Instructor/Theatre Director

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This position is security sensitive and subject to the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

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Instructor/Theatre Director

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Special Instructions To Applicants:

Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on the final candidate prior to the offer of employment. The application must be completed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. An incomplete application will not be considered. Your application is not complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the application process.
Review of qualified applicants to begin immediately.
The following documents are requested: resume with your personal e-mail address, unofficial copies of official transcripts and licenses (if applicable), and name, phone number, and e-mail addresses of three (3 professional) references. Applicants selected for interviews may be asked to provide letters of reference. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

In compliance with House Bill 558 passed during the 76th Legislative session, Lamar State College – Port Arthur requires that all male U.S. citizens from 18 to 26 years of age provide proof of registration with the Selective System or exemption from such registration, prior to employment.

If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (409) 984-6237.
Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an E-Verify Employer.

Job Summary:

Lamar State College-Port Arthur seeks a dynamic theatre instructor to serve as a faculty member (tenure track) and our Director of Theatre for the Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts Department (CMVPA) in the beautiful Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center. This position reports to the Chair of the CMVPA Department and enjoys a three course (9 credit hour) teaching load which reflects a two course (6 credit hour) release, per long semester. Responsibilities include overseeing the College’s theatre classes and theatrical productions; recruiting high school and college students interested in performing in theatrical productions and/or majoring in theater; teaching assigned courses face-to-face, online and in hybrid formats, advising students academically, and serving on Departmental/ College level committees. This position also provides professional leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum, attends graduation ceremonies, participates in professional development activities, maintains an inventory of equipment and supplies, aids in the development of the yearly budget, and performs other duties as assigned. Courses in the College’s theatre program include: Theatre Practicum I, II, III, IV, Stagecraft I, Acting I, II, III, Voice for the Actor, Theatre Appreciation, and History of Theatre I. The College offers an Associate of Arts in Drama Degree.

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree (MFA or doctorate in Theatre) required, collegiate-level teaching experience, and the ability to work collaboratively required. Ability to understand the teaching and evaluation methodologies used in the total instructional process. Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff members in a professional manner. Must demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Ability to plan, schedule, and manage projects and assignments. Ability to establish effective working relationships with others. Ability to clearly communicate. Must comply with established College rules and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience serving as Director of Theatre at an institution of higher education. The ability to design and build sets, and design and focus stage lights. Experience directing musical theatre productions in collaboration with musical directors and choreographers.


Commensurate with experience. 9-month Faculty on tenure track Plus excellent benefits.

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Teaching assignment may include day and evening classes.

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Teach day, evening and/or online classes and labs.

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Plan and organize quality instruction to maximize student learning.

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Develop, update, and post course syllabi in a timely manner.

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Participate in professional development activities.

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Participate in campus events, committee assignments, and graduation ceremonies.

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Attend advisory committee meetings.

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Recruit, advise and tutor students.

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Maintain required office hours.

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Interact with students, faculty, and staff members in a professional manner.

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Oversee equipment set up and maintenance.

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Effectively write reports and business correspondence.

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Efficiently present information and respond to information/comments from vendors, suppliers, students and employees.

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Read, analyze, and interpret professional publications, technical procedures, manuals and/or statutory regulations.

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Working knowledge of various computer software programs including, but not limited to, an online learning management system, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and e-mail.

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Serve as Director of Theatre producing productions during the fall and spring semesters.

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Posted: 5/6/2021
Application Due: 8/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time