Are you organized, efficient and energized by the opportunity to work in an educational environment that values integrity and community? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where advancing the technical knowledge, academic success and lifelong achievement of students is pivotal to their success? Do you have an educator’s mindset and an interest in helping build capacity in student leaders? Are you authentic, kind, engaging and ready to make a difference?
The Technical Director & Technical Theater Instructor serves in a pivotal role that bridges technical expertise and education and will manage and coordinate many responsibilities in order to contribute meaningfully to the functioning of our community. You will join a high functioning team of thoughtful and experienced administrators, faculty, and staff and collaborate deeply with the community to ensure consistency of our mission and values throughout the school. You will also be on the forefront of the technical support of our community events.
Teach at least 3 sections of Upper and Middle School technical theater
Serve as the primary faculty sponsor for Tech Club, including after school meetings once a week, and coordinating Tech Club student staffing for school events
Coordinate the technical and production of on-stage activities including theatrical lighting, scenery, special effects and audio equipment necessary for theater performances
Establish schedules and methods for providing production services; identifying resource needs, review needs with appropriate staff, allocate resources accordingly
Advise and assist staff, students, and other user groups on technical design and the use of the theater and its technical equipment
Maintain all technical equipment used for theater's operations
Assists with community events, including running sound, lights and AV equipment.
Organize, coordinate and implement stage and theater activities and other related programs.
Maintain records and develop reports concerning new or ongoing programs and program effectiveness
Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of technical stage and theater production
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge of recent developments, current literature, laws, and information related to theater production
Proficient in the use of equipment and tools used in the area of theater production
Experience utilizing methods and techniques of lighting and sound presentation and scenery construction
Current knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule
Able to interpret and explain school policies and procedures
Interpret written instructions including blueprints and light plots
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Bachelor’s Degree and/or significant professional experience preferred
Three years of teaching experience preferred
Background and education in technical theater or related field
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning
Commitment to student-centered, inquiry-based learning
Commitment to Bosque School’s mission and values
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 500 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.