The primary responsibility of full-time Technical Theatre Director/Teacher is to oversee the theater facility, manage productions and to provide administrative support for all theater activities. All faculty are expected to understand and promote the mission, standards, and policies of the School.
Provide quality classroom instruction for up to three classes under the guidance of the appropriate department chair and the Head of Upper School.
Lead design and construction all technical aspects of each performing arts production, including Cirque, One Act, Musical, and other productions.
Oversee three seasons of after school technical theater students to build and staff events and productions.
Communicate with students and their parents regarding ongoing performances, building trust and ensuring student growth and learning.
Sponsor, lead and/or support assigned after school activities that support the ongoing production cycle.
Provide basic instruction over all theater systems including lighting, projection, sound, rigging, costumes, props and front house procedures with an emphasis on safety for all events and productions;
Assure routine maintenance and repairs to the building and theater systems including reporting all issues to the maintenance department and/or supervisor;
Maintain public auditorium fire codes;
Assure quarterly and annual inspections of all systems per safety codes and operational standards for American Theatres.
Provide instruction, training and supervision to student assistants, employees and community groups in technical theater practices;
Supervise and provide technical assistance to all theater users during rehearsals and performances to insure that all systems are used by trained individuals in accordance with safety standards;
Prepare and/or oversee the preparation of detailed sketches necessary for the construction, materials and equipment for production scenery, props and lighting.
Coordinate with Theatre Manager / Head of Department to manage calendar for A&T spaces;
Assure comprehensive written and verbal communication necessary to provide optimal use of the facility and equipment;
Review and update written theater goals, procedures, rules and policies to allow for fair and equitable use by school and community users;
Maintain an equipment inventory and assure that service contracts and replacement schedules are in place;
Advise supervisor of equipment and facility needs;
Sponsor, lead and/or support assigned activities that comprise the school’s afternoon program, including keeping accurate records of students attendance and communicating behavioral issues with the Assistant Dean of Students. Activities are assigned in relation to coaching or other assigned duties.
Perform other duties as assigned.
About Rabun Gap Nacoochee School
Founded in 1903, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school for grades Pre-K – 12. More than 70% of the student body receives scholarships or financial assistance. Every member of the Class of 2020 was accepted into college and many earned merit scholarships. Our campus lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachians, just north of Clayton, Georgia and 90 miles north of Atlanta. Most faculty and staff reside in campus housing. Comprising 630 students from sixteen states and 56 countries, Rabun Gap is a global village that seeks to develop the whole child according to its motto: "Work, Study, Worship."
Rabun Gap offers a dynamic educational program that both challenges and nurtures each student. We encourage natural curiosity, and, by holistic teaching, demonstrate that discovery and learning are lifelong pursuits. We believe a student’s education is far broader and richer than what is learned in the classroom; however, the formal aspects of the classroom compose the core from which a student’s education develops.