Upper School Theater Designer and Production Coordinator
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Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Accredited by NEASC

Position Available: Upper School Theater Designer and Production Coordinator

Date Posted: March 2021                             

Date available: Fall 2021

Department: Upper School Fine Arts                                                            

 Job Summary:

BB&N is seeking a part-time Upper School Theater Designer and Production Coordinator.  Responsibilities include:


  • Scenery and set design: looking for versatile and innovative approaches to scenic design as well traditional methods and techniques. Knowledge and experience with CADs is useful.
  • Lighting: includes creating lighting plots, hookup sheets, magic sheets, cues and board programming for school productions.
  • Sound design for theater productions. May also include collaborating on film and music production courses.
  • Provide process instruction and design participation for interested students.

Technical Direction

  • Maintain technical tools, equipment and storage for production.
  • Maintain technical facilities including scene shop, theatre, storage and associated areas.
  • Train students in the operation of shop tools and equipment.
  • Train students in technical drawing interpretation, construction techniques, running crew and board operations.
  • Teach and maintain shop and production safety.
  • Maintain technical production budget.

Production Coordinator

  • Assist in planning and coordinating meetings with all members of the production.
  • Assist BB&N faculty and staff hosting events in the Lindberg-Serries Theater.
  • Coordinate the end of productions with company and crew.

The Theater Designer and Production Coordinator collaborates closely with colleagues in the Fine Arts Department and attends regular department and faculty meetings. Additional responsibilities will vary according to current program need and new initiatives.

About Buckingham Browne & Nichols:

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades Pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.

BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School. BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community and contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences. To have as classmates and friends who are different from oneself, to come to truly know the background, experiences, and beliefs of a new friend, is to learn more deeply about oneself and our world. There is no more important attribute in the preparation for global citizenship.

The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating each other, knowing and understanding each other, and learning from each other.

Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will bring degree work in theater production and experience in either an educational or professional setting.

In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the following:  

  • dedicated to the goal of creating and maintaining an authentic, inclusive community;
  • enthusiasm for working with adolescents;
  • exceptional interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse group of people, including students, parents, faculty, and staff;
  • strong communications skills through writing, speaking, and listening;
  • ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment;
  • understand and exhibit high standards of professional conduct.

Application Instructions:

Please visit BB&N’s employment opportunities page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, and Reference List. 

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.