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March 19, 2021

Technical Theater Director for the Kingswood Oxford School

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Kingswood Oxford is seeking a passionate, innovative, and collaborative individual to manage and operate the state-of-the-art Roberts Theater at the Kingswood Oxford School. Successful candidates will have a background in technical theater with extensive knowledge of lighting and sound design as well as set building (design, construction, painting, etc.) experience. The technical director is responsible for installation, repair, and upgrade to all systems in the Roberts Theater, for communication with rental groups, writing up and negotiating rental contracts, and scheduling the facility for both rentals and the school. The Technical Director must be present for all events in the Roberts Theater to either run the event or act as support staff to ensure that rental groups follow safety protocols and the theater is not damaged in any way. Additional duties include leading our students to build sets for our theater productions and teaching classes in technical theater.

Duties:
Responsible for designing all technical aspects of the Upper School Musical and Fall Play, Choreographer Showcase and middle school Play productions. This includes design, construction, and deconstruction of lighting, set, and sound in coordination with the Director of Theater’s vision.
Coordinates with the Director of Academic Planning and Director of Facilities Rentals and Summer Programs to schedule and calculate the cost of all year-round theater rental events in the Roberts Theater.
Coordinates with the calendar committee to schedule all campus events and the school calendar to ensure there are no conflicts between outside rentals and school related events. (Includes coordinating the theater schedule between the upper and middle school.)
Responsible for setting up and running sound, lighting, and projections for all school sponsored events.
Responsible for recording, editing and archiving all school concerts and events on the school’s Google Drive account.
Supervises and instructs the students after school Technical Theater Crew in the construction of all the sets for the play and musical.
Works with the Director of Facilities and the Director for Finance & Operations to implement proper theater maintenance.
Teaches two classes in the fall and one in the spring. Classes include Stagecraft and Design for the Theater.
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Located in West Hartford, Connecticut, Kingswood Oxford is a coeducational, independent day school for motivated students in grades 6-12. KO actively seeks to attract and welcome a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff, including differences in race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. At KO we believe that a diversity of ideas and perspectives enriches our community and improves our understanding. We continually work to increase equity and access within our learning community and seek candidates who are similarly committed to this work. If you would like to join us in this work, we welcome your application.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, a portfolio of your work, and contact information for three references to jobopenings@kingswoodoxford.org.

A quick note about COVID and the 20-21 school year. Kingswood Oxford has worked hard to establish and maintain health and safety protocols that allow students to learn in-person for as long as possible. We are still learning on campus as of March, with some concurrent teaching for students who have chosen remote learning. For the purposes of this search, we are expecting and planning for a “return to normal” with in-person schooling in Fall 2021. However, if our nation’s progress in the fight against COVID is not as timely as we all are hoping, we may offer remote teaching options for teachers with demonstrated medical needs.

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