Technical Supervisor -Playwrights Horizons Theater School

Technical Supervisor -Playwrights Horizons Theater School

CATEGORY: Technical

Playwrights Horizons
New York, NY

Job Details


Organizational Summary:
Playwrights Horizons is a writer's theater dedicated to the support and development of contemporary American playwrights, composers and lyricists, and to the production of their new work. Playwrights Downtown is a facility that houses Playwrights Horizons Theater School and Playwrights Rehearsal Studios.


Reports to:
Production Manager, Playwrights Horizons Theater School


Position Summary:

We are seeking highly responsible individuals to help supervise students as they produce original work as part of our fall season. Ideal candidates should have a range of competencies in technical theater production, be safety minded, and be quick problem solvers. They should have leadership skills and be able to foster a safe and supportive learning environment. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.


We are specifically seeking coverage for shifts on weekday evenings 6pm-10:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays 10am-10pm between October 31 and November 20. Supervisors can accept shifts totaling up to 39 hours per week, depending on availability.



       Supervise student use of theatrical production equipment

       Supervise safe use of ladders and power tools

       Direct students to production equipment and supplies at the school building

       Guide students through troubleshooting technical issues

       Teach basic production skills as needed

       Supervise student clean-up at end of night, ensuring all spaces are ready for classroom use the next day

       Partner with Production Manager on tracking student needs

       Support students in developing problem-solving skills 

       Other duties as assigned



       Ability to hang, focus, and troubleshoot theatrical lighting equipment

       Proficiency with ETC lighting consoles, including setup, cue programming, and patching

       Proficiency with basic theatrical sound systems

       Basic carpentry skills preferred

       Interest in teaching a plus

       Ability to work independently

       Ability to interact with diverse populations, including undergraduate aged students

       Ability to lift 50 lbs.

       Ability to climb a ladder

       Criminal Background Check required


$25 per hour

Values Statement:
Playwrights Horizons is committed to building a more just future for everyone -- particularly those from historically oppressed communities, by employing a broad spectrum of voices that will enrich the quality and vitality of our work. Playwrights Horizons is an equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to uprooting all systems of oppression by demonstrative equitable and inclusive practices.
The organization is interested in receiving applications from people of all races, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, classes, religions, and people with disabilities.
The facilities at Playwrights Horizons are ADA compliant.

To Apply:
Email resume, cover letter, and references as a pdf to with Technical Supervisor in the subject line. No phone calls please. Full vaccination required for hire.





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