lighting design

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.

Scenographer, Theater, Film, and Dance

Humboldt State University’s Department of Theatre, Film and Dance invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Scenography. We seek a scenographer with expertise and professional experience in Scenic Design and Art Direction, Lighting, Properties and Production Design, Technical Direction and potentially Sound Design for theatre. An earned MFA or equivalent in theatre or related field from an accredited college or university is required at the time of appointment. We seek a working theatre artist who will teach undergraduate classes in these design and technology areas, general education classes, theatre arts major courses and be responsible for scenic, lighting or other design areas for 1-4 mainstage productions annually as the designer and/or as a mentor to student designers. The Theatre Arts program provides hands-on learning supported by a solid foundation in theory and history. Students participate in performance, design and technology in order to prepare them for jobs in professional, not-for-profit and community theatre, and potentially to prepare them for graduate study. At every level of their education, students are required to actively participate in department productions to apply their classroom knowledge into experiential activities.

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Department of Theatre & New Dance THEATRICAL DESIGN ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR We invite applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Design to begin Fall, 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities: teach either costume or lighting design, media or digital arts applicable to theatre, film and television; design productions and supervise student designers. Responsibilities include participation in governance, student advising, committee work, and scholarly/creative activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal Degree in Theatre or related field. Previous college/university teaching experience and/or professional theatre; ability to function in a collegial manner in an intensive, production-oriented undergraduate department; mentoring students; a culturally inclusive perspective of theatre.

Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in Costume or Lighting Design. Significant college/university and/or professional design experience, interest in departmental leadership, demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the University. Date of Appointment: Fall, 2019.

Submission deadline is November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio at Salary and appointment at the Assistant or untenured Associate Professor level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Professor in Theatre Design

Professor in Theatre Design, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts. The department seeks a candidate with expertise in lighting and scenic design, and an ability to teach introductory sound technology who is committed to teaching excellence. Duties and responsibilities include teaching introduction to design, history of design, lighting and scenic design, and introduction to sound technology; and providing scenic and lighting designs in a new state-of-the-art performing arts center (Pablo Center at the Confluence) as part of diverse mainstage productions which include plays, musicals, and operas. The department serves approximately 110 majors and minors in undergraduate programs in theatre arts and dance, as well as 375 majors and minors in music. The theatre program is primarily housed in the Pablo Center which includes a 1200-seat theatre, a flexible 400-seat theatre, rehearsal rooms, and labs for sound, lighting, scenic, and costume design, and recording arts. MFA in Theatre Design required. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2019/2020 academic year, August 26, 2019.

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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 @

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 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

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.

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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.

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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 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

Assistant Arts Professor of Lighting Design

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama solicits applications for an Assistant Arts Professor of Lighting Design/Head of Lighting Design Training for the Production & Design Studio commencing in academic year 2018-19.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position and curriculum vitae.

Application can be submitted to Application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Professor of Practice - Theater Design and Technology

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Professor of Practice-Theater Design and Technology

The Syracuse University Department of Drama is seeking a Professor of Practice in Lighting Design, with additional expertise in at least one other area of theatrical design (preferably projection design) to: teach courses in theatrical lighting design; serve as a designer for department productions; and serve as both an academic and 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. This is a three-year, renewable non-tenure track position. Applicants should hold a Bachelor's Degree and an MFA in theatrical design (or equivalent professional design experience). 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 faculty in all programs of study in the ongoing life of a top-quality pre-professional theater program. Position begins August 2018. For more information and to apply visit # 073531. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor Theatre Lighting Design

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Lighting, beginning August 2018.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the theatre program; design for our mainstage season; teach additional courses in area of expertise (i.e., sound, theatre technology, projections, Vectorworks, etc.); advise students. Service on department and university-wide committees is expected.

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University offers a BFA in Acting with an emphasis in classical drama, and a BA in Theatre (with four tracks: Acting/Directing, Stage Management, Dance, and Tech/Design). The department works closely with the Music Theatre and Opera programs, and we have a partnership with Great Lakes Theater. The University seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Qualifications: MFA in Lighting Design; professional design experience.

Founded in 1845, Baldwin Wallace University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive institution in the liberal arts tradition and is located 15 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland and just minutes from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. Baldwin Wallace enrolls approximately 3,000 full-time undergraduate day students, 250 part-time students in evening and weekend programs, and 900 graduate students. The University offers a competitive benefits package which includes funding for professional travel, summer grant opportunities, and tuition benefits for immediate family. BW offers an outstanding benefits package that includes funding for professional travel, summer grant opportunities, relocation assistance and tuition benefits for immediate family.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vita, teaching philosophy and contact information for three personal references in a single Word document or a single PDF file via the To Apply link on BW's Employment and Careers' web page at

Evidence of creative and/or scholarly work will be required of finalists. Review of applicants will begin November 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Baldwin Wallace University is an EEO/AA employer and educator. At BW, we support and encourage diversity in a variety of forms. We value and appreciate inclusive excellence in the classroom, within extracurricular activities, and as we engage our community partners. Learn more at Diversity Affairs –

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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