Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) seeking: Technical Director
$30-$35/hr non-exempt, part-time @ 10-15 hrs/wk
Flexible schedule, with some weekends and evenings, in-person and remote
- Up to 72 hours of paid sick leave (accrued over time)
- Up to 72 hours of paid time off (accrued over time)
- Up to 72 hours of unpaid time off (accrued over time)
- Paid travel time ($17.90/hr) and mileage reimbursement ($.14/mi)
- Free studio time in the Joe Goode Annex
Technical Director Summary
The Technical Director will work in collaboration with the Venue Lead, Artistic and Executive Directors to support technical planning and staffing for the company’s productions and events, including performances at the Joe Goode Annex. Over the next year, the Technical Director will have the opportunity to work on JGPG company’s new major artistic site work, AS WE GO (currently scheduled for summer/fall 2023), as well as a work-in-process showing at the Annex and a potential offsite collaboration with a community partner.
The ideal Technical Director will be highly organized, have an affinity for JGPG’s approach to theater and artmaking, as well as a strong interest in uplifting the local dance community. The Technical Director reports to the Executive Director on all HR and offsite production matters and works with the Venue Lead on scheduling, staffing and other technical matters as it relates to the Annex. The Artistic Director provides guidance on the artistic vision and priorities of the organization through their institutional knowledge as JGPG’s Founder and artistic leader.
Overarching responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Maintain and execute the technical requirements of the JGPG company performances, rehearsals, events, and classes on- and offsite. Provide on-site technical support to the artists who rent the Annex for performances, rehearsals, and classes:
- Addressing technical questions, communicating technical policies and limitations, and receiving and processing technical needs;
- Serving as one of JGPG’s emergency point-of-contacts for the Annex;
- Overseeing or executing the process of sourcing, installing, maintaining, repairing and replacing JGPG equipment as needed;
- Advising on long-term JGPG technical improvements;
- Overseeing or implementing the process of inventorying and cleaning/organizing all technical JGPG equipment;
- Manage Company technicians, including:
- Staffing and recruiting new technicians, securing – or serving as – a substitute technician when needed;
- Serving as technicians’ point-of-contact, building professional mentorship relationships with technicians and cultivating BIPOC technician leadership;
- Reviewing and approving technicians’ timesheets;
- Support the management of the technical and design budget for JGPG’s productions, as well as Annex capital improvements;
- Cultivate a welcoming and inclusive environment that facilitates artmaking by JGPG performers as well as renters of the Annex. Promote the growth and learning of technicians working with JGPG and our renters.
- You are encouraged to attend weekly staff meetings as available.
- History of success working both independently and collaboratively, multitasking and meeting deadlines, as well as excellent written and verbal communication and time-management skills, self-prioritization, attention to detail and the ability to adapt and be responsive to quickly changing priorities;
- Ability to demonstrate appropriate discretion and adherence to confidentiality best practices when interacting with financial or other proprietary information;
- A passion for dance and live performing arts, bringing a positive energy into relationships with colleagues, artists, donors and community partners;
- Proficiency with supervising the use of a variety of lighting, sound, projection communication, rigging and other stage equipment both in a theater as well as on location;
- Familiarity with programming and operating ETC Element Light Board or comparable lighting boards;
- Ability to operate a Genie lift;
- Familiarity with operating TF3 Yamaha or comparable mixing console, Q-Lab and other comparable technical software tools;
- Experience with Zoom, QuickBooks, Google Apps or comparable digital platforms.
Physical requirements may include lifting boxes and materials (50lb limit), writing, typing, talking on the phone, walking, standing and sitting. Visual, auditory and physical mobility abilities are also required. Accommodations will be made to the extent possible. Must be legally allowed to work as an employee in the United States.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends may be necessary. Work that does not require onsite presence at the Annex or offices can be done remotely. Note: All of JGPG’s employees are required to be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 (medical and/or religious exemptions may apply) and masked when working in the Annex.
Email us to introduce yourself – include in your email:
- A simple resume (or list of relevant experiences, skills, systems you have worked with, etc.).
- A cover letter highlighting – and providing context for – your professional background, interest in the company/role and career aspirations.
send to David Mack, Executive Director, at [email protected]. Note: Please include the job title “Technical Director” in the subject line.
Interviews with the JGPG team will be conducted over recorded Zoom.
Founded in 1986, Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) is a nationally recognized dance theater organization promoting tolerance, understanding and compassion among people through the innovative use of dance and theater. Its mission is enacted through professional productions and community engagement programs at the Joe Goode Annex and in public spaces throughout the Bay Area. For details, go to: https://joegoode.org
The Joe Goode Annex is a 75-seat studio theater located at Project Artaud in San Francisco’s Mission District. It serves as a space for JGPG performances, rehearsals, classes and workshops, as well as a rental space, serving over 100 artists annually.
Note: The Joe Goode Annex rehearsal, performance spaces and restrooms are wheelchair accessible; the tech booth, green room and offices are not.
JGPG is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who represent historically marginalized communities – especially those from BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities – are encouraged to apply. JGPG’s hiring practices align with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, considering all qualified applicants regardless of arrest and conviction records.