Technical Director

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2022


Fuse Theatre Ensemble is looking for a Technical Director to help manage our space and upcoming projects. This position would lead theatre maintenance and improvement, coordinate production design and build/strikes, and act as liaison for stakeholders in the space. The ideal candidate would be hard working, imaginative, detail oriented, and comfortable and happy to work within the Queer community, with a strong focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Experience Required:

  • Carpentry for theatre (2 years)

  • Lighting and sound operation for theatre (2 years) 

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate production design and build/strike with crew for each show

  • Maintain sound and light systems

  • Maintain the venue (repairs and updates)

  • Maintain calendar of upcoming events, projects, and renters

  • Ensure theatre/dressing rooms are cleaned weekly and immediately after every strike

  • Act as liaison with landlord 

  • Act as liaison with contractors and government inspectors

  • Act as liaison with Common Grounds Coffee who shares our building

  • Meet bi-weekly with the Managing Director and Artistic Director

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Interest in theatre

  • Knowledge of sounds and lighting systems (ETC Express and Ion) for theatre

  • Knowledge and experience in carpentry 

  • Ability to manage your own time

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities

  • Ability to communicate with clarity and kindness with people of all walks of life

  • Experience working or volunteering for a non-profit organization

  • Creativity and ability to work collaboratively, take direction, and meet deadlines

  • Reliable transportation


Fuse Theatre Ensemble is committed to its work in improving equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts and fostering an environment where all people are welcome. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills and look forward to welcoming applications from a diverse pool of applicants. Fuse provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, parental status, genetic information, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, or any other class status protected under federal, state or local law. 

This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, layoff, compensation benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law. 

Schedule: This position is a minimum of 30 hours per week. There is no set schedule as long as your work is completed in a reasonable time frame. 

Compensation: $20/hr

Desired Start Date: August 2022


  • Health insurance

  • Free access to all Fuse workshops, classes, performances, events and activities

  • Free use of Fuse space as schedule allows

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Ideal candidates will spend some of their time working in the theatre (located at 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland) and some time working remotely from a personal device

Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to with their name and "Technical Director" in the subject line. Interviews will start in early August. 

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are required to have Covid-19 vaccine and booster. Masks are required during shows and when working with others in the space. Our space is equipped with an air filtration device.