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Technical Director

New York, NY

Live/Special Event

Starts Mar 26

For 5 Month(s)

  • Title: LCPA Summer for the City Festival
  • Pay Rate: $48.43 / Hourly
  • Job Requirements: Must be local to location (or willing to work as a local).

Position: Seasonal Associate Technical Director

Location: New York, NY

Department: Event Production



Role Overview:

Reporting to the Technical Director, Event Production; the Associate Technical Director is an hourly position that will be responsible for the management of events and their production elements for the Summer for the City 2024 summer festival. This individual will collaborate with Lincoln Center’s Artistic Programming Department to manage the artist’s technical requirements for the festival. This work will take place in the public areas including Damrosch Park, Josie Robertson Plaza, Hearst Plaza, and Jaffe Drive.



What you’ll get to do here:

Plan, oversee, and manage festival operations from construction through performances.
Collaborate with our artistic partners to execute seamless performances.
Implement safety practices specific to outdoors (training, weather action, certifications).
Facilitate artist technical needs.
Review and approve stage plans, plots, production schedules, and equipment lists.
Supervise on-site technical, trade, union, and non-union staff.
Onsite management from the months of April 2024 through August 2024 with the potential for remote pre-season advance work January through March.
Ensure compliance with Lincoln Center's policies and safety standards.
Cover the various working hours for the operation of the festival, including nights and weekends.
You’ll be a fit if you bring:   

3-5 years of verifiable, professional technical systems and venue experience.
Experience with temporary staging and event structures (large scale tents, truss and scaffold stages, custom large-scale installations).
Proficiency in rigging, carpentry, and theatrical systems.
Strong organizational skills, time management, and archival capabilities.
The ability to demonstrate resilience and professionalism during high profile events, with the ability to troubleshoot under pressure.
An advanced understanding of production equipment and artist technical requirements including ability to read stage plots and drawings.
An organized approach and can communicate well both in person and across various digital platforms.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
An interest in working with a diverse variety of arts disciplines, including music, dance, theater, and spoken word.
You'll be a great fit if you bring:

Experience working within an outdoor festival environment.
Experience with temporary outdoor power.
Familiarity with backline and live music performance.
Experience managing union labor.
Heavy equipment certifications (forklift, telehandler, scissor lift, aerial boom).
OSHA 30 Construction certification.

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