Technical Director & Academy Theatre Faculty - Grades 9-12
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Though the Drama Department was officially formed in 1986, theatrical productions have been a part of Punahou curricular or co-curricular activities since its founding in 1841. Punahou School is currently seeking a Technical Director & Academy Theatre Faculty who will take primary direction from the Director of K-12 Theatre/Academy Department Head and will be responsible to the various production directors for Punahou School production activities in support of all theatre productions such as Variety Show, Jr. School and Academy mainstage productions, musical and dance productions. Primary duties will include, but are not limited to:
Teach 1-2 Technical Theatre classes for grades 9-12 and serve as an Academy Advisor.
Supervising, advising, and mentoring students, and all production and operations aspects pertaining to scenic design, construction, lighting, and sound design and implementation.
Supervises job duties and day to day responsibilities for the Assistant Technical Director, technical theatre students, volunteers, and/or others providing technical support.
Actively leads and manages pre- through post-production technical project phases.
Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre, Theatre, or related field, MFA in Theatre preferred, or equivalent professional experience.
Three (3) years of proven experience in theatrical set design and construction.
Three (3) years of experience as a teacher of middle school or high school students.
Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
Contemporary knowledge of construction and set design, lighting design, stage rigging, audio and sound reinforcement, stage management or production management, professional standards of stage safety, current technical theatre trends and technological innovations.
Punahou School nurtures the individuality of each child within a vibrant K – 12 school community that celebrates diversity, inspires excellence and connects students for life.
Located in Honolulu, Hawai`i, Punahou is the largest coeducational, independent K – 12 school on a single campus in the United States. Students at Punahou have unparalleled opportunities to cultivate their unique interests and talents under the guidance of attentive and caring teachers. Rigorous academics, robust programs in athletics and the arts, and an array of co-curricular opportunities offer an integrated, 21st-century education for the whole child.
Students exemplify the diversity and strength of Hawai`i and reflect the School’s commitment to providing robust, need-based financial aid. When students graduate from Punahou, they join a network of 30,000 alumni spanning the globe. Beyond excellent scholars, the School seeks to develop engaged global citizens who can strengthen their communities.