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St. John’s is seeking a talented and knowledgeable Technical Theater Director and Middle School Theater Teacher. In addition to relevant experience and a strong educational background, successful candidates must demonstrate a passion for working with students, an engaging teaching style, and a commitment to developing the whole child and furthering the School’s mission, including its strategic initiatives on community and inclusion. St. John’s seeks educators who are innovative and reflective, open to feedback, and eager for professional collaboration.
Oversee technical direction for theatrical productions
Lead a team of designers and technicians on assigned productions
Construct sets for Lower, Middle and Upper School productions
Collaborate in the design and implementation of sets, lighting, and sound for all theater, music, and dance productions
Manage technical schedules for Lower, Middle and Upper School productions
Allocate technical support for all activities in performance spaces
Regularly attend weekend crew calls and supervise Johnnycake student members
Attend designer runs, technical rehearsals, and additional rehearsals as needed by the director of the production
Monitor performance areas and scene shop for safety and organizational considerations
Afterschool, evening and weekend hours are expected
Teach (1) Middle School general theater class
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or related field
Minimum of 3 years of experience in technical theater production and theater instruction.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to MSEmployment@sjs.org.
About St. John's School
St. John's is an independent, co-educational day school presenting a 13-year sequence of college preparatory training. A non-profit institution, it was founded in 1946 to provide the community with a school of exacting standards in the development of individual, spiritual, ethical, intellectual, social and physical growth. While the means to achieve that purpose may change, it remains the basic mission of the School. Located on a forty-one acre urban campus, the School has 1450 students supported by 340 faculty and staff members. The School seeks to develop the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of personal fulfillment and contribution to society. In particular, it is dedicated to the enhancement and the expansion of future leadership for Houston and the country. The School offers talented, motivated and energetic students a genuine challenge for academic accomplishment and for development of a sense of self-worth and of personal responsibility. The School in turn holds itself responsible for providing that challenge. Accreditation St. John's is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), recognized by TEA.