CalWest Educators Placement
Encinco, CA

Expires: 09/14/18

Job Dates

Full time


Competitive annually

A CalWest client school in the Los Angeles area is searching for a dynamic and enthusiastic Technical Director to join their Performing Arts Department for the 2018-19 school year.

This person will work as a part of a team, to provide leadership for the technical direction of all of the Performing Arts curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular productions. The ideal candidate is an innovative and experienced problem-solver, a skillful leader with a can-do attitude, and an experienced educator who is eager to invest their artistic and technical skills in the school's Performing Arts program. This position reports to the Producing Artistic Director and the Department Co-chairs of the Performing Arts Department.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

Supporting the artistic vision of directors and designers through scheduling and managing all phases of production from rehearsal to performance, including design, construction and installation
Enforcing policies and procedures for facilities use and resource allocation
Providing instruction and training to students in at least one of the following areas: scenic design and construction, lighting design and rigging, sound design and engineering, costume design and construction, projection design and realization, stage management and rehearsal etiquette
Supervising and maintaining positive relationships with contracted labor, volunteer parents and student crews
Managing and maintaining facilities, equipment and inventory
Support the wider school community by supervising the technical operations and resources of the performance venues, including lighting, sound, and projection support for community events
Run or assist in running and maintaining a scene shop, replete with a full inventory of construction tools and production supplies
Building and maintaining strong vendor and supplier relationships
Designing either set, lighting, sound, or projections for performing arts productions throughout the school year.

Physical Requirements Include:

Have hand to finger mobility
Manipulate objects and tools
Repair pieces of equipment
Be able to carry, move, push or lift 60 lbs
Ascend and descend from ladders and heights with ease
Be able to stand, walk, balance, stoop and kneel, as well as crawl through unconventional spaces to access various lighting and sound equipment
Qualifications and Skills

A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, Technical Theatre, or a related field of study
At least three years of professional or academic experience working effectively as a Technical Director, professional Stage Manager, Production Manager or other comparable professional work
At least three years of demonstrated success teaching at the secondary level
Has a valid driver's license
Is able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
Demonstrates mastery in at least one area of theatrical design
Possesses extensive knowledge and leading-edge interest in technical production technologies
Is able to turn designs into technical drawings and/or computer renderings
Is proficient with EOS software and ETC Ion family lighting consoles, Qlab, Mac, Isadora, and Microsoft operating systems, as well as Vectorworks
Is skilled in scenic construction and/or electrics
Has the ability to work independently as a production leader, as well as part of a collaborative team
Enjoys and is skilled at managing and leading diverse constituencies of students, professionals and volunteers in project-specific work calls, such as load-ins and strikes
Demonstrates a superb work ethic and excellent organizational skills
Has strong written and oral communication skills


Mary Balash

Candidate + Outreach Coordinator



Business Address

17141 Ventura Blvd. #206

Encinco, CA 91316

Posted: 03/14/2018 05:38:45 EST

Last Updated: 03/14/2018 09:31 EST

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