The Director of Arts is responsible for the consistent functioning and direction of the Visual and Performing Arts Department in four disciplines: digital arts, fine arts, music, and theatre. Currently the department consists of one full-time and three part-time faculty, with additional guest artists / designers. Historically, approximately 75% of the student body is involved in the arts through course work and productions.
Arts Administrative Responsibilities
Oversee visual and performing arts curriculum and course guide.
Hire, retain, and train of replacement arts faculty / guest artists.
Maintain and organize VPA equipment.
Oversee the annual Arts Department budget. Examples include:
Receive approval and track expenses for all VPA related transactions during fiscal year
Request payroll / stipends for guest artists and support staff
Make strategic purchasing decisions for the VPA equipment
Maintain off-campus arts storage
Section of material for annual production season (in conjunction with Head of School and Academic Dean).
Work with Marketing to promote all VPA related events and programming.
Web and print promotion, including postcard mailings, social media, Pacifica website presence, Blackbaud, and email correspondence.
Establish/maintain private and public relationships/partnerships to benefit the arts.
General Administrative Responsibilities
Regular administrative meetings
Arts Prefect meetings
Bi-monthly faculty meetings (when not in production)
Monthly Department Meetings (when not in production)
Three to four play, musical, or choral performances annually
Produce collaborative shows throughout the year that includes entire Arts department
Instruct actors/singers and crew of over a nine-week rehearsal schedule.
Secure production rights for material, as well as revising and editing the Pacifica production script. Maintain production support through staff, contractors, and parent volunteers, in specific areas:
Box office management
Concessions (if applicable)
House management (seating/usher & cleanup)
Food for staff and cast during tech week
Budget management for entire production
Facility management for up to four productions, open to the public, with audiences ranging from 25 to 225 seats.
Oversee load-in of set, lights, and costumes over the course of a one week time period, including on set rehearsal time
Oversee a strike of all stage, lighting, costume, audience, and technical materials in a one-to-three hour time frame, using both staff, contractors, and parent volunteers. All rentals and loaners must also be returned within the agreed term.
Arrange and conduct post-production evaluation one week following final show for all designers, students, parents, and faculty.
Teach three to four courses
Faculty responsibilities as listed in position prospectus
Education background and experience in the arts.
About Pacifica Christian High School-Orange County
Purpose of the School
?Pacifica Christian High School is devoted to teaching young men and women to think critically and wisely, instilling heartfelt joy and interest in learning, while encouraging lives of faith, character, and service to God. In order to accomplish our mission, we offer a rigorous, liberal arts curriculum directed by an energetic and talented faculty, working in partnership with the families, and focused on the development of each individual student.
Our desire is to inspire students to think well and engage their hearts to live well. Pacifica’s goal is for students to graduate with the wisdom and key competencies necessary for further study, and to be prepared to represent God effectively in their life calling.
Characteristics of Faculty
?The most important element in making Pacifica a one-of-a-kind school is the strong leadership and direction of our highly relational faculty and staff. Pacifica teachers must have a personal and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ and incorporate a distinctly Christian worldview into their teaching. Teachers must be outstanding in their chosen academic field, demonstrating excellence in their teaching, thin...king, and communication skills. While holding high personal and professional standards, teachers must be capable of inspiring a range of students to reach their potential. They thoroughly enjoy working with high school students and their parents. Each faculty member at Pacifica maintains an enthusiastic commitment to the school’s statement of faith in word and deed. Each teacher seeks to maintain an atmosphere of grace and joy at Pacifica.
Pacifica faculty members are responsible to conduct all activities with a commitment to realizing excellence in achievement, character, and reputation. They represent the Pacifica mission to all stakeholders including students, parents, donors, board, and community members.