Position Available: Blair seeks an experienced technical director for the 2020-2021 school year; the ideal candidate will be accomplished in set design as well as set building, familiar in working with main-stage and black box theatre productions, musicals and straight plays.
Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to productive collaboration with colleagues in the performing arts department and a sense of humor. The position includes teaching in an academic department outside of the arts (i.e., math, history or English) as well as residential life and dormitory duties. To that end, the strongest candidates will have a degree in a subject area that we teach at Blair that is outside the Fine Arts and Performing Arts departments and will have experience working with students in a boarding environment or camp.
In particular, the person in this role will
fulfill the technical needs for Blair’s yearly departmental performances, including four theatre productions, five music concerts, one to two dance recitals, and several professional performances that take place on campus.
oversee all aspects of technical theatre at Blair, including set design/building, lighting and sound production for theatre performances. The technical director will be the lead set builder, and will oversee a team of students and assistant technical director in building and running each production. In addition, the technical director will collaborate with lighting and sound designers as needed for each production.
oversee the group of students each season who will serve as the technical crew for performances. Teach set building skills, instruct students how to run a show and assist with all performing arts events including theatre, music concerts and dance recitals.
oversee or assist with all-school assemblies that take place in the performing arts building each week, including running sound, lights and AV equipment for School Meetings, Chapels, guest speakers, and yearly events such as Baccalaureate and Convocation.
assist or oversee the technical needs for some weekend or evening activities that may require portable sound equipment, AV equipment, or take place in our performing arts spaces (main stage, black box theatre, outdoor theatre, gym).
School Setting:Blair Academy is a co-educational, grade 9-postgraduate boarding school situated on 460 hilltop acres just minutes from the Delaware Water Gap and approximately one hour west of New York City. The school is 80 percent boarding, possesses fine facilities and faculty housing, and is committed to the continuing education of the faculty. The campus and programs may be viewed at the school’s website, www.blair.edu.
How to Apply: Please send a résumé and brief letter of interest to Lorry Perry, Assistant Head of School and Dean of Faculty at firstname.lastname@example.org, followed by transcripts (which may be unofficial) and 2-3 professional or academic references.
Please contact Lorry with questions or for further information regarding the school.
Blair Academy seeks and supports faculty members who enliven and strengthen our community through their contributions to our classrooms, extracurricular activities and their desire to bring people together in a welcoming, inclusive community. We are committed to hiring people from a diversity of backgrounds. We do not discriminate against any applicants, as we ensure equal employment opportunities for all.
About Blair Academy
School Setting: Blair Academy is a co-educational, grade 9-postgraduate boarding school situated on 460 hilltop acres just minutes from the Delaware Water Gap and approximately one hour west of New York City. The School is 80% boarding, possesses fine facilities and faculty housing, and is committed to the continuing education of the faculty. The campus and programs may be viewed at the School’s website: www.blair.edu