Job Description

Tech Theater Instructor ( Middle & Upper School)

Status: full time 10 month

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is a place where the members of our diverse student body are encouraged to think critically, express themselves openly and respectfully and make a positive impact in the lives of others and in the world around them.  
We are a vibrant, relationship-based school with a founding commitment to the “greater community." Crossroads was founded to be not just a school, but also a movement for positive social change in the world. This ambitious charge is part of the very DNA of Crossroads. Not only do our students engage in meaningful service learning and community service projects, but Crossroads as an institution considers serving the greater community a cornerstone of our mission.  
If you have a passion for helping people, enjoy continuous learning, strive for innovative solutions and process improvement, this role may be for you!


Position Overview
  • Multidisciplinary role which serves three major tasks within Crossroads School.
    • 1) Instruct Middle School and Upper School Tech Theater classes.
    • 2) Oversee Design, Build, Load-in & Strike of all productions.
    • 3) Manage school Scene Shop.
 
 
Essential Job Functions
  • Able to teach trades and skills of technical theater to diverse groups of students across division and ability levels.
  • Manage multiple productions in various stages of development.
  • Source & acquire properties, draperies, expendable, hardware and other unique equipment to support school productions.
  • Ability to design and build entire productions (according to one’s own skills [ie: Sound, lights, props, scenic, costume])
  • Ability to manage stage crew during Tech Week.
  • Keep shop tools maintained and clean.  Resupply material and hardware as needed.
  • Demonstrated experience in safety and best practices around carpentry, welding, paint tools and equipment.
  • Ability to converge ideas using drafting software (VWX, AutoCAD, etc), build models, render presentations using manual skills or digital rendering software.
  • Stay in close communication with administration regarding students’ emotional and physical well-being. 
 
 
Non-essential (Additional) Job Functions
Highly desirable is the capacity to teach at least 3 of any of the following:  

  • Carpentry, Woodworking, Finishing, Painting, Welding, Drapery, Sewing, Costuming, Drawing, Rendering, Audio Editing, Audio Mixing, Lighting, Circuiting, Programming, Projection, Prop Building, Prototyping, Model Building.
 
Required Experience, Education, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Graduate degree in Theatrical Design (any trade) preferred but Bachelor’s degree with experience will be considered or 5 years of relevant experience,
  • Min. 1 year experience teaching at the secondary level.
  • Strong collaborative, organizational & communication skills 
  • Ability to create a nurturing, appropriately challenging learning environment. 
  • Patience, flexibility and an irrepressible sense of humor 
  • An interest in teaching social responsibility is preferred.
 
Physical Demands
  • This job requires a lot of time on one’s feet engaging with energetic children ages eleven to eighteen. 
  • Ability to lift 80lbs on multiple occasions many days in a row.
  • Ability to work at heights of up to 12 ft.
 
 
 
* COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption

Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration to this position. Click here to apply: Apply 


One of Crossroads School’s founding commitments is to develop a socially, economically and racially diverse student body. We are equally committed to supporting a vibrant and diverse workforce. Crossroads is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender or gender identity, age or sexual orientation. People of color, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 

 
NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other related duties as necessary to meet the ongoing needs of the School.
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