Schedule: Monday through Friday (travel, weekends and afterschool rehearsals are required for activities)
Hours: Full time/40 hours per week, which will vary based on theatre schedule
Mission: Rooted in the Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy provides a Catholic college preparatory education that encourages young women to develop intellectual curiosity, to work for social justice and to act with integrity and compassion.
The Director of Technical Theatre is a key position in our rapidly expanding Performing Arts Department.
This position has the daily responsibility of ensuring the technical operations of our theatre, including lighting, sound, set design and construction are meeting the highest standards.
The main responsibilities will include:
Consult on selection of equipment for the current Performing Art Center and Black Box Theatre.
Work with the Theatre Director, Musical Theatre Director and Dance Director to design and produceup to seven productions per year.
Choose and purchase a collection of necessary equipment and tools for producing quality theatre productions.
Maintain the equipment, including assessing and authorizing repairs when necessary, within allowed budget amounts. Train students in the proper use and maintenance of Theatrical equipment and tools.
Manage and train faculty, staff, students and professional assistance to operate the equipment in the SAA Auditorium for school events (days, evenings, weekends, summer etc.).
Work with the Theatre Director to develop and teach courses in Technical Theatre.
Facilitate, supervise, and assist in the technical aspects of mounting a show, including daily afterschool rehearsals, tech rehearsals and performances.
B.A. or B.S. from a four-year college and a minimum of 2 years of experience
Consistently meets deadlines
A strong knowledge of theatrical lighting and sound technologies as well as skills and experience in theatrical design and construction
Knowledge of appropriate safety precautions and procedures
Ability to prioritize and respond to clearly stated requests within a reasonable amount of time with accuracy.
Create a positive environment where two-way communication and trust are established
Take the initiative to identify and act on problems and lead by example; ability to come to a resolution quickly without jeopardizing the event/program or relationships with people involved
Ability to catalogue and maintain an organized theatrical equipment and technical space
A result-orientated individual who demonstrates the ability to work well with people at all levels of the organization, warmly developing relationships while simultaneously employing keen judgment
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Completed Safe Haven training
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional/education/theatre environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
This position will also use specific equipment related to stage production and lighting.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at desk area, communicate via phone/face to face, manually input data into a computer, walk to different office areas, reach with hands and arms, climbing (ladders), use of hand and power tools, use of elevation equipment, cat walk (heights), use of stairs, other electrical equipment for sound/lighting, ability to lift 50+ lbs, travel by plane, drive a car, public speaking and attending events.
About St. Agnes Academy
Rooted in the Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy provides a Catholic college preparatory education that encourages young women to develop intellectual curiosity, to work for social justice and to act with integrity and compassion.
St. Agnes Academy was founded in 1905 by Mother Pauline Gannon, O.P., Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas. The Academy opened on February 11, 1906, at its former location at 3901 Fannin. It was in operation at that site until September 1963 when the present-day campus opened at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard in Sharpstown. St. Agnes numbers more than 10,000 graduates, many of whom now have daughters, granddaughters, and even great-granddaughters who are Academy students or alumnae.
In 1917 St. Agnes was accredited by the University of Texas and the State Board of Education. It is now affiliated with the following educational associations: Catholic Schools of the Galveston-Houston Diocese, The National Catholic Educational Association, The Texas Catholic Conference Education Department in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and The College Board.