Theatre Designers

Employer
University of Denver
Location
Denver, Colorado, USA
Salary
Negotiable

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Job Details

The Department of Theatre is a dynamic department dedicated to comprehensive undergraduate theatre training via a program of study (BA in Theatre) defined by its commitment to breadth of understanding, hands-on experience, and demonstrated excellence in Acting, Directing, Design, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, History, Literature, and Management.

Position Summary

The Department of Theatre seeks to hire theatre designers in scenery, lighting, costume and sound from an applicant pool for the academic year of 2021/22. This posting includes multiple positions for the season.

*All jobs are on a per-show basis.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

Provide working drawings and design paperwork as required for position. Applicants must be available for scheduled fittings, meetings (including production meetings and post-process review), other duties as required for the position, along with technical and dress rehearsals. Weekly production meetings can be via Zoom as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues.
  • Ability to work with a creative team.
  • Expected to take an active role in mentoring and engaging students during the production process.

Required Qualifications

All design and technical theatre professionals should possess a degree in Theatre Design/Technology or relevant field OR compensatory work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • PhD or ABD in theatre or relevant field

Compensation

The compensation for this position will be a stipend $2,200-3,300 depending on size of cast, venue, design requirements.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

Benefits

The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Application Deadline

This position will remain open until filled, preference will be given to early applicants.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Portfolio of previous work (PDF or website).

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Organization

Founded in 1864—just a few years after the city of Denver itself was founded—the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities.

The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,500 students hailing from all regions of the United States and 83 other countries.

The University offers:

Regardless of what they study, University of Denver students embark on a personal educational journey that helps them find and follow their individual purpose.

Collaborative, Experiential Learning

Our students work closely with faculty, peers and members of the community on projects, research and fieldwork. They cross disciplines to discover new perspectives and approaches to problem solving.

In and out of the classroom, our students learn by doing, whether they're collecting data in the field or putting theory into practice in a clinical setting.

The University of Denver Culture

Across the University of Denver’s many divisions, departments, and offices, supervisors are searching for new employees who strive to excel and innovate, prize integrity, and who value the opportunity to engage with the community.  The University is always looking for creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners who want to know more and do more.

At the University of Denver, our culture is steeped in ethics and social responsibility. As a result, our faculty and students represent a wide array of perspectives and enjoy the healthy dialogue that grows out of diversity. University of Maryland, Baltimore

For all their differences, the members of our community are united by a common purpose: They're determined to confront society's most pressing challenges—everything from world health and the global economy to access to education.

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