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Assistant Technical Director/Head Shop Carpenter

Contact: Kaylee Wagle
Address: 1507 Spar Ave, Anchorage AK 99501
Phone: (907) 279-2557
Fax: (907) 279-7798
Date Posted: August 26, 2022

Anchorage Opera seeks a part-time and seasonal Assistant Technical Director to Apprentice under our current Technical Director with set builds for our main-stage productions. This job would work both at our Scenic shop and at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Possibility for contract expansion to other local organizations providing full time work and the assumption of current Technical Director’s full gig docket for the right candidate. Relocation assistance considered.

Location:   Anchorage, AK
Salary: $22-$25
Status:  Part Time

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: Multiple Locations

COVID-19 precautions
Anchorage Opera has relaxed its COVID-19 operating policies but will remain flexible and vigilant should such a need arise. We encourage all staff members and volunteers to be up to date on available vaccines and to avoid coming to work if they exhibit symptoms.



Build Period

• Assist in the planning and construction of show in association with Technical Director

• Assist in the construction of scenery and props

• Assist in the management and maintenance of shop, including tools and equipment

• Work with the Technical Director in creating a “Build Schedule”

• Help other production departments execute their work

• Supervise Truck Loading and Unloading

• With Technical Director, create a truck packing list

• Assist in Rehearsal Hall set up, and restore

• Assist in transportation of Props & Supplies to and from Rehearsal Hall


• Supervise all aspects of load ins/load outs with special attention to the Scenery including pit and surtitle screen setup

• Monitor and coordinate the activities of all aspects of load ins/load outs, verifying communication between departments, house crews, availability of personnel and necessary troubleshooting and problem solving

• Supervise Scenery presets & shifts

• Supervise pre-show Technical Checks

• Act as running crew if needed

• Working with the Technical Director determine IATSE personnel needed for Theater work calls and rehearsals

• Report to the Director of Operations, Technical Director theater needs or concerns

• Be familiar with IATSE rules

• Be present during performances


• Experience implementing designs

• Portfolio or listing of show built

• Ability to drive/Experience driving 15’ or larger trucks

• Practical experience in scenic construction, rigging, management of IATSE Crews

• A desire to work hard

To apply contact Kaylee Wagle at 907-279-2557 or email

Anchorage Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our workforce.
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