SUMMARY: The Masters School seeks a skilled Technical Director for the Department of Performing Arts. The Technical Director is responsible for safely and effectively designing, coordinating and implementing all technical elements (scenery, sound and lighting) for Department of Performing Arts productions, as well as technical support for other school-wide events in performing arts spaces. The position reports to the Chair of the Department of Performing Arts. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated capacity to think creatively and collaboratively about all aspects of performing arts education. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are interested in building technical theater experiences for students and to those that have the capacity to grow a technical theater program. Due to the complex nature of the program, superior time management, work flow and multi-tasking skills are required.
• Responsible for technical support in all Department of Performing Arts spaces (including the Claudia Boettcher and Experimental Theaters and the Morris Recital Hall), including but not limited to: set construction, lighting /sound implementation
• Maintains all performing arts-specific equipment; maintains scene shop and tool inventory • Leads the design and construction of all lighting, sound and sets for all Department of Performing Arts curricular and co-curricular programs and events.
• Responsible for coordinating and implementing set-ups of all school-wide events/performances in all performing arts spaces during the school day.
• Teaching and designing student programming opportunities
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest that explains why you would succeed in this position, resume, three references, and salary requirements via email to email@example.com (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “DoPA Technical Director” in the subject line.
• BFA or BA in Technical Theater required; professional experience preferred
• Experience in arts education preferred
• The ideal candidate has teaching experience in their area(s) of expertise and has worked successfully with high school-aged students in other settings • Experience in set, lighting and sound design is preferred, as is a deep passion for and understanding of the performing arts world
• Ability to perform in an active and dynamic school environment • A positive and outgoing demeanor and an intention to help develop programs in a collaborative learning environment
• Candidates must also possess the ability to work patiently with students, to work independently and to engage collaboratively with colleagues
• Must have a valid driver’s license, and be willing and able to drive our work van as a mode of transporting technical elements – scenery, props, lighting and sound equipment, etc
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.