General Summary: Supports the School’s mission through providing technical support to the School’s Theatre Program. Provides innovative solutions to meet a variety of technical requirements and manage technical resources, in alignment with the School’s curriculum goals. Leads students towards fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth and maturation. Performs complex professional work, while motivating students to develop skills in the area of Technical Theatre.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teaches theatre principles and techniques while creating a supportive learning environment for all students that encourages social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
Plans, directs, and supervises all theatre events, including scheduling, organization, set up, presentation, tear down, and storage in conjunction with USM faculty and staff.
Maintains an accurate master calendar of all events and serves as a contact person and resource for all faculty, staff, and administration in planning events and rehearsals.
Coordinates the technical demands of productions, performances, and events throughout the school.
Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students.
Works collaboratively with faculty and staff to initiate effective interventions.
Works collaboratively with administrators to strengthen the Theatre Program.
Initiates, implements, and coordinates a variety of program components, which will further enrich the School’s Theatre program.
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve an optimal learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Promotes students’ educational and career objectives by providing individual assistance, preparing letters of recommendation, etc.
Serves as an advisor to a small group of students.
Attends and participates in professional meetings, including collaborative teams, division meetings, and professional development.
Completes other tasks and duties as deemed appropriate by the Upper School Administration.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong content knowledge in Drama and the workings of the technical theatre
Secure knowledge of best practices in the Theatre
Working knowledge of the following areas: audio and sound reinforcement, construction and set design, lighting design, stage rigging, stage management and/or production management, and clear understanding of professional standards of stage safety
Strong classroom management skills with the ability and the desire to work with a diverse student body
Ability to work collaboratively with others and maintain positive professional relationships
Ability to read, comprehend, follow and give oral and written instructions
Excellent writing and communicating skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills with a strong degree of self-direction and motivation
High level of maturity, confidentiality, and assertiveness
Capable of using tact and diplomacy in dealing with others
Capable of competently operating technologyEducation and Experience:
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Technical Theatre, Theatre, Dramatic Arts, or Education preferred
3-5 years teaching experience
Experience in educational and theatre technology
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Plus full benefits package
About University School of Milwaukee
University School of Milwaukee is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school for students from prekindergarten (age 3) through grade 12. Current enrollment is 1,060 students. We welcome candidates that add to our diversity. University School of Milwaukee is an equal opportunity employer. More information may be found at www.usmk12.org.