Assistant Professor, Theatrical Design and Design Coordination

San Francisco State University School of Theatre & Dance Theatrical Design & Design Coordination Assistant Professor

San Francisco State University, School of Theatre & Dance seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Theatrical Design and Design Coordination, with design and teaching expertise in at least one area of theatrical design and a proven record of design process coordination, beginning August 2020.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation, and the world. MFA or equivalent terminal degree in theatre or related field, from an accredited program. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Position description available at https://theatre

Application review begins October 1, 2019, continues until filled. Send letter of intent, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and creative work align with the commitment of the School of Theatre & Dance to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; creative work portfolio, teaching philosophy, description of research interests and other relevant items; contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Via email: or via postal mail: 1600 Holloway Ave., Creative Arts 103, San Francisco, CA 94132. Attention: Design Search Committee

Assistant Professor in Design

Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor with expertise in design for live and mediated performance (theatre, dance, film, etc) for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in diverse traditions and paradigms, and candidates with expertise in more than one of the following areas: lighting design (required), projection design, video design, scene design, set design. Please note that the candidate must have either an MFA or Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2020.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative artist with a wide range of interests to teach undergraduate students in our major and minor in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in theatre, film, dance, performance, installation, devised work and transmedia, increasingly in unusual and experimental ways (more information is available at Courses – which uphold and challenge training traditions in a range of performance and filmmaking techniques – would be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise; the successful candidate will teach the equivalent of two courses each semester, some of which may be as designer on departmental productions, and pursue a professional career beyond Cornell. We are interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional/creative activity consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university. Our department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Candidates should submit a statement describing some admixture of their artistic vision, teaching philosophy, and creative ambitions as well as a sample of artistic work. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Visiting Artists in Theater Design and Technology

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Visiting Artists in Theater Design and Technology (One-Semester, Non-Tenure-Track)

The Syracuse University Department of Drama (Ralph Zito, Professor and Chair) seeks to hire up to two Visiting Artists in Theater Design and Technology for one-semester residencies during the 2019-20 academic year. Visiting artists will execute some or all of the following, based on expertise: teach courses and/or workshops in their area(s) of expertise; serve as a designer for at least one department production; and serve as design advisor to student designers in all areas of theatrical design, guiding them in the creation and realization of professional quality theatrical designs in accordance with current best professional practices. Although applications from all areas of design are welcome and encouraged, preference will be given to those with expertise in theatrical Lighting Design, with additional expertise in television/film/event design and/or at least one other area of theatrical design (preferably Projection Design). These are one-semester, non-tenure track positions. A bachelor's degree in relevant field with substantive professional theatrical design experience is required; an MFA and professional experience in theatrical design is preferred. University-level teaching experience preferred. Additional qualifications include: proven ability to successfully design professional-quality department productions, as demonstrated by a record of professional accomplishment; ability and willingness to collaborate with Program faculty in the delivery of a curriculum that builds on a strong existing foundation and responds effectively to the artistic needs of an ever-changing profession. The department is interested in candidates whose teaching, creative activity, and/or professional experience will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equity, or which addresses questions of interest to historically under-represented or underserved communities. Positions begin August 2019 for fall semester and January 2020 for spring semester.

Syracuse University has an online application process. For further information, visit or contact Maria Marrero, Search Committee Chair ( Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Visiting Assistant Professor - Lighting Design

The School of Theatre at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Lighting Design beginning August 1, 2019. This is a one-year position with the possibility of being extended. Qualifications: MFA in Design with special expertise in Lighting, demonstrated professional achievement as a lighting designer, and university-level teaching experience. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Lighting and other design and technical theatre areas as qualified; mentoring student lighting designers for school productions and potentially designing lighting for some school productions. Candidates fluent in current versions and workflows in VectorWorks and Lightwright are preferred. Skill and interest in training and supervision of student stage managers also desirable. Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin July 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. UNCG is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Apply online at

DEADLINE EXTENDED !!! -Assistant Professor, Theatre Design-Scenic, Costume, or Lighting

Assistant Professor, Theatre Design-Scenic, Costume, or Lighting 9 month, tenure track. Salary Competitive & commensurate. August 2019 start.

