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St. John’s is seeking a talented and knowledgeable Technical Theater Assistant to contribute to the overall success of the Fine Arts Department. In addition to relevant experience and a strong educational background, successful candidates must demonstrate a passion for working with Lower, Middle, and Upper School students and a commitment to developing the whole child and furthering the School’s mission, including its strategic initiatives on community and inclusion. The Technical Theater Assistant reports to the Theater Manager/Technical Director and requires after-school, evening, and weekend hours.
Assist in the construction of sets for Lower, Middle, and Upper School productions
Carry out design and technical implementation set forth by the Theater Manager/Technical Director, and Directors for theater, music, and dance productions
Provide technical support for all activities in performance spaces, including student assemblies and programs
Organize performance spaces and theater shop area, as well as help identify and maintain all safety aspects of these areas.
Regularly attend weekend crew calls and supervise Johnnycake student members
Attend designer runs, technical rehearsals, and additional rehearsals as needed
Assist the technical director, scenic designer, and artistic director in the development of desired products for productions
Support theater presentations by assisting in the set up of stage units, directing the placement and rigging of scenery, and supervising the dismantling and storage of stage units following the production
Possess strong organizational skills and an ability to set priorities and work independently to meet project deadlines
Communicate effectively to build and maintain collaborative and collegial relationships with members of the Fine Arts Department and the broader school community
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or related field
Minimum of 3 years of experience in technical theater production
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.