Production Manager/Technical Director/Faculty Member

Westminster, Maryland
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

The position of PRODUCTION MANAGER/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/FACULTY MEMBER is available beginning August 15, 2017 in the Academic Affairs Division. This position is on a full-time, 10-month basis, working under the Theatre Faculty. 

FUNCTION:  The Production Manager/Technical Director (PM/TD) will provide management, oversight, and direction over operations of the Applied Arts Productions, events and department facilities and operations. Working as a project manager, the PM/TD plans, develops implements and directs the production of a season for the Theatre Program and Theatre events. The PM/TD will provide oversight and support artistic goals of the theatre department.  The PM/TD will supervise and manage the Applied Arts Scene shop, including creating and implementing efficient systems for production protocol and operations, including production scheduling, budgeting and staffing in such a way to ensure that all elements are provided on time and within budget. The PM/TD will supervise the Facilities Coordinator, Event Technician and Hourly Staff. The PM/TD will be responsible for teaching 6 credit hours a semester or receive appropriate release time for production support.  Courses taught will be based on his/her experience and skillsets, but could include: Stagecraft, Stage Management, Production Management, or courses in the Entertainment Technology field.. Specific responsibilities include: teaching 6 credit hours a semester or receiving appropriate release time for production support; planning, scheduling and implementing the construction of a scenic design for Theatre Program productions, and using knowledge of standard theatrical construction techniques to build scenery and scenic elements accurately and safely from drawings, plans and verbal instructions; possessing an awareness of the artistic vision of the production while maintaining an awareness and timely communication of the financially related items to facilitate administrative production-related decision-making; providing mentorship and supervision for students and interns involved with theatre productions; assuring that proper safety measures are followed, including regulations under OSHA and NFPA electrical and life safety codes; participating in season planning in conjunction with the Director of Theatre and Entertainment Technology; overseeing each production from conceptual production meeting to closing; monitoring and communicating closely with all members of the production team during all phases of the design and build process; reading all rehearsal and performance reports and ensuring that all notes are addressed in a timely manner; evaluating technical and production requirements of season schedule and timelines; developing production plans, priorities and schedules accordingly; interviewing, hiring and supervising contracted artists and temporary hourly personnel for all production-specific and seasonal technical personnel; coordinating meetings between design teams, directors, and artistic staff; ensuring design deadlines are implemented through the production process; ensuring artistic and technical integrity is maintained throughout the production; organizing tracks and maintaining inventories of scenic elements, props, drapes, furniture, costumes, tools, equipment and supplies; creating and maintaining production budgets and approving and authorizing production expenses; writing and executing contracts for contracted artists; supervising full time Facilities Coordinator, Event Technician, hourly staff, and students in theatre operations and theatre scene shop; maintaining a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and diversity and other duties as assigned.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Must have appropriate certifications, up to date licensure, or other credentials as required to teach in a given subject area; and, must have a minimum of the Associate Degree, plus four years’ experience in the related field; or, appropriate certification(s), a Bachelor’s Degree and two years related experience in the field. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Budget development and budget management experience. Supervisory experience. Strong attention to detail. Ability to work effectively within a diverse artistic population. Knowledge and experience with internet and computer software applications – i.e. email, AutoCAD, calendar, word processing, spreadsheet, database, etc. Creative problem-solving skills. Preferred Requirements: All of the basic qualifications plus: Master’s Degree in related field and two years of prior teaching experience. PM or TD in higher education; previous instructional or teaching experience; teaching experience in Entertainment Technology.

SALARY: Depending on qualifications, this position will either be a Senior Lecturer or an Instructor rank on the 10-month Carroll Community College Salary Scale where the minimum to midpoint salary range is $45,965 - $57,503 with actual salary placement based on education and experience.  Position includes excellent fringe benefit package.



APPLICATION PROCESS:  To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter to include minimum salary required, a resume, and one to two page statement of teaching philosophy postmarked by June 23, 2017 to the Human Resources Department at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Maryland 21157 or email In order to qualify for employment, candidates must successfully complete a criminal background check.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR FACULTY APPLICANTS: One-half of reasonable travel expenses are paid by the college for the first visit.  The entire cost of travel for the second interview is paid by the college.  The college does not pay for relocation expenses, nor does the college have tenure.  However, following a one-year probationary period, year-to-year contracts are provided until three years of satisfactory service are completed, after which time 3-year contracts are provided.

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