Position Title: Assistant Technical Director (ATD)
Reporting Relationship: ATD reports to the Technical Director
Position Summary: The Assistant Technical Director will work closely and collaborate
with the Technical Director/Production Manager in planning and executing all
productions/rentals at Reno Little Theater. The ART will ensure that productions are
engineered, built, installed, and presented with a mind toward aesthetic integrity and with
regard to maintaining a safe and collaborative working environment for all.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (in conjunction with the Technical Director)
-Help estimate costs and build time of initial designs based on designer drawings
and adjust/present options to designers/directors as needed.
-Act as a primary carpenter/welder in the scene shop, supervises other carpenters
and volunteers and provides quality control.
-Draft construction drawings for shows.
-Prepare ground plan and section of designs in SketchUp. Tech design and draft
rigging and deck drawings. Create and provide drawings required by stage
management or other staff and designers.
-Work with the designers and the Production Staff to achieve workable and safe
productions throughout all stages of the production (from design through
technical rehearsal to strike.)
-Work with the Production Staff to find solutions to technical problems and
-Purchase, rent, borrow and pull equipment and hardware as needed. Track and
report department and show expenses to allow informed decisions to be made
-Supervises production staff, over hire and volunteers at load-in and strikes. Takes
an active role as lead carpenter, rigger or otherwise as needed during load in,
build and strike.
-Track and update soft goods inventory, rigging, tool and equipment inventories.
Help with maintenance, repair, cleanliness and upgrades of all equipment and
-Attend staff meetings, full company meetings and production meetings, as
-Attend load-ins, strikes, technical rehearsals and performances as needed.
-Maintain a safe working environment in the context of the production’s design,
including, but not limited to: the design and implementation of overhead rigging
systems, staging, electrics; the enforcing of applicable protection policies;
managing crew hours to prevent exhaustion; ensuring that mandatory breaks and
meals are taken, etc. Oversee and ensure crew safety on-stage during load-ins and
strikes. Help Perform Hazard Assessments for shows, as needed.
-Lead execution of Education Department technical/design needs.
-Fill in for the Technical Director as needed because of vacation or sick leave.
-Participate in scenic maintenance/organization as needed.
-Act as run crew as needed.
-Provide technical maintenance during the run of productions.
-Entrusted with company credit cards. Responsible for tracking expenditures in a
-Be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of duties.
-Desire and skill in design for at least one of the following: scenic, lighting, sound,
-Other appropriate duties as assigned.
The ATD of Reno Little Theater will be evaluated by the Technical Director and
Executive Director on an annual basis. The evaluation will be measured by the successful
completion of activities described in this job description. Additionally, the committee
will consider feedback from the community, staff, committees, and patrons of Reno Little
Full-time salaried position with partial benefits.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Technical Director, Chad Sweet at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.