Magnificat High School hiring Technical Director for Spring Production

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Magnificat High School hiring Technical Director for Spring Production


Magnificat High School hiring Technical Director for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performing March 31, April 1-2, 2017. Position to begin immediately.

Job Summary:

  • Working closely with the PAC Manager, Director, and Set and Lighting Designers, the Technical Director builds and paints the sets for the Magnificat Performing Arts production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Performing Arts Center
  • Manages and teaches technical theatre students and student crew volunteers all technical elements of theatre as they relate to departmental productions and events
  • Attends technical week rehearsals, in order to supervise and assist in all the technical aspects of the production which include lights, sound, scenic, and rigging
  • Plans and oversees production set strike at the conclusion of the production
  • Serves as Shop Manager by maintaining the scene shop including equipment and tools, to insure that it is safe, secure, and clean

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong belief in, and respect for, the Mission of Magnificat High School
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Technical Theatre or at least 5 years of experience in Technical Theatre
  • Documented prior experience as Technical Director
  • Background in designing, building, and operating – theatrical sets, lighting, and sound
  • Previous experience managing technical theater staff including volunteers and students
  • Work experience in most of the following theatrical areas: lighting, sound, automated rigging, carpentry, welding, digital media
  • Knowledge of relevant production areas (above) including safety protocols on equipment and procedures
  • Understanding of independent/religious schools
  • Strong organization skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to interact with a variety of individuals
  • Ability to engage in a variety of tasks and consistently meet deadlines

Submit cover letter and resume by January 16, 2017 to:

Magnificat High School
20770 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, OH 44116
Attn: Dale Van Niel, Performing Arts Center
Or via email to

Magnificat High School,
a girls’ Catholic college-preparatory high school,
founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary,
calls young women to live Mary’s Magnificat in the world

Our Mission
We educate young women holistically
To learn, lead and serve
In the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat

Our Purpose
To empower young women to to be role models for the real world


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