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Position: Technical DirectorDepartment: ProductionClassification: Full-time, exemptCompensation: $90,000–$95,000 salary + benefits
Mission: Geffen Playhouse is a non-profit, professional theater dedicated to enriching the cultural life of Los Angeles through plays and educational programs that inform, entertain and inspire.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement: In recognition of the essential examination of systemic racism and injustices, we at the Geffen Playhouse commit to continued analysis and expansion of our own institutional practices in order to be part of the solution. Our vision for the Geffen is that people of all races, faiths, sexual orientations, abilities, genders and backgrounds find it an easily accessible and highly relevant source of art that reflects the dynamic human experience and galvanizes a more equitable and vibrant community. In adopting this statement, we are amplifying our strategic and ongoing commitment to improving and increasing the cultural diversity, equity and inclusion of our audiences, staff, artists, board and programming.
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The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA seeks a Technical Director to join the Production Department. The Geffen produces in two theaters, the mainstage Gil Cates Theater (LORT B) and studio space Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater (LORT D). This position is responsible for planning the approach for all scenic elements featured in the Geffen Playhouse season. This includes the engineering, bidding, and problem-solving for scenery as designed by guest designers for each show. As part of this job, the Technical Director is expected to oversee the rigging and installation plans for all technical elements to ensure they are done safely and efficiently in collaboration with the other production department heads. The technical director leads a staff of assistant technical directors, stage supervisors, lead carpenters, and overhire carpenters and scenic artists. In addition to the Geffen’s regular production season, this position will also provide support as needed for events such as the annual “Backstage at the Geffen” gala. This position reports to the Production Manager.
Geffen Playhouse aims to build a diverse and inclusive workplace, in which we strongly encourage non-conforming and historically excluded individuals to apply for any and all available positions.
To apply, please submit a resume with references in .pdf format at www.geffenplayhouse.org/apply. No phone calls, please.
The Geffen Playhouse, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Geffen Playhouse provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Geffen Playhouse complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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