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Instructional Theater Technician

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JOB ID: 22000315

Hershey, PA
Job Category: Visual & Performing Arts

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is a tuition free home and private school for over 2,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students.  Founded in 1909 by Milton and Catherine Hershey, the lives of more than 11,000 students have been positively transformed through MHS’s high-quality career-focused education, nurturing home life, and extensive extra-curricular opportunities.

MHS Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) program positively impacts students as they learn and grow. All students in pre-K through 12th grade participate in VPA and have access to classes, activities, and performing groups.  Musical instruments, uniforms and lessons are all cost-free for the students.  For more information on MHS’s VPA program, click here -

MHS is currently seeking an Instructional Theater Technician to join the VPA team. This full-time role coordinates and maintains technical support for performing arts programs includng, but not limited to, 7 spaces (2,500-seat Founders Hall theater, 900-seat Catherine Hall Theater, 650-seat Memorial Hall theater, 150-seat End Stage Theater, 150-seat Middle Division Small Theatre, and 3 dance studios) through the planning, design, construction, and implementation of:

  • Lighting (Network Based Lighting Systems)
  • Sets
  • Theatrical spaces
  • Rigging and fly systems
  • Sound systems (Dante/Network Based Sound Systems)
  • Special effects including pyrotechnics


The employee in this position must:

  • Manage multiple tasks.
  • Manage all aspects of stage preparation and function.
  • Instruct students in grades 9-12 in Stage Production and Theater Management (after school classes).
  • Work with professional traveling shows including reading light plots and stage plans.
  • Maintain safety in all theatrical spaces with periodic inspections.
  • Manage all routine maintenance in theater spaces.
  • Support other school programs through the operation and maintenance of sound systems and scoreboards.


This is a full-time position that requires collegiality, collaboration, flexibility of scheduled hours, and passion for creating positive experiences for the students. The schedule will vary from production to production throughout the school year and requires close collaboration with VPA teachers and other MHS departments.  In addition to competitive pay, full-time employees are eligible for an excellent benefits package that includes paid time off, medical, vision & dental insurance, and financial benefits.  Starting pay is in the range of $25.43-$33.96/hour, pay is determined based on experience.  This is an on-site position located in Hershey, PA.


  • High School Diploma required
  • Prior theatre stage management experience required
  • Previous experience working with youth preferred, experience working with students from dis-advantaged backgrounds a plus.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to inspire, collaborate and negotiate.
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills including the ability to multi-task in dynamic environments. 
  • Commitment to excellence required.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are considered role models for students
  • Candidates should be willing to actively engage with students beyond the scope of their responsibilities. 

We are seeking someone who is passionate about the MHS mission and creating positive experiences for our students. If you need additional information, please contact Ed Varner directly at 717-520-2057 or [email protected]

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