Technical Theater Manager
The Rashi School, Dedham, MA
The Rashi School, the Boston Area’s Reform Jewish Independent School, serving students in grades Pre-K-8 seeks a Theater Technical Manager for the 2023-2024 school year. Reporting to the Theater Director, the Technical Theater Manager is responsible for the daily technical operations of The Rashi School Theater and for providing technical support for various school events. The Technical Theater Manager also provides technical theater instruction for a variety of student groups. In our warm and inclusive community, children are appreciated for who they are as they learn and develop their identities. With the school’s foundation of rigorous academics and differentiated instruction and a mission rooted in social justice, we want our students to ask the tough questions—not just the who, what, where, but the how, why, and what can I do to fix it? Rashi graduates have the confidence to try new things and to fail forward. With kindness at their core, they become empowered learners, change agents, global Jewish citizens, and good friends.
- Teach two weekly middle school electives each trimester.
- Provide technical support to Chorus, community block events, and Kabbalat Shabbat each week.
- Provide After School instruction on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons.
- Operate, maintain, and safeguard the technical assets of the school’s performance spaces, including supervising the use of lighting, audio, and communications equipment, set design, and the use and maintenance of facilities.
- Determine the necessary technical support, such as lighting, audio, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances presented at the facilities (and at times other spaces) in advance of production dates.
- Be responsible for set-up, maintenance, and operation of lighting, projection, rigging and audio systems for theater, dance, music, and other school productions and projects; assist guest designers with technical matters as appropriate.
- Work with Theater Director and others to contract third party help as necessary in support of various productions.
- Provide technical support for school performances, productions, and presentations.
- Supervise and assist with set and stage construction and management as necessary, in conjunction with the Theater Director.
- Support and instruct student and volunteer technical staff for individual shows.
- Assist with the preparation and control technology inventory and order specialized supplies.
- Make recommendations to school leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.
- Other duties as assigned by the supervisor or Assistant Heads of School.
Qualifications and Attributes:
- Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
- Experience working in Theaters and Performing Arts Facilities
- Audio /Visual experience required.
- Experience in an educational environment is preferred.
- Experience with counter-weight rigging systems preferred.
- Excellent technical abilities in the planning, construction, use of materials and techniques in the Theatre.
- Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work around and interact with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff members in a professional and respectful manner.
- Ability to meet deadlines and work efficiently and effectively within a team-oriented, fast-paced work environment.
- Ability to lift and carry 50-75 pounds, stoop, kneel, crawl, crouch, and stand for long periods of time.
- Ability to stand, walk, sit, climb, and use hands to handle objects or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
- Ability to work at heights and in challenging Theater environments.
How to apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rashi is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. Guided by our core values of justice, respect, learning, community, and spirit, and with social justice as a foundational cornerstone of our school, we are committed to building an inclusive community that honors and respects each individual, their varied identities, and their spirit. We seek to listen, learn, and grow together to ensure that we are a place in which all community members can thrive. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, including age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.