Theatre Technical Director and Instructor

Theatre Technical Director and Instructor

CATEGORY: Technical

Rabun Gap Nacoochee School
Rabun Gap, GA 30568


Sean Lakey

Job Details


Position Overview:  The Technical Theatre Director at Rabun Gap instructs and utilizes teams of technical theatre students to design, build and run a myriad of productions across the year.  Part administrator, part instructor and part facilities, this job is a hybrid of different modes in order to ensure safe and continued operation as a performance venue.  

Key Responsibilities: Provide quality classroom instruction for up to three classes under the guidance of the appropriate department chair and the Head of Upper School.     
Lead design and construction all technical aspects of each performing arts production, including annual Cirque shows, One Acts, Musicals, and other productions.    
Communicate with students and their parents regarding ongoing performances, building trust and ensuring student growth and learning.     
Sponsor, lead and/or support assigned after school activities that support the ongoing production cycle.  

Facility Management:  Provide technical direction over all theatre systems including lighting, projection, rigging, costumes, props and front house procedures with an emphasis on safety;
Assure routine maintenance and repairs to the building and theatre systems including reporting all issues to the maintenance department and/or supervisor;    
Maintain public auditorium fire codes;    
Assure quarterly and annual inspections of all systems per safety codes and operational standards for American Theatres.     

Production Management:  Provide instruction, training and supervision to student assistants, employees and community groups in technical theatre practices;    
Supervise and provide technical assistance to all theatre users during rehearsals and performances to insure that all systems are used by trained individuals in accordance with safety standards;     
Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of detailed sketches necessary for the construction, materials and equipment for production scenery, props and lighting.  

Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree; master’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred in a technical theatre or related field.      
Demonstrated knowledge of subjects taught, backed by a love of learning evident in daily practice.      
Ability to manage a variety of programs and activities simultaneously and support a spirit of teamwork among individuals pursuing common goals.      
Strong interpersonal skills, a sense of humor and an unflappable “solutions-oriented” professionalism.


July 1, 2020 - July 1, 2021


30K - 35K



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