Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am -5:00 p.m. Requires frequent evening and weekend work. Responsibilities are predominantly during the school year, but there may be occasional events during school vacations that will require technical support.
Reporting to the Chair of the Upper Division Arts Department and the Head of the Upper Division, the Director of Technical Theater is responsible for the development and delivery of a technical theater curriculum, and support of musical and theatrical performances and other presentational events across the campus.
Create, oversee and execute scenic, lighting, and sound designs for all Keck Auditorium activities and performances, with an emphasis on shepherding students to gain knowledge and ability to perform these tasks.
Scope of work includes: design meetings, research, design drawings, paint elevations, detail drawings, light plots, channel hookups, focus, cueing, sound plot, recording, and sound cueing, technical drawings, research, materials orders (and often pickup), construction supervision, painting supervision, load-in supervision including all flown or trapped units, acquisition of all large props (and some hand props), communication with directors, strike, rentals, lighting materials orders and rentals (and often pickup), hang supervision, focus supervision, sound materials and rentals, sound system usage supervision, and all technical budgets.
Supervise student co-curricular crews for three seasons (weekday afternoons/some evenings/weekends).
Teach technical theater classes, creating curriculum, scope and sequence in which students can develop technical theater skills.
Collaborate effectively with all arts faculty colleagues, including support for a winter musical that uses student actors, musicians and technicians.
Ensure quality execution of all technical elements during gatherings in Keck Auditorium and Wandke Amphitheater, including assemblies, ‘Student Activities’ events, and performances by guest artists. Scope of work includes: maintain projector and screen, wireless microphones, hospitality, podium placement, use of stock furniture, lighting system for speaker and other services as needed.
General A/V support for Chapel, Reid Hall, Treasure Room, the Learning Commons, and other such spaces.
Purchase all physical equipment for the theater program, in conjunction with the director of theater and with approval of the arts department chair.
Miscellaneous duties: assign and supervise the students in the A/V booth; supervise execution of scenic, lighting, costume, and sound designs for student projects; coordinate and train student stage managers; maintain all theatrical equipment (lights, dimmers, sound and light boards, props, and tools), coordinate repairs and anticipate needs for equipment replacement; oversee quality control and maintain safety standards in all theater spaces; maintain the shop and backstage area; oversee and coordinate the rental or lending of School-owned theatrical properties and scenery to individuals or theaters; coordinate with the Business Office all external rentals of Keck Auditorium and support spaces; technically support all visiting artists who perform in Keck Auditorium.
Maintain knowledge of pertinent developments in technical theater in the professional industry and educational world.
The candidate must be an experienced and motivated problem-solver with excellent organizational, managerial, and IT skills. Extensive experience in production venues is essential, and in an education setting significant plus. The successful candidate will be adept with the myriad pertinent software platforms and applications used in theater tech. The candidate must be well-versed in safety guidelines for educational scene shop as outlined by OSHA.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
High emotional intelligence and sensitivity to others.
Ability to maintain one’s composure in a dynamic and collaborative boarding school environment.
Excellent written and verbal (documentation) communication skills.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Ability to self-start projects and display a growth initiative.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Education: A BFA or an MFA in Theatrical Design and/or Technical Theatre is required.
Experience: Relevant work experience, preferably in an educational setting and a mixed platform environment.
Computer Skills: Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, SFX, SCS or SFX; MS Office and Google Suite, ETC EOS lighting software, Soundcraft for iPad app, CAD or SketchUp software and/or mastery of hand-drawn approaches, and Mac and Google platform apps (Vectorworks; Lightwright; Photoshop; inDesign; SketchUp; Powerpoint, Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.).
Certificates & Licenses: Valid driver’s license.
About Stevenson School
Founded in 1952, Stevenson School is a selective co-educational boarding and day school with 750 students and 30 buildings on 50 acres of land and two campuses. The 500-student upper division, comprised of grades 9-12, is located on the Pebble Beach Campus, where about 60% of students reside in six faculty-supervised dormitories; the lower and middle divisions, totaling 250 students in grades PK-8, are located on the Carmel Campus.
As an American school with a global sensibility, Stevenson is premised on a vision of education as the means by which we discover ourselves in the world and thus contribute to its transformation. We believe that one’s education is best pursued in the company of others, for others’ benefit as well as one’s own. Our Latin motto—Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re (Gentle in manner, resolute in action)—inspires humility and perseverance. Our mission includes three aims: to prepare students for success in college and beyond, to foster their passion for learning and achievement, and to help them shape a joyful life.
In keeping with this project, Stevenson seeks to:
• Train students in critical academic, intellectual, social, and emotional skills;
•... Help students to develop honor and integrity;
• Teach students to engage productively and peacefully with others;
• Nurture students’ ambitions and healthy pursuit of excellence;
• Balance convention and innovation such that we remain true to our enduring values and relevant to the emerging needs of the present generation of students.
We expect all members of our community to be:
• Devoted to our tenets of scholarship and citizenship;
• Honest, honorable, and empathetic;
• Able to examine and be responsible for their beliefs and behavior, respectful of the consequences that attend both;
• Willing to risk failure in the pursuit of wisdom;
• Committed to global literacy, environmental stewardship, and civic engagement.
Stevenson offers its students, faculty, and staff a values-driven community experience influenced by the distinctive beauty, ecological biodiversity, and contemplative culture of the Central Coast.