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Theater/Stage Production Director (Lighting and Sound)

Lone Star College

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Job Title: Theater/Stage Production Director (Lighting and Sound)
Location: LSC-CyFair
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 34951
Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-CyFair

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit

Located in suburban northwest Houston in the heart of the CyFair Community, the college provides a full range of offerings including unique programs in fire science technology, logistics management and sonography. Since opening our award winning campus in 2003, the college has experienced record growth and supports an exciting learning environment that brings together state-of-the-art technology and active, collaborative learning.

Campus address is 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433.

Job Description PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Theater and Stage Production Director is responsible for coordinating and managing the technical and operational aspects of the Fine Arts facilities with a primary focus on the technical infrastructure, systems, and equipment. Oversees and ensures appropriate maintenance and operation of performance related equipment and infrastructure. Provides highly technical support and expertise as well as completing repairs, installations and building of equipment and systems.


Perform full scale theatrical scenic, lighting, sound, and graphic design for drama shows and concertsRepair and maintain the extensive and technically advanced lighting, sound equipment, and audio systems in LSC's Theatres.Train workers and student assistants in implementing designs (construction of scenery, hanging/focusing lighting, etc.)Coordinate and assist in the design and construction of drama sets and scenery; including management and supervision of the scene shopEnsure that equipment and systems are kept secure and in good repairAct as the professional point of contact for theatrical design and technological expertise for outside groups and venues including community-based organizations, local high schools, and sister colleges.Enforce the safety and security regulations to protect the safety of students, faculty, and visitors to the theatreAssist in production analysis by reading scripts and plays of upcoming productions and analyzing possible production designs and requirementsProvide continued research for technology development to enhance not only the aesthetic of productions but also to assist in creating a cost saving green theatrical spaceAssist with the organization and scheduling of all department events and help with external events in the theaterInteract with students interested in the technical aspects of the Theatre and provide them with a more detailed experience with the equipment and technologyAttend technical week rehearsals and assist in the technical aspects of mounting the showAssist with the preparation and control of production budgets, maintain inventory, and order specialized suppliesResponsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned


Knowledge of design installation, operation of sound and lighting systems; Lighting and technical rigging including electronics; Equipment set-up, operation, and maintenance; Basic fire and safety codes; Set design and construction; Technology applications; Musical and stage in entertainment production techniques and requirements Ability to coordinate multi-use facilities; Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions; Install equipment; Supervise the work of others; Communicate effectively orally and in writing; Establish cooperative working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned duties In-depth knowledge of performing arts in general and an ability to work effectively with all the disciplines of music and dramaExperience in scene design and construction (including journey-level skills in carpentry), lighting design and operation, sound design and operation, rigging, good fundamental knowledge of electrical equipment, special effects, theater equipment/facility maintenanceBasic knowledge of contracts, budgets and accounting is also desired as well as a knowledge of computers and good communication and interpersonal skills


Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone, other general office equipment, scanner, point of sale machine, and state of the art lighting equipment and sound equipmentInterface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the positionWork is performed in a climate-controlled theater environment with exposure to safety hazards typical with use of theater production equipment and toolsExtended work hours, including nights and weekends, may be required during peak production times


The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.


Bachelor's degree in a related field and at least 3 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experienceSpecialization in theater/stage production and/or lighting and soundSalary

Hiring salary range is $49,770 - $57,236.

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply


We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.


Working at Lone Star College

Lone Star College continues to be a leader in higher education while experiencing unpreceded growth. Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation and is always seeking qualified and dedicated people to join our team. Our employees take advantage of state of the art learning and technology centers that focus on student success. It’s no wonder LSC continues to be recognized as a Top 10 degree producer by Community College Week.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Lone Star College. We’re redefining the community college experience for our students, and our community. LSC created the Honors College for high achieving students in 2013 to push beyond just offering a limited number of honors courses. The Center for Civic Engagement launched in 2015 to increase student civic responsibility and help make our community a better place to live. We continue to expand and refine our workforce education and career training programs in partnership with regional and global employers and a rigorous alignment to their needs. LSC leads statewide reverse transfer, student success and pathway projects to increase student completion rates and improve learning outcomes.

And we’re increasing our international focus to support the increasingly global nature of our workforce.

At Lone Star College, tomorrow starts today.  LSC is building the community college of tomorrow by taking action today.

Visit to learn more about how LSC is changing the way people think about community colleges.

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