Job Summary/Basic Function: The Technical Director of Theatre/Shop Foreperson is responsible for managing, supervising, and overseeing all technical aspects of the Theatre Department which has a Theatre Major and Minor and Minor in Dance. This position will work in an environment of artistic and academic excellence at one of the nation's top public liberal arts universities. We seek an individual who is committed to theatre within an environment devoted to diversity, internationalism, community outreach, and the free exchange of ideas. This position is responsible for supporting the artistic vision of directors and designers as it relates to the budgeting, scheduling construction, and realization of set, lighting, projection, and sound designs. The Technical Director provides instruction and training to the students in the areas mentioned above. Additionally, the Technical Director supervises staff, work-study, student crews, manages facilities, equipment and inventory, and assists the Chair in budgeting, and scheduling the season.
GC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution committed to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. We promote equal employment opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, gender, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It is expected that successful candidates share these commitments. Minimum Qualifications: B.A. in Theatre or related area of expertise and 3 years of experience in an educational or professional theatre setting or related field of experience. Skills required: rigging, wood and metal fabrication, computer aided drafting and design applications, estimating and managing technical budgets; proficiency in the use of PC software applications (Microsoft Office, Adobe, Vectorworks, etc.). Interest and ability to work with students and to maintain a cooperative work environment. Evening and/or weekend work will be required. Driver’s License and ability to drive a stick-shift needed.
Preferred Qualifications: M.F.A. in theatre or equivalent. Special Instructions to Applicants : All interested candidates must apply online at https://www.gcsujobs.com and include a cover letter that addresses technical experience, and the names and contact information (address, email address, telephone number) of at least 3 references. Review of applicants begins May 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.