Full-Time Technical Manager at The Tank
312 W 36th Street, Floor 1
New York, NY 10018
The Tank NYC
Start Date: June 1, 2021
Founded in 2003, The Tank is a multi-disciplinary non-profit arts presenter and producer, which provides a home to emerging artists working across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, puppetry, and storytelling. Led by Artistic Director Meghan Finn and Managing Producer Danielle Monica Long King, The Tank champions emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. In doing so the company removes the economic barriers from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. From the company’s home with two theaters on 36th Street, The Tank serves over 2,500 artists every year, presents over 1,000 performances, and welcomes 36,000 audience members annually.
Since March, The Tank has been presenting online programming - live streams, on-demand video, watch parties with Q&A, and more. This programming continues to highlight emerging artists through a variety of media. We anticipate CyberTank continuing as we expand to outdoor programming this summer and plan for and begin to safely host performances with live audiences in our space.
In The Tank’s collaborative environment, the Technical Manager works closely with the rest of the team to ensure a positive, creative, experimental, and safe environment for all artists - working to effectively coordinate and organize resources for the many performances.
Initial Primary responsibilities include:
-Advise digital shows and artists with streaming platforms & software (Streamyard, OBS)
-Maintain the digital platforms and channels (YouTube, Twitch, Vimeo)
-Provide general technical support for web and video content
-Work with Tank leadership to identify and prioritize opportunities and need for changes and and upgrades to continually improve overall show experience
-Facilitate cooperation and compromise between artists
-Shares responsibility of training and managing interns with Tank Staff
Long term Primary responsibilities include:
-Maintain the technical facilities of The Tank’s proscenium and blackbox theaters
-Oversee site visits with artists
-Provide technical support for video and web content as a part of CyberTank, our online presenting platform
-Provide guidance and instruction to staff, interns, and artists on best practices in accessing and utilizing The Tank’s space as well as its inventory. This is both done in-person as well as in email communications and through the maintenance and updating of written Operations Manuals, Space Drawings, Inventories, and other on-boarding materials provided to artists.
-Work with Tank leadership to identify and prioritize opportunities and need for upgrades and purchases to continually improve artists’ and audience’s experience
-Maintain, update, and adjust the rep lighting plots and console files
-Manage the A/V systems in both theaters, each containing analog stereo audio systems and short-throw projectors
-Create plans and designs with long-running productions that are conducive with other short-running productions in the same space
-Facilitate cooperation and compromise between artists / design teams
-Shares responsibility of hiring, training, and managing interns with Tank Staff
-Positive energy and an excitement to work with thousands of emerging artists
-Experience with video editing and live streaming on multiple platforms
-Background in theater a major plus
-Highly organized and communicative
-Proactive, problem solver!
-Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, a plus
-We are seeking applicants with 4-6 years of experience in professional technical theater.
-Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: $35K annually with health insurance