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Job ID: 236898

Theatre Technical Director
Middlebury College

Date Posted May 31, 2024
Title Theatre Technical Director
University Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT, United States
Department Theatre
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Theatre Technical Director

Provide technical direction, instruction, creative input, and academic support for Theatre Department productions and production classes to include sound and stage management. Collaborate with theatre faculty and staff to achieve departmental mission and goals

This is a full time, benefits eligible, salaried position with a hiring range of $63,009-$78,787 per year.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other faculty and staff as Technical Director for one Theatre Department production per semester including instructing and supervising students, creating working drawings, budgeting and ordering materials, and ensuring completion of the set.
  • Teach students in Theatre Department classes and spaces safe, effective practices in theatrical production (scenic construction, sound, stage management, working at heights, rigging, etc.).
  • Work as sound engineer for faculty shows and facilitate and support guest sound designers.
  • Advise and provide academic and technical support for Theatre Department classes, and student independent projects.
  • Liaise with Facilities Services to ensure maintenance of Theatre Department spaces and equipment.
  • Provide Light and Sound support and work with Production Manager on scenic construction for Summer Language School productions in Theatre Department spaces.
  • Manage the Theatre Department scenic and properties collection including loans and rentals to other productions.
  • Provide production support for Performing Arts Series events in Theatre Department spaces.

Middlebury College is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.


  • BA or BFA in Theatrical Production and four years professional experience OR commensurate professional work experience.
  • Experience in teaching and supervising students.
  • Knowledge of standard theatrical production practices including scenic carpentry, sound and video design and equipment, rigging, and welding.
  • Experience in managing schedules, personnel, and budgets. Provide technical direction, instruction, creative input, and academic support for Theatre Department productions and production classes to include sound and stage management. Collaborate with theatre faculty and staff to achieve departmental mission and goals.
  • Experience with theater-specific software - CAD/CAM (particularly Vectorworks), sound (particularly QLab), video production software, and Microsoft, Google and Adobe software products.
  • Strong artistic, technical, administrative, and organizational skills; the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Experience in equipment and facility maintenance.
  • Experience with theatrical technology including lighting, networking, sound, intercom and video equipment systems and control.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Work includes moving heavy objects and working at heights.

Schedule includes working nights and weekends around technical rehearsals and performances.

Working conditions are a combination of an office environment and site work in theaters and scene shops.

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

As an employee of Middlebury College, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and competitive health, dental, life, disability, generous retirement matching, and vision benefits, Middlebury offers a generous time-away program - up to 34 days per year during the first two years of service, increasing as the term of service lengthens. Middlebury employees are eligible for robust educational assistance programs as well as free or reduced rates for cultural events and use of sporting facilities (including the College's golf course and Nordic and alpine ski areas). The result is a very high quality-of-life in a gorgeous setting. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and other perks of employment including:

  • MiddCard Privileges: access to athletic facilities, discounts at the College store, library privileges, and discounts at cultural and sporting events. In addition, the card allows door access to certain campus buildings. Spouses or domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are eligible to receive a Spouse/Partner card with the same privileges as the employee card (except door access).
  • Discounts on season passes at Middlebury College Snow Bowl, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the Rikert Outdoor Center.
  • Access to our Partner Inclusion Program that provides comprehensive support services to the spouses and partners of Middlebury employees.
  • A full listing of our benefit offerings can be found on our website by following this web link:
  • Or click see some of the other fun perks of working at Middlebury, whether in Vermont or Monterey!

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