Position: Assistant Conductor/Accompanist & Programs Coordinator
Location: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Reports to: TBC Artistic Director and FWAFA Music Department Chair (dotted line report to FWAFA Principal)

Position Summary: The Assistant Conductor/Accompanist & Programs Coordinator will serve Texas Boys Choir (TBC) and the Music Department of the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA) in both an instructional and an administrative capacity. As an educator, this individual will provide the highest quality music experience and training for students of TBC and FWAFA by facilitating positive individual, family, and community growth through guidance and role modeling. In collaboration with other faculty and administration, the individual in this position will conduct and/or accompany for ensembles and teach music courses as assigned, supporting the school’s mission through repertoire selection and curriculum development in alignment with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the National Core Arts Standards. This individual will also provide administrative support for both choral programs, particularly in the oversight and management of external activities such as TBC’s satellite program and student/ensemble participation in University Interscholastic League (UIL) events.

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Date Posted: 4/3/2019
Location: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts
Date of Availability: 08/1/2019
Date Closing: until filled
Reports to: Principal (dotted line to CEO)
Department: Fine Arts

Position Summary: In collaboration with administration and fine arts faculty, design and execute all technical requirements for productions with an eye toward safety and high quality. Create a positive learning environment in which to instruct students in all aspects of technical theater and performing arts, and supervise students and volunteers for productions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create a positive, safe working environment, and be a role model and mentor for students
  • Design and teach a TEKS-based curriculum for all technical theater classes, while addressing the National Core Arts Standards
  • Design or supervise all technical elements for productions
  • Supervise and schedule students for technical crew positions and stage-management
  • Work within the vision of the organization to produce a finished and budget-appropriate production before deadlines
  • Supervise, coordinate, and assign students in construction and maintenance of production elements
  • Support fine and performing arts projects or events, on and off campus during the school day, after school, and on weekends
  • Maintain equipment and performance facilities
  • Attend and give reports during staff, production, and post-production meetings
  • Provide technical expertise and support for outside organizations during facility rentals
  • Others as assigned
Essential Job Requirements:
  • Education – college degree required with a concentration in Technical Theater, as well as teacher certification or Highly Qualified designation. (Alternative certification may be in progress.)
  • Experience – ideally a minimum three years technical theater experience; limited technical theater experience will be taken into consideration. Prior teaching experience preferred.
  • Required Skills and Capabilities – must be able to design and construct props, scenery, sets, lighting, and sound; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team; excellent verbal and written communication; budget planning/management
  • Preferred Skills and Capabilities – integration of technical theater classes into productions; current in design and build technologies and software
  • Physical Requirements – ability to carry up to 75 lbs.; valid driver license

Position Category: Contract (11 month), exempt, full-time

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Texas Center for Arts + Academics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, creed, color, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other classification protected by applicable law.