The Senior Technical Director is responsible for the technical delivery of assigned live entertainment shows, events and projects and is the central source of technical information and solutions. The Senior Technical Director bridges the divide between creative and technical production, ensuring that the scenic and technical systems and elements properly support the creative vision of the show, and the expectations of the Walt Disney Company. Additionally, the Senior Technical Director plays a core role for technical documentation who is the mentor for Technical Directors on technical writings and performs as a final auditor for checking all the technical documents.
The Senior Technical Director leads the design, development and implementation of all technical elements used in the production through partnering with internal and external teams of experts in various fields. From time to time the Technical Directors may undertake system design and programming within their area of expertise.
The Senior Technical Director leads the implementation of the Design Assurance\Hazard Assessment process during the production of the show. These processes ensure all show systems and elements conform to statutory, industry, and Disney standards—especially with regard to safety.
Mentor Technical Directors on technical writing and do final checking on all the technical documentation
Leads technical development appropriate for creative designs and specifies equipment to support artistic vision demonstrating fluency in audio, lighting, video, rigging, automation, show-action-elements and other technical disciplines
Ensures compliance with all standards be they statutory, or other Authorities Having Jurisdiction and maintaining all associated documentation
Create and maintain project files, tech logs, design documents, bid packages (Scope of Work), schedules and punch lists and contributes to and assists partners to promote company-wide standards and efficiencies
Verifies that the project does not endanger our Guests, Cast, or our facilities, by being aware of the interactions of the show systems within the venue and the involvement of the cast and crew with all technical show elements
Manages vendor efforts including compliance with relevant standards, design development, construction, shipping, installation and acceptance testing
Creates technical event budgets and documentation
Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent with focus on technical design, construction or production/ technical management
Minimum of 10 years’ experience of leading entertainment technical teams in a commercial/theme park environment
Strong technical skills including design and programming skills in at least three areas including: audio, electrical, lighting, rigging, scenic construction, special effects, show control, and video
Ability to handle multiple high-pressure projects in fast-paced environment
Demonstrated strong leadership, partnering and strategic planning skills
Highly motivated, requiring minimal direction and follow up
Willingness and ability to work flexible hours - nights, weekends and holidays, including occasional travel
Strong computer skills including basic Microsoft Office products, AutoCAD and industry specific software