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65 years of excellence


Interested parties should submit resume and references to
Executive Director Stephanie Smith at ssmith@lakeworthplayhouse.org

The Playhouse is seeking a full-time Technical Director to join our dedicated staff.

Responsibilities include:

• Builds each mainstage production set per the specs of the Scenic Designer.
• Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
• Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.
• Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and arts with technical matters.
• Advises production managers, lighting and sound designers, on the technical specifications, costs and usage of technical equipment required for the individual show, and supervises the implementations of approved technical designs. 
• Assists in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows.
• Orients facility renters and visiting productions to safety, technical characteristics and other areas of facility operations; facilitates the use of the technical facilities by the resident company and others engaged by or renting the facility.
• Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
• Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.

This is a salaried position.

The Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre that provides entertainment, education and opportunities for artistic expression through volunteerism, community involvement and support. The Playhouse is grounded in a rich 64-year history and fueled by a passion for continued excellence for years to come. With the overall goal of providing high-quality, professional-level theatre productions at the lowest possible prices, the Playhouse seeks a full-time Artistic Director to maintain and expand its longstanding reputation as the main street cultural anchor in the heart of Palm Beach County, advocating culture in the community and making theatre accessible to all citizens throughout Lake Worth, Palm Beach County and beyond.

Artistic Director

Job Description:

  • Hires, supervises and evaluates artistic personnel including directors, performers, designers, stage managers and volunteers

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates programs for the year

  • Develops annual program budget along with the Executive Director

  • Acts as a spokesperson for the organization's artistic purpose via speaking engagements, public and social appearances, and, as requested, at fundraising events and solicitations

  • Fosters the development of good relations with other cultural organizations by participating in meetings and joint activities where appropriate.

  • Directs at least one production per season

  • Inspire the staff, and ensembles to create the best possible work at the theater.

  • Steward the artistic vision of the theater and uphold the theater’s mission statement to the best of his or her ability.

  • In collaboration with the staff, invent and develop new artistic and outreach programs that further the mission of the Company.

  • Make all final selection decisions regarding the material to be produced.

  • Additionally, provide the Board with a final slate of projects the theater will produce.

  • Attend design meetings and approve designs together with the directors as well as provide input on rehearsals.

  • Assume directing responsibilities, direct productions, and step in for directors in the event of emergencies.

  • Be actively involved in the fundraising activities of the theater.

  • Work flexible hours, including weekends and nights when required.

Key Challenges for the Artistic Director:

  • Balancing the Company's artistic endeavors, engagement with volunteer performers and complex program delivery.

  • Anticipating workload given that the demands of duties within the scope of the position vary significantly and can be unpredictable.

  • Working under pressure.

Selection Criteria:
Candidates are asked to reply to each of the following criteria. Candidates should outline their relevant experience, using examples where relevant to illustrate their experience.
Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Strong experience in the theatre arts.

  • Experience working in the community arts and cultural development sector.

  • Successful track record in innovative artistic planning; developing, implementing and evaluating including experience of curating or creating exceptional performance based work.

  • Ability to build strategic working relationships and partnerships.

  • Experience in artistic project management, including managing budgets, staff and resources to successfully achieve high quality artistic aims.

The Lake Worth Playhouse is seeking creative and passionate Directors, Choreographers, Music Directors and Lighting Designers for its upcoming 2017-18 Season. Positions are also available for upcoming Black Box productions as well as special events and variety shows.  

Stipend available.

2017-18 Mainstage Season:

Saturday Night Fever

Bye Bye Birdie

A Christmas Story

Paint Your Wagon

Lend Me A Tenor



The Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre that provides entertainment, education
and opportunities for artistic expression through volunteerism and community involvement and support.

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