Assistant Technical Director and Resident Designer
June 7, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Part Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
Performing Arts Department
Assistant Technical Director and Resident Designer
2018−2019 School Year
To Apply: If you would like to apply for this position, please access the link to our online application management system at http://www.marlborough.org/about/employment
Marlborough School, an independent, college preparatory school in Los Angeles for 530 young women in grades 7-12, seeks a hands-on Assistant Technical Director and Resident Designer to join the faculty for the 2018-19 school year. The ideal candidate should possess, at minimum, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, Technical Theatre, Theatre Design, or a related field of study, have professional or academic experience working effectively as a theatre technician, stage manager, designer, or other comparable professional work, and have demonstrated success working with secondary students.
Marlborough’s Mission defines the School as “an independent, urban day school serving a diverse group of young women.” We believe a diverse faculty is essential to the Mission of the School, for the following reasons:
We instill confidence and cultivate leadership potential within each student and serve as role models in inspiring them to pursue their personal best.
We arm each graduate with the skills and motivation to create meaningful connections with people throughout the nation and across the world.
We serve as role models for our students with teaching responsibilities that extend beyond the classroom and the curriculum.
It is our responsibility to employ a diverse group of educators who exemplify excellence in teaching and leadership, and teach by example as well as by pedagogy.
About Marlborough’s Performing Arts Department:
The Performing Arts Department is made up of a faculty of artist-practitioners with an abiding sense of mission as educators. As a department we are committed to artistic integrity inside of a learning environment. Students are exposed to a professionalism that they will meet when they enter the wider world and to a diversity of artists and artistic styles.
Our training and programming is designed to nurture creative minds, strong and expressive bodies, and articulate voices; to stoke the creative impulse, and to energize and contain that impulse through the various containers required by performance. Our programs are designed to enable students to form an experiential appreciation for the creative process, to develop personal commitment and collaborative competence, to develop an appropriate level of technique and skill in their chosen disciplines, to communicate effectively about their genre, and to recognize artistic quality, so that they are empowered not only as artists, but as future patrons of the arts. Our productions are ambitious and intentional, with high artistic and production values, and are often chosen or created to address issues that are relevant to our community.
Marlborough School is seeking a hands-on, enthusiastic Assistant Technical Director and Resident Designer to join its Performing Arts Department beginning in August, 2018. This person will work as a part of a team, to provide leadership for the technical direction of all of the Performing Arts curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular productions. This position will also support the wider Marlborough School community by assisting in the oversight of the technical operations and resources of the performance venues. The ideal candidate is an innovative and experienced problem-solver, a skillful collaborator with a ‘can-do’ attitude, and an experienced designer who is eager to invest their artistic and technical skills in our Performing Arts program. This position reports to the Producing Artistic Director and the Department Co-chairs of Marlborough School’s Performing Arts Department.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Supporting and providing production assistance to the Performing Arts Department’s Technical Director in all phases of production from pre-production through to rehearsal, performance and returns.
Acting as Technical Director for specific shows by supporting the artistic vision of directors and designers through scheduling and managing all phases of production from rehearsal to performance, including design, construction and installation.
Working as a resident designer in one or more areas of theatrical design including: lighting, sound, projection and/or set and props. Duties require ability to completely realize and install/enact design work.
Providing instruction and training to students in at least one of the following areas: scenic design and construction, lighting design and rigging, sound design and engineering, costume design and construction, projection design and realization, stage management and rehearsal etiquette.
Supervising and maintaining positive relationships with contracted labor, volunteer parents and student crews.
Enforcing policies and procedures for facilities use and resource allocation.
Maintaining facilities, equipment and inventory.
Marlborough School has a strong commitment to the development of a learning environment that supports equity, inclusion, and respect of differences based on age, gender identity, ethnicity, ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our school.
The candidate must:
Have hand to finger mobility.
Manipulate objects and tools.
Repair pieces of equipment.
Be able to carry, move, push or lift 60 lbs.
Ascend and descend from ladders and heights with ease.
Be able to stand, walk, balance, stoop and kneel, as well as crawl through unconventional spaces to access various lighting and sound equipment.
The ideal candidate:
Possesses, at minimum, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, Technical Theatre, an area of Theatrical Design, or a related field of study.
Has professional or academic experience working effectively as a Theatre Technician, Stage Manager, or other comparable professional work.
Has demonstrated mastery as a theatrical designer (Lighting, Scenic, Sound or Video) capable of fully and skillfully realizing/enacting self-created designs and those of other designers.
Communicative collaborator with a positive, flexible attitude.
Is able to take direction and critical feedback.
Has demonstrated success teaching at the secondary level.
Possesses extensive knowledge and leading-edge interest in technical production technologies.
Possesses extensive knowledge of safety protocols and industry standards for building and rigging.
Is skilled in scenic construction and/or rigging electrics.
Can manage and maintain an inventory of lighting and audio-visual equipment.
Can run or assist in running and maintaining a scene shop, replete with a full inventory of construction tools and production supplies.
Enjoys and is skilled at managing and leading diverse constituencies of students, professionals and volunteers in project-specific work calls, such as load-ins and strikes.
Demonstrates a superb work ethic and excellent organizational skills.
Has the ability to work independently as a production leader, as well as part of a collaborative team.
Has strong written and oral communication skills.
Is proficient with EOS software and ETC Ion family lighting consoles, Qlab, Mac, Isadora, and Microsoft operating systems, as well as Vectorworks.
Has a valid driver’s license
Is able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.