Assistant Technical Director and Lighting and Sound Coordinator
The St. Paul's Schools
Location: Brooklandville, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
4 Year Degree
The St. Paul’s Schools is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Assistant Technical Director and Lighting & Sound Coordinator for the 2023-2024 school year.
The St. Paul’s Schools is a family of independent schools located in Brooklandville, Maryland. With more than 1,400 students from ages 6 months to grade 12, St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School (coed), St. Paul’s School for Girls, and St. Paul’s School for Boys share a 120-acre campus, an Episcopal affiliation, and a focus on developing confident, well-balanced students who will use their education and ethics to improve the world. In July 2018, the schools unified under the umbrella of The St. Paul's Schools, with a single board of trustees and one president, but each school retains its individual traditions and its gender-specific programs. A coordinated structure allows The St. Paul’s Schools to preserve the small-school feel within each school while sharing resources and certain programs to maximize opportunities for students. With St. Paul’s unique model, boys and girls are taught together and separately at just the right times in their development.
Our robust arts program serves grades preschool through 12th grade, including programming for our St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School, St. Paul’s School for Boys and St. Paul’s School for Girls, as well as auxiliary Dance, Music, Visual Arts, and Theatre offerings during the regular school year and summer.
The primary responsibility of the Assistant Technical Directorposition is to complete lighting and sound designs for all performing arts productions on campus including our robust Theater and Dance seasons, both curricular and extra-curricular. This position will oversee all community events in the Ward Center Theater including assemblies and guest speakers. Additionally, the Assistant Technical Directorwill teach up to two Upper School Technical Theatre classes per semester and assist the Technical Director in supervising our after-school stage crew. The Assistant Technical Director will work as a member of the production team, collaborating closely with production directors for all Ward Center and other campus performances and exhibitions, including theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and community events.
The Assistant Technical Director – Lighting & Sound Coordinator will report to the Technical Director and the Dean of the Arts. This position will work closely in conjunction with the Arts Administrative Assistant and is a ten-month contract. Any summer work will be stipended.
Hours of employment are varying and regularly include nighttime rehearsals and performances, lasting until late evening during pre-production and performance weeks. In addition, work on some weekends for tech rehearsals for performing arts productions is required.
Complete lighting and sound designs for each performing arts production
Teach two Upper School Technical Theatre classes per semester
Contribute significant ideas, based on current best practices, regarding the overall scope and sequence of the Technical Theatre Curriculum
Supervise and recruit stage crews for each production
Carefully monitor theatre safety on a general and production-specific basis
Serve as a supervisor in the booth during performances
Lead students in load-in and set strike
Recommend items for capital expenses and securing equipment and technical upgrades in the theater and other campus arts facilities as technologies evolve
Coordinate with arts and Facilities employees regarding maintenance of technical theatre equipment in all campus locations, including the art classrooms, dance studios, black box theater, and the Ward Center
Provide technical support for community events in the Ward Center, including non-arts assemblies and guest speakers
Other duties as assigned
Theatrical design experience is required, as is a demonstration of successful artistry via a portfolio submission (digital submission is sufficient)
Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred
Demonstrated record of success regarding current best practices in “state of the art” lighting and sound design
Candidate must have good problem-solving skills and be a proactive “team player”, with excellent interpersonal skills
Extensive knowledge of electrical distribution and safe practices
Be comfortable in making minor repairs to gear and wiring
Set construction experience and knowledge of shop safety are preferred
Experience in teaching or completed coursework in education is preferred but not required
The St. Paul’s Schools are committed to creating a supportive learning environment where all individuals are valued for their unique contributions and are able to achieve their highest potential. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive environment is the best learning environment for our students and prepares them to live, work, and thrive in an increasingly global and multicultural community. We reject all prejudice, particularly those based on race, national and ethnic origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical characteristics.
As you know, COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. While COVID-19 is highly contagious, the School is taking precautions and implementing safety measures to prevent the spread. All members of the School community have a shared responsibility to support and comply with policies and protocols to protect the health and safety of our community. As an additional mitigation measure and to further aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the School is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All employees who intend to be employed at The St. Paul’s Schools for the 2022-2023 school year will be required to provide documentation demonstrating that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Any employees who begin work with the School from July 1, 2022 onward will be required to provide documentation demonstrating that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within 60 days of their start date, unless they have been granted an exemption to this policy as an accommodation.
Full-time employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program which includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, vision, disability and 403(b). Other supplemental benefits include free lunch, fitness center and tuition remission. Salary is commensurate with experience. This position is year round.
Interested candidates can send their cover letter, resume and list of references to Shannon Duckett, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]. The St. Paul’s Schools is an equal opportunity employer.
St. Paul’s is an independent, Episcopal, college preparatory day school, coeducational for grades K-4 and all boys for grades 5-12, located 20 minutes north of downtown Baltimore. An International Baccalaureate World School that enrolls 758 students from across the Baltimore metropolitan area, St. Paul's emphasizes critical thinking, interdisciplinary study, independent research, and engagement with cultures around the world. Service learning is a cornerstone of the School's mission. St. Paul's strives to find balance between academics, athletics, and arts fostered by a strong sense of community on campus.