Performing Arts Technology & Design Teacher

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Los Angeles Area is seeking a part-time Performing Arts Technology & Design Teacher to begin August 1, 2023.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, Technical Theatre, Theatre Design, or a related field of study preferred.
  • The ideal candidate should have at least 5-7 years of experience managing an established professional theater/performance space and/or one that is in an academic setting, and multiple years of teaching experience.
  • Working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theatre, dance, and music productions and presentations including stage, set, sound, and lighting design and implementation; stage management; computerized lighting systems; stage carpentry and electrical skills; appropriate safety precautions (OSHA & IATSE) and procedures.
  • Familiarity with current Theater software programs such as Creston Systems, EOS and ETC Ion family lighting consoles, Qlab, Isadora, as well as Vectorworks, Google Apps and Mac OS X.
  • Experience with set design, set construction, lighting design, sound design, AV operation, prop design and costume design.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development in both subject matter and pedagogy.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience coordinating multiple ongoing projects with a clear head and grace under pressure.
  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.   

More about this role


  • In collaboration with production Directors and the Production Manager, oversee the design and execution of all technical aspects of all major Arts productions on or off campus.
  • In collaboration with the Production Manager, oversee the set up, maintenance, and operation of lighting, sound, and video systems for theatre, dance, music, and other productions and projects.
  • In collaboration with the Production Manager, oversee load-in or installation of theatrical sets and scenery elements (noting that most set-building takes place offsite); ensure proper execution of working drawings/elevations, cut lists, basic construction methods; have working knowledge of hand tools, power tools, adhesives, foams, etc.

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Performing Arts
Employment Type: Part-Time Permanent