Part-Time Faculty - Theatre

Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Category:: Faculty Part-Time
Department:: Academic Affairs
Locations:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted:: Feb 18, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time
Position ID:: 120924

About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, DCC is part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country. A winner of the 2015 HEED Award for inclusiveness, DCC is dedicated to respecting individuality, embracing diversity and partnering with the community to achieve shared goals. The College welcomes applications from faculty and staff who share and are anxious to support the institution's values of Excellence, Access, Diversity, Collaboration and Accountability, and who are passionate about engaging with both students and the community.

Job Description:

Part-time faculty sought to teach introductory stagecraft, technical theatre, and design courses, 1-2 days a week.

Responsibilities: The part-time faculty will be responsible for teaching an introductory Technical Theatre & Production course which includes the following:

- Work with DCC's technical director to teach basic shop safety and stagecraft
- Introduce students to each major theatrical design area: scenic, lights, costumes, & sound
- Introduce students to theatrical lighting and sound equipment
- Introduce students to best practices in stage management
- Mentor students with prior experience in more advanced design/tech projects
- Potential to work on future DCC mainstage productions in area(s) of expertise for additional pay


- Masters' Degree in Theatre or a Related Field or BFA in Technical Theatre/Design
- Professional experience in one or more areas of technical theatre and/or design
- Proficient in working with ETC EOS lighting design software
- Proficient in working with QLab sound software
- Working knowledge of VectorWorks and/or SketchUp 3D design software
- Basic knowledge of costume design principles
- Basic knowledge of stage management principles
- Membership in USITT and/or IATSE preferred

Additional Information:

Part Time Faculty positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between Dutchess Community College and Dutchess United Educators (DUE).

Application Instructions:

To apply please submit application, resume and cover letter.

Applications from minorities, veterans, the disabled and all others are encouraged (AA/EOE).

Dutchess Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Working at Dutchess Community College 

Dutchess Community College has been in Dutchess County for more than 50 years. We have the reputation of being the best community college in the state for academic excellence and the success of our graduates. Students who transfer to a four-year school after Dutchess do better and graduate at a higher rate than students who transfer from other colleges. Plus, we currently have the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state.

Our main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a major extension site in Wappingers Falls. Students can also take DCC classes at high schools throughout the county.

We offer associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 program areas. Some of these programs are occupationally-oriented, designed to provide the skills students need to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Other programs are designed to provide the first two years' of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The certificate programs provide a condensed program in a particular field of study and usually can be completed in one or two semesters of study.

There are three different types of degrees from which students can choose:

The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the bachelor of arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.

The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain occupationally-oriented studies, but is primarily designed to serve science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a bachelor of science degree at a four-year college or university.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is structured as an occupationally-oriented degree. However, it may be appropriate as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized baccalaureate program such as the bachelor's of technology.

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