Technical Director

  • Contract / Stipend
  • Chicago

Website Oak Park Festival Theatre


  • Consult as needed with Production Manager, Scenic Designer, and Production Team in order to facilitate the design and execution of all construction needed for the Play.
  • Complete scenic construction, paint, and finishes in accordance with the Production Manager’s schedule.
  • Obtain approval for all purchases of items relating to construction of the design, and remit all receipts for such items to the Producer.
  • Work with scenic designer to realize drawings/elevations within given production budgets.
  • Guide and supervise a team of 12 college-aged interns for tool safety and set build
  • Assist Production Manager with planning and supervising build, load-in, and strike.
  • Be familiar with and manage the usage of the theater’s technical inventory pertaining to all scene shop storage, equipment, materials, supplies, tools, paint, etc., and be capable of solving problems that arise from usage of inventory.
  • Assist Production Manager in ordering/picking up supplies, etc.
  • Assist Production Manager in managing inventory and transport of items stored off-site.
  • Maintain scenic elements over the course of the production, as well as execute major scenic repairs as needed, beyond abilities of the show crew.
  • When appropriate, make recommendations to the Production Manager regarding staffing.


  • All scheduled Production/Design Meetings
  • All scheduled build times, coordinated with the Production Manager.
  • All designated times to address notes in conjunction with Technical Rehearsals.
  • All designated times to address notes in conjunction with Previews.


  • Pre-production meetings begin remote in January, TBD
  • Design Lock March 2023
  • Install/Internship begins May 30, 2023 (DAILY ON SITE SCHEDULE BEGINS)
  • First Rehearsal June 14, 2023
  • Tech week July 5-11
  • Previews July 12-14
  • Opening July 15
  • Closing August 19
  • Strike August 20, 2023


  • Served as Technical Director on at least 2 previous theatrical projects.
  • At least three years experience as a carpenter preferred.
  • Working knowledge and clear understanding of professional standards of stage safety (OSHA standards apply)
  • Experience in (or strong desire for) training and/or supervising a stage build crew
  • Ability to drive a UHaul box truck preferred


  • 2 complimentary tickets to Opening, 4 complimentary tickets which can be used for public performances of the Play other than Opening.
  • Payment in the amount of $5,000.00 to be paid in installments.
Instructions to Apply:

Please send resume and brief introduction to with the subject line "Technical Director: FIRST & LAST NAME"

To apply for this job email your details to

Pay Rate/Range*: $5,000
Organization Address: 167 Forest Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
Organization Contact Name: Amy Delgado-Swanson (Operations Coordinator)
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