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Theatre Technical Director

School: Mill Springs Academy
Available Position: Teacher

Theatre Technical Director

Mill Springs Academy invites applications for a full-time Theatre Technical Director for the 2020-2021 school year. Mill Springs Academy is an independent private school located in Alpharetta, GA that provides a college preparatory education to non-traditional learners in grades 1 – 12. The teacher will provide opportunities for maximum student development and growth through developmentally appropriate learning experiences. The teacher will design and implement a wide variety of instructional strategies that will accommodate various abilities and skills in accordance with the school curriculum. The school offers a variety of additional opportunities for its teachers through coaching, summer school, and summer camp. The position requires a full teaching schedule of classes to include Technical Theater 1 and 2, Stagecraft 1 and 2, Stage Makeup and Special Effects, and Community Arts. This position reports directly to the Director of Fine Arts.

Position Description:
This position requires extensive technical knowledge, use of creative techniques, and organizational zeal especially knowledge of workflow and delegation of tasks. The Theatre Technical Director is responsible for all fine arts productions as well as any school events that require technical assistance. These events include, but are not limited to, the fall One Act Play production, the spring musical production, fall/spring band and chorus concerts, CultureCon, Founder’s Day, Grandparents’ Day, Baccalaureate and Graduation. For these events, the Technical Director must serve as the teacher, designer, construction supervisor and, if the need arises, running crew.

Professional Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
• BA degree (preferably a Masters); One to three-years experience in special education is preferred but not required
• Experience teaching students with learning disabilities and an understanding of different learning styles and skill levels
• Highly creative, flexible, and innovative teaching style that engages all types of learners
• Must be a team player and able to build positive working relationships with colleagues
• Superior communication skills (both written and oral)
• Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, presentation software, and online grade book programs). Experience with FACTS (RenWeb or another learning management system) technology is a plus

Key Responsibilities:
• Understand sound mixing and sound design. We have anywhere from four to twelve microphones running at any one time for multiple events, from our band concerts to live musicals.
• Understand lighting design and sequence programing. We currently have an ETC Element lighting console.
• Understand construction techniques for the theatre. The individual must understand safe working loads and structural engineering techniques for building safe and reliable scenery.
• Understand scenic painting techniques.
• Use Mac and PC programs such as Vector Works, Qlab, Dante Editor, Garage Band, iTunes, Photoshop, Audacity, Google Suite, Office Suite, and iMovie.
• Serve as the design team, provide designs in a timely manner, and offer constructive feedback in production meetings with other Fine Arts staff.
• Coordinate the construction of props and scenery through class time and during the Winter Learning Program experience.
• Run all tech rehearsals and provide clear instructions to all crew.
• Provide the definitive voice for best practices concerning safety in all of the fine arts. Must be able to read a MSDS and abide by all OSHA / USITT regulations.
• Appropriately manage classes and ensure engagement and discipline. Supervise and train students in safety standards and safety equipment.
• Maintain and service a wide variety of equipment each year and keep an inventory of all expendables in the shop. Select, store, order, issue, and inventory equipment, materials, and supplies
• Provide technical assistance to any school function or event requested. This includes set up or breakdown and running of a school function or event and coordinating with the school ALLSET set-up team.
• Manage the calendar for each performance space at the school. This entails fielding requests for each space and arranging for its use.
• Manage and track budgets for the current calendar year for all scenic, electrical, prop or costume needs for every production.
• Mentor students to leadership positions as crew heads for each production.
• Collaborate and plan with each department in fine arts to accomplish shared goals. Assist colleagues in other divisions to help expand cross curriculum studies.
• Coordinate with Theatre Director and Fine Arts Director on all communication to parent volunteers.
• Be available for coverage for any faculty absence.
• Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required
• Additional duties as assigned by the administration

Please forward a cover letter and resume to Director of Human Resources, Patsy Beckwith at

It is the policy of Mill Springs Academy to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Contact name: Patsy Beckwith
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