Assistant Technical Director/Sound and Projection, Munnerlyn Campus, 2022-23

Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s approach to our balanced education (academics, fine arts, athletics and spiritual development) is sustained by the expectation of excellence in all areas of campus life. The school works to develop “leaders and doers of good,” as is stated in our mission statement, created by our Founders in 1966. A liberal arts curriculum prepares the college-bound student by focusing on effective communications, critical thinking, problem-solving and technical skills in a learner-centered environment. The school, situated on 84 acres on the St. Johns River, is a caring community with faculty who are outstanding in their field, all who are dedicated to helping our students develop their creative talents, discover their passions and deepen their faith and commitment to service for others.

Job Description: Episcopal School of Jacksonville offers a full-time Assistant Technical Theatre Director/ Sound and Projection Engineer position. This person would be part of a creative team of artists, designers, and directors under the supervision of the Director of Fine Arts and the Technical Director of the Munnerlyn Center of Worship and Fine Arts. 

Qualifications: B.A., M.A., or higher in the field of theatre, technical theatre, sound design, or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive understanding of sound equipment management and operation, sound design for theatrical performances, and video projection.
  •  Drafting experience, converting scenic designs into construction drawings.
  • Shop supervision experience and working with student technicians.

Core duties:

  • Collaborate with the artistic team to produce all events in the Munnerlyn Center and Sikes Theatre with a focus on sound design and engineering as well as projection. This includes:
    • Theatrical productions, fine arts concerts, and fine arts offerings in chapels and assemblies
    • Weekly chapel sound and projection needs
    • Other school-related events in these spaces
  • Convert scenic designs into construction drawings
  •  Support the technical team and student technicians in the building process by maintaining a physical presence in the shop during construction hours both during and after the school day.
  •  Collaborate with the artistic team when the space is requested and communicate with the key persons requesting space usage as it relates to sound and projection needs. Run the events as needed. Be diligent with email communication.
  •  Participate in production meetings and department meetings in order to be prepared for performances and events.
  •  Respond to technical requests that arise. This may include helping when available in other spaces on the campuses.
  •  Maintain sound equipment at the lower school campuses and train others to run the equipment as needed.
  • Perform administrative duties related to technical theatre such as communicating with the fine arts office, parents, and the school and maintaining an organized teaching space and inventory. This includes being the primary person responsible for inventory/maintenance for all sound and projection related inventory in the Munnerlyn and the Sikes Theatres.
  • Secure videographers for all fine arts performances. Collaborate with the directors on their needs and budget in this area, secure the providers, provide links if live streaming, and work with the videographers on their sound needs. Complete any tech requests for videography needs for the department.
  • Run sound for two weeks in the summer for summer productions

Episcopal is committed to a school culture that is safe and positive for all members of our

community. We work intentionally to create a community comprised of people who respect

and support each other. We recognize the value of diversity and we actively seek to

welcome and include under-represented groups. Episcopal strongly supports professional

development and training opportunities for faculty and staff, ensuring that best practices and

innovative, learner-centered teaching methods are continually incorporated into our

pedagogy. The academic environment is achievement-oriented with a standard of

excellence. The school’s faculty displays outstanding academic backgrounds, exceptional

character, and dedication to our approximately 900 students in grades 6-12. Episcopal does

not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender

identity, or disability in its hiring and employment practices. The above information is not a

completely comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications required

of employees assigned to this job