ATD – New Jewish Theatre

Website URL New Jewish Theatre

The Jewish Community Center is looking for an Assistant Technical Director to join our Cultural Arts department in support of the New Jewish Theatre and the New Jewish Theatre’s Youth Theatre. We are looking for candidates who are able to work days, evenings or weekends as required in support of the production schedule. The New Jewish Theatre produces five shows per year in our 125-seat black box theatre, and our Youth Theatre produces three shows per year in our Performing Arts Center. Performance dates for both New Jewish Theatre and the Youth Theatre are available on our website. Set construction begins approximately 4-5 weeks prior to performances.

Purpose:
To assist NJT’s Technical Director with the construction and management of sets for NJT in our Black Box Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

Essential Functions:

Assist with all set construction under the direction of the Technical Director.
Together with the Technical Director, ensure all sets are built according to design, building, and safety guidelines.
Assist with the load in of stage sets ensuring that the set is properly secured and in place.
Assist with the dismantling of sets as required and storing those components which can be reused.
Maintain a clean and organized shop space.
May be asked to work as stage crew during performances if necessary.
All other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED is required. College degree in related field is preferred.
Related professional technical theatre experience preferred.
Advanced carpentry skills and knowledge of construction methods are required.
Knowledge of and demonstrated implementation of safe theatre practices and safe shop practices are required.
Knowledge of and capability to utilize power tools (saws, drills, compressor, etc.) is required.
Able to lift, carry, push, and pull objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder, scaffolding and or mechanical lift up to 25 ft in elevation.
Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule in support of the above events which will include days, evenings and weekends. Hours fluctuate based on production schedule.
To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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