Stone Ridge is seeking a Technical Director for the Performing Arts Department to begin work in August 2021.
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 700 students, and rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.
The Technical Director is responsible for managing and implementing the technical requirements of all theater productions and music concerts, managing the technical resources of the performing arts facility, and teaching the Technical Theater Class in the Middle and Upper Schools. Working closely with the performing arts department, s/he will assist in coordinating the technical demands of overlapping productions and performances in the theater space, maintaining the safety and efficiency in all technical facilities, and fostering a professional, collegial relationship with all production coordinators and school personnel. In addition, s/he will participate in the management of house staff, stage managers, technical running crews and marketing staff, and teach the Introduction to Technical Theater class and more advanced levels as the school requires. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 100 lbs., climb ladders, use power tools and use the catwalks.
The ideal candidate has a Master of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Technical Theater, or equivalent professional experience. In addition, s/he will have working knowledge of construction and set design, lighting design, stage rigging, audio and sound reinforcement, stage management and production management as well as professional standards of stage safety.
Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.
The ideal candidate is an anti-racist educator who has experience teaching in independent, Catholic schools, public, or charter schools. Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should complete the application online, www.stoneridgeschool.org/employment. As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Ms. Courtney Perna, Human Resources Manager, all in PDF format.
About STONE RIDGE SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is an independent, Catholic, all-girls, mission-driven, student-centered educational community of over 650 students, Early Childhood Program through 12th Grade, in Bethesda, MD. Rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education – personal and active faith in God, deep respect for intellectual values, social awareness which impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom – Stone Ridge draws motivated students from throughout the Washington, DC area.