Theatre Technician (Lights, Sound, Set, Props)

The Highwood Theatre Inc. - Silver Spring, MD

Both candidates who have areas of focus (i.e. just lights) as well as candidates with experience in all areas of technical theatre are encouraged to apply.

The Highwood Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to building community through innovative, inclusive theatre and arts programs at our home in downtown Silver Spring and in schools throughout the DC metropolitan area.  www.thehighwoodtheatre.org.

The Highwood Theatre produces 13-14 professional and student mainstage productions annually, along with weekly improv comedy nights and other studio events, in addition to student classes, private lessons, summer camps, and extensive work in over 40 schools. Entering its 16th season, Highwood’s physical plant includes two black box theatres, rehearsal spaces, technical theatre spaces, and offices in downtown Silver Spring.


Technicians report to the Technical Coordinator, who oversees all technical theatre programing on-site and in schools.

Basic Responsibilities:

Qualifications:


While performing the duties of this job, you are regularly required to move about the stage area to set up and tear down stage equipment. You may be regularly required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, sometimes working in high or precarious places. You must be able to communicate effectively using the English language and to distinguish audible communication.  You must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. You must be able to maintain productive work level for long periods of time.

Availability:

Must be available a minimum of two afternoons a week - between the hours of 2:30 and 6:30.  Additional evening availability on a minimum of two afternoons a week (between the house of 6:00 and 9:00 PM) is desirable.  Some daytime/weekend work is possible.  Compensation amounts vary by program; some are hourly, some are stipend. Reliable transportation required. Work will be located in downtown Silver Spring, MD and/or other off-site locations in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, DC, and/or Fairfax County.