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Thank you for your interest in working with Lantern Theater Company. The mission of Lantern Theater Company is to produce plays that investigate and illuminate what is essential in the human spirit and the spirit of the times. We seek to be a vibrant, contributing member of our community, exposing audiences to great theater, inviting participation in dialogue and discussion, engaging audience members about artistic and social issues, and and employing theatrical language and techniques to enrich learning in the classroom. At the core of our company is the belief that great plays, well performed, make a difference in the lives of the people who experience them.

Posted 9/30/22
Lantern Theater Company is now accepting applications from qualified applicants for the full-time position of Technical Director. Working closely with Production Management and in coordination with the Lantern's management and artistic team, the Technical Director plans and oversees scenery and technical needs for all productions, including mainstage, holiday, and education productions. The Technical Director contributes to the company's organizational culture as a key team member with deep connections across all departments, with guest technicians and artists, and in the training of our annual apprentice cohort. The Technical Director also works with Production Management and the Artistic Director to improve the Lantern's physical plant.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Scenic Construction
  • Coordinate with Production Management to create schedules for build, load-in, and strike
  • Coordinate with Production Management to review, cost-out, and approve submitted scenic designs
  • Work with Production Management and Finance Director to ensure timely submission and tracking of relevant expenses, receipts, invoices, and new hire paperwork and timesheets for overhire labor
  • Generate working drawings for construction
  • Lead build, load-in, and load-out process, including:
    • Working with Production Management to schedule scenic overhire labor
    • Purchase lumber and other build supplies
    • Ensure readiness of space for other department calls (Electrics, Sound, Scenic Painting)
    • Keep projects running on schedule; provide Production Management with any information needed about changes in schedules or timelines
    • Keep projects on budget; work within labor and material budgets provided by Production Management and raise any issues of predictable overages as they become likely
RESPONSIBILITIES: Rehearsal/Performance Support
  • Work with Production Management and Stage Management to ready space for rehearsals and tech rehearsals, including tech tables, power supplies, and headsets
  • Attend all production meetings and be on call for tech rehearsals
  • Review all rehearsal, performance, and house management reports
  • Address relevant scenery and public space notes in a timely and efficient manner
RESPONSIBILITIES: Shop/Facilities Maintenance
  • Maintain safety and cleanliness of scenery, shop, Lab, and theater spaces
  • Maintain all shop equipment, including power tools, stationary tools, and specialty theatrical equipment
  • Coordinate with Production Management to create schedules for cross-season improvements and maintenance of Lantern resources and infrastructure
This is a full-time, exempt role with compensation ranging from $45,500 to $50,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Lantern Theater Company also offers a competitive benefits package, including 100% premium coverage for individual medical/dental/vision/prescription insurance, paid holiday and personal days, an employer-funded retirement plan (Simple IRA), complimentary tickets to select local theater productions, and participation in special theater outings. All Lantern employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19; proof of vaccination is required for all new employees.

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@lanterntheater.org with "Technical Director" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed immediately and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Lantern Theater Company is an equal opportunity employer.
Lantern Theater Company does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, age, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or public assistance status in the recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, layoff, recall, and termination of employees. Lantern Theater Company is committed to being an anti-racist organization and building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment. Qualified candidates who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other members of underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pictured: Lindsay Smiling and Campbell O'Hare in Othello (2020). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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