Interlochen Center for the Arts (ICA), one of America’s most prestigious institutions for arts education, performance and fine arts seeks to hire a Production Technician/Designer. This position supports institutional production needs in the performance/rehearsals of Theater, Music, Dance and other arts divisions as needed. The Production Technician/Designer is responsible for scenic/properties design as needed for productions and to oversee construction, finish, installation, and strike of scenery/props.

Major responsibilities:

Support Presents Department team and artistic divisions onset development, design, and construction

Provide scenic design expertise as needed for a variety of presentations including theatre and dance performances

Responsible for the construction/purchase of props for productions across campus

Collaborate closely with directors to create compelling designs for their productions

Support shop build schedule and construction as needed


Bachelor’s degree in technical theatre required. MFA in theatre or design is preferred.

Must be able to handle a rigorous work schedule including nights and weekends in a high-pressure environment

Must be an efficient multi-tasker

A collaborative, creative spirit with a sense of humor is a must

Working knowledge of techniques, methods, and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures

Experience working in a performing arts center, professional theatre or academic arts environment is required

Valid driver’s license

Position requires someone who is self-motivated and able to work well in a collaborative environment.

Must able to lift, push or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.

The successful candidate should have a solid knowledge of and experience in theatrical construction practices, methodologies, and supervision.

ICA/Position Perks:

Ticket discounts on Interlochen Presents “Featured Events”
Student performances/shows; up to two free tickets for most events
Tuition Discounts (up to 75%) for qualifying employee’s children at Academy and/or Camp
AT&T and Verizon discounts
Discount at the campus store – The Scholarshop

Application Process:

Go to www.interlochen.org/careers and search for the job title

If interested in applying please begin your application by clicking the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page.  On the top of the application page, upload your resume FIRST by clicking “Upload Resume”. Review of materials will commence immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Materials submitted will be held in the strictest confidence.

Application documents required for this position:
• Resume – required
• Cover letter – required


To apply for this job email your details to employment@interlochen.org

About Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen Center for the Arts is the recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org.

Interlochen Center for the Arts MISSION…
To engage and inspire people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts.

To ignite lifelong passion for the arts

Nurturing, Inspiring,Transforming, Enlightening and Enduring

Interlochen Center for the Arts includes:
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities.

Interlochen Arts Camp
Young artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve.

Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Adult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines.

Interlochen Public Radio
Classical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; 94.7 FM, Traverse City and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix
News Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/Ludington
Streaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists.

Interlochen Presents
Interlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters