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Theater ,
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Amanda Peterlin

Production Manager / Resident Scenic Designer

Adlai E. Stevenson High School (Lincolnshire, IL) seeks to fill an immediate opening for Theater Technical Specialist / Designer.

The Theater Technical Specialist / Designer, is a full-time, 10-month, support staff position. Adlai E Stevenson High School is a public high school located in Lincolnshire, IL that is recognized as a National School of Distinction in Arts Education. We have robust Fine Arts curricular and co-curricular programs with five different theaters and an extensive Theater Production Team.

Our Theater Technical Specialist / Designer works collaboratively with our Theater Technical staff, faculty, school support staff, and students to ensure our six Theater Department Productions, Theater Class Workshops, and other events are successful. This position provides support to our Theater Design & Stagecraft class and serves as support and leadership to our student crew. Due to the nature of our Theater Production rehearsals and performances the job responsibilities take place during the school day, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

The Theater Technical Specialist / Designer will serve in various roles as

  • Production Manager (one of two)
  • Tech Director
  • Resident Scenic Designer
  • Oversee / assist with set construction for the Theater Department: Fall Play (Sept), Children’s Theater (Oct) Musical (Nov), Frosh/Soph Play (Feb), Winter Play (Mar), and Spring Play: One Acts (May)
  • Provide support and supervision for our Theater Design & StageCraft class
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and mentor student designers and backstage crew.
  • Assist with planning production calendar and budget.
  • Design, purchase, and organize props and special effects.
  • Assist colleagues with lighting and sound equipment.
  • Coordinate equipment maintenance, usage, and inventory.
  • Operate complex theatrical systems.

    A degree in technical theater and design is preferred, along with professional experience working in the field.

    Application Procedure:
  • Online applications are required. Interested applicants should complete all steps of the electronic application process and upload all requested materials to the application.
  • Compensation will be determined based upon the candidate's skills and experience.
Contact Info:
Amanda Peterlin
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Lincolnshire, IL