Location: Kent, Connecticut
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
4 Year Degree
The Performing Arts Department has an opening for an individual that would, in collaboration with other artists on the Kent School faculty, design and execute theatre and dance productions in the school’s state-of-the-art theatre, Mattison Auditorium. This individual would also oversee the use of the school’s theatre whenever events requiring the use of technology occur in that space, including not only major productions, but also large gatherings, guest artist events, and a wide variety of musical performances. In the course of these duties, the Technical Director would also teach students to master design techniques and the equipment involved in the execution of those designs. The Technical Director would also design and execute at least one course in theatrical lighting, costume, and/or set design at an appropriate level for high school-aged students.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Educate Kent Students in theatrical design and
- Provide instruction in theatre consistent with the mission, values, and standards established by Kent School;
- Establish effective communications and relationships with students, advisors and parents;
- Exhibit a growth mindset about teaching practices and work toward professional goals and development;
- Help to maintain school policies, regulations, and expectations;
- Develop and maintain professional, collaborative, and collegial relationships with faculty and staff, as well as with community partners to the benefit of students and classes;
- Supervise 2-3 seasons of technical theatre crews executing productions in Mattison Auditorium
- Should the applicant be a member of the faculty, he/she/they will participate actively in all aspects of community life through service in Kent School’s residential and advising
- Perform regular duty in our residential program
- Participate in Faculty committees
- Serve as Advisor to 5-7 students
- Secure a Public Passenger Activity Vehicle driver’s license to drive a school vehicle for school
A Bachelor’s degree in Theatre or a related field is required. Preference given to professionals with teaching experience, ideally at the secondary level. The ideal candidate will be:
- a student-centered educator, skilled in discussion facilitation
- an effective oral and written communicator
- eager to work collaboratively with colleagues
- committed to improving their practice through peer observation
- dedicated to making positive contributions to the student experience both inside and outside the classroom, including in dorms, through the co-curricular activity program, and through
- Successful completion of post-offer, pre-employment criminal background checks and drug
- Maintain punctual and regular
- Work is performed on a smoke free
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exclusive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
Kent School is committed to making equal employment opportunities available to all qualified persons. In accordance with federal, state and local laws, we recruit, hire, promote and evaluate all personnel without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, ancestry, citizen status, veteran status, physical or mental handicaps, sexual orientation, or any other factors protected by law.
Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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About Kent School
Kent School is a coeducational boarding school located in northwestern Connecticut, serving 570 students, grades 9-12.