Central Square Theater

450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Date Posted:
July 30, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Load-In Technical Director


Central Square Theater is seeking a part-time load-in technical director for their 19-20 season. This person would primarilysupervise sound and lighting load-in of all CST productions in the 19-20 season and be present at technical rehearsals to work in conjunction with production manager to solve any issues that arise during those rehearsals. This person should have significant experience with lighting and sound systems (particularly an ETC Ion and a Soundcraft GB4).This person should also be the Master Electrician for these productions.Additionally, a candidate with scenic and carpentry skills will be given greater consideration.


-experience with theatrical lighting systems (how to hang and focus a lighting instrument, board programming, instrument cabling, circuiting, etc.)

-experience with theatrical sound systems (hanging and cabling speakers, speaker to sound board hookup, basic Qlab skills, etc.)

-organizational leadership skills for leading a team of overhire employees to keep load-in on track and in the amount of time scheduled

-experience with projection and/or scenic painting a plus, but not a requirement

Load-in/tech dates for these shows are as follows:

  • The Crucible: 9/2/19-9/11/19
  • A Christmas Carol: 11/4/20-11/8/20, tech 11/23/19-11/27/19
  • Vanity Fair: 1/13/20-1/22/20
  • Pipeline: 2/24/20-3/4/20
  • Ada and the Engine: 3/30/20-4/8/20
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’: 5/18/20-5/27/20

A sample load in schedule for this person would be as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 3rd:Hang, 9am-7pm
  • Thursday, September 5th: Focus, 9am-7pm
  • Friday, September 6th: Notes, 9am-1pm
  • Saturday, September 7th:Tech, 11am-11pm
  • Sunday, September 8th: Tech, 11am-4pm
  • Monday, September 9th: Notes, 9am-3pm
  • Tuesday, September 10th: Notes, 12pm-4pm
  • Wednesday, September 11th:Notes,12pm-4pm

How To Apply:
Please email resume, cover letter and desired salary range to jobs@centralsquaretheater.org. No phone calls, please.
Apply by:
September 01, 2019
About this Organization:
Central Square Theater is a unique collaboration between two non-profit professional theater companies–The Nora Theatre Company (The Nora) and Underground Railway Theatre (URT)–with a combined track record of 50 years of excellence in producing theater and educational programming for the Greater Boston community. 

Central Square Theater is not only a theater space, but also a model artistic and managerial partnership in which each resident company is maintaining its unique identity while working in tandem to fuel long-term sustainability, stimulate creativity, and add value to the community. 

For more information: CentralSquareTheater.org