Interim Technical Director - Lehigh University

The Interim Technical Director is responsible for the planning, construction, installation and strike of scenery for Department of Theatre productions, as well as the coordination of all production elements for each show. Duties include managing the setup and teardown of scenery; supervising and teaching students in labs and student employees, volunteers and supervising professional staff, including a full-time assistant technical director. The successful candidate will supervise and manage the scene shop, prepare work calls and production calendars, budgets and planning for scenic materials, build schedules and coordinate the Department of Theatre production and academic needs with Zoellner Arts Center technical staff. The Technical Director will advise and collaborate with the Department of Theatre on scheduling, allotment of budgets, technical considerations of current and future seasons. The Technical Director will create and manage production schedules, coordinate and maintain safe and properly stocked scene shop, prepare, organize and supervise shop for classes in stagecraft and related technical and design courses. The Technical Director will also coordinate use of scene shop and other spaces scheduled for Department of Theatre activities with Zoellner Arts Center technical staff and take part in technical service planning.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time, non-tenure track (Specialized Faculty) Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Design, with a proposed start date of August 16, 2018. A MFA or terminal degree is required; Special consideration will be given to those with experience designing in a range of disciplines and genres including Theatre, Opera, Television, or Film. Experience with teaching and mentoring graduates and undergraduates is desirable. For a full position description and to apply, please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu by July 12, 2018.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Draper

The nationally recognized Hartford Stage (LORT B) in Hartford, CT. seeks experienced and creative individual for Draper position. Preferred candidates will possess the following qualifications:

• 5 + years professional experience.

• Positive attitude.

• Exemplary organizational capabilities, strong critical/creative problem solving.

• Supervisory experience, good communication and interpersonal abilities; team oriented.

• Expertise in dressmaking and men’s tailoring- covering period and contemporary.

• Expertise in pattern drafting, draping, quick rigging- covering period and contemporary.

• Working knowledge in industrial and domestic sewing machines, sergers, industrial irons and other pertinent tools.

• Knowledge of best practice for various fabrics.

• Knowledge of costume and theatre history.

• Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.

This position is seasonal, full-time/hourly, eligible for overtime and includes a full benefits package. Hartford Stage is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. EOE. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and examples of work to costume shop manager Blair Gulledge at bgulledge@hartfordstage.org with “Draper” in the subject line. No calls, please.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theatre and Performance Studies

The University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies seeks candidates for a postdoctoral position for the academic year of 2018-2019. Applicants must propose a rigorous research agenda that takes advantage of the resources on our campus and in our region.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Two undergraduate courses and one graduate seminar in area of specialization;
  2. Student mentoring;
  3. Service on School committees.

 

 

Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Latinx Theatre, Asian American Theatre, African American Theatre, Arab Theatre, and/or Digital Theatre, though other specializations will be considered.

 

Qualifications: PhD degree in Theatre or Performance Studies, conferred no later than June 1, 2018.

Application Deadline: For best consideration, applications should be received by July 2, 2018.

To Apply: Go to https://ejobs.umd.edu and choose this posting and submit the following: a letter of application; a two-page description of proposed research; a  curriculum vitae; and list of references. If you have any questions, you may contact the search coordinator at cgaston@umd.edu.  Mailing address is: Postdoctoral Search Committee - School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies - University of Maryland - 2810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center - College Park, MD 20742- 1610.

The University of Maryland is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who are committed to valuing and enhancing the diversity of our community.

Capital Campaign Manager - Norfolk, VA

Virginia Stage Company seeks a highly motivated, skilled and experienced fundraising professional to join the VSC team. S/He will work in close partnership with the Producing Artistic Director, Managing Director and an engaged and energized Board to complete the second phase of the company’s Capital Campaign (~$2M). The qualified candidate will support high artistic standards, strengthening connections with the Hampton Roads community and successfully engage loyal and growing audiences. This position presents an opportunity for the right candidate to join the Senior Staff of one of Norfolk’s most important cultural assets, a leading non-profit currently celebrating 40 years of theatre-making.

The Capital Campaign Manager will serve as the lead strategist and will be responsible for articulating, planning and overseeing the implementation of the strategic direction for a comprehensive second phase of the company’s Capital Campaign. The CCM has primary responsibility for developing prospect cultivation and solicitation strategies. S/He is expected to cultivate and solicit major gifts ($10,000+) from key prospects, as part of an ambitious development plan.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, prospect identification, research, solicitation and stewardship; design, oversight, and implementation of all Capital Campaign initiatives, with a keen focus on achieving departmental goals.

