Technical Theater Director


Website Bishop Lynch High School

Technical Theater Director Job Description
FLSA Status: Exempt
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world.

Bishop Lynch High School is looking for an outstanding teacher with a passion for advancing the evangelizing mission of Catholic education and Bishop Lynch High School by continuing the success of the Technical Theater program. In addition to teaching, the Technical Theater Director will have the responsibility for the technical operations of the McGonigle Theatre and Blackbox Theater, including lighting, sound, props, set design and construction for all student fine arts performances. Reporting to the Director of Fine Arts, the Technical Theater Director is charged with teaching Technical Theater classes, tech directing productions, and working closely in collaboration with the Theater Manager, Musical/Play Directors and the Director of Fine Arts to promote and advance the Theatrical Arts at Bishop Lynch High School.

A Technical Theater Director is responsible for the implementation of the goals of Catholic education as outlined in The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools (Archbishop Michael Miller):

• Inspired by a Supernatural Vision
• Founded on a Christian Anthropology
• Animated by Communion and Community
• Imbued with a Catholic Worldview
• Sustained by Gospel Witness

Qualified candidates will be driven and inspired by the mission of Catholic schools to form young men and women in a high school setting “who will be good citizens of the world, loving God and neighbor and enriching society with the leaven of the gospel, and who will also be good citizens of the world to come, thus fulfilling  their destiny to become saints” (Miller, p. 20).

General teacher duties:

• Complete all required reports, records, and documents in a timely manner.
• Serve as a positive role model for students and supporting the school’s mission statement.
• Participate in ongoing professional development.
• Establish and continue communication with parents, students, administrators, and co-workers.
• Some evening and weekend hours are required.
• Collaborate with other departments for interdisciplinary learning opportunities.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Fine Arts.
Classrooms (Scene Shop, McGonigle Theater, Blackbox Theater)
• Teach Technical Theater curriculum.
• Update and develop technical theater curriculum as needed.
• Team teach/collaborate in technical theater classes with other instructors as needed to provide safety, curriculum support, learning, and time efficiency.
Productions (OAP, musical, spring play)
• Hold timely production meetings with OAP, fall and spring and musical directors, as well as event coordinators when needed to provide production schedules, timelines, and deadlines for each production.
• Establish a production calendar.
• Set design/collaborate on One Act Play design, spring musical design, and spring play design.
• Organize, plan, build, strike, and manage set construction using Technical Theater classes and other resources to help move sets and materials out of stage spaces and to and from storage in a timely manner.
• Light design/collaborate on the four productions.
• Provide/establish and keep ready basic lighting design and simple board operation for dance recitals, choir recitals, and band recitals; i.e., whenever the stages are clear of production sets.
• Upkeep of lighting instruments (i.e., bulbs, focus, gel), including ordering replacement instruments, and adding to the number of instruments necessary to keep both theaters up to date and ready for use with basic lighting set ups with minimal light board operation.
• Train/instruct sound board operators from athletics, choir, administration, fine arts, student affairs, development, campus ministry, etc. so that each department that uses audio equipment have the autonomy to set up and put away equipment as necessary for Mass, assemblies, pep rallies, plays, etc.
• Keep ready basic and simple audio set ups in McGonigle Theatre, Blackbox Theater, and fine arts spaces for meetings and after school functions requiring minimum sound board operation.
Qualifications include:
• Personal and professional commitment to the ministry of Catholic education and missionary discipleship.
• Bachelor’s or Master of Arts degree in Technical Theater or related discipline.
• 3+ years of professional theater experience or educational theater required.
• 12 college credit hours in Education required (or ability to earn these credits)
• Demonstrated competency in Theater Arts with knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
• Understand the design aspects and construction within all areas of technical theater.
• Extensive knowledge of lighting, equipment and theater safety practices is required.
• Commitment to being a supportive, respectful, and energetic colleague.
• Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior while maintaining a professional manner.
• Must possess clear communication skills, strong work ethic, and excellent organizational skills.
Working Environment:
• Ability to lift, push or pull objects up to 50 pounds using appropriate tools.

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