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John D. Thompson
Professional Summary
Technical Director and Teacher with planning experience and exceptional people and organizational skills, and a lengthy teaching career. Versed in management and the supervision of crews to prepare for a production including all necessary procedures for mounting productions. Desires a challenging role as a Special Events Coordinator.
Core Qualifications
  • Familiar with the technical phases of production.
  • Experienced with the build, load-in, and load-out of theatrical productions, (set-up and breakdown).
  • Have worked with student crews in all phases of production on a College campus.
  • Thirty plus years of Technical Theater experience.
  • Able to prepare and execute event logistics.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexible with regard to hours.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Previous work experience at SUNY Ulster, Theater.
  • Excel in managing time.
  • Organizational skills regarding tasks, documents, planning.
  • Able to offer technical assistance.
  • Familiar with campus venues and able to serve as onsite contact for events.
  • Possess analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills.
  • As a teacher have developed strong customer service skills; can listen and interact with others using sensitivity and diplomacy.
Experience
Technical Director. Ulster County Community College Stone Ridge, New York
Assisted in the development of a new Theatre Program for college students.
Created a Scene Shop, and a Costume Shop. Taught Stagecraft and guided students in many phases of a production. Also instructed work crews in the use of pigment paints and the process of making gelatin glue. Developed a touring company that performed Shakespeare plays to area high schools during the intercession. Designed and built a stage and scenery for a restaurant setting​ for Dinner Theatre. Participated in developing the first all community Summer Music Theatre program. It ran for over 25 seasons.
Participated in the first three Renaissance Faire's held on the campus. Built an outdoor stage in the Image of the Globe theatre, and a variety of kiosks for vendors involved in the Faire.
Technical Director for the Summer Repertory Theater SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, New York
Provided instruction, guidance and expertise in the scene shop for the creation of three productions running in repertory. Oversaw student work crews in the construction of scenery, hanging lighting equipment, creating sound, and the installation of sets and the changeovers necessary according to production schedule.
 
 
Assistant Technical Director, Responsible for running the scene shop. Bard College Annandale On Hudson, New York
Worked closely with Scenic Designers and recruited student work crews to follow blueprints and complete the scenery and props for productions. In addition, built stages and house seating areas in a Black Box. 
Technical Director River Arts Repertory at Byrdcliff Woodstock, New York Worked with Interns in a three production repertory company to create a theatre space and the scenery for it. Worked closely with Scenic Designers, and worked with interns to construct scenery, hang lights, paint, and create sound when needed. Made changes to the work schedule; interns worked a four hour shift to complete tasks efficiently, and were then able to participate in other areas throughout the day in order to enhance their learning experience.
Stage Manager, Theatre Technician Brooklyn Center at Brooklyn College Brooklyn (Midwood), New York Worked as a Stage Manager of productions on a rotating basis. Performed other responsibilities such as maintaining the facility of a 3,000 seat Performing Arts Center. 
Stage Manager/Theatre Technician Orange County Community College Middletown, New York Stage Managed student theatrical productions as well as Dance Concerts, Music events, films, political debates, and community events. Assisted students in the construction of scenery, hanging lights, painting, and running the show.
Technical Director and Teacher Rhinebeck High School Rhinebeck, New York
Worked closely with the Director and collaborated on scenic designs. Supervised a student crew in stagecraft, building sets, hanging lights,
painting, and the skills to be a running crew for student musicals. Improved efficiency with new methods of building scenery, used rolling platforms, organized the scenery inventory, paint inventory, and organized hardware and tools. Continued in this capacity for twenty years.
Teacher 11/1992 to 06/2014 New Paltz Central School District New Paltz, New York Teacher with excellent written and verbal skills. Responsible for the education of 125 students on a daily basis, per year. Taught grades 7 and 8 in a middle school for over 30 years. Designed, planned, and taught lessons. Evaluated student progress. Maintained a positive environment. Used a PC for attendance, record keeping, writing lesson plans, correspondence, research documents and other materials for classroom use. Worked collaboratively with colleagues. Planned field trip to Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. Participated in professional development programs that included visits to many historical sites in the Hudson Valley. 
Teacher 11/1992 to 06/2014 New Paltz Central School District New Paltz, New York 12501 Responsible for the education of 125 middle school students on a daily basis, per year. Taught grades 7 and 8 for over 30 years. Planned, designed, and taught lessons. Evaluated and graded student progress. Maintained a positive learning environment. Used a PC to keep attendance records, keep records, write lesson plans, research documents and other materials for classroom use. Worked collaboratively with colleagues. Planned field trips to Boston and Washington, D.C. Participated in professional development programs that included visits to historical sites in the Hudson Valley. Maintained contact with parents via telephone and email.
Education
Master of Science: Education/Geography 1992 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, New York , United States
Bachelor of Arts: Education/Theatre SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, New York, United States Took Education courses and Social Science courses to prepare for a career in teaching. In addition, took many Theater courses in Stagecraft, Advanced Stagecraft, Lighting and Sound, American Musical Theater, Design Elements for the Stage, Scene Design.
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