Theatre Manager

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is seeking an experienced, skilled, and highly motivated Theater Manager to support the Assistant Vice President, Operations. The Theater Manager is a key member of the Operations team, reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Operations. Above all, the Theater Manager ensures the delivery of Great Guest Service to everyone entering through our front doors. An understanding and appreciation of best practices in accessibility and inclusivity in accordance to the Americans with Disability Act is a critical component of the position. Other responsibilities include managing the Front of House (FOH) staff and serving as the liaison to FOH subcontracted service providers, such as concessions, parking, police and security, among others. As the person ultimately responsible for the guest experience in the public areas, the Theater Manager also helps to coordinate the various needs of other departments who require lobby activation in a thoughtful and balanced manner. The position requires an appreciation for diplomacy, teamwork and relationship building. The Theater Manager is also responsible for budgeting and tracking the expenses associated with front of house operations. For a detailed job description and how to apply, please visit our website: www.arshtcenter.org

Education & Outreach Director

Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida’s premiere professional theatre located in Sarasota, FL seeks a creative and dynamic director to provide leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination of all education and community outreach programs. Responsibilities include developing and nurturing relationships with schools, other organizations and the community at large; acting as motivating leader for the education/outreach staff; managing the career development (apprentice) program; working collaboratively across the organization as a senior team member to gain cooperation and success in building initiatives. Candidates should have at least a B.A. and 6 years’ experience in arts management, education and community program implementation, excellent people skills, writing, organizational, computer and database management skills. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements via our online application at https://asolorep.wufoo.com/forms/m6g4qh015lleos/. Asolo Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be reviewed without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, veteran status, national origin, marital status, or sexual preference.

Carpentry Apprentice

At Triad Stage, the carpentry apprentice will report to the resident Technical Director. Apprentice will assist with building, loading in, loading out, shop work, and maintenance for six shows throughout the season. Apprentices will learn safety procedures, tool work, organization and how to work with a variety of materials and techniques. Ideal candidates should have a working knowledge of scenic carpentry, some welding experience (or willingness to learn) and the capability to work as part of a team. They should also have a positive attitude, follow instructions well and feel comfortable working independently on build projects if required. Triad Stage has a core value of Inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff. The position is full time seasonal with benefits. There is a seasonal stipend and shared housing available. For consideration please send resume and references Theater@triadstage.org.

Master Carpenter

Triad Stage is currently seeking a carpenter for our 2018-2019 season. The individual will work closely with our technical director, carpentry apprentice, and professional designers from all over the country to build and install 5 MainStage productions and 1 holiday production. The individual must have a working knowledge of scenery construction methods with both wood and steel, basic rigging experience, and an understanding of shop safety practices. Teaching and mentoring experience is highly encouraged. An ideal candidate is a creative problem solver with a positive attitude in a collaborative environment. Triad Stage has a core value of Inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff. The position is full time seasonal with benefits. For consideration please send resume and references to Theater@triadstage.org.

Properties Stock Manager

Properties Stock Manager – Yale School of Drama /Yale Repertory Theatre (YSD/YRT) seeks a highly motivated and positive individual to join our staff as seasonal Properties Stock Manager. Responsibilities include scheduling appointments with borrowing or renting groups, delivering and picking up rental items, producing invoices and processing billing payments, restocking and organizing prop items. Requirements include: valid driver’s license, ability to repeatedly lift and carry up to 50lbs; ability to use Word, Excel, and electronic calendaring systems; customer service skills preferred. Must be able to work nights, weekends, and occasional holidays. Opportunity to audit MFA level courses while expanding professional resume credits. Nine-month renewable position (August through May); minimum pay rate $20.45/hr.; 20 hours/week position with benefits. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Visit our website at www.Yale.edu/jobs and go to SEARCH OPENINGS. Look for the STARS Requisition 48631BR.

Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

 

Technical Director - Undergraduate Production

Yale Undergraduate Production seeks Technical Director to oversee all aspects of production work in a range of venues, ensuring safety. TD will manage high-level safety programs working within and beyond the University.

Responsibilities include: Manage safety programs including staged combat program; Provide robust safety oversight/guidance for specific projects; Oversee theater facilities and equipment; Manage calendar and other digital tools; collaborate with staff and faculty in a range of offices; Train, mentor, and supervise students during strikes, load-ins, and other tech activities. Requirements include: Demonstrated commitment to safety; excellence in scenic construction, lighting, sound, and projection fields; experience in education and professional environments. Preferred: MFA. Non-standard work schedule including evenings and weekends. Full-time seasonal (10 month) continuing position with full Yale benefits. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Diverse candidates/women are encouraged to apply To view complete job description, visit https://up.yalecollege.yale.edu/position-available-technical-director.

To apply, visit https://bit.ly/2I3zBwa. Please include a cover letter referencing position 49544BR.

American University - Theatre: Full-Time Faculty

The Department of Performing Arts in the School of College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment in Theatre for Academic Year 2018-2019. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 27, 2018.

