LaFollette - Extra Duty - Technical Director (Drama Assistant - Stage, Lighting, Technical) - 1.0

Employer
Madison Metropolitan School District
Location
Madison, WI, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 7, 2022

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Job Category
Administrator, Executive Director / Director , Teaching, Fine Arts Teacher, Theater / Drama Teacher, Product, Services & Policy, CEO / President / Executive Director
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La Follette High

La Follette High

LaFollette - Extra Duty - Technical Director (Drama Assistant - Stage, Lighting, Technical) - 1.0

NOTE: DEADLINE TO APPLY - 01/31/22 or until position is filled

Why You Should Work with MMSD!

The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is committed to being anti-racist, culturally responsive, and inclusive. We are Wisconsin's second largest district, serving 27,000 students throughout 52 schools in the city and surrounding areas. We have a simple but bold vision - to ensure that every school is a thriving school, that prepares every student to graduate from high school ready for college, career and community.

To achieve this vision, we seek talent at all levels, in all positions, who are committed to being anti-racist, culturally responsive, and inclusive. We welcome applicants who will actively contribute to our ongoing commitment to making MMSD a thriving, welcoming environment for all students, families and staff.

We firmly believe and are here to create a work environment that is challenging and rewarding, while supporting employees in their career path. We strive to provide, encourage, grow and develop a talented workforce that better supports and represents the diversity of our student population.

Purpose of the position:

The Technical Director (Drama Assistant Coach) will work with the Drama Coach (Artistic Director/Producer) and perform the duties of a Technical Director/Advisor for student theatrical productions at the school. They will oversee all technical aspects of productions including lighting, sound, video, rigging, scenic construction, and other disciplines.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate student leaders, and provide large group, small group and one-on-one coaching to improve performance, to ensure the productions are successful. This includes working with a diverse group of high school students, and our hope is to continually increase participation by making sure all students are treated with respect and develop a true sense of belonging through participation in the program.
  • Dependent on the production, may act as designer for one or more of these disciplines and/or Master Carpenter, or these roles may be contracted to others.
  • Collaborate with the Drama Director to select and coordinate the work of any contracted designers and other volunteers, and help ensure that district safety requirements are being followed by all.
  • Bring maintenance issues to the attention of either the school facilities staff or the Theatre Technical Manager as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with other users of the theatre to ensure production work does not interfere with other scheduled events.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre production activities and equipment
  • Ability to work closely with, supervise, and train a diverse student crew
  • Strong awareness of and commitment to safe working practices
  • Exceptional scheduling, time management, and multitasking abilities
  • Flexibility in adapting to the needs of the production
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude under stressful circumstances
  • Professional experience that demonstrates proven ability to perform the job responsibilities
  • Ability to climb, walk, kneel, lift & carry up to 50lbs, and work off ladders, catwalks and other elevated areas.




Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre production activities and equipment
  • Ability to work closely with, supervise, and train a diverse student crew
  • Strong awareness of and commitment to safe working practices
  • Exceptional scheduling, time management, and multitasking abilities
  • Flexibility in adapting to the needs of the production
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude under stressful circumstances
  • Professional experience that demonstrates proven ability to perform the job responsibilities
  • Ability to climb, walk, kneel, lift & carry up to 50lbs, and work off ladders, catwalks and other elevated areas.
  • Demonstrated experience working with high school students
  • ETCP certification as Rigger-Theatre and/or Entertainment Electrician, preferred
  • CPR/AED and First Aid certification, preferred
  • Aerial lift certification, preferred
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