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Join the dedicated team of individuals responsible for staging, arranging, acting in, and producing The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's performances!

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking an experienced Technical Director to join our production team. This position is full-time, year round and will be responsible for constructing or sourcing scenery for all events and shows, maintaining our 20,000 sq. ft. scene shop and storage areas in a safe and secure manner consistent with all OSHA regulations, supervising and training all scene shop staff, including seasonal, over-hire, and intern labor, and managing all show and season budgets that relate to the shop. Qualified candidates should have excellent carpentry and welding skills, proven rigging experience, hand and CAD drafting knowledge (Vectorworks and AutoCAD), and a solid knowledge of modern methods of constructing and controlling scenery. Must have proven leadership ability, teamwork skills, and a strong work ethic. Must be able to foster a culture of safety and be knowledgeable in OSHA regulations for shop and stage. Excellent time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time are a must. Should be able to lift 75 pounds, be comfortable working at heights exceeding 25', possess a valid driver's license with a clean driving record and experience driving trucks 24' in length. Ideal candidate has an MFA or a BFA/BA in technical theatre and at least two years professional experience.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three references and portfolio to Steven Beckel, Director of Production and Facilities. No phone calls please. EOE.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Professional Training Program

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, one of the leading Shakespeare Theatres in the nation, will soon be taking applications for its 2018 Summer Professional Training Program, currently named one of the Best Summer Theatre Internships by Backstage Magazine. In our 10-week intensive designed to challenge and develop emerging theatre artists, participants will be immersed in hands-on training in three first-rate venues (including our popular Outdoor Stage and our new 50,000ft2 support facility), take classes with established industry professionals and world-class artists, and have opportunities to showcase their talents in late-night projects for the company. Internships and Apprenticeships are available in all areas of Production, Administration, and Performance, and are tiered to serve many experience levels, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and young professionals searching for a place to begin their career. For specific information and an online application, please visit www.ShakespeareTraining.org.