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STAFF POSITION: Technical Director

2019 SEASON CALL: Directors, Designers, Stage Managers, and more!

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Cohesion Theatre Company is currently seeking a Technical Director to join our friendly staff for our 2019 Season. Details on the position and how to apply are below.

Technical Director

The Technical Director is a volunteer staff position, and is largely responsible for coordination and execution of the technical and design needs for each production in Cohesion’s season. In collaboration with the Executive and Artistic Directors, Production Managers, Directors, and Design teams, the Technical Director (TD) will set dates for load in, build, and tech for each production, and manage that aspect of the overall season calendar. The TD is also responsible for managing the inventory of lighting equipment, sound equipment, properties, costumes, and building materials, including any items that Cohesion might lend out, or borrow from other companies. The TD oversees the production budgets for each show, and coordinates with designers on the purchase needs and limitations of each production. The TD will also be responsible for coordinating personnel to assist with load in, build, light hang, painting, strike, and space cleanup as needed. As a staff member, the TD also has a voice in season planning and company-wide decision making, as part of the regular staff meetings. This person should be outgoing, independent and proactive, as the time commitment can vary based on production schedules and long term tasks. It is our hope that this person will have a strong aptitude for staff management, delegation, budgeting, construction, and organization, in addition to being a public representative of Cohesion Theatre Company in a variety of settings, both in person and via electronic communication. A wide breadth of knowledge about theatre, new works, diversity in the arts, parity, under served voices, social justice, collaboration and a fearless vision about what can be accomplished on a small independent stage would all serve this person well. A strong background in technical theatre and design, and a deep love for the Baltimore Theatre Community and the neighborhoods of Southeast Baltimore are highly desired.

  • Identify and manage Cohesion’s inventory of props, costumes, paint, lumber, lighting equipment, etc

  • Create season-long calendar of tech, build, and load-in dates

  • Organize a volunteer base for assistance with load-in and build needs

  • Coordinate strike for each production with the cast and crew

  • Maintain the space in a clean and orderly fashion

  • Communicate with designers, particularly designers new to Cohesion, regarding Cohesion’s inventory, resources, and relationships to produce high-quality work within budget restrictions

  • Manage the production budget for each show and keep the Executive and Artistic Directors informed regarding needs or concerns

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and brief letter of interest. All inquiries should be emailed to the Cohesion Staff at info@cohesiontheatre.org. Artists of all ages, ethnicities, and genders are encouraged to apply. Cohesion Theatre Company seeks to foster a safe and productive working environment for all our artists. Cohesion holds all our contracted artists, staff, and board members to high standards of ethical and professional conduct. Should you be hired you will be required to agree to Cohesion’s code of conduct policies and reporting procedures as a part of your contract. These documents are based on the Not In Our House Theatre Standards, and will be made available to you for review at the time of your offer of employment.


COHESION THEATRE COMPANY'S 2019 SEASON CALL FOR DESIGNERS, DIRECTORS, STAGE MANAGERS, AND MORE.

Overview:

Cohesion Theatre Company is seeking designers, stage managers, directors, assistant positions and general technical assistance for our 2019 Season, including four main stage productions, our Playwrights Fellowship series, and possible smaller one-off engagements. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing which positions they are interested in and available for. Each show will not necessarily require all listed positions. All inquiries should be emailed to the Cohesion Staff at info@cohesiontheatre.org.

 

Artists of all ages, ethnicities, and genders are encouraged to apply. Cohesion Theatre Company seeks to foster a safe and productive working environment for all our artists. Cohesion holds all our contracted artists, staff, and board members to high standards of ethical and professional conduct. Should you be contracted you will be required to agree to Cohesion’s code of conduct policies and reporting procedures as a part of your contract. These documents are based on the Not In Our House Theatre Standards, and will be made available to you for review at the time of your offer of employment.

 

Stipends:

Stipends are available for all actors, playwrights, directors, designers, and crew working on Cohesion Theatre Company productions. Cohesion Theatre Company is committed to paying all our artists for their work. Cohesion is a non-equity theatre company.

 

Directors & Assistant Directors (contract, stipend)

Cohesion is now accepting applications for directors and assistant directors for our 2019 main stage and Playwrights Fellowship productions. Ideal applicants have experience directing contemporary and classical plays using imagination and creativity within specific budget restrictions. The chosen party for each production would be responsible for casting and assembling a design team (with assistance from Cohesion staff), running rehearsals, creating a rehearsal calendar, overseeing all artistic elements of the process, collaborating with staff on marketing and development associated with the show, and maintaining artistic standards in line with Cohesion’s artistic vision and mission. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing their artistic interests, and the style and subject matter of productions they are most interested in working on via email to info@cohesiontheatre.org. Director applicants for the Playwrights Fellowships should be aware that this is a commitment from December 2018 through September 2019. Applications are due by October 31, 2018

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Costume Designers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical costume design and construction, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period, fantasy, and complex. The chosen party for each production would be responsible for the design and execution of all costume related elements of the show, while also working closely with the Director, Lighting Designer, and Scenic Designer to form a cohesive vision for the production design. Attendance at regular production meetings, and regular reporting to the director and technical director are a must. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing their artistic interests, and the style and subject matter of productions they are most interested in working on via email to info@cohesiontheatre.org. Applications are due by October 31, 2018.