Applicants should hold a terminal degree in theatre or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. The faculty member will teach six undergraduate classes per academic year. Candidates should have demonstrated strength or potential for teaching in the broad area of theatre. While the focus will be teaching students in the theatre major, candidates with directing experience may be considered for a directing assignment as part of their teaching load. One or more classes may also be assigned in the University’s General Education program (now called the “AU Core”) where theatre contributes multiple courses. The most successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching courses that may include, but are not limited to, Acting, Voice and Speech, Moving Body, Playwriting, Directing, and Theatre History. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in Department and University activities and service.

Salary is competitive. Initial review of applications will begin May 14, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via http://apply.interfolio.com/50250. For the initial submission, please only include a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and two sample syllabi. Letters of reference and additional materials will be requested at a later date. Please contact Richard Streeks, Administrative Coordinator, 202-885-3422 or streeks@american.edu if you have any questions.

American University (american.edu) is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. The Department of Performing Arts (american.edu/cas/performing-arts) offers undergraduate degree programs in Dance, Music, Theatre/Musical Theatre, and Audio Technology, as well as graduate degree programs in Arts Management and Audio Technology. The Theatre/Musical Theatre Program offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theatre and Musical Theatre, as well as a minor in Theatre.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Audience Services Associate

Audience Services Associate – Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre (YSD/YRT) seeks an experienced, strong self-starter, and team player to work in a busy box office. Responsibilities include customer service, selling tickets, coordinating all aspects of concessions, processing financial paperwork, executing group sales, training student workers, writing contracts, and problem solving. Requirements include: performing arts box office experience with a computerized box office system; strongly demonstrated oral communication, customer service and problem solving skills, experience processing transactions in a computerized financial system, and cash handling. Must be able to work weekday evenings and weekends and occasional holidays during production weeks, as well as daytime shifts during non-production weeks. Experience working with Tessitura and writing contracts a plus. Full-time, 12-month position with benefits. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Visit our website at www.Yale.edu/jobs and go to SEARCH OPENINGS. Look for the STARS Requisition 48717BR.

Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence and Director of MFA Program in Arts Administration

Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence and Director of MFA Program in Arts Administration Department of Dramatic Arts/Connecticut Repertory Theatre School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut The Department of Dramatic Arts in the School of Fine Arts (SFA) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Residence (APIR) position in the area of Arts Administration. The individual hired will serve as Director of the School of Fine Arts and Graduate School’s MFA program in Arts Administration as well as overseeing undergraduate courses, graduate distance-learning, and certificate programs in the same field. The department is seeking a talented, collegial, insightful individual with experience both as a professional arts administrator and as a teacher of that subject, who is dedicated to training and mentoring the next generation of arts administrators. This position will spend time at the new UConn Arts Administration Center at the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, and the main Storrs, CT campus.

For full job description and to apply through the University’s employment application system, Husky Hire at http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/ .

Assistant Professor of Theatre (Musical Theatre)

MUSICAL THEATRE – Assistant Professor of Theatre (Musical Theatre): Oakland University. The Department of Theatre in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre—Musical Theatre position beginning August 15, 2018. Responsibilities of this artist/educator: teach undergraduate courses in musical theatre BFA curriculum such as Acting the Song, Musical Theatre Workshop, Musicianship, Musical Theatre History; serve as Musical Director on department productions; accompanying, vocal coaching; advising students and helping graduating students transition to the professional world. Qualified candidates must possess an MFA in Theatre (acting/directing or musical theatre) or comparable degree plus professional experience; or a master’s degree or BFA with extensive professional experience. University teaching and performance/musical directing experience with at least 5 years of professional theatre work required. Experience in other areas such as stage direction/choreography, are a plus. The successful candidate will have an understanding of musical theatre tradition along with a familiarity with new musicals and emerging trends, be enthusiastic and dedicated to teaching, recruiting/retention and service; and to positive collaboration with fellow artists while pursuing growth and success in professional work. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Please apply through the direct posting http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/13093 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), a diversity statement, and contact information for 3 references. Questions may be directed to Karen Sheridan, Chair, Musical Theatre Search Committee, sheridan@oakland.edu. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. More information about the School of Music, Theatre and Dance can be found at www.oakland.edu/mtd.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor's degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities and others who will bring additional perspectives to our learning environment.

Production Manager - Triad Stage

Triad Stage, an LOA to LORT-D Theater producing in both Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC, is seeking a full-time Production Manager. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: serving as a liaison between the production staff, designers, directors and administrative staff; developing, tracking and maintaining all production budgets; hiring staff, overhire, apprentices and run crew; lead production meetings; supervising and maintaining a 30,000 sq ft. production shop. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of production systems and methods, strong leadership skills, ability to track budgets effectively/efficiently, excellent communication and organizational skills. Triad Stage has a core value of Inclusion and is actively seeking to diversify its staff. Full time with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

For more information please visit: http://triadstage.org/workwithus. For consideration please send cover letter, resume, and references to Theater@triadstage.org.

