Tower Hill School seeks a Technical Director to join its growing Theatre Department. The position includes support of all school productions, supervision of the student stage crew, as well as support audiovisual needs throughout the school. The ideal candidate is a theatre professional that has experience working with children in an educational setting as well as proficiency in stage carpentry, lighting, and sound. Hours are typically 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, 10 months a year. Hours may be adjusted around evening events and performances.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Support student involvement in technical theatre by organizing and overseeing the student stage crew
Maintain functionality and overall physical appearance of the du Pont Theater, 1919, and performance/meeting spaces.
A member of the School's calendar committee
Technical support of Theatre (sound, lighting, and construction): Concerts, plays, and productions in the fall and spring, talent shows, movie nights, outside performances, etc.
Inventory/storage and care of supplies, tools, A/V equipment, Lighting equipment
Stagecraft and construction
Maintain theatre plans and specifications.
Make recommendations to the theater and music leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.
Attend rehearsals in order to supervise and assist in the technical aspect of the mounting of shows.
Be able to lift, push, or pull objects up to 100 pounds using appropriate tools.
Direct oversight of AV for events such as, but not limited to, regularly scheduled divisional student assemblies, special divisional assemblies, all colleague meetings, Back to School, Admissions events, External Relations events, graduation events, etc.
Attend Divisional and All School events
Assist with the planning and implementation of upgrades of AV equipment within allocated budget with the Business Manager and Innovation Department.
Act as an emergency backup for all A/V and educational resources within the classroom (including, but not limited to, Smart Boards, White Boards, Document Camera, Etc.). Assistant with event setup and breakdowns.
Bachelors' degree preferred Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in technical theatre
About Tower Hill School
Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto "Multa Bene Facta"- Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and individualized learning support.