Brown/Trinity Assistant Technical Director

Job Title: Brown/Trinity Assistant Technical Director

Department: MFA

Reports To: Brown/Trinity Technical Director

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Seasonal Full-time

Pay Tier:

Compensation: $20/hour

Desired Start Date: August 1, 2022

End Date: Beginning of May

Summary: The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program is seeking a full-time, seasonal Assistant Technical Director for our upcoming 2022-23 academic season. The ATD will help oversee all scenic related technical operations associated with MFA productions. Duties include helping to oversee the day to day operations of the scenic department for all mainstage shows, and maintaining a safe and efficient working environment. The ATD closely collaborates with the Technical Director as well as the Production Manager and the Technical. The ATD will also work with student directors, and professional designers to attain the common goals of artistic excellence, and creating and sustaining an equitable and inclusive environment. Must be able to meet deadlines; supervise/train the crew; and maintain industry standards. Knowledge of AutoCAD or Vectorworks, rigging, and engineering a must. Candidate should be able to work at heights and work calmly and efficiently with others. Must be based in the Southern New England area – housing and transportation not provided. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist the Technical Director and production staff with meeting deadlines and creating a successful season
  • Assist Technical Director with creation of plans and schedule
  • Assist and lead builds, load ins, and strike
  • Follow and uphold safety protocol and practices
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace
  • Attend production, staff, and scenic meeting per request of the TD or PM
  • Transporting set pieces to/ from our warehouse
  • Act as the Stage Carpenter/ Run Crew per request of the TD or PM


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Two years or more relevant experience in a theatrical environment or relevant employment or internship; interest and/or involvement in an arts related enterprise; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Qualifications:

  • Prior theatre carpentry experience or training (3 years)
  • Strong carpentry skills and tool knowledge
  • Strong ability to lead carpenters and smaller projects within the build
  • Strong Vectorworks skills or other related software
  • Rigging experience
  • Welding experience preferred
  • Comfortability with heights, ladders, and lifts
  • Ability to drive a 12ft van

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to safely move objects in excess of 50 pounds.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods of time. 

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment ranges from low to high.
  • The light level in the work environment ranges from light to dark.
  • Some night and weekend hours are required.
  • Brown/Trinity is a collaborative work environment, and employees are expected to be open and willing to collaborate across departments and teams.

Brown/ Trinity Rep is a rigorous professional training program that combines technical training from Brown University with real-world experience at a Tony Award-winning regional theater. The ultimate goal of the Brown/ Trinity Rep MFA Programs is to produce artists who will be leaders in the world of professional and academic theater, artists who will graduate with a profound belief in the uniqueness of their own imaginative vision as well as with strong confidence in their technical and creative ability to execute it. They will be ready to enter the competitive professional industry with clear-sightedness and hope, and eager to engage in the life-long exploration and discovery that comprises a life in the theater.

Brown/ Trinity acknowledges explicitly that we ourselves operate within a culture dominated by structures of discrimination, and that doing so has caused harm in our own community- in particular, to our BIPOC students and faculty members. Brown/Trinity commits without equivocation to continue to develop a program centered in anti-racist policies and practices, and to foster and sustain a culture that values community, social justice, and equity. We believe these are essential components of our- of any- professional training program.

Trinity Repertory Company is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and anti-racist environment. For information about Trinity Rep’s commitment to anti-racism, please visit