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Visiting Lecturer in Film Media Theater

Employer
Mount Holyoke College
Location
South Hadley, MA

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The Department of Film Media Theater at Mount Holyoke College seeks a one year Visiting Lecturer in Film Media Theater; Lighting and Sound Design to begin July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will teach classes in lighting and sound design, design for mainstage productions, as well as provide mentorship to student lighting and sound designers. This position will be assigned an instructional 3/2 workload; your mainstage design responsibilities and student designer mentorship count as two courses.

Ideal candidates will have experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. This position requires frequent evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications:
● MFA in Lighting/Sound design and practical professional experience as a designer (preference will be given to candidates with experience with multi-media, projection and video design).
● Must possess significant familiarity with the programming and running of various lighting equipment and control systems, as well as QLab-based audio and video production, VectorWorks, Lightwright, and other lighting/media control software platforms. This includes live mixed and playback audio sources, as well as projectors, control computers and all required networking and data systems.
● Applicants should also be committed to inclusive pedagogies in their teaching, scholarship, and artistry.

Responsibilities:
● Teach three courses each year, which may include all levels of lighting and sound design and technology, introduction to theater, and other related design courses
● Provide lighting and sound design for selected mainstage productions as well as provide mentorship to student lighting and sound designers on mainstage productions
● Attend all production meetings, and liaise with directors, production managers and designers about technical needs, and ensure all production schedule deadlines are met
● Train student light board operator, and sound board operator for all productions
● Work with TD/PM or relevant faculty to source student crew for productions, organize and direct all light hang and focus for all theater productions, organize and maintain inventory of lighting instruments, projectors, microphones and other electrical equipment
● Attend all lighting & sound work calls, technical rehearsals, performances and strikes
● Maintaining a record of professional creative work outside the department will be encouraged.

Candidates will submit a cover letter, CV, a document with links to your creative work, and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body. Please submit contact information for three references as part of your application. To be assured full consideration applications must be completed by March 1, 2024. Please contact Chair of Film Media Theater, Noah Tuleja at ntuleja@mtholyoke.edu with any questions.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Organization

Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective liberal arts institution with a long tradition of educating women for active engagement in the world. A diverse community of approximately 2000 students (13% international, 17% U.S. women of color), the College is committed to the creation of a powerful learning environment which seamlessly links the curricular and co-curricular dimensions of campus life in a way that affirms identity, builds community and prepares women for leadership in a pluralistic world.mount_holyoke_college1.jpg

Mount Holyoke is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. The College, which has just completed the third year of an ambitious six-year strategic plan, is committed to educating a diverse community of women at the highest level of academic excellence and to fostering the alliance of liberal arts education with purposeful engagement in the world. Mount Holyoke is in a particularly strong position having received the highest numbers of applications in its history. Mount Holyoke is a member of the Five College Consortium (along with Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst).

mount_holyoke_college2.jpgAs the first of the Seven Sisters—the female equivalent of the once predominantly male Ivy League—Mount Holyoke established higher education for women as a serious endeavor. Our long, distinguished history of educating leaders arises from a powerful combination of:

  • academic excellence in a global learning environment
  • a tight-knit, diverse, and international community
  • a worldwide network of alumnae
  • the conviction that women can and should make a difference in the world.

Reputation
Mount Holyoke College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review Guide's 2010 edition of its annual guidebook, The Best 371 Colleges. Mount Holyoke rates highly in a number of categories, among them "best classroom experience" (#6), "best college library" (#12), and "dorms like palaces" (#13).

Students
Our 2,200 students hail from 48 states and nearly 70 countries. One in three students is an international citizen or African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American, or multiracial. Sixty-two percent of incoming first-year students were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

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Majors

  • 49 departmental and interdepartmental majors
  • Option to design your own major
  • 33 percent of all majors are interdisciplinary
  • Majors of current MHC students: humanities, 32 percent; social sciences, 42 percent; natural and applied sciences, 26 percent

Class Size

  • 15 percent of classes have 10 or fewer students
  • 64 percent have 20 or fewer
  • 82 percent have 25 or fewer

Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1

After College
Six months after graduation, 86 percent of the class of 2008 were working or in school. Of those students, 16 percent were attending graduate/professional schools of their choice. Typically, 75 percent of MHC graduates enroll in graduate/professional school within ten years.

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