Division: Middle and Upper School
Job Code: ART11
Department: Fine and Performing Arts
Pos ID#: 770-04
Position: Instructional Support Faculty
Payroll: Exempt (Salary)
Status: Full-time (academic year)
Annual Offer: Yes
The Technical Director has primary responsibility for supervising the use of Berger Hall performance spaces for the benefit of the School and its collaborative efforts in the community. The Technical Director works with the Fine and Performing Arts Director, arts faculty and others to produce curricular, extracurricular and other programs by providing technical direction for events in Berger Hall and elsewhere on campus.
• Manage and maintain the theater lobby, house, stage and wings, scene shop, supply room, black box, dressing rooms, control room, Design Lab and Discovery Studio spaces to ensure the safety and comfort of students, employees, and guests.
• Maintain and deploy technical systems in the theater, black box, shop and Discovery Studio including, but not limited to: lighting, audio, rigging, multimedia, staging and fabrication systems.
• Provide technical direction and provide and/or oversee technical staffing (as needed) for internal events, curricular performances, extracurricular productions, and other activities in Berger Hall.
• Contribute as production team member for extracurricular production needs including construction and strike.
• Train, coordinate and supervise production staff, running crews and other internal or external technical support for theatre events.
• Advise external groups who rent the facility to ensure that school assets and interests are protected.
• Provide technical assistance as needed with school events in other locations on campus (such as commencement or fundraising events).
• Teach a class or advise a club, depending on student interest.
• Seeks out and engages in ongoing professional development
• Perform other functions as assigned in support of school operations.
POSITION IN ORGANIZATION
Reports to: Fine and Performing Arts Director
Supervises: Technical Staff and Volunteers
Indirectly Supervises: N/A
Internal: All Cary Academy students, parents, and employees
External: Cary Academy families, alumni, vendors, and the community at large
Days: In general, the Theater Technical Director is scheduled to work Monday through Friday as determined by the academic calendar. Certain work requirements (particularly school events in the theater), extracurricular responsibilities, or unplanned academic calendar changes could result in a need for a temporary modification of this schedule, including work in the evening or on the weekends.
Hours: This position is scheduled to work 37.5 hours per week. The actual times worked are determined by the supervisor and must meet the requirements of the position description.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work collegially with students, staff,
parents and other members of the community in a way that fosters professional collaboration and
• Proven experience in theatrical technical direction and stage management
• Proven experience in lighting design, operation and maintenance; experience with ETC systems including
the ION light board, Revolution lighting, 192 dimmer rack, remote control, instruments and other aspects
of the lighting system preferred
• Proven experience in audio mixing for house and recording mixes; use of a Yamaha M7CL digital audio
board or equivalent preferred
• Proven experience with house PA, monitors, microphones and other audio assets
• Proven experience in multimedia design and production
• Proven experience in shop operations, management and fabrication
• Physical ability to lift up to 80 lbs., operate a genie lift, climb ladders, and work on the catwalk
• Ability to meet expectation of regular, predictable and reliable attendance for events
Education: A bachelor’s degree in the content area; advanced degree preferred.
Experience: At least 3 years of production experience in a professional or academic setting.
Equivalency: Directly related experience or a combination of related experience and education may be
considered in place of the above requirements.
Payroll Type: Exempt (not eligible for overtime)
Payroll Frequency: Monthly
Other Compensation Programs: May be eligible for additional compensation as described in General Faculty Handbook
Performance Evaluation Document: Administration and Staff
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
Specific tasks and deadlines may vary and are provided to the employee by his or her supervisor(s).
Updated July 3, 2017
Salary: Cary Academy offers a robust compensation and benefits program for all full-time faculty and staff, including 50% tuition
remission for the children of employees.
Start Date: August 2017
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and 3 letters
of recommendation to Theater@caryacademy.org.
Cary Academy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.