de Toledo High School
West Hills, CA

Expires: 01/31/19

Job Dates

September thru Mid-June (Academic Year)



de Toledo High School is seeking a part-time Assistant Technical Director for the 2018-2019 academic year. The position is paid hourly and averages 20 hrs/wk, with additional hours during peak production times and fewer hours during downtimes. The Assistant Technical Director is a generalist performing arts technical position, supporting the essential functions of the Performing Arts Department as well as the entire school.


The Assistant Technical Director works alongside the Technical Director on preparation and execution for all performing arts and all-school events, including helping with planning, scheduling, event management, overseeing student and volunteer parent crews, maintaining related elements of the facility as well as an inventory of production equipment. de Toledo High School maintains a busy production schedule, including 1 fully produced musical theatre production, 1 dance concert, 1 music concert, 1 all-arts showcase production, 1 smaller theatre production, and 1-2 offsite music concerts each year, as well as weekly all-school events ranging from single-microphone assemblies to fully produced dance, theatre, or music productions. This position reports to the Technical Director and the Principal.

To apply, please e-mail me at the address above. Include a brief statement about yourself, your experience, and your interest in the position, and attach a resume/CV.


A wide knowledge of technical theater practices is required, an emphasis on sound and
lighting is desired.
Two (2) years experience in technical theatre or a related field required. Experience in
other performance-related areas also strongly desired.
Knowledge of stage related activities, such as stage management, carpentry, rigging,
electrics, sound, properties, costumes/wardrobe, stage design, special effects,
mechanization, drafting, structural engineering, and theater design.
Able to supervise and direct crew activities and work effectively with high school-age
students and unskilled volunteers.
Previous experience working in an educational setting is desired.
Thorough familiarity with Excel and Word required.
Ability to draft in Vectorworks and/or Autocad highly desired (Vectorworks preferred).
Experience setting up and running lighting systems with conventional, LED and
automated fixtures; experience programming ETC EOS family consoles highly desired
Experience setting up and running analog and digital audio systems, experience with
Behringer X32 consoles preferred.
Experience working with aluminum truss highly desired
Experience and comfort working at height; experience with scissor lifts preferred.
Experience with projection is desired, familiarity with QLab software preferred
Familiarity with proper safety protocols for theatrical productions and industry standards
for construction and rigging
Working knowledge of electrical systems
Must show initiative and work efficiently in stressful situations.
Ability to plan ahead and facilitate in problem solving.
Clear understanding of the artistic process and excellent communication, interpersonal,
teamwork, and diplomacy skills.
Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing
Ability to work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends.
Strong organizational skills and work habits.
Higher level education preferred - BA or BFA degree. AA degree or high school with
significant practical experience will also be considered.


Provide support in all production areas, including but not limited to running lighting,
sound, and/or projection for assemblies and events, supervising student crews in
scenery construction, lighting, and sound setup, production and labor planning and scheduling, and helping to coordinate the use of all performance-related facilities and stage-related equipment.
Assist in maintaining dTHS-owned equipment, including implementing effective storage
schemes and tracking inventory.
Work with other departments to provide and maintain a safe working environment.
Attend production meetings, post mortems, and faculty meetings as necessary.
Facilitate the use of technical equipment by anyone renting the facility.


While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: stand for extended periods; sit for extended periods; climb up and down stairs; climb up and down ladders; work safely at height on ladders and/or personnel lifts; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift items up to 50 pounds regularly; pull, push, and lift items up to 100 pounds occasionally; reach both above and below shoulder height. Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to visually inspect work. Manual dexterity to operate tools and effect repairs of objects with small parts required.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made, but this is at its core a physically demanding position.


Elisha Schaefer

Technical Director



(805) 302-1651

Business Address

22622 Vanowen St

West Hills, CA 91307

Posted: 07/31/2018 17:43:00 EST

Last Updated: 07/31/2018 21:00 EST

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