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Technical Director/Set Designer

Company: National Association of Music Merchants
Location: Rockville
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is looking for a technical director/set designer for its high school and middle school theatrical productions. The technical director is a part-time position that includes a $2,500 stipend. The technical director will:

  • Design and construct the set for the high school and middle school musicals. The set for the high school musical may be repurposed for the middle school musical.
  • Collaborate with the artistic director and lighting director in the design process
  • Attend all tech rehearsals and the invited dress rehearsal as needed
  • Troubleshoot problems with the set, especially during tech week and the run of the show
  • Load in necessary materials, and strike and store the elements of the set following the run of the show
  • Advise student stage crew on matters related to set, stage management, safety, and backstage routines
  • Work with students students in the design and/or construction of the set when possible, in an age appropriate manner
  • Educate students on theater safety and implement routines for student stage crew regarding the safe use and storage of equipment
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Work hours are largely flexible; they may take place during the school day or in the evening. Dates of tech and dress rehearsals for the high school musical are:
    • Sunday, November 20, 2022
    • Sunday, December 4
    • Monday, December 5 after school
    • Tuesday, December 6 after school Dates of high school performances are:
      • Wednesday, December 7 (invited dress)
      • Thursday, December 8, evening
      • Saturday, December 10, evening
      • Sunday, December 11, afternoon Dates of tech and dress rehearsals for the middle school musical are:
        • Sunday, March 12, 2023
        • Monday, March 13, after school
        • Tuesday, March 14 after school Dates of middle school performances are:
          • Wednesday, March 15 (invited dress)
          • Thursday, March 16, evening
          • Sunday, March 19, afternoon The ideal candidate will have experience with set construction and hold a BA. Physical requirements include climbing ladders, bending, lifting, stooping, building sets, and operating construction tools. The school requires any ladder work or other potentially hazardous work to be done with a second adult present. The candidate should hold a driver's license. The school would consider dividing the position into two positions if necessary, e.g. one person for the high school production and one for the middle school production. Work environment:
            • Employees may be asked to perform their work responsibilities on campus and/or at home. In both settings, the employee is required to maintain a professional environment.
            • In accordance with the School's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, the School has adopted a mandatory Vaccination Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families and the community at large from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and the flu, which may be reduced by annual vaccinations. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable. The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Keywords: National Association of Music Merchants, Rockville , Technical Director/Set Designer, IT / Software / Systems , Rockville, Maryland

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