Island Pacific Academy is actively recruiting a Technical Theatre Director to join the Theatre department. The Technical Theatre Director will be responsible for supporting all school productions by teaching, training, coaching, and if necessary, recruiting a qualified crew of students in support of all theatre, music and other productions requiring the technical team. The Technical Theatre Director will serve as an integral member of the production and educational team. The ideal candidate will actively lead and manage the pre- through post-production technical aspects, including supervising strike to ensure orderly and safe tear down, demolition, and/or storage of scenic, lighting, sound, and property elements, managing theater budgetary expectations and communicating frequently, effectively with all stakeholders. The ideal candidate will create a positive, supportive and learning environment, and will be flexible and open-minded with respect to learning styles.
Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre or related field, MFA in Theatre preferred, or equivalent professional experience.
Three (3) years of proven experience in the theatrical set design and construction.
Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
Prior experience working with middle school and high school students.
Contemporary knowledge of construction and set design, lighting design, audio and sound reinforcement, stage management or production management, professional standards of stage safety, current technical theatre trends and technological innovations.
Theatrical systems technology, such as LED, moving light and intelligent light operation.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to establish collegial relationships with faculty and staff.
Familiarity with the mission, goals and objectives of an independent school environment.