Associate Professor of Theatre-Technology- 9 month Tenured Track
Required: MA or MFA in Technical Theatre with proven technical experience at the university level required.
Required Licensing/Certification: ETCP Theatre certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Contemporary knowledge of construction and set design, lighting design, stage rigging, audio and sound reinforcement, stage management or production management, professional standards of stage safety, current technical theatre trends and technological innovations.
• Demonstrated proficiency with CAD and other design software
• Basic welding skills
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to establish collegial relationships with faculty and staff.
• Familiarity with the mission, goals and objectives of a small school environment.
3- 5 years teaching technical theatre classes at the university level. Minimum of 2 years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
Preferred: Candidates with lighting and/or sound design experience preferred. Knowledge of theatrical systems technology, such as LED, moving light and intelligent light operation preferred. Knowledge of projection design preferred.
Primary Responsibilities: Teaching six credit hours each semester at the undergraduate level, including technical theater classes and Introduction to Theatre or Stage Management. Design and construct sets (please submit a digital portfolio) and will be responsible for designing and building sets for the program’s theatre season, including summer productions. Teach technical theatre university courses; advising undergraduate majors and minors in their curriculum degree plan; and assume departmental and college committee responsibilities.
Other responsibilities include maintenance of theatre shop, supervision of production practicum/workshop with theatre majors, and management of theatre facilities. Participate in professional activities including internal and external conferences and seminars. Responsible for supervising students in the scene shop. Work with students from diverse cultural and ethnic groups. Engage students in the learning and practice of proper safety and construction techniques. Build the technical theatre program and recruit new majors.
Flexible and able to recruit and motivate students with a wide range of abilities.
Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Position is Security Sensitive.
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