POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Performing Arts, the Theatre Director will oversee the development and implementation of the theatre program for St. John’s College High School. The director will produce and direct at least two main stage productions per year: a fall play and a spring musical.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Designs and conducts recruitment/outreach programs to attract new theatre participants and promote a program that is welcoming and inclusive
Sponsors the high school theatre club and chapter of the International Thespian Society, an honor society for theatre students
Produces and directs plays for school and public performances that align with the mission and values of the school
Auditions students to select cast and assign parts; rehearses and drills students to ensure they master parts
Assigns non-performing students to backstage productions tasks such as constructing, painting, and moving scenery; manages properties and costuming; operates stage lighting and sound equipment
Selects script for productions in consultation with SJC administration
Ensures that all royalties, rental fees, and other expenses associated with a production are paid in a timely manner; maintains an accurate record of all expenses and receipts
In addition to the organization, planning, and direction of production, the Theatre Director is also responsible for:
All publicity and programs
Rental and purchase of all costumes and properties
Design, construction, and application of all lighting and sound design
Developing a rehearsal schedule
Any other duty necessary to the success of a production
Ensures the safety of students by adhering to stage safety while on stage, as well as adhering to general school rules and regulations while on St. John’s College High School’s premises and while traveling
Creates an environment conducive to learning, appropriate for the physical social-emotional development of students
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)
Bachelor’s degree required in a related field
Experience as director at the high school, university, or community level
Demonstrates expertise in knowledge and teaching of dramatics
Self-directed with proven ability to assume responsibility, work independently, and move projects to completion with minimal supervision.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 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 stand, walk, sit, talk, and listen. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or climb ladders. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The demands of an extended workday (rehearsals, events, etc.) require a high level of physical endurance.
NOTE:This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
Interested persons please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to:
St. John’s College High School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
St. John’s College High School is an independent, Catholic, coeducational school in the Lasallian tradition located on a
28-acre campus in Chevy Chase, DC. Founded in 1851, St. John’s provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, an expansive extra-curricular program, and an opportunity for 1,200 students to grow in their faith by encountering the tenets of a Lasallian education. Visit www.stjohnschs.org for more information.