2023 Sharon Playhouse Season

Technical Director – Job Posting

The Sharon Playhouse, a professional theater located in the foothills of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains in Sharon, CT, is seeking to fill the role of Technical Director for its 2023 season (May 8 – Oct. 22).

The Sharon Playhouse offers you the opportunity to work alongside many professional artists from NYC and the Tri-State area. Our upcoming season the mainstage productions of Something Rotten, Oliver!, Our Town, and The Lifespan of a Fact and the youth productions of Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, Jr., A Year with Frog and Toad, Kids, and Sharon Playhouse Stars.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operate, maintain, and safeguard the technical assets of the theater, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
  • Determine the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for special events and performances presented at the Playhouse in advance of production dates.
  • Advise on scenic, lighting, and sound designers on the technical specifications, costs, and usage of technical equipment required for the individual shows, and supervise the implementations of approved technical designs. 
  • Supervise and assist with set and stage construction and management.
  • Assist in training and assignment of interns and/or paid technical staff.
  • Monitor the condition of technical equipment and perform preventative maintenance.  When necessary, arrange for the repair/replacement of equipment that aligns to the approved operational budget.
  • Attend production meetings and technical rehearsals in order to supervise, support, and assist in the technical aspects of all Playhouse productions/events. 
  • Make recommendations to Playhouse leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.
  • Participate in cross-departmental venue support to ensure overall success of event and venue operations.
  • Coordinate with Playhouse management on all facility and staff scheduling needs.
  • With the management team, organize, execute and maintain the cleanliness of stage, shops/storage, and support areas, including buildings and grounds.
  • As a member of the senior staff, this position involves training and mentorship of The Sharon Playhouse interns with respect to your given area of technical expertise.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Direction or Production is preferred.
  • Strong computer proficiency, specifically with Excel and drafting (AutoCAD/Vectorworks).
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and as a crew leader.

Dates of employment are from May 8 – October 22, 2023. Compensation: $16K-$19K. Please click HERE to apply Please include “Technical Director”

  No phone calls please.

The Sharon Playhouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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