The Technical Director (TD) 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 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.
The 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 TD may undertake system design and programming within their area of expertise.
The 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.
Lead 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
Ensure compliance with all standards be they statutory or other Authorities Having Jurisdiction and maintaining all associated documentation
Manage vendor efforts including compliance with relevant standards, design development, construction, shipping, installation and acceptance testing
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
Verify 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
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 entertainment technical management experience
Experience of Managing large-scale short and long-running events
Strong technical skills 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
strong leadership, partnering and strategic planning skills
Highly motivated, requiring minimal direction and follow up
Strong computer skills including basic Microsoft Office products, AutoCAD and industry specific software