Résumé

Work Experience:

Head of Stage & Automation

5/2018 – Present

Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, UK

+44 161 667 1096

As per contract:

Lead the Stage department in all its activities and work with the wider company, particularly the other production departments in realising projects, builds and automated scenic elements.

Ensure that all projects and collaborations enjoy a process rich with imagination and innovation resulting in the highest technical and artistic standards whilst working within agreed parameters.

Responsible for managing the provision of staging and automation resources for the theatre’s programme which consists of productions, visiting work, events and engagement activity across the theatre’s spaces and beyond.  Also responsible for the maintenance of all the performance spaces, storage spaces and stage equipment.

Integral to the stage team, leading, mentoring and developing the individual members, programming and operating the automation system according to operational need as well as recruiting and training team members as required.

Theater Staging Specialist

1/2016 – 12/2017

Contra Costa College San Pablo, CA

+1 510 235 7800

As per contract:

Provides technical direction in the operation, management and production execution in the theater and supervises the use of all theatrical and stage equipment and machinery.
Confers with directors and designers on production design and viability; develops production schedule. Constructs production elements such as scenery and props using a variety of materials like woods, metals, plastics and fabrics; operates power/hand tools and machinery.

Plans, supervises, and participates in the construction and assembly of stage sets, electrical equipment, and new theater installations. Develops and implements the use of technical illustrations, drafting, descriptions, and plans for construction. Maintains shop power/hand tools and large equipment, keeping in safe working order for staff and students to use; repairs tools and equipment when possible; seeks/contracts with outside repair businesses when necessary.

Supervises and trains students in the use of facility-related equipment such as workshop, lighting, sound, and rigging; oversees and participates in set construction in workshop and theater areas. Provides instructional staff with appropriate teaching materials; prepares stage and classroom for instructional, campus, and community
use.

Provides labor, production, and rental cost estimates. Recommends and orders supplies and equipment; maintains, monitors and organizes inventory. Monitors supply budget; initiates payment of invoices; monitors departmental income receipts. Provides technical advice to groups using the theater; ensures proper, safe use and reports any misuse/damage to the facility as necessary.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Stage Technician / Automation Technician / Technical Supervisor 

12/2012 – 12/2015  

Norwegian Cruise Lines

+1 866 234 7350

As per contract:

The Automation Technician is responsible for the movement of all automated stage equipment, rigging and safety devices, and safety of personnel on stage.
Operate the Stage Automation control system in a safe and effective manner. Manages the system during rehearsals, shows, set up etc. to ensure maximum safety for all involved.
Directs all scenic changeovers and ensures they are completed in a safe and timely manner.
Manages the inspection of scenic installations after changeovers with Technical Supervisor to ensure that all props and equipment are secure and safe.
Assists Electronics Engineer Junior Entertainment with preventive maintenance and cleaning on all automation equipment, rigging & scenery with the help of the Technical staff. Assist other technicians as and when required.
Maintains up to date auditable records of all shows and changes. Must provide detailed and accurate Tracking Sheets to Technical Supervisor and/or Entertainment Production Manager. Inspect and keep updated Auditable records as per SEMS in regard to safety harness and lanyards.
In order to consistently exceed guest expectations and provide the highest levels of product and services, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Technical Director

3/2014 – 6/2014 

Capital Stage Sacramento, CA

+1 916 995 5464

Created construction drawings, oversaw carpenters and built two sets while managing a budget and transporting lumber and goods.

Various

6/2002 – 9/2012 

CMT- Music Circus Sacramento, CA

+1 916 446 5880

Stage door security, assist. to tech. dir., properties purchaser, operations lead, and intern.  

Technical Director

6/2010 – 10/2011 

Marin Shakespeare Company, San Rafael, CA

+1 415 499 4485

Managed a crew of carpenters to build a unit set and managed a budget for three productions over the summer.

Carpenter / Welder

9/2007 – 6/2009 

UCSC – Scene Shop, Santa Cruz, CA

+1 831 459 4096

Use welding and woodworking in order to construct sets for faculty productions, including driving of an F-350 stake-bed truck for transport of scenery.

Education:

San Francisco State University

Master of Fine Arts (Theatre Arts – Design/ Technical Production) completed 2012

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University of California, Santa Cruz

Bachelor of Arts (History of Art and Visual Culture and Theater Arts) cum lade 2009

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