Instructor - Theatre & Dance Lighting and Sound Designer

Job description

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world's most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university's Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university's four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation's leading research institutions.

Description of Department:

The Department of Theatre & Dance is a lively and active community of approximately 350 majors and a faculty of twenty-two. The department offers BA, BFA, MA and Ph.D. degrees in Theatre and BA, BFA and MFA degrees in Dance. The department employs a full-time Faculty Technical Director in Theatre, a full-time Faculty Director of Dance Production, a Theatre & Dance Production Coordinator, a full-time Assistant Technical Director in Theatre, a half-time Master Electrician in Theatre and Dance and 22 paid student employees in both Theatre and Dance. The department produces approximately 17 Theatre & Dance productions per academic year in 4 venues and hosts the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in the summer months.

Overview of Job Duties:

Function as the Faculty Resident Lighting Designer and Sound Designer and/or Projections/Media Designer. Inspire best practice and innovation in process and technological advances within these design fields. Act as lead Shop Supervisor and mentor student designers and technicians in these areas. Share responsibility with the technical design staff for facilitating, organizing and supervising production execution of lighting, sound and projections/media for theatre and dance in multiple venue facility.

Design lighting, sound and/or projections/media on 1-3 shows per semester. Teach 2 courses per semester in areas of stage lighting, sound, projections/ media and related courses.

Participate on department committees.

Teach a four-semester rotation of: Sound Design, Stage Lighting 1, Stage Lighting 2, and/or Projection Design/Technology. Other teaching may include introductory design courses, other departmental course offerings and courses in the emerging field of experience design.

Mentor student designers, practicum and paid student labor in the electrics shops and safety training of students.

Participate in BFA Design, Technology and Management portfolio reviews.

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Minimum Qualifications:

MFA degree and experience in related field/or equivalent professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Formal instruction in lighting and sound design and/or projections/media design. Significant professional experience in the area(s) of lighting, sound, and/or projections /media design for dance and theatre.

University teaching experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on March 16th, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or [email protected] All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).

2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).

3. List of References, minimum of three individuals who may be contacted, upon review of your application, to submit written letters of reference (LastName_FirstName_References.pdf).

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10243 - Theatre & Dance

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 6, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kerry Cripe

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00743676





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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