Tech Director Needed - Maple Grove & Park Center High Schools

OPEN POSITION:

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR of THEATRE at Maple Grove Senior High School & Park Center High School

 

We are looking for someone who could TD the Fall Musical at MGSH, the Winter Musical and One Act Play at PCSH, and the Spring Music Revue at MGSH. Expectations will differ for each project, but may include: Scenic Design, Building, Painting, Props, and Lighting Design. **We are also willing to split this position. Please contact us regarding any portion of this contract.**

TD would serve as lead to a student technical crew. At both schools, students take part in all technical elements and often take leadership roles within each area. The TD should consider it a teaching position and have a commitment for working with teenagers in a constructive and instructive way.

Our TD will have strong communication skills, understand and cultivate appropriate relationships with students, manage budget effectively, lead team to complete projects within set deadlines, and will foster collaboration between the student crews.  

Schedule is flexible and can be determined with each director. An approximate time commitment might be 2-3 days a week with the student crew, daily during tech weeks, and performances.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES for upcoming season:

  • PCSH One Act Play: January 25th & 27th (possibly Feb. 3rd, if they win the sub-section)

  • PCSH Winter Musical: March 1-4 & March 8-10

  • MGSH Spring Music Revue: May 10-12, 17-19

  • MGSH Fall Musical: November 8-10, 15-17

  • ...and continuing on similar dates into future years, should the position extend past one year!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • PCSH One Act Play:

    • Build and Lead student crew in constructing all set elements and props

    • Be present for all build calls, technical rehearsals, and half of performances, and set strike

    • Work collaboratively with production team of adults and students

  • PCSH Winter Musical:

    • Design Set & Lights

    • Build and Lead student crew in constructing all set elements and props

    • Be present for all build calls, technical rehearsals, and half of performances, and set strike

    • Work collaboratively with production team of adults and students

  • MGSH Spring Music Revue:

    • Design Set (not a big project for this particular production, as the majority of the stage is platform "Show choir" risers. Also, much of the design for this show is done by students, so you would be helping to guide that process)

    • Design Lights (**optional, for additional stipend)

    • Build and Lead student crew in constructing all set elements and props

    • Be present for all build calls, technical rehearsals, and half of performances, and set strike

    • Work collaboratively with production team of adults and students

  • MGSH Fall Musical:

    • Build and Lead student crew in constructing all set elements and props

    • Be present for all build calls, technical rehearsals, and half of performances, and set strike

    • Work collaboratively with production team of adults and students

 

COMPENSATION:

To be discussed during interview, based on experience, skill set, and schedule availability. 

 

If interested, please send ONE email to all 3 directors with a résumé and introduction. (No need to blind copy)

Nikki Swoboda (MGSH Director/Choreographer) at [email protected]

Kate Kallevig (PCSH Director) at [email protected]

Beth Hellstedt (MGSH Vocal Director) at [email protected]

Contact information

Maple Grove & Park Center Senior High Schools
Beth Hellstedt
Email/contact
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Wednesday, January 3
Posted December 3