Jobs at Figure53

Temporary Technical Director, The Voxel Theater

The Voxel is a brand new black box theater that will be a home for artistic residencies, classes, and software development in Baltimore, MD. It’s owned and operated by Figure 53, the makers of the show control software QLab. We are looking for a candidate with high-level technical theater skills and the ability to work independently who can shepherd The Voxel through its opening months. Duties will include installing equipment, arranging for maintenance and repairs, training those who use the space, assisting with public events, and other duties as necessary. We’re looking for a candidate who is detail oriented about day-to-day operations and good at the big picture — helping us establish the systems that will keep the space running smoothly long-term.

This position is paid hourly and will last for six months, with the potential for transitioning into a permanent position once the ongoing operational needs of the space are clear. Hours will vary based on the needs of the space and your schedule. We estimate an average of 15 hours a week with big variations, from 5 - 30 hours a week. More hours will likely be needed towards the beginning of the six months.

Duties

  • Order and install audio, video and lighting equipment as spec’d by Figure 53
  • Order and install curtains, seating, and any other equipment as spec’d by Figure 53
  • Oversee regular maintenance and any needed repairs of facility
  • Help establish systems to ensure the building runs smoothly
  • Make sure the space is clean, orderly, and safe
  • Staff public events, including helping guest artists access and safely use equipment
  • Make sure the space is in good order after events
  • Plan and build (or contract out) custom storage for equipment
  • Organize and maintain equipment
  • Set up equipment for classes, Figure 53 employees, or public events

Required experience/skills

  • Good working knowledge of building systems and repair
  • 5 years experience with technical theater
  • High-level knowledge about the safe installation and operation of all house equipment, including:

    • Lights (conventional, LED, and moving lights)
    • Speakers (powered and unpowered)
    • Cabling (DMX, analogue audio, intercom, networking, etc.)
    • Computers
    • Curtains
    • Mobile lifts
    • Chain hoists
  • Ability to teach others about the safe use of equipment
  • Experience managing contractors
  • Ability to self manage and take initiative

Bonus skills

  • Knowledge of local contractors
  • Customer service experience
  • Carpentry skills

Compensation

  • This is an employee — not contract — position with an hourly rate of $40.
  • $300 / month stipend for health insurance.
  • 20 hours of paid sick leave over the 6 month position.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are based in the Baltimore area.

Figure 53 is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ, those living with disabilities, or members of any group that is traditionally excluded from work in the technical theater sector.

The position is open immediately and will remain so until filled.

Please email jobs@figure53.com to apply. Attach PDFs of your resume and a cover letter that demonstrates your relevant experience and interest in the job.