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CSF Technical Director

Company: University of Colorado Boulder
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 20, 2022

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Requisition Number:43779Location:Boulder, ColoradoEmployment Type:Temporary StaffSchedule:Full-TimePosting Close Date:28-Nov-2022Date Posted:07-Nov-2022Job SummaryThe Colorado Shakespeare Festival, located on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder, encourages applications for the Technical Director, and two Associate Technical Director positions for the 2023 CSF Season! These positions will support the success of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Details for each position are available in the "Key Responsibilities" section below.The 2023 CSF season begins in May, 2023 and responsibilities for these positions will continue through August, 2023. The Technical Director will have some remote responsibilities beginning in December, 2022 regarding design and production meetings. The ATDs will have potential remote work in March/ April 2023 depending on need and availability.The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.Who We AreFor over 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars.The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education, and community engagement.CSF strives to preserve the classics of the past and pursue the classics of the future. Fueled by artistry and scholarship, the festival seeks to expand the cultural richness of the region by inspiring, challenging and cultivating the imagination of audiences and artists.Plays are performed beneath summer night skies in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the newly renovated Roe Green Theatre indoors.The festival's education programs reach tens of thousands of school children each year through camps, classes and outreach performances that connect them with the continuing tradition and importance of Shakespeare.What Your Key Responsibilities Will BeTechnical Director:Supervise scene shop operations for four-show season in two venues including the planning of the build, load-in, repertory changeovers, and maintenance of scenery and props.Collaborate with the Production Manager on technical and budgetary feasibility of designs and the realization of designs within budget and schedule.Supervise the build, installation, rigging, and strike of sets.Coordinate safety training and oversight, as well as the maintenance of shop space and equipment.Work with the Production Manager to ensure deadlines are met within budget and time constraints.Supervise and direct up to two Associate Technical Directors.Supervise and instruct production crew and interns on theatrical skills and standard processes.Perform skilled carpentry work using a variety of materials related to the construction of theatrical scenery as needed.Remote participation in production and design meetings, scenic bid process, construction drawings, and crew hiring.Assist as needed across departmental lines as designated by the CSF Production Manager.Associate Technical Director:Work in collaboration with the CSF Technical Director on scene shop operations, planning, build, load-in, repertory changeovers, and maintenance of scenery and props throughout the season.Work on two to four productions in the season, assisting as needed across departmental lines as designated by the CSF Production Manager.Create scenic shop drawings under the guidance of the CSF Technical Director.Consult with the CSF Technical Director on supervising build, installation, rigging, and strike of sets, safety training and oversight, and the maintenance of shop spaces and equipment.Direct and instruct production crew and interns on theatrical skills and standard processes.Perform skilled carpentry work using a variety of materials related to the construction of theatrical scenery as needed.Lead changeovers and perform routine maintenance to shows running in rep.Supervise strike and load-out at the completion of the season.What You Should KnowThese are temporary positions.All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.What We Can OfferThe hourly rate for the Technical Director position is $20.00 - $25.00 per hour.The hourly rate for the Associate Technical Director positions is $16.25 - $18.00 per hour.BenefitsTemporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave.Be StatementsBe creative. Be talented. Be Boulder.What We RequireAt least one year of related experience demonstrating the required skills is required for all positions. Appropriate education will substitute for experience on a year-for-year basis.A valid driver's license is required for these positions.What You Will NeedA commitment to an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace environment.Strong collaboration, communication, and technical skills related to the required skills of the position.The ability to maintain high quality / standards and a safe and supportive work environment while working on tight timelines.Artistic sensibility and sensitivity.What We Would Like You To HaveTechnical Director:Professional experience in theatrical technical direction.3 years' experience in a supervisory role.At least three years professional experience and/or advanced training in stage carpentry, welding, rigging, and safety.Proficiency in AutoCAD and / or Vectorworks to produce clear working drawings for shop staff.Experience safely operating a 26' box truck.Teaching / mentoring experience.Associate Technical Director:Demonstrated knowledge and experience in stage carpentry, welding, rigging, set electrics, and safety.Proficiency in AutoCAD and / or Vectorworks proficiency to support the production of clear working drawings for shop staff.Teaching / mentoring experience.Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:A current resume. Please include at least 3 references with their contact information on your resume.A cover letter that specifically identifies the positions for which you are applying and that tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of those positions.Please apply by November 28, 2022 for consideration.Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.Essential ServicesThis position is designated "essential/critical services." The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for regularly assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human ResourcesPosting Contact Email:

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