Presentation High School
Job Classification: Faculty
Position Title: Theater Director
Reports to: Performing Arts Director; VP for Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Pay Rate: $45,000-$65,000
Supervises: Staff hired for productions and workshops
About Presentation High School:
Presentation High School is an independent Catholic high school for young women. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a close-knit professional community. We seek talented and innovative professionals who have a commitment to excellence and passion for our mission.
The Theater Director is responsible for directing three (3) mainstage productions (two musicals and one play), teaching one section of a theater productions course, running the Int’l Thespian Society student club and supporting our student improv group.
Duties and Specific Responsibilities
Establish and implement a clear vision for the co-curricular Theater program with care for the mission of the department and Presentation High School, tradition, community, and established quality of performances.
Select and plan annual theater productions
Direct three student productions, and support & supervise student directed productions.
Work with the Performing Arts Director and Technical Director to design sets and costumes for all productions.
Develop and manage all Theater production budgets.
Moderate the International Thespian Society (ITS) student group and coordinate/supervise all ITS productions.
Hire and supervise contractors for Performing Arts productions including show music/vocal directors, choreographers.
Coordinate with the House Manager and the Presentation Communications team to ensure successful marketing and communication of Theater programming.
Teaching a theater production course:
Demonstrate subject matter competency and the ability to communicate that to high school students.
Devise appropriate curriculum and implement a variety of teaching methodologies.
Devise a system of classroom order and discipline which contributes to the learning of all students.
Be available to students who need assistance.
Exercise professionalism at all times with students, parents, and colleagues.
Participate in professional development activities for the subject area, pedagogy and technology.
Education & Experience
2-4 years theater directing experience (particularly with young adults)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong knowledge of theater direction, musical theater direction preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to articulate a clear artistic vision
Demonstrated organizational skills
Strong classroom management skills
Total resonance with the mission, vision, and values of Presentation High School and the Catholic education tradition including a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
The physical demands described below represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, Presentation High School provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets the skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
The Theater Director must be able to
Lift and/or carry 25-35 lbs
Sit, stand, walk, climb stairs or ladder and reach
Primary hours are 1-6:30, Monday through Friday when productions are in rehearsal. There will be additional evenings and weekends required, particularly during production weeks..
Work with frequent interruptions
This position works primarily in the Valenzuela Theater set shop, theater and booth.
Presentation High School is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The school will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Interested applicants are asked to download the appropriate application at Presentation Employment Opportunities. Complete the application and email your application, a letter of interest/cover letter, resume, and contact list of three professional references to email@example.com. Qualified applicants will be contacted regarding the next steps