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22-23 Technical Director Position

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Marlborough School

Position Opening

Full-Time Technical Director

2022−2023 School Year


Marlborough School, an independent, college preparatory school in Los Angeles for 530 young women in grades 7-12, seeks a dynamic Technical Director to join the faculty for the 2022-2023 school year.


Marlborough’s Vision Statement: Equity leads Education


Marlborough’s Mission Statement: Where Learning Sparks Purpose


We believe a diverse faculty is essential to the Vision and Mission of the School, for the following reasons:

●     We instill confidence and cultivate leadership potential within each student, and serve as role models in inspiring them to pursue their personal best.

●     We arm each graduate with the skills and motivation to create meaningful connections with people throughout the nation and across the world.

●     We demonstrate the importance of community to our students, with teaching responsibilities that extend beyond the classroom and the curriculum.


It is our responsibility to employ a diverse group of educators who exemplify excellence in teaching and leadership, and teach by example as well as by pedagogy.


About Marlborough’s Performing Arts Department:


The Performing Arts Department is made up of artist-practitioners with an abiding sense of mission as educators. Committed to creating a thriving venue for the expression and nurturing of diverse voices, the Performing Arts Department works to build a culture of equity and inclusion that ensures all students are represented in the arts curriculum and productions. The Department works in partnership with artists from varying backgrounds and identities, thus ensuring that artists of the world are represented in its programs. Marlborough productions are ambitious and intentional, with high artistic and production values, and are often chosen or created to address issues that are relevant to the broader community.


Job Description:


The Technical Director will work as a part of a team and will provide leadership for the technical direction of all of the Performing Arts curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular productions.  This position will also support the wider Marlborough School community by supervising the technical operations and resources of the performance venues, including lighting, sound, and projection support for community events. The ideal candidate is an innovative and experienced problem solver, a skillful leader with a ‘can-do’ attitude, and an experienced educator who is eager to invest their artistic and technical skills in Marlborough’s Performing Arts program.


Primary Responsibilities Include:

●     Support the artistic vision of directors and designers through scheduling and managing all phases of production from rehearsal to performance, including but not limited to: design, construction, and installation.

●     Enforce policies and procedures for facilities use and resource allocation.

●     Provide instruction and training to students in at least one of the following areas: scenic design and construction, lighting design and rigging, sound design and engineering, costume design and construction, projection design and realization, stage management and rehearsal etiquette.

●     Supervise and maintain positive relationships with contracted labor, volunteer parents and student crews.

●     Manage and maintain facilities, equipment and inventory.

●     Build and maintain strong vendor and supplier relationships.

●     Design either set, lighting, sound, or projections for Performing Arts productions throughout the school year.


Physical Requirements:


The candidate must:

●       Have hand to finger mobility.

●       Manipulate objects and tools.

●       Repair pieces of equipment.

●       Be able to carry, move, push or lift 60 lbs.

●       Ascend and descend from ladders and heights with ease.

●       Be able to stand, walk, balance, stoop and kneel, as well as crawl through unconventional spaces to access various lighting and sound equipment.




The ideal candidate:

●       Possesses, at minimum, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, Technical Theatre, an area of Theatrical Design, or a related field of study.

●       Has at least three years of professional or academic experience working effectively as a Technical Director, professional Stage Manager, Production Manager or other comparable professional work.

●       Has at least three years of demonstrated success teaching at the secondary level.

●       Is able to turn designs into technical drawings and/or computer renderings.

●       Is skilled in scenic construction and/or electrics.

●       Can run or assist in running and maintaining a scene shop, replete with a full inventory of construction tools and production supplies.

●       Demonstrates a superb work ethic and excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.

●       Is proficient with EOS software and ETC Ion family lighting consoles, Qlab, Mac, Isadora, and Microsoft operating systems, as well as Vectorworks.

●       Is able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.


For information about Marlborough School, its rigorous academic curriculum, fine arts and athletics programs, we invite you to visit our website at http://www.marlborough.org.


If you would like to apply for this position, please access the link to our online application management system on our website (http://www.marlborough.org) through the Employment Opportunities link under the “About Us” drop-down menu. 



Marlborough School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity.  We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any basis made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, including, but not limited to, race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or sexual orientation.


To apply for this job please visit www.marlborough.org.

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