Assistant Technical Director and Instructor

Location

Alexandria

Virginia

Salary

Hourly

Type

Part-time

Bishop Ireton High School is seeking an Assistant Technical Director and Instructor for a limited part-time position working directly with the Technical Theater Director and the Director of Theater Arts and supervised by the Principal. Classes are taught on Thursday evenings and Saturdays, ideal for those who are professionals beyond the school. The candidate will support Bishop Ireton’s Catholic identity and school mission.  Organizational and planning skills are required, with a high level of energy and a consistently positive attitude essential.  The Assistant Technical Director and Instructor must have the ability and skills to work with students as well as strong experience with technical theater construction, strong communication skills, and good judgement.  The ability to engage in a variety of tasks, with a focus on set building and production, show initiative, and consistently meet deadlines is necessary.  Knowledge of theater production is a must.

Ideally, candidates for this position should have:

  • Knowledge/experience in technical theater, set construction, and production
  • Excellent group management skills
  • Resourcefulness, problem-solving skills, and flexibility
  • Patience and the ability to stay calm
  • A collaborative approach and the capability to work with diverse personalities
  • Proficiency in creating a supportive and inspiring environment that allows young people to reach their full potential
  • Experience in education, ideally with high school students
  • Dedication to Catholic education

Responsibilities include:

  • Effectively communicate and work closely with Technical Theater Director, Director of Theater Arts, Designers and Assistant Directors to materialize their vision, within financial and scheduling limits
  • Instruct students in the following areas: technical theater, including design, construction, and programming for sound and lights
  • Instruct, mentor, and direct student through the production process
  • Help students with peer-to-peer instruction
  • Collaborate with technical director to create schedules for maintenance & instruction, under the direction of the principal in the area of curriculum and grading
  • Collaborate with technical director and school facilities in the maintenance of the theater shop, and needs for theater production
  • Evening and weekend hours as required by theater schedule
  • Ensure safe practices and adherence to safety guidelines
  • Ensure proper student supervision and adherence to diocesan and school policy and procedures

Qualifications:

  • Practical experience in technical and theatrical lighting (bachelor’s degree in theater arts preferred)

Terms of Employment:

  • Part-time, Non-Exempt, 10-month employee (with class instruction on Thursday evenings and Saturdays).
  • Hours subject to responsibilities of position and requires evening and weekend duty for show prep and production
  • Background check and Virtus training

If interested, please send a cover letter with three professional references, current resume, and written personal philosophy of education in a Catholic school environment to Tina Becker, Manager of Administrative Services, tina.becker@bishopireton.org.

 

About Bishop Ireton

Bishop Ireton, a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school in historic Alexandria, Virginia, began its proud heritage of academic excellence in 1964. The school offers excellence in academics, with a three-tiered focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Humanities and Fine Arts. The spirit of community service and giving back is central to the school’s mission, and student engagement in co-curricular activities is fostered. Bishop Ireton’s quality is reflected in its distinguished faculty and staff, who take great pride in seeing every graduate head to college, often to the most prestigious universities and service academies.

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