Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.
New York, NY 10002
Technical Director and Facilities Manager
The Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (SEA), a Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Theatre Company for Young Audiences, is dedicated to the empowerment and educational advancement of children and young adults. SEA creates educational theater and arts programs specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for current educational and social issues affecting our communities.
Job Description SEA seeks an outstanding candidate to fill its full-time Technical Director and Facilities Manager position.
Overview SEA’s Technical Director and Facilities Manager will supervise Teatro SEA's facilities and spaces and all performances/special events (both in-house and at outside venues). In addition, this person will be responsible for managing part-time technical & maintenance employees and consultants. SEA is located at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Education Center (The Clemente), a Puerto Rican/Latino/Multicultural center on Manhattan’s Lower Eastside, and presents approximately 200 performances along with several special community events and festivals annually. Our home-base theater, Teatro SEA, is the Nation’s only Latino Children’s Theater, and our theater is located on The Clemente's first floor and includes its own small lobby. In addition to the theater, Teatro SEA has other spaces inside The Clemente including a rehearsal space, storage area, etc. This person will report to SEA's CEO & Artistic Director and Managing Director.
Primary Responsibilities include:
**Oversee the operations of all theater performances at outside venues (schools, senior centers, cultural venues, theaters, etc.) as well as our home-base theater, Teatro SEA, to ensure successful performances for audiences and clients.
**Operate, maintain and ensure the security of the technical equipment and the facilities (office, rehearsal studios, storage, etc.), including supervising the use of lighting, sound, and communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of the spaces.
**Ensure the completion of set-up and break-down of sets at Teatro SEA for in-house performances and rehearsals
**Coordinate the cast for each of Teatro SEA's productions
**Identify and contract the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for special events and performances.
**Design, set up, maintain, and operate lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music and other productions and projects; assist guest company and artists with technical matters.
**Plan, construct, and paint sets, including complicated props.
**A strong knowledge of sound is requested.
**Schedule, oversee and supervise technical aspects of outside rentals in Teatro SEA including rentals for special events and productions. Coordinate with visiting companies’ production staff during their entire rental term
**Maintain cleanliness of all spaces including theater, office, dressing room, lobby, storage area, rehearsal space, etc.
**Ensure Teatro SEA's facilities are in compliance with City & NYFD codes and regulations as well as other required codes
**May be asked to attend national and international tours of Teatro SEA's productions.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
1. Bachelors Degree or equivalent professional experience in Technical Theatre, Experience with Theatre Design & Technology, or related technical fields.
2. Minimum of three (3) years of prior experience as a Technical Director in the field of theatre production.
3. Previous theater production experience and hands on technical production experience.
4. Working knowledge and skills related to equipment, technologies, and duties associated with the position.
5. Strong work ethic, stamina and passion for the performing arts and working in a non profit as well as the flexibility and experience to deal with unpredictable pressures and a variable work flow or work activity.
6. Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus
7. Valid NY State Driver's License a plus
January 2, 2018 -
$35K + annually