set Designer for Junie. B. Jones. That's negotiable, and would be a separate stipend from the contract.


The following are the basic requirements for the Technical Director. Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Design Phase

Read the script. Prepare budget and planning materials as needed to adhere to the season timeline. Attend design meetings if requested, and attend all production meetings. Be available to assist artistic team. 

2. Budget Phase

Develop list of production requirements. Develop materials and labor estimates. Address construction procedures, and safety and health concerns. Develop preliminary scene and paint schedules. 

3. Pre-Construction Phase

Order materials. Produce construction drawings as needed. Develop build (including paint) schedule. Develop the load-in schedule. Communicate budget and schedule to Director, Artistic Director, and Production Manager.

4. Construction Phase

Produce and communicate technical drawings and schedules as needed to production team or (if applicable) overhire technicians. Lead or complete all construction, painting, rigging activities (overseeing overhire technicians or volunteers as needed). Address developments during rehearsal process. Attend all production meetings. In cooperation with Stage Manager and Production Manager, set call times for running crews.

5. Load-In Phase

Supervise load-in procedures. Update Production Manager, Stage Manager, Director, and Scenic Designer of progress on a daily basis. Develop training procedures for student running crews.

6. Technical Rehearsal Phase

Attend designer runs, technical and dress rehearsals. Communicate adjustments due to rehearsal process to Production Manager. Supervise and assist production staff. Monitor rehearsals to ensure safe operating procedures and conditions.

7. Performance Phase

Monitor and respond to performance reports. Inspect all technical production elements as needed. Develop strike plan. Communicate daily notes, strike call time,
and strike requirements to production staff.

8. Strike

Supervise strike to ensure orderly and safe tear down, demolition, and/or storage of scenic, lighting, sound, and property elements. Coordinate and operate strike in tandem with the Production Manager.


If you'd like to apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to the Production Manager: Rachel Ostroot ( The contract is paid. If you have questions, please email the Production Manager.

Contact information

SteppingStone Theatre
Rachel Ostroot
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Posted February 8