Castilleja School is an all-girls school dedicated to excellence in educating young women and in cultivating leaders. Castilleja offers an enriching, comprehensive and forward-looking Visual and Performing Arts curriculum to expose our students to a variety of artistic forms and techniques, and to prepare them for the challenges of the 21st century by instilling creative confidence.
Castilleja School is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Theater Manager/Technical Theater Director to join its Performing Arts Department. This person will work as a part of a team, to provide leadership for the technical direction of all of the Performing Arts curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular productions. He/She will also support the wider Castilleja School community by supervising the technical operations and resources of the Theater and other venues, including lighting, sound, and projection support for community events. The ideal candidate is an experienced problem-solver, an enthusiastic collaborator, and a passionate educator who is eager to incorporate their skills into our Performing Arts program. This position is Full-time and reports to the Department Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department and Heads of Upper and Middle School.
Duties and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with show directors, oversee the design and execution of all technical aspects of all major Arts productions in the Chapel Theater
Manage pre- and post-production services: Work with show directors to create checklists, plans, and timelines for design, build, and strike for all Arts productions.
Enforce policies and procedures for facilities use and resource allocation.
Manage the theater calendar in coordination with school event planners.
Management of the booth, stage, prop room, green room, makeup room, and set shop.
Oversee the costume bank, including check out and return for classroom use as well as rentals to outside groups.
Mentor and instruct students with an interest in technical theatre including work in the following areas: scenic design and construction, lighting design and rigging, sound design, costume design, projection design and realization, stage management and rehearsal etiquette.
Supervise and maintain positive relationships with contracted labor, volunteer parents and student crews.
Work with both Middle and High School students in support of technical theatre units in classes.
Build and maintain strong vendor and supplier relationships.
Train applicable Visual and Performing Arts Department faculty and Technology Department staff to be sound and lighting operators.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The candidate must be able to manipulate objects and tools and repair pieces of equipment.
This job is performed in a multi-building school environment with stairways.
Able to carry, move, and push or lift heavy objects and equipment
Responsible for ceiling-mounted and wall-mounted equipment reachable using ladders and mechanical lifts
Must pass a federal and state fingerprinting and background check and provide a recent negative TB test or assessment
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, Technical Theatre, Theatre Design, or a related field of study preferred.
Minimum 2 years teaching experience in Middle and/or High School preferred
Familiarity with current Theater software programs such as Creston Systems, EOS and ETC Ion family lighting consoles, Qlab, Isadora, as well as Vectorworks, Google Apps and Mac OS X. Experience with Creston Systems is highly desired.
Experience with set design, set construction, lighting design, sound design, and sound operation
Commitment to ongoing professional development in both subject matter and pedagogy
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Experience coordinating multiple ongoing projects with a clear head and grace under pressure.
Has a valid driver’s license
Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Please send cover letter, resume and application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use TheaterTech in the subject of your email. Please do not forward to individuals at Castilleja as we cannot guarantee proper response or distribution that way.
About Castilleja School
Castilleja School is a non-sectarian independent college preparatory school for young women located in the San Francisco Bay Area near Stanford University and in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founded in 1907 by Stanford graduate Mary Ishbel Lockey, the school has an enrollment of girls in grades six through twelve, and has a long-standing reputation for the excellence of its academic program. Castilleja educates young women by fostering their intellectual, physical, creative, and emotional growth through an exemplary college preparatory experience within a diverse and supportive community.