The Designer/Technical Director is responsible for the supervision and implementation of the production elements for all events in the New Hampton School’s McEvoy Theatre. He or she is responsible for making sure that all technical aspects of a show are carried out in a timely fashion. This includes creating any scenic or lighting designs, and handling any technical details needed during performances. Set, light, sound and running crews must be recruited and it is ultimately the TD's responsibility to make sure that adequate manpower exists.
Additionally, this position teaches three sections in the Academic Support Program (or other department based on the applicant’s experience), and performs residential life duties as a member of a four-person house duty team.
The TD will be responsible for:
Ensuring a safe work environment
Maintaining well-organized work spaces
Providing production management for the use of the theatre by outside and internal groups
Planning, scheduling and ensuring timely provision of costumes, lighting, props, set and sound for NHS plays and musicals
Overseeing, instructing and training support staff and student crews
Ordering materials, tools and supplies
Maintaining show standards throughout run of performances
Participating and leading load-ins and strikes
Facilitating repair and reasonable general maintenance of the theatre facilities
Ensuring maintenance of theatre resources and equipment
Ensuring personnel being responsible for every use of the theatre that involves light, sound or set pieces
Organizing crews for all Performances in the theatre
The following is a comprehensive list of functions for which the Technical Director has responsibility each year. It is intended to be as inclusive a list as possible, but other events may arise.
2-3 Music Concerts per year
1 Dance recital
Implementation of scenic and lighting designs of two straight plays and one musical in the Spring
Outside events authorized by the school (the local Elementary School’s holiday show, for example)*
* additional time required outside of the school calendar and compensated as such
Internal Number: 111
About New Hampton School
An International Baccalaureate and Apple Distinguished School, New Hampton is a vibrant, global community of scholars, artists, athletes and leaders, dedicated to the goal of becoming active global citizens. Founded in 1821 by Free Will Baptists on the principles of inclusion and exploration, we seek globally-minded, technologically savvy, active, creative, and student-centered teachers to work with our equally diverse, active and creative student body.
Nearly 200 years ago, New Hampton first opened its doors to serve eighty-seven students - local boys and girls and a few boarding students from Boston. It was a pioneering school in its time, educating both sexes equally and graduating women and men who went on to lives of service and productivity in every area from politics to scholarship to religion, business, medicine and professional athletics. Today we are a school of 325 students from 30 states and 25 countries. Located in the foothills of the White Mountains in the heart of the Lakes Region, New Hampton lies in a quaint New England village on a modern 340-acre campus. The town of New Hampton is set in central New Hampshire with easy access to universities, hiking, snow and water sports, ninety miles north of Boston.