Technical Specialist

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Desired position type: Any
Location: Valrico Florida, United States


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Summary

Former teacher with a wide variety of technical theatre skills seeking a fresh start in the theatre world.

Education

BA: THEATRE ARTS / ENGLISH LITERATURE
Saint Mary’s University of MN, Winona, MN
Graduated Cum Laude, May 2004
Minor in Philosophy
Cumulative GPA 3.67

MASTERS OF THEATRE STUDIES: PRODUCTION AND DESIGN
Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
Currently completing Thesis.
Anticipated degree completion by August, 2014.
Current cumulative GPA 3.90

Experience

MANATEE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
Lighting and Sound Designer / Theatre Teacher
Palmetto, FL
08/2012 to 06/2014

Taught all levels of Middle and High School Stagecraft and one section of Theatre 1.
Responsible for instructing students in all aspects of technical theatre, including, but not limited to: theatrical construction, tool identification, tool usage, tool maintenance, theatrical terms and vocabulary, basics of lighting design, basics of scenic design, basics of sound design, lighting and sound equipment maintenance and stage management.
Responsible for assistance in scheduling and running events in theatre including theatrical productions, music concerts, dance concerts, assemblies, speakers, and variety shows.
Accountable for day to day maintenance and operation of theater spaces.
In charge of managing budget of technical team – including creating P.O.’s, making budget requests, managing and tracking materials and supplies, creating stock inventories, and tracking funds for each production.
Responsible for design of lighting for all main stage theatrical performances. Also designed lighting for dance concerts, music, and outside vendors.
Supervised and mentored student crews and stage managers in proper performance as a technician. Facilitated weekly crew work calls and strikes as necessary.
Created new organization system for tools, fasteners, materials, and properties. Assisted in construction of scenery and properties.
Responsible for hanging, rigging, and maintenance of all lighting equipment. Served as a mentor to new faculty and staff in the Technical Theatre realm. Served on the Board of Review for the 2013-2014 school year.

BELLEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Belleview, FL
Theatre Teacher
08/2008 to 06/2012

Taught all theatre arts classes, including: Acting I-IV, Theatrical Direction, Comprehensive Theatre, and Stagecraft I-IV. Also taught English III for two years.
Created and maintained after school theatre program allowing students to develop their skills in a real-world theatrical scenario.
Directed two main stage productions a year and led team of student technicians and designers.
Responsible for maintaining theatre department budget, including receiving monies and writing receipts, tracking monies collected, verifying monthly ledger, creating and tracking P.O.’s, leading fund raising efforts, receiving rights and royalties for performances, receiving and soliciting donations to the department, and planning each yearly budget for the department.
Scheduled rehearsals and performances on a yearly basis and also assisted in scheduling outside vendors to use the space.
Maintained and improved theatre space (updated and improved lighting and sound equipment – also created new storage areas for stock lumber, scenery, properties, and costumes.
Sponsor for the International Thespian Society Troupe at the school – duties included mentoring and directing students in varied areas of performance and design to prepare for competition at the district and state level.

LAKE BRANTLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Altamonte Springs, FL
Theatre Teacher
08/2007 to 06/2008

Taught theatre arts classes, including: Theatrical Direction, Comprehensive Theatre, Intro to Drama, and Stagecraft I-IV.
Responsible for maintaining and supervising after school theatre program.
Technical Directed two main stage productions a year and led team of student technicians and designers. Responsible for continued maintenance of the theatre department budget, including receiving monies and writing receipts, tracking monies collected, verifying monthly ledger, and creating and tracking P.O.’s.
Scheduled rehearsals, work calls, and performances on a yearly basis and also assisted in scheduling outside vendors to use the space.
Co-Sponsor for the International Thespian Society Troupe at the school.

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Attractions Trainer/Hostess
05/2004 to 07/2007

Attractions Trainer at Kilimanjaro Safaris and all Asia attractions. Opening Team Trainer at Expedition Everest: Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. Member of the inaugural Kilimanjaro Safaris Magical Gatherings team – a special after-hours guest event with a different safari, extended guest contact, entertainment, and unique dining experience.
Responsible for day to day operation of attractions. Accountable for maintaining high quality of guest service. Responsible for maintaining guest and cast member safety.
In charge of training of new cast members on day to day operations of attractions. Assisted in creation of operating guidelines and guest flow system for Expedition Everest. Member of the Test and Adjust Team for Expedition Everest.

Skills

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint proficiency.
  • Vectorworks proficiency.
  • Competent on all ETC Lighting Consoles.
  • Possesses Florida Teacher’s Certification.

Specialties

    Calm under pressure, Complex problem solving, quick learner, Strong collaborative skills, Superior organizational skills

Groups & Associations

    Alpha Psi Omega, Delta Epsilon Sigma, EdTA, FATE, ITS, Sigma Tau Delta, TCG

Spoken Languages

    English

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