Windish Music & Productions (WMP) is seeking a full-time Technical Director for the world-class Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester, PA.
Who We Are:
WMP is a live entertainment company that produces shows by casting talent, creating content, and executing performances for theme parks, cruise lines, and other venues to enhance audience experiences.
The Technical Director (TD) shall report to WMP, and to the Executive Director of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center (Uptown!). The Technical Director will oversee all technical logistics for the multiple spaces within Uptown!. TD will work full-time on site at Uptown! but will also utilize the resources of WMP’s full logistical team and WMP’s offices, rehearsal, and shop facility.
Oversee and coordinate technical needs and scheduling for all events onsite.
Management of hourly time sheets for contracted technicians and submit for payroll
Help create the budgeting process with Uptown! staff for technical needs and shows.
Advance with artist or production contact for each show to discuss and determine technical needs for their event.
Meet with potential renters to share technical options for the multiple rentable spaces.
Hire and manage technical personnel required to successfully produce each event. This includes audio technicians and engineers, lighting technicians and designers, stage hands, follow-spot operators, or any other person(s) required for the success of each show.
Properly store, maintain, and track all theater audio, visual, lighting, and staging equipment. Source repairs/replacement when necessary.
Ensure that each space is properly struck and returned to normal following each event.
Maintain the highest level of professionalism during the execution of all duties, and ensure that technical staff follow similar guidelines.
Work closely with Uptown! staff to maintain all audio/visual/lighting operations within budget.
Perform technical services on small events where only one technician is necessary.
Setup various spaces with basic needs (portable stage, pipe and drape, curtains, stage curtains, cyclorama, etc.)
Create estimates for potential clients on the cost of technical production for their event.
Perform any other tasks necessary for the successful production of each event not listed above.
Associates degree in the audio/visual or lighting field or comparable experience working in industry.
Three (3) or more years of entertainment production.
Experience working in a theatre, touring, or resident venue in technical operations.
Experience with lighting including (but not limited to) console operation (ETC EOS preferred, ETC Element in House), focusing, DMX wiring, LED operation.
Experience with digital mixing consoles (Yamaha CL/QL series preferred).
Experience with Dante audio network protocol preferred, but not required.
General knowledge of computer networking and the operation of both Mac and PC.
Proficiency in Google Office Suite and/or Microsoft Office, Airtable, Slack, and HubSpot.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Full-time, overtime exempt position. Willingness and flexibility to work varying times and hours each week. Weekends and evenings are common for shows.
Strong ability to focus on high level creativity and logistics simultaneously.
Showing hyper-focused attention to detail.
Work well independently and with others.
Ability to multitask at a high level.
Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal.
Willingness to relocate within commutable distance to West Chester, PA.
Updated professional/performance resume including at least two (2) professional references
Any links/examples of shows or performances executed under your direction
Upon receipt of your materials, we will respond to let you know if an interview will be scheduled.
About Windish Music & Productions
Windish Music & Productions creates award-winning live entertainment. We specialize in showcase musicians, stage shows, singers/dancers, jugglers/variety acts, and various forms of world class performance. Through our many partnerships in the attractions and cruise industries, our shows are custom designed with the target audience in mind.