TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

FLYNN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, LTD.

Exempt-ADMIN


The Flynn is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We strive to be diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective. Our goal is to build and maintain an organization where everyone can do their best work. We believe that people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ people must be centered in the work we do, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

ABOUT THE FLYNN

The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is Northern New England’s premiere performing arts center. The Flynn offers a wide range of cultural and educational experiences and nurtures the creative development of performing artists. Our facilities include a 1,411-seat proscenium auditorium (Flynn Main Stage), a 180-seat black box cabaret space (Flynn Space), two education studios, a gallery with rotating exhibits of regional artists, and adjoining lobbies.

The Flynn hosts over 200 performances and over 50 camps and classes annually. Regularly scheduled performances include the Flynn season, which features world-class music, Broadway, theater, dance, and family performances on our Main Stage, with additional touring shows added throughout the year and weekday matinees presented through our Student Matinee Series, in addition to the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. The Flynn also provides a performance venue for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Youth Orchestra, Lyric Theatre, and other local arts organizations.


To apply, send a cover letter and resume to HResources@flynnvt.org


Basic Function

To coordinate Flynn backstage productions and activities, design and implement necessary stage lighting, submit approved labor requests to union agent, liaison with all technical vendors, and provide daily crew supervision when assigned.


Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide detailed information on the theatre and available services to incoming presenters and productions.
  • Arrange for crews and services as needed for specific events.
  • Supervise crews and arrange for special skills personnel as required by specific events; plan and issue work assignments; monitor work in progress and check completed work; assist with difficult or unusual tasks or problems; evaluate job performance.
  • Create or adapt lighting and ground plans for all events and prepare related documentation.
  • Act as stage manager when required.
  • Apprise supervisor of developing or potential problems related to condition of stage equipment, relationships with presenters and vendors, and the like.
  • Confer regularly with Programming Department staff and other Flynn personnel to plan and coordinate projects/activities, exchange information, investigate and resolve problems, and the like.  
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the field/industry.
  • Prepare and maintain various files and records related to assigned functions, such as timesheets, schedule information, purchasing information, and the like. 
  • Help to maintain the professional productions that the Flynn Center is known for.


Supervision Exercised

Functional and partial administrative supervision of show crews ranging from 3 to 50 per show.


Supervision Received

Supervision is received from the production director.


Qualifications

  • 4 to 6 years of relevant technical and supervisory experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. 
  • Broad base of knowledge and skills related to technical theatre production, including lighting, sound, counter-weight fly systems, and chain hoists.
  • Knowledge of computer design and control software.
  • Cad drawing and reading proficiency.
  • Relevant production management and stage crew supervision experience. 
  • Ability to deal effectively with and represent the Flynn to a wide range of artists, production organizations, vendors, union agents, and others in carrying out the varied technical functions of the job; ability to work cooperatively with other Flynn personnel.


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This general outline illustrates the type of work that characterizes the Job Classification.  It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

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