Technical Director & Lecturer of Theatre Arts

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Position TitleTechnical Director & Lecturer of Theatre ArtsLocationAppletonDepartmentTheatre ArtsPosition TypeStaffPosition Description & Qualifications


Reports to: Chair of the Theatre Department and Provost
Location: Music-Drama Center

The Technical Director and Lecturer of Theatre Arts provides technical support to all campus users of Stansbury and Cloak Theatres in the Music-Drama Center and acts as a liaison with community user groups as well. The position will include managing budgets; maintaining inventories, scene shop equipment, and storage spaces; creating technical drawings for set construction; training and supervising student staff members; supervising occupational safety and health regulations; overseeing laboratory sections of technical theatre courses; and supervising production meetings, technical rehearsals, and performances.

•Supervise performance and studio areas in the Music-Drama Center:
oStansbury Theatre
oCloak Theatre
oScenic and Costume Shops and Storage
oBarber and Deiner Studios
•Supervise and determine appropriate capacity for stage construction, lighting, props, and sound requirements for all Theatre Department and Opera Theatre productions, and other campus users of these spaces.
•Train, hire, and supervise Scene Shop Staff, Stage Managers, and Run Crews.
•Maintain equipment in theatres, studios, and Scenic and Costume Shops.
•Monitor facilities maintenance and upkeep, reporting regularly to the Chair of the Theatre Department and following up on concerns with Facility Services, the custodial staff, security, and/or other departments as necessary.
•Act as a technical liaison for all off-campus users in the above-mentioned facilities.
•Maintain a calendar of events related to the usage of those facilities.
•Technical Theatre liaison for the Department of Theatre Arts and the Conservatory of Music.
•Maintain master schedule for rehearsals, performances, classes and labs that affect the Theatre Arts Department.
•Teach and supervise the laboratory sections of Technical Theatre courses.
•Teaching and designing in areas of expertise is encouraged.

Will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, custodial staff, and members of the community using the facilities.

•Bachelor’s, Master’s or professional equivalent in technical theatre.
•Prefer 3-5 years’ experience in an academic theatre facilities/management positions.
•Must possess in-depth knowledge of the following:
ostage carpentry
ostage rigging
ostage electrics
osound design and engineering
omanual and computer drafting
obudget planning and administration
oscenery, property and lighting design theory and execution
•Must be thoroughly versed in fire and safety policy and practice applied to performance venues.
•Must possess good written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of facility users.

•Will nearly continuously be required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear and lift up to 10 pounds
•Will often be required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, lifting up to 50 pounds, work near moving mechanical parts or in areas with fumes or airborne particles
•Will occasionally work in areas with toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock or vibration
•This position is responsible for driving university-owned vehicles as a routine function, therefore a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record is required.
•This position works with minors.
•This position has fiscal or financial responsibilities other than employee expense activity, such as processing or approving transactions; and monitoring or preparing budgets.
•Periods of high volume/workload may be required for technical rehearsals, productions/performances, and periods of significant construction, including some evening, holiday, and weekend hours.
•Successful completion of criminal background check and references is required.

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inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the community; and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence and apply at and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and goals. This website also includes informational resources about the University and the surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide which lists resources that promote diversity in the community.

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Posting NumberS26PIs there an approved budget for this position?YesNumber of Vacancies1Posting Date05/26/2019Best Consideration DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions SummaryAnticipated Number of Hours per Week40Supplemental Questions

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    Posted: 6/3/2019
    Application Due: 8/2/2019
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