Position: TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Reports To: Director of Production
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
ABOUT KARAMU HOUSE
In 1915, Oberlin College graduates Russell and Rowena Jelliffe opened the Playhouse Settlement in a Cleveland area called The Roaring Third. The Jelliffes wanted to build an environment where people of different races, religions, and social and economic backgrounds could come together to seek and share common ventures through the arts, and Karamu House was established as a gathering place for racially diverse members of the surrounding community at that time. As the community became predominantly African American, Karamu responded with programs geared to their needs and interests.
Today, Karamu is evolving to be reborn as a beating heart for the entire community, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification, or age, as it embarks on its second 100 years, retaining its historical identity as “a place of joyful gathering.” Core programs include a five performance, socially-relevant and professional quality theatre season; arts education in drama/theatre, music and dance for all ages; and community programming, such as a lecture series, and spoken word and music performances, that invites participation and engagement, reflection, and a re-commitment to cultural values.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (TD)
Karamu House (Cleveland, Ohio) seeks a full-time, 12-month salaried, Technical Director to coordinate the overall production and technical requirements for events in three theatres (Jelliffe, 200-seats Arena, 80-seats and Concert Hall, 60-seats) and other special event venues as assigned. The 2023-2024 season consists of (5) five main stage productions, various community events and external rentals. The Technical Director is expected to be a “hands-on” supervisor who provides the highest standard of service, exhibits clear follow-through, and excels at open communication. The successful candidate should possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and strong leadership ability.
Because a TD may be called upon to deal with a wide range of technical issues, candidates should have a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions/ presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE ROLE INCLUDE:
SUCCESS IN THIS POSITION REQUIRES:
The successful candidate will possesses the following:
Compensation range: $45,000 to $55,000 commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, paid time off, paid federal holidays, paid sick time and complimentary production tickets.
Applicants for the position should send resumes, cover letter to:
ATTN: Vonetta Flowers, Director of Production
2355 E. 89th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106
Email: email@example.com (Last name & TD in the subject line)
NO PHONE CALLS
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