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Now Seeking Full-Time Technical Director

WaterTower Theatre seeks a full-time, year-round Technical Director. The TD will lead the scenery build for each production (6 Main Stage, 3 Studio per year) and oversee the progress and cooperation of all technical departments. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a positive collaborative spirit, effective communication skills, management of a small to medium-sized crew, working within budgetary constraints and delivering on schedule. A variety of scenic, lighting and sound experience is required, including computer aided drafting skills, basic rigging and basic automation. Personnel overseen by the TD will be 2 Carpenters, Scenic Artists, Sound Engineer and full-time Master Electrician. The position requires a licensed driver who is able to safely lift 50 pounds and manually operate a variety of tools and equipment. Salary is competitive with full health and dental insurance provided plus two weeks of paid vacation per year.

To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to: Mr. Terry Martin, Producing Artistic Director, In the subject line put: TD Search.

WaterTower Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged and welcome to apply. No phone calls please.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Cost analysis from Scene Designer’s draftings and renderings
  • Purchase or facilitate purchase of all production materials
  • Work with designers, directors and staff to deliver each show on time for the first paying audience
  • Work with staff to facilitate productions in 3 venues during 10-day Out of the Loop Fringe Festival each year
  • Provide technical support for Education programs such as the After School Drama Program and Summer Performing Arts Conservatory
  • Provide technical support for annual Spotlight Gala and Community Cast Party
  • Delegate construction tasks and participate by leading the build for each show
  • Monitor progress and offer support for Master Electrician and Sound Engineer
  • Help hire all overhire technicians
  • Oversee and participate in strike and facility restoration after each show closes
  • Disassemble, move and reassemble seating risers and seats several times each year, with crew
  • Track expenses against production budget in conjunction with Production Stage Manager
  • Monitor and ensure shop and theatre safety as well as proper tool usage
  • Mentor and train the summer production intern
  • Manage maintenance and upkeep of company box truck
  • Other duties as assigned

There are currently no auditions scheduled at WaterTower Theatre. 

WaterTower Theatre
at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001
PH: 972.450.6230
FX: 972.450.6244
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