University School seeks a full-time Upper School Technical Theater and Audio/Visual Director for the 2022-23 academic year. This 12-month appointment will involve teaching students the art of theatrical production, serving as Technical Director to all Upper School Theater productions, and meeting the audio-visual needs at all daily assemblies and other school events, large group meetings, and presentations. Ideal candidates will have a related bachelor's degree or higher, a proven interest and experience in working with adolescents, and deep experience in various aspects of theater arts (sound design, lighting design, set design; stage carpentry; stage management; safety precautions and procedures) as well as audio-visual technology (live – streaming, broadcasting, recording, and video production). Interested candidates should send professional materials including a resume, cover letter and references to Mr. Krystopher Perry, Dean of Faculty of the Upper School, at email@example.com.
The Upper School Technical Theater & Audio/Visual Director will:
Collaborate with Upper School Theater production team (Drama Director, Scenic Artist, Theater Craftsman); o Convene and document pre- and post-production meetings with the production team; o Maintain and manage schedules for all builds, load-ins, and strikes in collaboration with the team; o Teach and/or co-teach coursework to students as it relates to theatrical production; o Supervise set-construction and student Stage Crew, in conjunction with the production team; o Assist in recruitment, training, and assignment of student Stage Crew; o Determine construction methods, schedules, materials, and mechanics for all technical needs of theatrical productions; o Assist with preparation and implementation of production budgets; o Possess a working knowledge of AutoCAD and other software relevant to the design of stage sets; o Maintain an organized and safe production shop; o Confer with the production team and make recommendations to the Arts Department Chairperson regarding capital purchases of technical equipment
Superintend and support school assemblies, including audio-video needs, that begin most school days; o Assist in training and management of student Booth Crew in service to School assemblies; o Orient those who might be visiting the School and presenting at School assemblies; o Teach and/or co-teach coursework to students as it relates to theatrical production.
Superintend and support the audio/visual demands of school events, large-group meetings, and presentations (ie live-streaming, broadcasting, recording, and video production); o Assist in training and management of student audio/visual crew in service of school events, large group meetings, presentations; o Collaborate with Marketing and Communications, Admissions, Advancement, all Academic departments and the School Administration to create audio/visual recordings which clearly capture school events and presentations in ways that best represent the School.
Oversee and safeguard operations of the School’s Auditorium, particularly for the Stage Crew; o Monitor and maintain equipment (including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment); o Assist in maintenance and troubleshooting of audio installations on the Hunting Valley Campus.
The Upper School Technical Theater and Audio/Visual Director is a 12-month appointment, and they will be able, particularly at peak times around major school events, to work irregular and extended hours.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials.
About University School
Website: https://www.us.edu Type of School: Junior Kindergarten-12th grade, 860 students, all boys, day Since its founding in 1890, University School has established itself as one of the pre-eminent all-boys independent schools in the country. Guided by a mission to “inspire boys of promise to become young men who lead and serve,” US is deeply committed to the well-being of boys and prides itself on being a supportive, diverse and inclusive community where “each boy is known and loved.” The school’s motto of Responsibility, Loyalty, Consideration is honored, respected, and prominent in the daily life of all members of the school community. University School currently enrolls 860 students in grades K-12 on two campuses, Shaker Heights (K-8) and Hunting Valley (9-12 on 221 acres), 5.5 miles apart and East of downtown Cleveland. A new Junior Kindergarten program was launched in the fall of 2018. The campuses are extremely attractive and well maintained with a broad array of indoor and outdoor learning spaces ideally suited to the needs of boys. The faculty of University School numbers 137, 118 of whom have master's degrees, 18 have doctorate degrees, three have J.D.s, and one has a M....D. University School believes that students learn their most formative and enduring lessons through exposure to and experience with a broad range of perspectives. The school recruits and supports faculty whose backgrounds and training bring local, national, and international perspectives to the school. US admits and supports students who represent economically, culturally, and racially diverse communities within Northeast Ohio. $4.5 million of need-based financial assistance is awarded annually. Students have broad ranging opportunities to explore their talents and develop their skills in new contexts, in academics, athletics, and the arts. Each student is encouraged to discover both his responsibility to others and his purpose in the world. Over the past 128 years, University School has been led by a dedicated, loyal, and generous Board of Trustees, most of whom are alumni. The school enjoys truly superb facilities created largely by a culture of philanthropy that has been consistently cultivated since the school’s founding. With an operating budget of $28 million and an endowment of $88 million, University School enjoys excellent financial health.