The Technical Theater position requires an inspirational educator who can influence, motivate and encourage our learning community through design and technical theater creation. Using our two purpose-built Makerspaces and our on-campus theater facility, the teacher will empower staff and students in using technology and making to develop their creative skills.
The Tech Theater teacher will understand how technical theater can enhance the capacity of all learners. The Technical Theater teacher will work closely with the Performing Arts Coordinator and Innovation and Design Coordinator to ensure the spaces and the program provide innovative and transformative opportunities across the divisions.
This position requires a demonstrated knowledge of equipment and software in the areas of theatrical lighting, electrics, projection, and sound. The ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, students, guest artists, and other professionals representing a wide diversity of personalities is imperative. The Tech Theater teacher will need to be able to guide, advise, train, mentor, and lead students and staff . This role will require a teacher to be calm and collected under pressure with a strongly demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and follow schedules and instructions.
Wooster School stands on a firm foundation of teaching, learning, and community values built over a long history as a leading independent, Episcopal day school. While our strong community traditions of self?help and relationship building have long been recognized as strengths, our more recent commitment to innovative approaches to thinking. skill?building, and the development of dispositions have the potential to push us into position as a regional school of choice for families who recognize that learning how to think, to learn, and to create relationships will be key to the success and fulfillment of our students in the 21st Century and beyond. We are a school of thinkers, learners, and creators. By combining tradition, innovation, and the power of relationships, Wooster produces curious, capable, and compassionate young people with the skills and dispositions to be successful and fulfilled in college, and in life. We are entering a critical transitional time for our school. With a talented and energized faculty and staff, focused and decisive Board of Trustees, and committed families we are charting a course as a thought leader and difference maker in the independent school world.
Hours & Schedule
This would be a part time schedule- with hours varying.
Salary & Benefits
This is a part time position. Salaries are competitive with other local independent schools.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Director of Teaching and Learning
Advises and oversees all aspects of theatrical production work in a range of venues, ensuring safety throughout the process.
Carries out duties while exercising a high degree of autonomy and discretion.
Oversight of scenic fabrication including but not limited to dimensional and engineered lumber, sheet materials, standard scenic tools, scenic rigging, and scenic fabrics.
Oversees 3 curricular productions per year and coordinates a theater production workshop program.
Participate in development and implementation of production policies that ensure safe working conditions and high organizational and artistic standards for productions.
Train, mentor, and supervise students during supervised tech rehearsals.
Maintain and improve designated theater equipment and facilities.
Lead several technical theater workshops per year.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Minimum of 3 years of related experience in the field.
A bachelor’s degree or higher
Excellent written and oral communication skills
The disposition to collaborate with others.
The disposition to be broad, open-minded and adventurous.
The disposition to be tolerant of ambiguity.
The disposition toward wondering, problem-finding, and investigating.