Full-time, Year-round Staff Openings

  • Technical Director

    To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and references to garyg@ufomt.org.

    Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre is seeking applicants for a full time Technical Director position. The Technical Director will oversee the technical needs (Scenic, Lighting, A/V, and Props) of our growing summer festival currently consisting of 5-6 productions in 2 venues and as well as 4-5 concerts and events. The ideal candidate will have a diverse range of experience and training in theatre technology as well as knowledge in lighting and A/V. Available benefits include health, dental, vision and 403B.

    Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) preferred, or Bachelors of Arts (BA, BFA) in Technical Theatre plus 3-5 years professional experience.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Must have working knowledge of standard scenic construction and practices
    Must have CAD drafting abilities (AutoCAD, Vectorworks)
    Shop management experience
    Basic knowledge of Lighting and A/V equipment
    Ability to lift 75 lbs
    Willing to work flexible hours as needed
    Excellent time management, financial budgeting, and interpersonal communication skills

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Scenic and/or lighting design experience
    Experience working with undergraduate students
    Knowledge of automated lighting and digital sound equipment
    Scenic rental or touring experience a plus
    Reparatory experience a plus
    Opera experience a plus

    Prepare and manage budgets for all applicable departments
    Manage build schedule
    Oversees all purchasing for applicable departments
    Hire and oversee all shop staff year round and seasonal (scenic, lighting, props, A/V)
    Mange scenery and props rentals along with Managing Director
    Generates all CAD drafting
    Assist in shop organization and maintenance
    Assist in season planning and scheduling
    Basic upkeep and maintenance in scene shop and Utah Theatre
    Insure all safety practices and protocols are followed
    Document all productions kept for rentals
    Assist in hiring for applicable designers
    Work with designers to make all productions work in Rep.
    Provide instruction on safe and efficient use of tools, equipment, and facilities
    Attend all specified rehearsals, tech/dress rehearsals, production and staff meetings, and all other applicable events

Seasonal Employment

UPDATE 6/4/2020: There are no seasonal positions available at this time. Please see our 2020 season update here. Thank you.


Start & End Dates:

May 14 through August 13, 2020 (Dates may vary by contract)

Shows in repertory:

  • Sweeney Todd
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • She Loves Me
  • The Magic Flute
  • I Do! I Do!
  • Special Performances & Concerts

Contract Information:

All positions are paid stipends DOE and include full housing (private room with shared bathroom), full travel (round trip airfare or driving reimbursement of $0.36 per mile up to $600.00).

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the 2020 Employment Application Form, a cover letter, and resume with 3 references.

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Cassandra Coulam | Artistic & Company Administrator

Email: cassandra@ufomt.org

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