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Jacob M. Josef

Instructor in Theater and Dance
Technical Director
Appointed
2018
Jake Josef adjusting a row of lights on stage.

Education

M.F.A. Southern Illinois University

B.A. Plymouth State University

Biography

After graduating with a degree in technical theater and vocal performance, Mr. Josef realized his true vocation was working backstage. While pursuing his master’s degree in technical direction, he immersed himself in all aspects of theater technologies, including lighting, scene design and sound. As the technical director at Phillips Academy Andover, Mr. Josef taught classes in set design and stagecraft and oversaw all aspects of scenic design, sound design and engineering. Prior to that, he served as the technical director for the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York. Mr. Josef enjoys hiking, rock climbing and gardening.