Technical Director Assistant Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
in the coordination of the technical elements of stage production,
which include lighting, sound, scenery and equipment requirements.
Incumbents typically supervise student employees. This
classification requires a flexible work schedule in order to meet
the needs of the department.
first in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from
the Technical Director in that the higher level supervises this
level and has final approval for technical elements of the
Examples of Duties:
- Trains, supervises and evaluates the activities of
- Determines set up and use of fly system and lighting plots
prior to performance; supervises use of both during performance.
- Coordinates stage crew during the performance.
- Confers with Technical Director and production company on
technical rider portion of contract to determine lighting and
stage requirements, equipment needed and feasibility of plan
with equipment available.
- Ensures that the terms of the agreement are met by
scheduling qualified help to perform the required tasks;
determines necessary work force and schedules workers for
routine maintenance, pre-performances and for performances.
- Receives and approves payment of bills for labor, equipment
and supplies; prepares an itemized financial report for each
- Maintains an inventory of technical equipment and supplies
necessary to perform functions inherent with events.
- Inspects lighting, sound systems, cables, fly system, boards
and power sources on a regular basis, performs or schedules
necessary maintenance or repairs to ensure safety of both
performers and employees.
- Serves as manager on duty in the absence of other performers
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of stage management principles and practices.
- Skill in stage production methods and techniques.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Bachelors' degree with a major in Drama or related field AND one
year of stage management and theater production experience; OR, Five
years of stage drama experience which includes one year of stage
management and theater production experience; OR, Any equivalent
combination of experience and/or education from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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