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Resident Dance Production Manager and Designer

Towson University
Towson, MD

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Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Responsibilities and Duties
The Resident Dance Production Manager and Designer will support all production efforts of the Department of Dance. They will maintain the department fiscal records associated with the production budget, and coordinate and oversee all production elements for activities in the dance studio theater. This person will work collaboratively with and serve as a resource to the department of dance faculty, guest artists, and artistic staff to execute the implementation of production elements and designs for performances. They will  mentor, instruct and supervise dance major students. 


The Department of Dance is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. This commitment extends into our employment practices. We strive to create a safe, respectable work environment welcoming of all races, orientations, gender identifications, and abilities. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds to further our diversity and create a department that mirrors the world in which we live.

Qualifications and Skills

    Bachelor's degreeThree years of work experience related to theatrical design, stage management, production management, and production coordinationProficient in the use of theatrical production systems, equipment, electronics, computer software, and lighting design skillsFluent in the use of Sound editing, Video editing, Electronic Theater Controls EOS, Vector Works Spotlight, and Light WrightExperience with control or mixing consoles, DMX devices, all types of theatrical lighting figures, microphones, Qlab, amplifiers, wireless intercom systems, playback and recording equipment, screens, portable whiteboards, and pianosExperience with Mechanical winch rigging systems (chain hoists, truss, entertainment industry rigging equipment and hardware)Knowledge of industry standards and safe practices all department facilitiesAbility to work a flexible schedule to meet the demands of the class, rehearsal, production, and maintenance schedule of the DepartmentThorough understanding of dance productionAbility to train, teach, mentor, and supervise production crew personnelAbility to make informed selections for a wide array of daily operational and long-term equipment and service needs for the Dance Studio Theatre and ancillary facilitiesAbility to collaborate and coordinate with architectural and engineering personnel, facilities management and maintenance, and housekeeping personnel for upkeep and improvement of the dance studio theaterProficiency with maintenance and inventory of facility equipment and the ability to administer operating and production budgets including daily operations, facility management, improvement, and payrollAbility to supervise student and contingent staff and train, teach, mentor, and supervise production crew personnelAbility to develop guidelines of facility use and production policies of events, to manage and organize varied workloads, and  to collaborate and coordinate with a variety of administrative, artistic, production, and academic personnel and event planners to ensure stage and successful presentationsProficient Lighting Design Skills 

    BA or BFA degree preferred in Design and/or Production fieldMFA degree 

Organization: Academic Affairs Division
Primary Location: Main Campus
Job Posting: Apr 25, 2022


Towson CampusTowson University (TU; was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and is Baltimore’s largest comprehensive university, and the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Towson University offers many cultural, educational and athletics programs and events that are open to the public ranging from concerts and lecturers to Division I college sports.

Towson Students Our centrally located campus sits on 330  rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of  Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington  D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.  The town of Towson, MD. has a population  of approximately 52,000, with tree-lined  streets, shops, restaurants, movies, bookstores, a county library branch, live music venues, and is in walking distance of the TU campus. Towson was established in 1750 and is the seat of Baltimore County government.

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