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Technical Director for 2024-25 Season

Position: Technical Director Organizations: Anchorage Concert Association, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, and Anchorage Opera
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Season: September through May (2024-25) Job Posting

Three of Alaska’s premier performing arts organizations—the Anchorage Concert Association, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, and Anchorage Opera—are seeking a visionary Technical Director for the 2024-25 season. This isn’t just a job; it’s an adventure in creativity and innovation!

As the Technical Director, you’ll be the maestro behind the scenes, orchestrating the technical magic for 40 to 50 productions and presentations. Picture yourself at the helm of five classical symphony concerts, a breathtaking six-performance run of the Nutcracker, two grand opera productions, and a host of other concerts and theatrical events that push the boundaries of artistry.

With a combined audience of over 50,000 attendees annually, your work will set the stage for unforgettable experiences that resonate throughout the community. This is your chance to shine on a grand scale and make a lasting impact on Alaska’s vibrant arts scene.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for the arts, a keen eye for detail, and the technical savvy to bring any production to life. If you’re ready to elevate your career and immerse yourself in a world of creativity, apply now for this exclusive opportunity to join Alaska’s artistic elite. Multiyear contract potential awaits the right candidate!

Contract Details

• Duration: Approximately 2,000 hours
• Pay Range: $35-$40 per hour (DOE)
• Season: September 2024 through May 2025

Venues
The productions will take place at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, utilizing the 2,000- seat Atwood Concert Hall, the 700-seat Discovery Theatre, and the 340-seat Sydney Laurence Theatre.

Key Responsibilities
The Technical Director will be responsible for all technical aspects of productions across the three organizations, including but not limited to:
• Supervision of tech riders
• Load-in and load-out of productions
• Scheduling of, placing calls for and managing IATSE crews
• Set construction
• Facility management, and inventory management of technical equipment
• Stage management where needed
• Fulfilling applicable design needs

Qualifications
• Five or more years’ experience working in Technical Theater
• Knowledge of technical theatre areas including audio, lighting design, rigging, and carpentry.
• Proven experience in technical direction for performing arts productions
• Strong leadership and organizational skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects and crews efficiently
• Estimating and budgeting production costs
• Knowledge of set construction, technical equipment, and stage management
• Experience working with IATSE crews

A full job description can be found here.

Application Process
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of work demonstrating relevant experience to job@anchorageconcerts.org

We look forward to finding a skilled Technical Director to join our dynamic teams and contribute to a successful 2024-25 season!

Anchorage Concert Association, Anchorage Opera and Anchorage Symphony Orchestra are equal opportunity employers and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply

Anchorage Opera acknowledges that we gather and are performing on the traditional lands of the Dena’ina Athabascans. For thousands of years the Dena’ina have been and continue to be the stewards of this land. It is with gratefulness and respect that we recognize the contributions, innovations, and contemporary perspectives of the upper Cook Inlet Dena’ina.