Technical Director

Bristol Valley Theater, a professional summer theater for over 50 years, is accepting resumes for a Technical Director for our 2022 summer season. We are located in upstate New York, an hour south of Rochester, in the scenic Finger Lakes Region.

The 2022 summer season, running June 16  – September 4, includes Heartbeat of America: The Classics of Country, Cowboy Vs Samurai, Once, The Book Club Play, It’s a Small World (World Premiere), and Amy and the Orphans.

The technical director contract will run from May 7 – August 27.

Salary range for this position is $600-$700 per week. Housing is provided at no cost to the employee.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

� Pre-season phone, email and virtual liaising with Executive Artistic Director and seasonal set designers/creative teams to prepare for summer season.
�Preparing working drawings for all shows for carpentry team (CAD and/or Vectorworks)
� Sourcing, pricing and purchasing building materials and maintain scenic budget for all shows.
� Supervising and working alongside a team of 3 carpenters to construct all scenic elements for the season, meeting all deadlines.� Setting the work schedule for and leading the shop staff, including overseeing shop staff compliance with company shop safety and covid policies.
� Oversight of all load ins/changeovers/strikes including planning, assigning, delegating and personally participating.
� Interfacing with designers and collaborating with all members of the production staff to ensure a successful build, tech and opening.
� Overseeing the shop staff in the safe and orderly maintenance of the shop spaces, including setting up and closing out the space at the beginning and conclusion of the contract period
� .Maintain proper use and safety procedures of all shop tools.
� Update inventory of stock pieces and tools at the conclusion of the contract
� Supervision of scenic, tool, and paint budgets in cooperation with the scenic designers
� Attend all production and budget meetings.

Please submit resume with cover letter and at least three references with phone numbers and email addresses to Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Phone interviews are ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

For 2022, all staff, designers and cast members must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.









Ideal Candidate must be detail-oriented and remain focused and positive in a fast paced working environment. Excellent theatrical carpentry skills are a must. Ability to motivate a team a must.