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Passage is always looking for enthusiastic, talented people to join our staff, production teams, and casts. Please see below for current opportunities.

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Job Description: Assistant Technical Director / Stage Operations Manager 

Company: Passage Theatre Company  

Location: Trenton, NJ  

Type: Part-Time, As Needed  

Compensation: $25/hr during the off-season (approximately 10 hours per week) and $30/hr during the production season (approximately 35 hours per week). Total compensation is approximately $5,000 over the course of approximately 22 days during the 2024-2025 season.

About Passage Theatre Company:

Passage Theatre Company, based in Trenton, NJ, is committed to creating and producing socially relevant plays and arts programming that resonate with and reflect our community. Through professional productions, educational programs, and community engagement, we present diverse voices that inspire audiences and invigorate the art of live theatre.


Job Overview:

The Assistant Technical Director / Stage Operations Manager is a part-time, as-needed position responsible for assisting the Technical Director in the construction, installation, and maintenance of theatrical sets and technical equipment, as well as managing stage operations during productions. This role is crucial for ensuring the smooth execution of our productions and events throughout the 2024-2025 season. This position reports directly to the Lead Producer.


Key Responsibilities:

- Technical Support: Assist the Technical Director in the construction, installation, and dismantling of sets, props, and technical equipment for all productions and events.

- Stage Operations: Manage stage operations during rehearsals and performances, including the setup and operation of lighting, sound, and special effects equipment.

- Maintenance: Ensure all technical equipment and stage facilities are maintained and in good working order. Perform regular inspections and troubleshooting.

- Coordination: Work closely with the production team to coordinate technical aspects of the show, including attending production meetings and collaborating with designers, directors, and stage managers.

- Safety Compliance: Ensure all technical operations comply with safety regulations and best practices. Conduct safety briefings and training for technical crew and volunteers.

- Inventory Management: Maintain an organized inventory of technical equipment, tools, and materials. Assist in ordering and purchasing supplies as needed.

- Support for Trenton Premieres and Trenton Presents: Provide technical support for events and productions under the Trenton Premieres and Trenton Presents series, ensuring high-quality production values and smooth execution.


Additional Duties:

- Assist with venue preparation and strike for each production.

- Operate and maintain rigging systems and stage machinery.

- Provide technical assistance and support during community events, workshops, and educational programs.

- Ensure timely setup and teardown of technical equipment for all events.

- Collaborate with volunteers and interns, providing guidance and supervision as needed.



- At least 2 years of technical theatre experience is preferred.

- Prior experience in technical theatre, including set construction, lighting, sound, and stage operations.

- Knowledge of theatrical production processes and technical equipment.

- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

- Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of artists, designers, and technicians.

- Excellent communication skills.

- Ability to lift heavy objects and perform physical tasks related to set construction and stage operations.

- Flexible schedule, with availability during evenings and weekends as required.


Work Schedule:

- Off-Season: Approximately 10 hours per week at $25/hr.

- Production Season: Approximately 35 hours per week at $30/hr.

- Total commitment: Approximately 22 days over the 2024-2025 season.


Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their relevant experience and qualifications to with the subject line “ASSISTANT TD.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Passage Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.


For more information about Passage Theatre Company and our upcoming season, please visit our website at




Stay tuned for future casting opportunities!

Design & Tech Opportunities

Passage is always looking for designers and skilled technicians to work on our shows. If interested, please send your resumé to our Lead Producer, Jamel Baker, at

Directing Opportunities

Interested directors can send resumés and/or portfolios to our Executive Artistic Director, Brishen Miller, at

Passage Theatre is not accepting unsolicited script submissions at this time. Please understand that our seasons are planned at least two years in advance. Any new scripts would be considered for the 2026-27 season or later. Learn more about how we develop new plays here.

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