Broadway Technical Liaison

Posting Date: June 28, 2018
Application Deadline: July 10, 2018
Status: Part-Time / Non-Regular / Seasonal Exempt
Reports To: Technical Director, General Manager of Broadway in Portland, Director of Production
Normal Hours:
Varies, approximately 20 hours a week for prep weeks, 60 hours a week for show weeks. Schedule and hours are determined by needs of each touring production.


This is a part-time, seasonal position responsible for overseeing Broadway production operations.

The Broadway Technical Liaison coordinates with Broadway in Portland, Portland Opera and Portland’5 teams as needed, and works closely with the Broadway Across America staff, touring production staff, and local IATSE heads and crew.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Review and implementation of technical riders for each production
  • Venue-specific planning including permits, parking and facility requirements
  • Coordination and administration of IATSE labor calls, budgeting, tracking, and payroll supervision
  • Financial tracking and reporting of production expenses
  • Participation in weekly settlement preparation and execution
  • Management of production and logistical requirements, including catering
  • Supervision of on-site production operations during each engagement
  • Communication and coordination of financial, production and logistical issues with Portland Opera and Broadway Across America teams, and the touring production company as needed



  • Understanding of theater techniques and processes
  • Prior experience working with unions, including scheduling, budgeting and payroll supervision
  • Ability to develop and maintain budgets and provide project cost estimates
  • Previous experience working with catering services
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a production environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, and outside business partners
  • Intermediate or greater proficiency using the internet, email and Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
  • Must be very detail oriented, highly self-motivated and a collaborative team player with strong time management skills


  • Ability to make independent decisions
  • Previous experience with Broadway productions
  • Knowledge of P’5 Facility


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Please, no phone calls.

For a complete job description, click here.


Portland Opera offers productions of the highest artistic quality, bringing the world of opera to the region. Over the past 52 years, the company has presented more than 200 operas, including world premieres. In addition to its annual season, the company is also renowned for its outreach and educational initiatives, including Portland Opera-To-Go, Opera a la Cart, and its Resident Artists Program, which supports the next generation of professional opera singers.


Our mission is to inspire, challenge and uplift our audiences by creating productions of high artistic quality that celebrate the beauty and breadth of opera.


At Portland Opera, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and we are an equal opportunity employer. Portland Opera will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to eliminating barriers to access and equity and see a diverse workforce as a key step toward this goal. We invite you to join us on our journey.

Portland Opera is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer.