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Technical Director

Website Marymount High School, Los Angeles

Position Title: Technical Director
Department: Performing Arts
Reports to: Department Chair
Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Position Start Date: August 2024
Pay Scale: $28.00 – $35.00

About Marymount High School
Marymount is an Independent, Catholic all-girls high school that fosters confidence, joy, leadership, and a sense of greater purpose in each student. Education of the whole girl is one of the most important pillars upon which the academic and co-curricular programs are built. The school celebrates the individuality of each student, empowering girls to become their best selves academically, emotionally and socially. Established in 1923 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), Marymount High School shares the tradition of an international network of schools including sister schools in New York, Europe, and South America. Located in Westwood/Bel Air, just north of UCLA in Los Angeles, Marymount is an Apple Distinguished School featuring a 1 to 1 laptop program and other integrated educational technology.

Position Overview
We are seeking a Part-Time Technical Director for our 2024/2025 production season, which includes three concerts, two theatrical productions and up to three other small events. This person should possess exceptional interpersonal skills and will ensure and implement all safety protocols and policies within our theatre space.  With a strong collaborative spirit, a successful candidate will manage all technical aspects of Marymount’s performing arts productions.

Because a TD may be called upon to deal with a wide range of technical issues, he or she benefits from a working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry; appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

  • Operates, maintains and safeguards the technical assets of the theatre, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.
  • Determines the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facility in advance of production dates.
  • Designs, sets up, maintains, and operates lighting and sound systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects; assists guest designers and arts with technical matters.
  • Supervises and assists with set and stage construction and management.
  • Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Assists with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintains inventory and orders specialized supplies.
  • Attends technical Week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspects of the mounting the show

Ongoing Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with theater, dance and music instructors.
  • Attend all department and production meetings.
  • Maintain equipment inventory and storage areas.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Technical Theatre, or equivalent professional experience
  • Working knowledge of construction and set design
  • Working knowledge of lighting design
  • Working knowledge of stage rigging
  • Working knowledge of audio and sound reinforcement
  • Working knowledge of stage management/or production management
  • Working knowledge and clear understanding of professional standards of stage safety

Marymount High School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Marymount High School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@mhs-la.org

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