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25 May 2023

Teacher Theater Technical Director

Aspen School District
 Aspen, Pitkin County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Aspen School district seeks a Theater Technical Director for the 2023-2024 School Year. 


Position Title: Theater Technical Director

Department: District Office

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Assessment

Classification: Classified Full-time Exempt/Salaried

Contract Period: 12 Month

Salary Range:  $55,000 – $75,000 starting salary DOE

Start Date: Ideally by Aug 1, 2023, or sooner


ASD offers district-funded employee and dependent health benefits including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to benefit-eligible employees. Other benefits include (as eligible): paid leave, Colorado PERA (pension plan for retirement) enrollment with district contribution, TSA options, free transportation for employees from Carbondale to Aspen, employee assistance program, wellness program, and supplemental insurance (e.g., cancer, disability, etc).


Position Summary

The theater program includes several distinct levels of theater instruction culminating in the International Baccalaureate program. This position must be knowledgeable in both the artistic and technical aspects of theater and will instruct students through the entire sequence, including theory and practice of the elements of theater production and performance, build relationships with our community performing arts programs, and model the work ethic expected in the theater world.


Position Responsibilities

  1. Theater Administration
  • Use a variety of methods, new media, and technology to create theatrical works through the use of the creative process for performance, directing, design, construction, choreography, playwriting, scriptwriting, and dramaturgy
  • Management of facilities and equipment, both theater equipment and the architectural space
  • All scheduling and fronting for District and Black Box Theater events, including the establishing of deadlines for all school staff, outside users and students
  • Set/implement/enforce policies for outside users of either space
  1. Theater Production
  • Technical Direction management/oversight of all school shows in District and Black Box Theater
  • Supervises and executes all operation and preparation of lighting, sound, and video equipment for the shows
  • Manages additional staff/techs for productions
  • Teach student tech staff so that they can be basic theater support for all productions
  • Assist/oversee design, as needed, all school theatrical pieces and special events happening in the venues
  • Coordinates and connects all relevant parties during any production
  • Works to constantly improve the theater and all of it’s systems
  1. Other general duties
  • Teach as assigned for the middle and high school / Oversee technical theater course
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of and experience with:

  • Theater administration and technical production
  • Education of K-12 students

Ability to:

  • Work with a positive attitude in high pressure situations and manage challenging personalities.
  • Work with our communities’ extensive visual and performing artists in order to create economies of scale that provide opportunities for all students to participate in performing arts if they so choose.
  • Teach International Baccalaureate (IB)Theater courses, including attendance at IB training which may include hours on the weekends during the academic year.
  • Take responsibility for student academic growth using a variety of strategies to inform instructional decisions.
  • Reflect on teaching practices, analyzing student learning, development, and growth and apply what is learned to improve instruction.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for collaboration with a team of administrators, teachers, support staff, and community members.
  • Develop and maintain rapport and effective relationships with adolescents and adults contacted in carrying out duties and responsibilities by using courtesy, diplomacy, collaboration, cooperation, support, and professional conduct;
  • Formulate goals that reflect the organization’s strategic theme and include specific, measurable outcomes instead of just completing activities;
  • Contribute actively to the goals and success of all teams and team members through collaboration, cooperation, and flexibility (give and take) in team discussions, activities, and decision making;
  • Maintain high ethical standards, legal responsibility, and confidentiality.
  • Manage oneself (is organized, prepared, and punctual; manages resources; meets deadlines; follows through on commitments; demonstrates appropriate physical appearance relative to job and environmental expectations) in a manner that enhances the image of public education;
  • Act consistently in ways that directly support the missions of the Aspen School District;
  • Use clear verbal and written communication and strong listening skills;


  • Appropriate teaching licensure (i.e., current, initial or professional Colorado teaching license with an endorsement in Drama K-12 or similar) or eligibility to obtain this within the first 3 months of hire.

Work Environment / Essential Physical Requirements

  • The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, sitting, standing walking, seeing, hearing, and significant fine finger dexterity. Lifting up to 50lbs.
  • The job is performed in a generally clean and comfortable environment.
  • Office environment; exposure to computer screens



The successful candidate will be required to follow any instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent. The Aspen School District reserves the right to update, revise, or change the job description and related duties at any time.

Primary Location District Wide
Salary Range $55,000.00 – $75,000.00 / Salary
Shift Type Full-Time

Updated: May 2023

How to Apply

Name Tharyn Mulberry
Title Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Assessment
Phone 970-385-3760
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