POSITION
Technical Manager
 
DEPARTMENT
Programming
 
OVERVIEW
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: it is the world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming, is a national leader in arts education and community relations, and functions as the manager of the Lincoln Center campus. LCPA presents over 350 performances annually throughout our different performance series.
 
In addition, LCPA supports an array of programs for Lincoln Center Education including its community and family programming.  Further, LCPA supports initiatives related to events at the David Rubenstein Atrium, LC Kids, as well as numerous key institutional initiatives and projects.
 
Lincoln Center’s Programming Department is the producer of Great Performers, the White Light Festival, American Songbook, and the Mostly Mozart Festival.  Presenting in various performance spaces on Lincoln Center’s campus and throughout NYC, the Programming Department oversees all aspects of these performance series and festivals – from the artistic vision to the production of the concerts, including related educational activities.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Director, Contemporary Programming, this position is responsible for
providing the day to day technical management of producing concerts, operas, musicals, theater, dance and visual arts installations in the Mostly Mozart Festival, the White Light Festival, American Songbook and Great Performers.  The Technical Manager will also work closely with the Producers of Contemporary Programming.
 
Responsibilities include:
-Managing all the technical needs of the productions in the Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival and American Songbook including scenery, lights, video, audio and costumes.  This would involve planning and implementation of these elements.
-Coordinating with visiting companies’ production staff at all stages of their presentations
-Working with producer in scheduling meetings, rehearsals and productions.
-Collaborating and working with producer in creating and managing budgets.
-Working with venues in scheduling time and labor.
-Supervising load-ins, technical rehearsals and load-outs, overseeing and assisting technical crew as needed at both on-campus and off-site venues.
-Ensuring safety of artists, running crew and additional staff involved with the individual productions.
-Assisting in recruiting and training additional temporary technical staff for individual shows.
-Providing support to the Programming team at large on special projects as needed
 
QUALIFICATIONS
-5 years of experience working in technical management for either opera, theatre or dance
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously 
-Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Knowledge and past work experience in international technical theater 
-Must have a thorough understanding of technical theater, including lighting, sound, video, scenery and rigging.
-Experience with supervising production crews
-Proficiency in theatrical technical software, such as Vectorworks and AutoCAD.
-Experience and facility with financial spreadsheets and managing and/or adhering to a budget 
-Knowledge of a foreign language is a plus.  
-Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
-Must be able to work on flexible schedule, such as weekends, evenings, holidays and overnight hours
 
 
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Please submit a resume and cover letter (with salary requirements and outlining your interest in Lincoln Center) to the [email protected] inbox. Submissions without cover letters will not be reviewed.
 
Please list: Technical Manager in the subject line.
 
Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly. 
 
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. LCPA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.