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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Position Title: Technical Director
Position Type: Seasonal Contract Employee
Reports To: Production Manager

The Technical Director is a full-time seasonal, salaried position with benefits reporting to the Production Manager. This position works closely with all members of the production team as well as the Artistic Director, Choreographers, and Ballet Masters to facilitate technical needs of company rehearsals and performances. In addition to having a major role in scenic builds, repairs, loading-in, running, and loading-out performances and managing the stage crew, the Technical Director assists the Production Manager with the daily operations of the production department. The Technical Director must be able to physically move and lift scenery and other objects weighing 70lbs. This position is open to be filled as of September 2022. The candidate will work with the current Technical Director in an associate fashion until December 31st 2022 when the candidate will fully take on the role.

Job Elements and Responsibilities:

Performances and Events

  • Assist Production Manager in planning and logistics for all performances and events including, but not limited to:
  • Determining inter-departmental needs that will need to be realized by the production staff during tech rehearsals, shows and events.
  • Working with the Lighting Designer, Scenic Designer, Stage Manager, and Production Manager to produce or revise Lineset Schedules, Crew Calls, and Running Sheets.
  • Producing trucking schedules and crew schedules related to trucking.
  • Producing truck pack inventories and plans.
  • Ensure all supplies needed for Load-in, rehearsals, and performances are acquired and prepped including rentals.
  • Together with Head of Props, Master Electrician, Production Manager, and carpentry crew, inspect, repair, and improve all scenic, prop, and lighting elements required for performances.
  • Attend all Production Meetings.
  • Show/Event Load-in/ out and running responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Act as a crew lead during Load-ins and outs in both a supervisory and “hands on” fashion.
  • Participate on the run crew during tech rehearsals and performances by physically moving scenery and props.
  • Assist Production Manager and Stage Manager in ensuring a safe work environment for both performers and crew.
  • Assist Production Manager in producing and updating all documentation needed to reproduce the show at a later date.
  • During show runs Technical Director will be required to take full responsibility of the backstage crew during the Production Manager’s absence.

Show Construction

  • Work with Production Manager in creating construction drawings and materials lists from scenic designs.
  • Work with Production Manager in pricing and acquiring materials and crew.
  • Lead construction crews in a “hands on” fashion in carpentry and steel work.
  • Assist other departments such as props, electrics, paint, and wardrobe in accomplishing their goals.

Warehouse Management

  • Maintain and create or acquire all road cases and equipment needed to properly store and transport equipment.
  • Maintain all tools and equipment housed within the warehouse.
  • Maintain both sprung floor and marley to ensure its cleanliness and safety.
  • Document all equipment and its location and condition within the warehouse within a database.
  • Ensure that all supplies of typical materials are maintained at an appropriate level.

Studios and Rehearsals

  • Working with Production Manager, Stage Manager, Head of Props, and Artistic Staff ensure that all scenery and props that are needed for rehearsal are available.
  • Assist Stage Manager in properly marking and “spiking” for rehearsals.
  • Assist Production Manager, Company Manager, and Stage Manager in creating and maintaining a safe working environment in the rehearsal studios.
  • Coordinate with Production Manager and Costume Director to ensure costumes and costume equipment are transported properly between the warehouse and costume shop.
  • Maintain studio flooring and equipment in clean and safe working order.
  • Seek to maintain and improve all studio and office facilities as needed.

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Strong carpentry skills required.
  • Rigging skills required.
  • Welding skills required.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Physical ability to lift and move objects up to 70lbs.
  • Proficiency in Excel, MS Word, and Computer Aided Drafting strongly desired.
  • Previous experience with crew supervision required.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent time management and interpersonal skills along with the ability to self-motivate;

Benefits: Includes Fully Paid Employee Medical, Life and AD&D insurance and other company amenities as available.
Weekly Salary: $1,145.00

HOW TO APPLY:
Submit your application via email to:
chilliard@carolinaballet.com Courtney Hilliard, General Manager
Please include Technical Director in the “Subject” line.
Applications should include: cover letter and resume. Samples of work are helpful.
No phone calls please.

The Ballet believes a diverse workforce will enhance its ability to fulfill the mission of providing world-class ballet, community engagement and outreach. The position will remain open until a candidate has been identified and an offer has been made and accepted.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Carolina Ballet is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

POSITION – PART TIME

Position Summary:

Carolina Ballet needs Sales and Customer Service Representatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

Placing phone calls on behalf of the Ballet to either solicit funds or sell subscriptions.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Generating good public relations regardless of the results of the call on behalf of Carolina Ballet. Capture and correct patron data for database cleaning.

NO SPECIALIZED BALLET KNOWLEDGE IS NEEDED.

Work Location:

North Raleigh administrative office @ 3401-131 Atlantic Avenue. (near the intersection of Atlantic and New Hope Church Road.) PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (CAT: Capital Area Transit) IS ABOUT A 2-BLOCK WALK FROM THE OFFICE.

THIS JOB MUST BE PERFORMED AT CAROLINA BALLET OFFICES; NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO WORK FROM HOME.

Working Conditions:

9am-1pm Mondays through Fridays.

HOW TO APPLY:

CALL 919.747.8491, LEAVE A MESSAGE; REFERENCE THE WEBSITE—DO NOT SEND RESUMES.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Carolina Ballet is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.