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Technical Director

The Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) is seeking a full-time Technical Director for a continually growing performing and cultural arts center under non-profit operation. The AcA maintains a healthy level of programming spanning many styles and genres of performance and visual arts by artists from around the world, as well as local artists. The AcA presents and/or hosts upwards of 150 events each year, resulting in over 200 days of production annually. The Technical Director serves as the main point of contact for the AcA Technical Department, and is responsible for advancing the details and meeting the needs of each incoming production in a professional and efficient manner. The Technical Director (TD) coordinates scheduling of the 300-seat James Devin Moncus Theater and related spaces. The TD is responsible for maintaining the Technical Department’s calendar and documentation for each event. The TD hires, trains, and schedules the crew, and processes timesheets for employees and invoices for contractors and vendors. The TD is responsible for the maintenance, repair, rental, and purchase of equipment and expendables according to budget.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the operation and functions of technical equipment: lighting, sound, rigging, computer networks and media equipment, etc., as well as maintenance and repair of same equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of safety rules and practices pertaining to backstage theatre work; and ability to train others in safety measures to ensure compliance with industry best practices, as well as applicable codes and regulations.
  • Exceptional ability to adapt to a fast paced, frequently changing work environment.
  • Ability to engage effectively with internal and external space users (of various knowledge levels) to advance events and prepare spaces to best serve the client’s needs, while maintaining strong customer service values with kindness and respect.
  • Strong employee management and supervision skills.
  • Ability to perform heavy lifting, climb stairs and ladders, work long hours, and have a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office, general email, communication, and calendar systems, and standard theater production programs.
  • Minimum one year of related experience required.
  • Valid driver’s license.
Interested applicants please send your resume to Office Manager,  
Connie Petro, at [email protected]

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