Assistant Technical Director- Summerstock- Hilton Head Island

Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute


Benjamin Wolfe

Job Details


The Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute seeks to add a superhuman Assistant Technical Director/Instructor to our summer staff. Our 2019 summer season consists of Cabaret and Bright Star. SSTI is an unrivaled regional theatre experience created for exceptional high school students from across the world. This individual (assisted by support staff and high school students working under his/her supervision) will be responsible for working alongside the TD in the oversight and construction of all scenic elements for the summer productions. This will also include loadin and load-out, as well as run crew duties during production. Additionally, the individual will be tasked with teaching duties, as a mentor in our apprenticeship style learning environment as well as leading 1-2 short masterclasses within their skill set.

The ideal candidate will be experienced and comfortable with the responsibility that comes with the ATD position, including acting as the shop supervisor when needed. The ATD should be fully comfortable with wood construction and have a strong familiarity with counterweight rigging. A candidate with drafting and/or MIG welding experience is preferred. The ATD should also possess the leadership skills needed to serve as a role model for the collegiate and high school students working within their department. This position is traditionally held by an upperclass college student or recent graduate. The staff member will also be offered free housing and three meals a day in exchange for serving as a resident assistant in one of our luxury golf cottages.

Important: this individual is joining a family of certified unicorns. This individual will be working with a staff and student body of exceptional humans. Therefore, every candidate must exude excellence, positivity, patience, and empathy. Also, they also have to desire to live on the beautiful South Carolina coast for 9 weeks. #roughlife

May 31-August 7th

$500 p/w (or BOE) including housing, meals, and travel.

Please apply by email only to [email protected]


May 31, 2019 – August 7, 2019


500 p/w plus housing and meals



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