Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor
The Department of Theatre at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor.
Posting Date: June 25, 2019
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-April-2019.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/
Date of Appointment: On or around August 1, 2019
Description of Responsibilities: The Technical Director will be responsible for mounting all departmental productions during the academic year as well as overseeing the safe and efficient operation of the scene shop and affiliated performance venues. The scene shop is newly renovated as of Fall 2019, supporting the Waterman Theatre, fully refurbished in 2016, and a brand new lab theatre. Responsibilities include working with both faculty and student designers, budgeting all scenic elements of productions; creating technical drawings; supervising construction, load-in, and technical rehearsals; managing the scheduling, training, and supervision of student shop workers and production crews; maintaining scene shop inventory and equipment; maintaining theatre department facilities; assisting with affiliated performances; and organizing and traveling with productions performing at festivals. The Technical Director will also teach courses in their area of expertise and complete departmental and university service as needed.
In addition, the Technical Director will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentorship, commitment to undergraduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
- BA or BFA with emphasis in technical theatre at time of application
- Master carpentry and rigging skills
- Demonstrated proficiency with CAD drafting or other design software
- Basic welding skills
- A minimum of 3 years in experience in theatre production
- Ability to lift 50 lbs
- MFA in technical theatre by time of appointment
- Knowledge of props
- Teaching experience
- ETCP Theatre certification
To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:
If you have questions about the position, please email:
Gregory Brewster, Search Committee Chair
Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Department: The Theatre Department is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre and offers a major leading to a BA in Theatre with concentrations in Acting/Directing, Design/Technical Theatre, History/Criticism, and Music Theatre. The department also offers a theatre minor and a dance minor. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in the theatre and its related fields through a combination of academic and production experiences. The Department offers students training in the foundations of the history, theory and craft of theatre and promotes interdisciplinary and innovative connections while holding itself to high artistic standards of production in the context of a Liberal Arts education. We also promote engagement in educational opportunities and work that increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion. We are located 45 minutes away from Syracuse Stage and 90 minutes away from Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY. For more information visit www.oswego.edu/theatre/ https://www.oswego.edu/theatre/performance-spaces
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 "Top Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.
Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/non-discrimination-policy.
In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].
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