Stage Manager/Lead Scenic Painter/Technical Assistant

Saratoga Springs, NY
Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number: 0001527

Job Title: Stage Manager/Lead Scenic Painter/Technical Assistant

Department: Dance

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Type: Temporary

Months per Year: 9 Months

Work Hours: The daily hours vary with nights & weekends as needed for production work

Start Date (For temporary positions only): August 2017

End Date (For temporary positions only): May 2018

Position band/level: 130 = SS16

Tenure Track Status:

Job Summary: Skidmore College Dance and Theater Departments seek a well-rounded performing arts professional to join two departments doing conservatory level work within a liberal arts environment. The Theater Department produces two Black Box and two Mainstage productions per Season as well as numerous student-produced shows, occasional guest artists, and college-wide events. The Dance Department produces two faculty concerts, student performances, a senior capstone dance concert, as well as several guest artist and student club performances.

We are seeking someone who can demonstrate dedication and passion to the arts, especially within a liberal arts setting as well as a true collaborator who can lead our student crews by example.

The shared position between the Theater and Dance Departments is a multifaceted position.

The primary roles include:

Theater, Lead Scenic Painter & Props Artisan

Dance, Stage Manager & Technical Assistant

Additional Responsibilities include: Carpentry, light load-in, student crew head & facility maintenance

This is a nine-month, renewable, non-exempt position that comes with a full benefits package including: Vacation/sick time, health insurance, retirement package, and tuition remission for eligible family members.

We are particularly interested in candidates from under-represented backgrounds who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds that can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic programs.

Review of applications begins April 28 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent relevant professional experience in Theater Design/Production. Demonstrable ability as a scenic artist required, and props artisan experience preferred. Experience as a stage manager with either wardrobe/sewing or video editing skills preferred. Experience with ETC light boards and Q-lab sound software helpful. The successful candidate must be able to work with and lead students from a wide variety of majors and skill levels and also be able to lift 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Demands:

Required Applicant Documents: Resume
Cover Letter
List of Three References

Optional Applicant Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three professional references. Please also provide up to 20 examples of scenic painting/props work on a "dedicated link" utilizing a free photo storage service (ie., Flickr, Shutterfly, Photobucket, Google Drive, Box, etc.), copy and paste dedicated link into a word document and attach to the area called "Other." No personal websites.

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. If you encounter difficulty attaching documents, please make sure the document is under the 1.9MB restriction. If it is over the 1.9MB you will need to reduce the size to attach, and all documents must be attached through the online application system. Please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802 with any questions.

Pay Range: $23 - $25 per hour commensurate with experience

Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Quicklink for posting:

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result


Similar jobs

Similar jobs