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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Technical Theater/Stagecraft

San Joaquin Delta Community College District
Stockton, CA

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Under the general direction of the Division Dean of Arts and Communication division, the primary responsibilities of this position include planning, supervising, evaluating and instructing, Technical Theater, theatre appreciation classes, and one other drama class. Production responsibilities include: Technical direction of at least four productions per year. The Arts and Communication division includes the Visual and Performing Arts, Radio/TV, Communication, Forensics, Graphic Arts, and Theatre Facilities. Division responsibilities also include the staffing and management of the College's three theaters. The Drama Department offers courses in theatre appreciation, theatre history and literature, acting, voice production, movement, children's theatre, and technical theatre as well as an extensive production program. There may be additional opportunities for summer production technical directing.Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Teach technical theater, i.e., stage craft, sound design, lighting design, set design, etc., theater appreciation, and at least one other drama course,
  2. Serve as Technical Director of at least four productions per year.
  3. Assist the Division Dean in the preparation of reports, budgets, audit information and other required data.
  4. Assist in the design, development and evaluation of courses, materials and programs.
  5. Assist the Division Dean in cooperating with campus and community groups to provide information, courses and programs relevant to the needs of the students in the Drama Program.
  6. Assist in marketing and promoting the Drama Program by participating in college sponsored events and by serving on local committees and visiting area high schools.
  7. Participating in Arts and Communication division activities, including student advisement and committee work.
  8. Participation in professional and community activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in Drama, Theatre Arts, or Performance with at least two years of related professional experience, Master's degree preferred.ORAssociate's degree in Drama, Theatre Arts, or Performance with at least six years of related professional experience. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • Postsecondary teaching experience
  • History as a Scene Designer, Sound Designer, Lighting Designer with experience in a variety of styles and historical periods.
  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching drama, including theatre appreciation in the classroom setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in technical direction of major productions, plays and musicals.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in design, building, sound, and lighting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population representing a wide range of abilities, ages, nationalities, and cultures.
  • Knowledge of the diverse needs and abilities of nontraditional students and familiarity with materials and methods designed to meet the students' needs.
  • Demonstrated willingness to put in extra time required to make a program successful.
Supplemental Information

Copies of transcripts are required with application.


Working at San Joaquin Delta Community College District

The mission of San Joaquin Delta Community College District is to provide excellent post-secondary education that serves the needs of students, and the District community through continuing, transfer, career and technical education, and economic development. To achieve this objective, the faculty and staff are committed to providing comprehensive instructional programs, student services and public services that are high quality.

In fulfilling its mission, the District acts upon the following principles:

*  Commitment to excellence requires effective collaboration, respect for cultural diversity, appreciation of historical perspective, open communication, high academic standards, a vital connection to the arts and cultures of the community, and competitive athletics.

*  Student success and equity are founded on a well-coordinated and institutionally-integrated developmental education program.

*  Educational resources are available to all students regardless of age, disability, gender, or ethnicity.

*  Institutional renewal must include continuous improvement through new and revised curricula; the use of student learning outcomes to enhance student performance; new and effective technologies; and ongoing faculty and staff professional development.

*  All aspects of the College District encourage good citizenship, responsible leadership, ethical behavior, and the appreciation of lifelong learning.

The faculty, staff, and students of San Joaquin Delta College envision a community of learners who pursue and achieve ever higher educational goals, commit themselves passionately to life-long learning, and fully appreciate the diverse and dynamic world around them.



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