Artistic Administrator

Asolo Repertory Theatre (LORT B, LORT D) in Sarasota, FL seeks a full-time Artistic Administrator to support the Administration Department with daily and long-term management activities that ensure successful operation and further the growth of the company. This position requires a highly organized, self-starter who has the ability to handle multiple tasks and maintain great attention to detail. Ideal candidates possess strong written and verbal communication, problem solving and computer skills, discretion, flexibility, ability to work effectively in a creative and fast-paced environment, and a deep commitment to the success of the theatre.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Draft, execute and track contracts with union artists from AEA, USA, SDC and others; manage artist payments and union-related issues.

• Perform fiscal-management tasks including artistic expense tracking, forecasting and assisting with departmental budgeting.

• Provide support for an active and involved Board of Directors including coordinating and supervising the preparation and set up for Finance, Nominating & Governance, Executive, full Board and other meetings as needed.

Ideal applicants will have completed a Bachelor’s degree in arts administration with two years’ experience or equivalent work experience in a related field. To apply, submit cover letter, resume, and references via our online application found at https://asolorep.wufoo.com/forms/m1vtvr7r1a35tji/. EOE.

Lecturer of Lighting & Projection Design

Ohio University Theater Division invites applicants for a full time Lecturer of Lighting Design for Fall 2018. Salary commensurate with experience. 

The Production Design and Technology (PD&T) program is committed to a collaborative design process and professional training in theatrical design and technology, preparing students for careers in New York, Chicago, regional and/or international theater markets. The university seeks faculty members who demonstrate the ability to bring critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism. The college is invested in hiring faculty members who can actively contribute to the climate of diversity and inclusion in the Theater Division through their teaching and creative activity. The Division seeks a candidate with excellent interpretive, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work in a highly collaborative atmosphere.

This position is a nine-month non-tenure track appointment with potential for additional summer teaching and/or work with our professional summer company, Tantrum Theater http://tantrumtheater.org/. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and is accompanied by our generous university benefits such as tuition for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan including company contributions, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, and more. OHIO is also proud to offer wellness programs, on-site wellness facilities, and a generous employee assistance program. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits/.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • MFA or equivalent in Lighting Design or comparable professional training.
  • Strong background in professional theatrical design and/or entertainment industry, with connections to significant professional markets. 
  • Experience in graduate and undergraduate-level teaching.
  • Knowledge of industry standard lighting equipment and software, including Vectorworks and Lightwright.

Desired Secondary Interest: Secondary interest or desire to incorporate media and projection design into curriculum.

  • Responsibilities: To provide artistic and educational leadership for the lighting design area as part of a team which includes the Division Head, also a professional lighting designer. Teaching lighting design in MFA and BFA programs, introduction to design skills, Vectorworks, Lightwright and associated paperwork. Strong supervision and mentorship of student designers including portfolio guidance and facilitating professional internships is highly important. Additional duties include participation in production planning, student recruitment, and service on academic committees.

This position requires days, nights, and weekends as needed, including, but not limited to, all designer runs, technical and dress rehearsals. Hours required as dictated by academic and production schedules.

To access the full details and application;

Apply on line at link below. You will be asked to provide a link to a digital portfolio and names and contact information for three professional references. Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by May 14, 2018.

Lighting Design Lecturer:  https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/26522

Ohio University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its program, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Teaching Assistant Professor of Lighting Design and Technology

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time, non-tenure track (Specialized Faculty) Teaching Assistant Professor of Lighting Design and Technology, with a proposed start date of August 16, 2018. A MFA or terminal degree is required; special consideration will be given to those with experience designing in a range of disciplines and genres including Theatre, Dance, Opera, Television, or Film. Experience with curriculum development, mentorship, and academic leadership is desirable.

For a full position description and to apply, please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu by April 15, 2018.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

Assistant Professor of Musical Theater

Ohio University Theater Division invites applicants for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Musical Theater for Fall 2018. The university seeks faculty members who bring a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism and is invested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the Theater Division.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop and lead a new BFA Musical Theater track in conjunction with the established BFA in Performance track. When the program is fully developed, a teaching load of three courses per semester is expected. The candidate will direct productions; being able to serve as a choreographer or music director is desirable. The successful candidate will shape the new Musical Theater track by guiding the search for three additional faculty members. Additional duties include advising, coaching, committee work, and recruiting.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Professional experience directing or acting; choreography or musical director experience

• Terminal degree - MFA or MM in Musical Theater; MFA in Directing or Acting

• Extensive knowledge of both traditional and contemporary musical theater repertoire

• Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse student body, and staff

• AEA or SDC membership

 

Apply online at: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/25531