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Tech Coordinator

New York City
Hours: Part-Time
Start Date: Flexible

Job title: Technical Coordinator

Location: Brooklyn

Reports to: Technical Director

Job type: Part-Time

Compensation: $30/hour


The Company:

Dedicated to entertaining, inspiring, and transforming through innovative live experiences, The Second City is the premier brand in improv and sketch comedy. With sold-out shows playing on resident stages in Chicago, Toronto, and New York, Second City’s Touring Theatrical companies also entertain an additional one million theatergoers a year around the globe. The Second City Training Center is the largest school of improvisation –based arts on the planet, with brick-and-mortar locations in Chicago, Toronto, New York and a virtual division offering accessible classes online worldwide. Second City Works, the B2B side of Second City, has brought award-winning improvisation and audience-driven techniques to over 600 Fortune 1000 companies, challenging businesses seeking a more collaborative culture to innovate through development programs, original digital and video content, campaign consultation, private events, and more.


Position Overview:

The Technical Coordinator helps maintain the Second City’s three Toronto theaters and support the company’s professional, rental, corporate, and educational productions. This is a parttime role, reporting to the Technical Supervisor. Some shifts may be in the evenings and weekends.

Essential Duties:

• Assist in the maintenance of Second City’s theatre venues and rehearsal spaces

• Maintain a working knowledge of Second City’s current lighting, sound, video, and networking equipment and its use in our shows.

• Routine inspection and maintenance of theatrical equipment and scenic elements

• Routine cleaning of stages, booths, and MD performance areas

• Check in with Stage Management and Musical Directors prior to showtimes throughout building

• Serve as first response resource in the case of equipment or production failure

• Complete projects assigned by the Technical Supervisor

• Assist in set up and tear down of equipment for any temporary productions

• Train as Understudy Stage Manager / Venue Technician Qualifications:

• This job may require the ability to lift 50 pounds.

• Training or relevant work experience in at least one technical theater discipline (lighting, audio, carpentry, video) is a must, as is competence in at least one additional discipline.

• Familiarity with QLab, Etc Eos lighting console operating systems, Blackmagic Design video systems and digital audio consoles is a plus


The Second City is an open, inclusive workplace and welcomes applicants who bring along with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity and points of view. We strive to continue our efforts to work with people who may otherwise be marginalized or underrepresented in our business and around our community. 

All candidates for this role will be asked to authorize a background check and must be 21 and older.

The Second City follows CDC guidelines and recommendations regarding safety measures to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. To work at The Second City, you must show proof of being fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2. Applicants with medical or religious exemptions will be considered. 

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