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Middle School Main Stage Technical Director

Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR

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Close Date: 07/12/2019

At Catlin Gabel School, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming community, and we know our school's success is due in large part to the hard work and dedication of our passionate employees.

Catlin Gabel's dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in our curriculum and in our mission. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Applications are welcome from anyone and everyone.

Position Title: Catlin Gabel Middle School Main Stage Technical Director
Department: Middle School
Reports to: Head of Middle School

Catlin Gabel believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the school’s success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his or her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

The CG Middle School Main Stage technical director is responsible for collaborating with the Director to produce two full theatrical productions as part of the after-school Middle School Main Stage program. The Technical Director may delegate specific tasks to students volunteers as deemed appropriate. This role will find success in partnering with many community members with the goal of building community through theatrical productions.


Work with and mentor middle school students in production and performance roles.
Attend all rehearsals and performances.
Design and construct production sets, production lights, props and production sound.
Assist with costume design and production.
Organize any necessary work parties with families and students for set building and costume making.
Organize and train a tech crew for productions.
Organize set strike.
Rehearse scenes with actors.
Deal proactively with any issues that may arise.
Coordinate and collaborate with Catlin Gabel School’s Director of Technical Theatre regarding technical and space needs.
Complete required H.R. trainings each year (CPR, first aid, mandatory reporting)


This is a stipend position with varying seasonal and weekly required hours.

Fall Production:

Auditions: September 4th and 5th, 3:30 – 5:00
Rehearsals: September 9th through October 24th. Rehearsals are generally scheduled weekdays between 3:30 – 5:30 (3:30 – 6:00 during Tech week).

Winter Production

Auditions: December 11th and 12th 3:30 - 5:00
Rehearsals: December 18th, January 6th - January 31st. Rehearsals are generally scheduled weekdays between 3:30-5:30 (3:30 – 6:00 during Tech week).
Performances: February 1st (evening performance) and February 2nd (Matinee and evening performances)


Must be at least 18 years of age.
BA or BS from an accredited college or university (with credit hours in education, child development or psychology) is desirable but not required.

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