Technical Director (TD)

Greenbrier Valley Theatre
Lewisburg, WV 24901


Cathey Sawyer

Job Details


Technical Director (TD)


About Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT)
Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) is a 501(c)(3) live performance theatre and much more. The mission of GVT is to create live, professional quality theatre in West Virginia and through theatre, to enlighten, enrich and enliven the life of our region. GVT is involved in all aspects of the arts and humanities, with people of all ages.


From its 1966 productions in a tent alongside the Greenbrier River to Actors’ Equity affiliation in a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Lewisburg, Greenbrier Valley Theatre has adhered to the founders’ concept: quality live theatre centered around a core of professional actors and directors, with opportunities for members of the community to learn stagecraft.

Greenbrier Valley Theatre, now in its 52nd season, has enjoyed the support of a loyal community whose nurturing has developed a vigorous, professional organization with a vision to establish GVT as a significant regional performing theatre. In March 2006, GVT was designated West Virginia’s State Professional Theatre.


Job Description
The position is responsible for the execution and operation of scenic designs, the
oversight/management of production staff, and the scene shop space and its use. The TD also assists in the management of events and other uses of the theatre space and in the maintenance of the facilities and storage. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and proven work experience in scenic construction techniques, rigging, basic tool maintenance, and time and crew management within a professional setting.
Responsibilities shall include, but are not exclusive to:

  • With Production Manager (PM), manage GVT’s physical facilities, physical assets,
    equipment, and rental properties.
  • With PM, assume responsibility for monthly accountings of the production department and help with yearly budgeting process.
  • Insure that all technical deadlines are met with regard to shows, events, and performances.
  • Prepare and oversee the preparation of the building for events.
  • Hire and supervise technical personnel as assigned by the PM.
  • Design when schedule allows.
  • Work with volunteers as necessary.
  • Supervise scene shop and insure the shop’s cleanliness and safety.
  • Follow all safety procedures as outlined in the Procedures Manual.
  • Supervise interns, apprentices, and overhires when assigned to crews or shop duties.
  • Be a creative part of the team at GVT and contribute to building the theatre and its programs, including all fundraising efforts of the theatre and rentals of the facility and equipment.
  • Serve as a representative of GVT in a professional capacity where necessary.
  • Handle donations of physical items – furniture, props, etc.
  • Meet the city’s requirements for sidewalk snow removal.
  • Work with the PM on any capital improvements.
  • Manage the maintenance, installation, and inventory of all technical equipment.
  • Protect all equipment from abusive use or non-production related use.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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
Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.


Practical Skills/ Requirements
Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required.


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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit, or move freely through the building and in outdoor areas. The employee must lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. The employee also works on elevated catwalks, lifts and ladders, works with high voltage electrical equipment, uses paints, stains and finishes, and uses power tools.


Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
  • The pace of the work environment and flow of projects is usually moderate to high.
  • The flow of traffic through the building and office corridor is usually moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Greenbrier Valley Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, and general treatment during employment.


$34,000-$38,500 commensurate with experience.


Complimentary tickets to each mainstage show, monthly health insurance assistance, paid vacation and holidays, and advancement opportunities.


To Apply
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected]


No phone calls, please.


May 31, 2019 –







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