Upper School (US) Technical Theater Teacher
Position Start Date:
2023/2024 School Year
Sidwell Friends, a co-educational Quaker day school with campuses
in Washington, DC, and Bethesda, MD, seeks a full-time Technical
Theater Teacher in the Arts Department for its Upper School
division for the 2023-2024 school year.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to
inspire and support students and will show a willingness to work
collaboratively and independently in an environment committed to
academic excellence, equity, justice, service, and students social
emotional wellness. Additionally, this candidate will be committed
to fostering and overseeing a safe learning and working environment
in all production spaces.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in a theater-related
field (masters degree preferred). Experience as a Stage Manager,
Technical Director, and Theater Production Manager are required.
This person should have experience working with students in grades
9-12. An appreciation for adolescents and a sense of humor are also
The position requires a close working relationship with the Upper
School Theatre teacher/director, and a willingness to think
creatively about integration of the acting/tech sides of theater
education. Main position duties: teach Tech Theater classes where
students gain knowledge of all aspects of Technical Theater,
supervise experts contracted for specialized elements of production
(carpentry, set painting, sound design, etc.), advise an after
school student Tech Club, supervise student Tech crews, manage
physical production systems in multiple Arts Center spaces, serve
as liaison with subcontractors, attend after-school rehearsals and
production meetings for each show (3-4 shows per year), and serve
as on-site host/technical expert for various
assemblies/concerts/lectures/etc. in performance spaces.
Flexibility in scheduling will be required to accommodate evening
and weekend rehearsals and performances, based on production needs
throughout the year.
Teaching positions at Sidwell Friends School are campus-based;
therefore, this position requires teaching in person. This position
begins in August 2023.
As a condition of employment, all employees who are employed with
the school are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and
able to provide proof of such vaccination. To make application for
a medical or religious exemption, please contact the human
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume,
statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three
references via our online application.