Arts Technical Director

Staff / Full-Time

St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH

Job Title: Arts Technical Director
Status: Exempt, Staff, Full-time, School-Year
Department: Arts
Reports to: Arts Department Head

POSITION DESCRIPTION: St. Paul’s School seeks a full-time Technical Director in the Arts Department to support all our Performing and Fine Arts productions and performances. Position to begin duties in August of 2024.

The Technical Director works closely with the Theater Director, Dance Director, Music Director, Head of the Arts Department, all contracted designers, over hired staff, and School Facilities team, as well as with students. The ideal candidate will demonstrate dependability, vision, proactivity, and organization, as well as passionate proficiency in their technical knowledge and care when working with students.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Production Electrician duties, set up sound, supervise scenery and set dressing, stage management tasks for all productions and performances during the academic calendar;
  • Broadly responsible to ensure each production and performance runs smoothly from first technical planning meetings through rehearsals and last curtain;
  • Coordinate equipment moves for performances;
  • Oversee the Technical Director budget, including the acquisition and upkeep of equipment, systems, and all arts teaching/performance spaces;
  • Oversee use and maintenance of tools, infrastructural equipment, inventory of technical equipment (microphones, headsets, etc.), tools and supplies, manage arts facilities and arts calendar;
  • Enforce safety guidelines for all teaching/performance spaces;
  • Collaborate with and support various departments and student groups throughout the school with technical expertise and attend and support a variety of events held in Memorial Hall and other performance spaces;
  • Flexibility in scheduling will be required to accommodate evening and weekend rehearsals, productions, and performances, based on production needs throughout the year;
  • Perform additional duties as needed.

St. Paul’s is a completely residential, co-educational, Episcopal, secondary school in Concord, NH, welcoming to all faiths. St. Paul’s seeks applications from candidates who will promote the School’s commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty. A successful candidate will have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body and strengthening St. Paul’s School community.

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Technical Theater required.

EXPERIENCE: Teaching and Technical Directing experience required. Experience working with adolescents and supporting their academic, social, and emotional growth preferred.

  • 3 plus years of experience in technical theater or related field
  • Teaching experience highly valued
  • Detail oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills; can prioritize tasks and work independently to execute a production timeline
  • Carpentry skills, metal work/welding a plus; wide range of construction skills to finish work
  • Skills or experience with rigging and staging, lighting, theatrical sound design, technical effects, and project management
  • Proficiency with Q-Lab, knowledge of VectorWorks, Microsoft Suite, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of safety codes, regulations and procedures, and the ability to create an environment where these safety codes are always followed
  • Current driver’s license is required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physical demands include dexterity for carpentry, construction, metal work, mechanical, and supply operation including but not limited to using power and hand tools, equipment, driving, and fine motor skills. Walking, ascending/descending stairs and ladders, stooping, bending, reaching, carrying, lifting, pushing/pulling, and sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common. Ability to lift, push/pull and/or carry up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools is required.

SALARY: Competitive, based on experience

TO APPLY: Candidates should send a cover letter and resume with this application.

St. Paul’s School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity.  St. Paul’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights. 

St. Paul’s School

Concord, NH
High School
Boarding
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated