Waynflete is seeking a full-time Technical Director and Theater Manager to begin in August for the 2021-2022 school year. Responsibilities include teaching Middle and Upper School Production Technology classes, designing and coordinating production elements (scenery, lighting, projection, and sound) for all school performing arts events, instructing and mentoring student stage crews, and providing technical support for school-sponsored events and assemblies. The Technical Director and Theater Manager is also responsible for ensuring the safe and smooth operation of the Franklin Theater and related spaces, equipment, systems, and tools. The Technical Director and Theater Manager reports to the Director of Performing Arts, is an integral part of the performing arts team, supports all divisions of the school, and works with a broad group of faculty and staff. A competitive applicant will have technical theater and management experience in a school setting, a sense of humor, artistic vision, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a predisposition for innovation and collaboration. Related skills and experience in stage direction, improvisation, videography, CAD, and sewing would be beneficial. Significant teaching experience in similar school environments and an advanced degree are preferred but not required.
With an institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Waynflete seeks candidates who are practicing, and want to continue to develop inclusive methods in their teaching, team work, and leadership. We believe that all students benefit from more inclusive environments. Taking inspiration from our mission, we seek qualified faculty and staff with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
To apply, please click here and upload a resume and cover letter. If available, letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts are also appreciated. Applications will be reviewed immediately (first consideration given to completed applications submitted by May 1) and the position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.
About Waynflete School
Located in Portland, Maine, Waynflete School is an independent day school providing education from early childhood through grade 12. Combining high expectations with playful exploration, where commitment to community and respect for individuality go hand-in-hand, students are encouraged to develop a love for learning that can last a lifetime.