The School District of Shorewood is seeking a highly qualified Technical Theater teacher to work in partnership with the drama curriculum to teach high school students set design, construction, sound, and lighting while designing and building sets for four major productions and several small productions annually. The teacher in this position will teach technical education with an emphasis on safe practices when using machinery, equipment, and tools.  This position is not fully developed and may or may not include teaching additional subjects to students in grades 7-12 based on the candidate pool and their certification/s.


Shorewood High School puts on three major drama performances a year and a talent show.  Recent productions include:  West Side Story, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Godspell, Spring Awakening, Aida, Avenue Q, Cabaret, Urinetown, Rent and Ragtime.  A part-time costumer is on staff to teach one costuming class and to design and build costume plots for the major productions.


Three of our last four musicals have earned “Most Outstanding Musical” Tommy Awards.  The Tommy Awards program honors outstanding High School Musical Theatre in Southern Wisconsin.  In 2013-2014, Shorewood was the first school in the history of the program to be named “Most Outstanding Musical” twice in one year.


The Drama Program has the full and enthusiastic support of the school community, including administration, parents, faculty, students, and the community at-large. Learn more about our district at


Candidates should be highly organized and have a wide range of skills for facilitating the curricular and performing arts use of the auditorium.  Background in technical theatre experience a must – professional/educational theatre background preferred.  Wisconsin Certification or the ability to receive Wisconsin Certification in Theatre (400) is necessary. Applicants with a 400 Theatre and a 220 Technology Education and Language Arts certification would be ideal.



  • Conveys a positive attitude when working with students, endeavors to develop a positive self image in each child, strives to develop rapport with the student as an individual for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes.
  • Supervises all technical aspects related to stage production (e.g. scenic construction lighting, sound systems, technical rehearsals, etc.) for the purpose of supporting the productions on a per show basis.
  • Trains students and other persons for the purpose of ensuring proper and safe use of stage facilities, tools, equipment, etc. in furtherance of curricula and stage productions.
  • Utilizes specialized instructional skills (e.g. recognizing learning styles of individual students, evaluating students, selecting instructional materials, etc.) for the purpose of implementing the District’s prescribed curriculum.
  • Approves various activities (e.g. schedules for use of auditorium, hires all additional theater technicians, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability facility required by school and non-school users.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Attends meetings for the purpose of providing general oversight of the Performing Arts Department, its activities and its personnel.
  • Collaborates with school personnel or other users of auditorium facility as needed or requested for the purpose of providing scenic, lighting design, and sound on a per show basis.
  • Coordinates with box office and other authorized personnel for the purpose of supporting the presentation of productions to the public, or similar circumstances in which others are patrons or users of the facility.
  • Maintains inventory records for the purpose of providing for such technical assets, including projected use and schedules of depreciation.
  • Maintains stage and media equipment (e.g. lighting, sound, scenic and other production equipment, tools, supplies, materials, physical assets, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability and functioning of required tools and equipment within a safe work area.
  • Develops safety procedures for all activities conducted onstage, backstage, and related areas for the purpose of providing the necessary support to drama activities that are considered as part of school curricula or in furtherance of stage production.
  • Oversees general use of stage and related areas (e.g. for rehearsals, auditions, meetings, etc.) for the purpose of providing necessary support to productions and facility as appropriate.
  • Prepares various documents (e.g. budgets for purchases, rental of technical assets, technical production budget, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that items are within district budget requirements and/or in compliance with established accounting procedures.
  • Repairs equipment for the purpose of ensuring that items are available and in safe working condition.
  • Ensures that costume storage areas are kept neat and organized.
  • Shows an interest in extracurricular activities.
  • Works with the Shorewood Recreation and Community Services Assistant to ensure facility use needs are met.
  • Participates and collaborates as a member of the school faculty by assuming duties required of all teachers.
  • Maintains professional skills by attending professional development activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


The physical demands and work environment described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee and of those an employee encounters to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Tasks are typically performed standing, bending, climbing ladders, stooping, and lifting objects weighing up to forty (40) pounds. The person in this job may be exposed to arts and crafts materials, such as paints, varnishes, and glues and set construction materials, such as plywood, plastic foam, and framing woods. The work regularly involves moving or lifting of equipment, materials, and tools. The employee will be required to work in high, precarious places on scaffolding, lifts ladders, or elevated platforms – sometimes as high as 30 feet or higher.  The job requires some frequent prolonged and irregular hours.


How to apply:  Applications must be submitted through WECAN at: please use the “File Attachment” link on the WECAN main menu to attach additional materials including your cover letter, current resume, three letter(s) of professional reference, college transcripts and your Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction license.  Please do not send hard copies or e-mail these items.



The School District of Shorewood shall provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, learning disability or handicap in hiring.  Federal law prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion or handicap.


Furthermore, no handicapped persons shall on the basis of the handicap, be subjected to discrimination in employment in the School District of Shorewood.  The District does not discriminate on the basis of the handicap in admission or access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs and activities.