Technical Director

Job Type: Administrative
Job Category: Performing Arts

This opening calls for specific administration and teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Los Angeles area seeks a Technical Director to begin November 1, 2022.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Possesses, at minimum, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, Technical Theatre, an area of Theatrical Design, or a related field of study.
  • Has at least three years of professional or academic experience working effectively as a Technical Director, professional Stage Manager, Production Manager or other comparable professional work.
  • Has at least three years of demonstrated success teaching at the secondary level.
  • Is able to turn designs into technical drawings and/or computer renderings.
  • Is skilled in scenic construction and/or electrics.
  • Can run or assist in running and maintaining a scene shop, replete with a full inventory of construction tools and production supplies.
  • Is proficient with EOS software and ETC Ion family lighting consoles, Qlab, Mac, Isadora, and Microsoft operating systems, as well as Vectorworks.
  • Is able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

More about this role


  • Support the artistic vision of directors and designers through scheduling and managing all phases of production from rehearsal to performance, including but not limited to: design, construction, and installation.
  • Enforce policies and procedures for facilities use and resource allocation.
  • Provide instruction and training to students in at least one of the following areas: scenic design and construction, lighting design and rigging, sound design and engineering, costume design and construction, projection design and realization, stage management and rehearsal etiquette.
  • Supervise and maintain positive relationships with contracted labor, volunteer parents and student crews.
  • Manage and maintain facilities, equipment and inventory.
  • Build and maintain strong vendor and supplier relationships.
  • Design either set, lighting, sound, or projections for Performing Arts productions throughout the school year.