 

Scenic Designers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical scenic design, scenic painting, and construction, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period, fantasy,  and complex. The chosen party would be responsible for the design and overseeing the execution of all scenic elements of the show along with the technical director and production manager, while also working closely with the Director, Lighting Designer, and Costume Designer to form a cohesive vision for the overall production design. Attendance at regular production meetings, and regular reporting to the director and technical director are a must. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing their artistic interests, and the style and subject matter of productions they are most interested in working on via email to info@cohesiontheatre.org. Applications are due by October 31, 2018.

Props Designers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have experience with properties design, construction, and procurement, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period, fantasy, and complex. The chosen party would be responsible for the design and overseeing the collection or construction of all props elements of the show, while also working closely with the Director, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, and Scenic Designer to form a cohesive vision for the overall production design. Attendance at regular production meetings, and regular reporting to the director and technical director are a must. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing their artistic interests, and the style and subject matter of productions they are most interested in working on via email to info@cohesiontheatre.org. Applications are due by October 31, 2018.

 

Lighting Designers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical lighting design, hang and focus, and are able to work within the confines of a small but reasonable budget. The productions this season range from contemporary and minimal to period, fantasy, and complex. The chosen party would be responsible for the design and overseeing the hang, focus, and programing of all lighting elements, as well as securing any additional equipment needed beyond Cohesion’s stock. They will also work closely with the Director, Scenic Designer, and Costume Designer to form a cohesive vision for the overall production design. Attendance at regular production meetings, and regular reporting to the director and technical director are a must. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing their artistic interests, and the style and subject matter of productions they are most interested in working on via email to info@cohesiontheatre.org. Applications are due by October 31, 2018.

 

Stage Managers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have experience with theatrical stage management, and overseeing assistant stage managers and run crew. The chosen party would be responsible for overseeing rehearsals, coordinating rehearsal schedules, participating in production meetings, running the shows in tech and performance, and generally facilitating communication amongst directors, actors, designers, and producers, along with distributing daily rehearsal and performance reports to all parties. Additional responsibilities related to the Cohesion code of conduct reporting policies may be required. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing their artistic interests, and the style and subject matter of productions they are most interested in working on via email to info@cohesiontheatre.org. Applications are due by October 31, 2018.

 

Assistant Stage Managers (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have some experience with theatrical stage management and/or run crew. The chosen party would be responsible for attending rehearsals and assisting the Stage Manager in completion of duties related to communication, scheduling, and production meetings. During the show’s run the Assistant Stage Manager will act as a board operator or run crew for the duration of the performances. The ideal applicant will also have excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing their artistic interests, and the style and subject matter of productions they are most interested in working on via email to info@cohesiontheatre.org. Applications are due by October 31, 2018.

 

Run or Build Crew (contract, stipend)

Ideal applicants have some experience with set construction, painting, or theatrical tech work. Interested parties might be asked to assist with construction or painting during the scenic build process and tech, or to sign for the duration of the show’s run if there is need for additional crew during the performances. This position will not need to attend rehearsals prior to build and tech, but will be contracted on an as needed basis depending on the level of production requirements. The ideal applicant must be a hard worker and willing to learn and complete tasks independently, as well as having excellent organizational and time-management abilities and possess good written and oral communication skills. This is a contracted position with a stipend. Interested applicants should submit a resume and brief letter of interest detailing their artistic interests, and the style and subject matter of productions they are most interested in working on via email to info@cohesiontheatre.org. Applications are due by October 31, 2018.


WORKING WITH COHESION THEATRE COMPANY

If you are interested in working with Cohesion as a designer, director, or technician, you may submit your resume and letter of interest to us at any time by emailing info@cohesiontheatre.org. Any specific calls for tech positions will be posted on this page as well as sent out in our newsletter.

If you are a playwright who would like to submit your work for Cohesion's production consideration, please send your submission to us via email to info@cohesiontheatre.org.

Cohesion Theatre Company is an equal oportunity employer. Persons of all ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, religions, political parties, and planets of origin are encouraged to apply. Stipends are available for all actors, directors, designers, and crew working on Cohesion Theatre Company productions. Cohesion Theatre Company is committed to paying all our artists for their work. Cohesion is a non-equity theatre company.