The Burgin Center for the Arts is a multi functional facility that includes a 600 seat proscenium theatre, a 100 seat studio theatre, and multiple classrooms and rehearsal rooms. It is used throughout the year for school events and meetings as well as 4 theatre productions, 3 dance concerts, and 3 musical concerts. Working as part of the Leadership Team of the Burgin Center, the TD will assist in supporting academic, co-curricular, and community-wide programming.
Responsibilities and Duties
Administration and Building Operation:
Responsible for the scene shop which includes:
Cleaning and maintaining all scene shop equipment.
Implementing and maintaining an organized, clean, and safe shop environment.
Responsible for coordinating the work of the Facilities Department and Campus Safety Department in the Burgin Center.
Responsible for the technical elements of school community events. This includes:
Coordinating all AV needs for School Meetings, Lecture series, etc.
Communicating all set up needs for Front of House to the Burgin Center Admin
Supervising all work orders for special event set ups
Supervise student technical crews and develop a training program to build an ongoing student technical production team. Develop a cohort of students who are trained to meet the demands of technical theatre production and work effectively as a team.
With student technical crews, Responsible for implementing designs for the technical elements of productions and concerts. This includes:
Creating construction drawings
Creating cut lists and planning for materials needed
Completing the building of scenery
Completing any changes to the lighting plot needed
Completing any set up of staging needed
Completing the set up of any sound equipment needed.
Supervising the cleanliness and organization of the backstage area during all productions
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A record of successful work with teenagers in a theatre environment.
Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and interact in a team environment.
Intermediate to advanced skills with technology and software such as Office suite, Google Suite, Adobe Suite, and Vectorworks or Auto Cad.
The ability to work a schedule that must be flexible in order to support activities and programs that occur in the evenings and on weekends.
BA or BFA in technical theatre or equivalent professional experience;
Basic working knowledge of construction and set design, lighting design, sound equipment, stage rigging, costuming, and stage management.
Advanced skills in at least one to two of the above technical theatre disciplines preferred.
Working knowledge and clear understanding of professional standards of stage safety
Provide letter of interest and resume to Human Resources, Mercersburg Academy, 300 E. Seminary St., Mercersburg, PA 17236 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Mercersburg Academy
An independent college-preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy offers a rigorous academic program to 435 boarding and day students from 30 states and 40 nations.