Supervisor, Theatrical Services/Show Scenic

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Primary purpose and function of position:

The Supervisor of Theatrical Services / Show Scenic is someone who is capable of Supervising and planning the execution of all Scenic related Show Technology including show scenic Installations / strike, and general and preventive maintenance. This position requires “hands on” as well as a supervisory skillset. Supervises the Hiring / Interviewing, development / training, and evaluation of the show technical team. Collaborates and communicates with other departments and show related disciplines to maintain project timelines, safety targets, and installation and strike objectives are obtained.

What you get to do:

  • Supervise the execution of Scenic install / Strike of show venues.
  • Responsible for daily scenic-related duties specific to the show technology area of expertise
  • Supervises a team of seasonal team members, and scheduling of the department's stage techs.
  • Collaborates with Entertainment Production/Operations, Lighting, SFX, Rigging, Fireworks, and Theming teams to achieve project goals and objectives.
  • Coordinates and oversees all outside Scenic Show Technology contractors, including Fireworks.
  • Supervises Show Scenic Technology facilities and equipment maintenance.
  • Works with the Theatrical Services leader to ensure Scenic-related Show Technology expense and labor targets are achieved.
  • Supervises, develops, and oversees Show Technology project timelines to ensure park and department goals, safety targets, and objectives are obtained.
  • Supervises the, hiring, development, performance, and evaluation of the Show Technical team.
  • Coach and develop Show Technical team and administer developmental discussions for their direct reports.
  • Collaborates with department executive leadership in the creation, execution, and supervision of technical processes to achieve park and department safety targets.
  • Develops, implements, and supervises Show Scenic Technology department training programs.
  • Member of Park Leadership Team “Manager on Duty Program”
  • Participates in other duties as assigned that support park, departmental goals, and objectives.

What it takes to succeed:

  • Proven Supervisory skills, strong communication skills, positive attitude, team player, good negotiation abilities, collaboration skills, problem solving skills, hand tools / power tool skills.
  • Aerial and forklift abilities, scenic installation, strike, and transport abilities.
  • Understand the different disciplines needed in a Theatre to provide a successful install and strike.
  • Hands on experience with any of the current BGW shows will be highly considered.
  • Must be able to obtain BGW Driving Clearance, work from typical Theatre heights (balcony’s, staircases, cat walks, etc).
  • Work varied schedules (days or nights – depending on needed show support / maintenance times).

Experience Required:

  • Associates or BA in Technical Theatre, Theatre Arts, Technical Design, or equivalent professional experience such as College classes related to the Theatre technical field, & any related Certifications are preferred.
  • 2 years professional supervisory experience preferred
  • 1 year experience supervising execution of a budget required
  • 2 years professional technical entertainment experience preferred
  • 2 years professional theatrical technical work experience preferred
  • Hands-on experience with Set installations and strike, use of hand tools / power tools.
  • Experience with: Heavy equipment including Forklifts, Scissor, Boom Lifts, Flatbed Trucks.
  • Heights to over 100’ and Lift and move 75 lbs.
  • Outdoor work in temperature extremes
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • OSHA, NEC, NFPA and IBC familiarity

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA


Full Time Hourly