DUTIES: Teaching from a wide variety of design courses dependent on area of expertise. Three assignments in design and/or teaching per semester. Mentoring of BA design students. Leadership of the design area. Conduct research and/or creative work with nation or international impact.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Theatre Design. Demonstrated University teaching experience in theatre design. Demonstrated ability to design scenery, costumes and/or lighting for mainstage productions in theatre, dance and/or musicals.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following: National and/or international professional design credits in theatre and/or dance; Membership in USA (United Scenic Artists); Expertise in second design area; Leadership and/or management experience.

Information for Applicants: Job Opening #19325. Apply at EXTENDED TO 3/1/19. Apply online by completing the required information and submitting the following as one attachment; cover letter, vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 current (within 1 year) letters of recommendation. Digital portfolio materials and additional references may be requested at a later date. Only online applications are accepted for this position. This position is subject to Level 1 criminal background check.

Scenic Charge Artist/Paint Shop Supervisor/Instructor

Scenic Charge Artist and Paint Shop Supervisor and Instructor

Ohio University Theater Division invites applicants for a Scenic Artist/Paint Shop Supervisor specializing in Scenic Painting, beginning Fall 2019. Because the university seeks faculty members who bring a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism, the College of Fine Arts is invested in hiring faculty and staff members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the Theater Division.

• Eleven-month renewable non-tenure track appointment. Generous benefits: tuition for self and dependents, comprehensive insurance package, excellent retirement plan, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, wellness programs and facilities, and employee assistance program. Details:

Minimum Qualifications

• MFA or equivalent professional experience in Scenic Painting.

• Teaching ability of multiple painting applications, and introduction to design.

• Working knowledge of all areas in the scenic design and technology programs.

Preferred Qualifications

• University teaching experience.

• Experience teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.

• Connections to professional markets. Responsibilities Scenic painting and teaching (color matching, wood graining, faux finishing, marble brick and stone, painting on fabric and scrim, sign painting, portraiture and trompe-l’oeil, etc.); train and mentor student painting teams; enforce shop standards; teach introductory scenic design classes; daily paint shop supervision and maintenance.

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Assistant Professor Adjunct in Technical Design and Production/Costume Shop Manager

Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre (YSD/YRT) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor Adjunct in Technical Design and Production and Costume Shop Manager. This position is an exciting professional opportunity to work with one of the premier graduate training institutions in the country and shape future leaders and designers of the industry.

This position will be responsible for the supervision of the costume shop, the costume shop staff, and the execution of costumes for YSD/YRT productions; position will also serve as the adviser/supervisor for graduate students and guest costume designers. Additionally, this position will be responsible for teaching up to two graduate-level courses in costume production per semester, as agreed upon with the Chair of Technical Design and Production. Applicants should show leadership in the field, significant professional work in the theater at an advanced level, teaching experience, and demonstrated experience showing a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. Position requires advanced interpersonal, written and verbal communication, strategic thinking, prioritization, time-management, and problem solving skills, as well as a strongly demonstrated commitment to safety in the entertainment industry. The appointment will be as an Assistant Professor Adjunct for an initial term of up to two (2) years, beginning July 1, 2019, renewable, and includes competitive salary with full faculty benefits. To apply please submit a cover letter, C.V., and three (3) letters of reference. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio, which is free to applicants: Review of applications will begin December 16, 2018.

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. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Yale strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Theatre Design and Technology Full-Time Lecturer

McDaniel College Theatre Department is accepting applications for a Full-Time Lecturer of Theatre Design and Technology to begin in Fall 2019. The ideal candidate will be a proven teaching artist able to expand the department’s artistic and teaching profile.

Responsibilities: serve as Scenic and/or Lighting Designer for 4 theater productions for the academic year; supervise and advise student designers in all areas of design; coordinate student crews to serve as technicians; work with the Technical Director to maintain production shops and equipment, as well as set construction; teach a 2-2 load in Theatre Appreciation, Stagecraft, and design courses, and serve on committees as requested (2-2 load includes 2-credit student-crew lab sections off load). The lecturer will work closely with undergraduate students in a hands on production environment. Other program duties may be assigned. We are especially interested in candidates who are dedicated to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, and who will thrive in a small, ambitious collegiate setting. A terminal degree in theatre is required (MFA preferred), and Professional design experience is expected. McDaniel College offers a generous benefits package.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, design portfolio and three references via Letters of recommendation may be emailed directly to Search to begin immediately and open until the position is filled.

