22 Mar 2021

Full-Time

Director of Technical Theater

Robert Louis Stevenson School  Del Monte Forest, California, United States

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Job Description

Stevenson School is currently seeking a Director of Technical Theater for the 21/22 school year.

Reporting to the Chair of the Upper Division Arts Department and the Head of the Upper Division, the Director of Technical Theater is responsible for the development and delivery of a technical theater curriculum, and support of musical and theatrical performances and other presentational events across the campus.

Job Title:
Director of Technical Theater

Campus:
Pebble Beach campus

Department:
Upper Division Theater/Arts

Reports to:
Chair, Upper Division Arts

Job Status:
Full-time, exempt

Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am -5:00 p.m.  Requires frequent evening and weekend work. Responsibilities are predominantly during the school year, but there may be occasional events during school vacations that will require technical support. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Chair of the Upper Division Arts Department and the Head of the Upper Division, the Director of Technical Theater is responsible for the development and delivery of a technical theater curriculum, and support of musical and theatrical performances and other presentational events across the campus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Create, oversee and execute scenic, lighting, and sound designs for all Keck Auditorium activities and performances, with an emphasis on shepherding students to gain knowledge and ability to perform these tasks.
    • Scope of work includes: design meetings, research, design drawings, paint elevations, detail drawings, light plots, channel hookups, focus, cueing, sound plot, recording, and sound cueing, technical drawings, research, materials orders (and often pickup), construction supervision, painting supervision, load-in supervision including all flown or trapped units, acquisition of all large props (and some hand props), communication with directors, strike, rentals, lighting materials orders and rentals (and often pickup), hang supervision, focus supervision, sound materials and rentals, sound system usage supervision, and all technical budgets.
  • Supervise student co-curricular crews for three seasons (weekday afternoons/some evenings/weekends).
  • Teach technical theater classes, creating curriculum, scope and sequence in which students can develop technical theater skills.
  • Collaborate effectively with all arts faculty colleagues, including support for a winter musical that uses student actors, musicians and technicians.
  • Ensure quality execution of all technical elements during gatherings in Keck Auditorium and Wandke Amphitheater, including assemblies, ‘Student Activities’ events, and performances by guest artists. Scope of work includes: maintain projector and screen, wireless microphones, hospitality, podium placement, use of stock furniture, lighting system for speaker and other services as needed.
  • General A/V support for Chapel, Reid Hall, Treasure Room, the Learning Commons, and other such spaces.
  • Purchase all physical equipment for the theater program, in conjunction with the director of theater and with approval of the arts department chair.
  • Miscellaneous duties: assign and supervise the students in the A/V booth; supervise execution of scenic, lighting, costume, and sound designs for student projects; coordinate and train student stage managers; maintain all theatrical equipment (lights, dimmers, sound and light boards, props, and tools), coordinate repairs and anticipate needs for equipment replacement; oversee quality control and maintain safety standards in all theater spaces; maintain the shop and backstage area; oversee and coordinate the rental or lending of School-owned theatrical properties and scenery to individuals or theaters; coordinate with the Business Office all external rentals of Keck Auditorium and support spaces; technically support all visiting artists who perform in Keck Auditorium.
  • Maintain knowledge of pertinent developments in technical theater in the professional industry and educational world.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must be an experienced and motivated problem-solver with excellent organizational, managerial, and IT skills. Extensive experience in production venues is essential, and in an education setting significant plus. The successful candidate will be adept with the myriad pertinent software platforms and applications used in theater tech. The candidate must be well-versed in safety guidelines for educational scene shop as outlined by OSHA

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • High emotional intelligence and sensitivity to others.
  • Ability to maintain one’s composure in a dynamic and collaborative boarding school environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal (documentation) communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to self-start projects and display a growth initiative.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Education:  A BFA or an MFA in Theatrical Design and/or Technical Theatre is required.

Experience:  Relevant work experience, preferably in an educational setting and a mixed platform environment.

Computer Skills:  Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, SFX, SCS or SFX; MS Office and Google Suite, ETC EOS lighting software, Soundcraft for iPad app, CAD or SketchUp software and/or mastery of hand-drawn approaches, and Mac and Google platform apps (Vectorworks; Lightwright; Photoshop; inDesign; SketchUp; Powerpoint, Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.). 

Certificates & Licenses: Valid driver’s license.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical Demands 

StandC
WalkC
SitC
Handling / FingeringC
Reach OutwardC
Reach Above ShoulderC
ClimbO
CrawlO
Squat or KneelF
BendF

Lift/Carry

10 lbs or lessF
11-20 lbsF
21-50 lbsF
51-100 lbsO
Over 100 lbsO

Push/Pull

10 lbs or lessF
11-20 lbsF
21-50 lbsF
51-100 lbsO
Over 100 lbsO

 

For physical demand, select one of the following descriptors.

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time
(0 – 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% – 66% of the time
(2.5 – 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time
(5.5+ hrs/day)

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed primarily in a theater. The noise level in the work environment can vary from quiet to loud.

Additional Information

  • The essential functions and skills have been included but should not be considered as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, duties, etc. Additional responsibilities and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate.
  • The ideal candidate would possess as many of the attributes and have as much of the desired experience as listed.
  • The School is a tobacco free environment and an equal opportunity employer.
  • Stevenson is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Must successfully pass background check.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please visit www.stevensonschool.org/about/employment.

 

 

Full-Time Job in Education:
Director of Technical Theater
Robert Louis Stevenson School
 Del Monte Forest, California, United States
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