Responsibilities include guiding and instructing three levels of high school technical theater students throughout the design, build, and run of four mainstage productions. This position requires experience in lighting and set design, a strong skill set in carpentry, scenic painting, fire safety, as well as general understanding of theater electrics and audio systems. The build schedule is integrated into the daily class curriculum, but requires some after-school and weekend work calls. Additionally, the Technical Director acts as the theater coordinator and maintains its calendar and assists with weekly assemblies, including running sound, lights and AV equipment.
The ideal candidate will possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration, and a sense of humor. All candidates for employment at Riverdale should demonstrate interest in engaging students in an environment that is both supportive and rigorous, and will participate in community activities including advising groups, service opportunities, or other co-curricular programs.
Riverdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national and ethnic origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital or partnership status, caregiver status, predisposing genetic characteristics, disability, active military or veteran status, actual or perceived status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
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About Riverdale Country School
Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. Riverdale seeks to reflect the diversity of the New York metropolitan area in its students, faculty, and staff. The school enrolls about 1,100 students who collectively reside in 104 different zip codes. Approximately 37% of our student body are students of color. The school spans two separate campuses that comprise 27.5 acres in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.