Supervisor, Theater Facilities

New Haven Unified School District


Under the general supervision of the Logan Principal or designee, this person will oversee the use of the theatres by all users and will coordinate/organize technical aspects for any productions or other uses of the theater to ensure the safety of equipment, students, personnel and the general public, according to district regulations. This person will instruct, train and supervise students and other theater employees relating to theatre equipment and facilities. The Supervisor must be able to interface with professional as well as community users to insure their needs for their events. He/She must be knowledgeable of theatrical terms as well as theatrical operations to do so. The Supervisor will also be responsible for the business development to generate additional revenue for the Performing Arts Center.


Reports directly to the Logan Principal or designee. Directly responsible for the management and supervision of the Performing Arts Center.


Facility management:

  • Use specialized theater knowledge to provide technical direction and control over all theater systems including sound, lighting, projection, rigging, counterweight system, and front of house procedures involved with productions with an emphasis on safety.
  • Supervise and/or perform routine maintenance and repairs to the building and the equipment, sound, lighting, counterweight system.
  • Identify and report other needs for maintenance to the site manager.
  • Set and maintain all safety standards by establishing and developing and executing Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Maintain fire code requirements for public auditoriums.
  • Execute quarterly and annual inspections of all areas and systems (counterweight fly system, electrical systems) per safety codes and safe operational standards for American Theatres.

Production management:

  • Supervise students, employees, community groups, and other users during rehearsals and performances according to established safety guidelines (knowing who is allowed to perform certain jobs according to their level of training and oversee the follow through.)
  • Instruct, train and supervise student assistants and other employees, community groups and other users in technical theater practices.
  • Perform technical assistance, as needed for the facility user, including lighting, sound, rigging, and/or other particular needs. Coordinate such needs ahead of production and employ appropriate staffing.

Administrative management:

  • Maintain an up-to-date master calendar of all theatre use.
  • Oversee the handling and/or handle production related paperwork and communication with the various users of the facilities to ensure optimal use of facility and equipment.
  • Assist in development of theater goals and procedures, including a fair system to schedule use of the theatre.
  • Develop rules and policies for use of facility and equipment.
  • Handle concerns and complaints from theater users.
  • Exercise discretion and judgment in comparing and evaluating options and making decisions for the most effective use of the theater facilities, equipment, individuals, and other resources.
  • Advise site administrator and the Chief Business Officer on equipment needs and facility improvement.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
  • Responsible for bringing additional resources including appropriate technical personnel based on program needs.
  • Marketing the Performing Arts Center to the community and bringing additional private programming.
  • Coordinate the private programs; take care of scheduling, billing, and other necessary duties.
  • Supervise and evaluate staff when applicable.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by principal and or other designated administrator.


  • Specialized knowledge of and experience with theater productions, facilities, equipment and practices.
  • Specialized knowledge of and experience with stagecraft and stage operations, including lighting, sound, rigging and other stage equipment, and theater safety.
  • Supervision, management, and training skills including patience with students.
  • Communication and problem-solving skills – Communicate effectively and tactfully in both oral and written forms with administrators, staff, students, parents and the community at large.
  • Cooperative, productive, flexible and organized despite frequent interruptions.
  • Proper English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
  • Basic computer skills, including word-processing, spreadsheet, and data base software, and desktop publishing.
  • Able to prioritize workload so as to meet established timelines.
  • Work effectively with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to handle routine problem-solving maintenance and repairs to theater and the equipment, sound, lighting, counterweight system.
  • Meet physical/and or mental requirements associated with tasks outlined in this position description.
  • Ability to work seven days a week and prepared to work peculiar hours as per program needs.


College training or experience in theater arts preferred with emphasis in technical theatre. Experience should cover a wide range of duties with increasing responsibilities.


  • Criminal Justice fingerprint clearance
  • Evidence of TB clearance
  • Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License


  • School office and theater environment; subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Standing for long periods of time.


Mgt. Salary Range 24
225 day work year

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.