19 May 2017

Full-Time Job Private School Technical Director for Performing Arts

Dependable Employment (Job Poster) – Los Angeles, California, United States

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Job Description

This position exists in one of our client’s private school campuses in the Los Angeles area. The school is a private secondary school serving grades 7-12, but this position is for the Upper School campus.

This Technical Director position involves teaching as well as the creation and implementation of Lighting and Sound designs for all Upper School Performing Arts events along with some administrative events.

The job includes technical support of any and all school functions (assemblies, etc.) within the school theater as well as events held elsewhere including off-campus venues for some concerts.

A working knowledge of modern, digital sound and lighting equipment is required. The school currently runs an ETC Ion lighting console and a Yamaha M7cl-48 sound mixing console.

Facility with ladders and lifts, familiarity with theatrical rigging, tools and terminology and excellent communication skills are highly recommended.

The teaching of classes would be shared with the Master Carpenter on staff and would involve discussions, demonstrations and class participation by enrolled students in the execution of set, lighting and sound designs for Upper School theatrical productions.

Enrolled students in the Technical Theater class would be directly involved in most aspects of the stage productions and would constitute the “running crews” for these events.

The position requires high-level knowledge of computerized lighting control systems including ETC Ion, ETC Emphasis, ETCnet2,3, and intelligent lighting fixtures. Large-venue sound design and mixing skills are also required, including use of the Yamaha M7CL-48 mixing console. A typical large production will use up to 20 wireless lavalieres and 20 auxiliary microphones.

The Performing Arts Calendar includes the following extra-curricular theatrical productions, each with a rehearsal schedule of 7 – 8 weeks: (typically after school Mon-Thurs and on Sundays)
One full length musical production
One full length non-musical production
The Playwrights Festival
The Advanced Dance Concert
These events play for 3-4 performances, typically for one weekend only.

Performing Arts Department curricular events in the school theater can require after-school rehearsals during the week of their performances, as well as live sound mixing and recording. Of these, there are:
3-4 Choral concerts/yr.
3-4 Jazz concerts/yr.
3-4 Orchestra concerts/yr.
These typically play for one-night only.

In addition, recitals of curricular Dance and Acting course work (2-3 courses each) are performed once at the end of each semester in their respective studio spaces. These can require after-school rehearsals during the week of their performance. Some technical support is often required.

For all of the above events, the Technical Director would be required to be present for any production meetings, technical rehearsals, and otherwise “as needed.” Also they will be expected to share knowledge and resources with other departments in a collaborative manner.

In addition, the sound and lights designer may be called upon to provide technical support for all-school assemblies (4-5/yr), guest speakers 4-5/yr), parent’s association meetings (1-2/yr), admissions dept. events (4/yr) and student run benefit shows (2-4/yr) and special events.

Compensation for this year-round position would be in the range from $50,000 to $70,000 depending on experience plus a full benefits package that is effective on the first day of employment.

Please feel free to contact me for more information.

Mike Dean
Dependable Employment Agency Network, Inc.



• Job Title: Private School Technical Director for Performing Arts
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Dependable Employment
• website: www.DependableEmployment.com
• Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, director, lighting, performing arts, sound, teaching, and technical director. Location: California. Job listing expires in 29 days.


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