McDaniel College is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status.

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

The Lawrence University Department of Theatre Arts (est. 1930) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatrical Design to begin September 2019. Candidates must have mastery in a design area; experience/working knowledge of scenic, lighting, sound and costumes; a terminal degree; and professional experience. We seek an excellent teacher and active artist committed to providing talented undergraduates with a transformative education. We expect our new colleague to engage in areas across the Lawrence community through service, curricular affinities, or collaborative projects in the fine arts and humanities. Lawrence University is a highly selective liberal arts college with 1500 students located in Appleton, Wisconsin.

We encourage applications who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and goals.

For a full position description and application instruction please visit: We will begin the review process on December 17, 2018. For further information or questions please contact Department Chair @

Fine Arts Technical Coordinator

Highland Community College located in northwest Illinois, is seeking a full-time Fine Arts Technical Coordinator. This position is responsible for designing, constructing, and taking down sets for theatrical productions, musical performances and other events. The position designs lighting and sound for productions and other events. Will also teach up to 6 contact hours each semester. Ability to effectively teach scene design and building, lighting, and/or sound is required.

Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Design or Scenic Technology or a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Light or Sound Design with experience in Scenic Design is required. Two years of previous experience designing and building sets and lights preferred (experience earned during graduate school meets this requirement). Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. This position requires night and weekend availability.

To learn more about this position, and/or apply for this position, please visit our website at Human Resources can be reached at 815-599-3426.

Highland Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, and encourages applications from Veterans, minorities, people with disabilities and other diverse groups.



The Department of Theatre & Dance, Western Kentucky University, seeks applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound Design, starting August 2018. NAST and NASD accredited, we offer a BA in Theatre, a BA in Dance and a BFA in Performing Arts with concentrations in Theatre Design and Technology, Musical Theatre, and Acting. The department supports a very active production program, and has over have 200 majors.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Teaching Stage Electrics, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Production Labs, and other courses in the theatre design and technology curriculum, as needed.

• ·Designing lights and/or sound for department productions, and mentoring student designers and technicians.

• Supervising student workers in the areas of lighting and sound.

• Supervising the purchase and maintenance of department lighting and sound equipment.

• Supervising the scheduling of department performance venues, assisting in the development and monitoring of department production budgets, and coordinating student involvement in production activities.

M.F.A. or Ph.D. in the field of theatre lighting and/or sound design and a minimum of two years professional design experience. For more information or to apply:

Design and Technical Director

DePauw University seeks a full-time Design and Technical Director, who oversees all scenery, lighting, sound, video, and other technical needs for all performing arts events. Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience required; degree in technical theatre preferred. Experience with AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks, and Pyrotechnics, is desirable.

Some duties will include the following:

• Hiring, training, evaluating, and supervising work-study crew for technical requirements of concerts and productions, as well as the overall support of all performing arts events.

• Competency to design scenery, lighting, sound, and video projections for performing arts events is desired, but may have a concentrated interest in one area.

• Oversee the construction of theatre sets.

• Review technical riders for guest artists as needed by the Director of Productions.

• Assist with the needs of guest artist events.

• Assist in developing a technical plan for space upgrades.

Submit application materials through DePauw Human Resources site: Include: cover letter; resume; three letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Questions may be directed to search committee chair Tim Good at

Assistant Professor, Open Field AND Assistant Professor, Directing Advertisement Body:

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) at Stanford University seeks outstanding candidates for two positions:

• Open field, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a productive research agenda, teach courses in the TAPS Department, and advise students. Although this is an open search, candidates with expertise in theater/performance design will receive special consideration.

• Director and/or Performance Maker, tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professor. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: directing drama and musical theatre, performance making, and devised theatre. M.F.A., Ph.D. or comparable experience required. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to direct student productions.

Applications must be received by November 6, 2017 to receive full consideration, although the search will remain open until the positions are filled. For the open field position, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a short writing sample (no longer than 2500 words) and for those applying in design, a maximum of five images to: For the position in directing, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a directing portfolio that includes up to five images and brief vision statement explaining method and aims to:

The expected starting date for both appointments is September 1, 2018. Professor Peggy Phelan is the Chair of the Search Committee. Inquiries may be sent to Patrice O’Dwyer [] who will administer the search. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.