Technical Director, Performing Arts Department, Concord Academy
April 27, 2018
Part Time - Faculty
The Performing Arts Technical Director is responsible for management and supervision of all aspects of production and production crew and will oversee a 400-seat Performing Arts Center, a Studio Theater, and a variety of alternative campus venues at Concord Academy. The Performing Arts Department mounts five to six full-scale, professionally-directed and designed theatre, dance, and music productions each year, as well as three to four student-directed productions. This role is an academic year, benefits eligible, part-time position.
The Technical Director will operate, maintain, and safeguard the technical assets of all performing arts facilities, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, scenery equipment, and maintenance of stage facilities; assure safety and fire codes, hire and schedule crews, direct set construction for all Performance Arts Department performances, including but not limited to costing out/ budget of shows; creating technical drawings to build shows and communicate with professional production crew on build details; training and assignment of duties for professional production crew for individual shows; monitoring the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranging the repair and replacement of equipment within budgetary constraints; and performing preventive maintenance on equipment. The Technical Director will oversee all technical rehearsals during each production period and on performance nights and strikes.
The ability to collaborate well with both adults and high school students as well as professional directors and scenic designers is essential. The Technical Director’s responsibilities include training, coordinating, and supervising student tech crews.
Additionally, the Technical Director will provide technical support for a variety of campus activities and public events organized by the College Counseling, Admissions, Advancement, Academic, and Student Life offices.
An extensive background in theatrical technical direction with a focus on safety is required. The Technical Director will have proven experience managing people, excellent time management skills, the physical ability to lift up to 80 pounds, an extensive background in the safe use of power tools, the ability to stand for long periods of time, and to work on ladders and lifts, and around electricity.
Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, and resume to:
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To learn more about Concord Academy, please visit our website, www.concordacademy.org
About Concord Academy
Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school renowned for world-class faculty, passionate students, and graduates who make their mark on the world. Founded in 1922, Concord Academy has long balanced high academic standards with a focus on educating the whole student through the arts, athletics, and engagement in the world. Our community thrives on a love of learning, thanks to the care and partnership of teachers who support our students as individuals and challenge them every day to think critically and creatively.
Innovative teaching drives our wide-as-you-can-dream curriculum. Our rigorous approach to the sciences, arts, and humanities is infused with opportunities for intellectual growth, experimentation, and hands-on learning. CA students are honest, dedicated, and self-driven — some of the brightest, most curious, and inventive young people you’re likely to encounter. Within a structured framework, our experienced teachers afford them the flexibility to learn as they do best — while achieving personal goals, whether building a robot or directing a mainstage performance. Creative problem-solving and creative expression are at the core of the CA e...xperience.
Our 39-acre campus on Main Street in Concord, Mass., is home to nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from nearby towns and around the globe. We bring students out into the world, and the world to our campus. In our close-knit community, we prize collaboration over competition. Our daily interactions are shaped by uncommon levels of trust. At CA, we do more than embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We foster independent thinking. We invite passionate dialogue and debate. We believe that living attentively, questioning assumptions, and speaking one’s own truth are essential elements of an engaged and active learning experience.
When our students graduate, they’re prepared not only for college but also for lives of service and impact. Our alumnae/i are authors and ambassadors, entrepreneurs and engineers, dancers and doctors. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
Concord Academy engages its students in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust.
Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices.
The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. This diversity fosters respect for others and genuine exchange of ideas.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
Create + Innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy
“As Concord Academy approaches 100 years, we recognize the school’s strengths as a dynamic living and learning community, rooted in an environment defined by innovation and creativity. Looking toward the future, we aspire to strengthen this foundation to make Concord Academy the very best school it can be…The Centennial Campaign is a blueprint for academic, programmatic, and capital priorities. The campaign will free students and faculty to question deeply, take intellectual risks, and dream bigger than ever before.” – Rick Hardy, Head of School. www.concord100.org/progress-priorities/