scenic design

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 of Theatre (Set and Costume Design)

Assistant Professor of Theatre (Set and Costume Design) Department: Theatre.

Full Time-Tenure Track Job Description:

• Teach set design, costume design, makeup/wigs, introductory design, introductory design, introduction to theatre, puppetry, theatre history, theatre literature (Africana theatre, Latinx theatre, Asian theatre, Women in theatre, study abroad), collaborative theatre, and entrepreneurship.

• Design sets, costumes and makeup for three departmental productions a year.

• Collaborate with theatre faculty in creating shows, recruiting, and mentoring and empowering theatre arts students.

• Participate in the larger campus community through faculty meetings, committees, student advising and supporting university arts and events.

• Supervise scenic painting and props for all productions; advise student organizations, and serve on department committees.

• Maintain and supervise costume shop, painting, and prop areas.

• Supervise department internship program.

Required Qualifications: MFA in scene/costume design or professional equivalent. Working knowledge of CAD/Vectorworks, drawing, rendering, painting, and model building required. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to interface with faculty, staff and students and to balance teaching and production needs of an active undergraduate program.

Preferred Qualifications: Two years' experience teaching at the college/university level and/or significant professional experience as a scenic designer/scenic artist. M.F.A. in Theatre Design (Set and Costumes - Scenographer) Experience in projection design is a plus.

Posting Date: 8/9/19 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicant: Applicants are to apply through

ESU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities as well as other qualified individuals. Apply Here: PI112818961

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.

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.

For full vacancy announcement, see:

Assistant Professor Theatre Scenic Design

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Scenic Design, beginning August 2019. The successful candidate will teach Scenic Arts courses in the Theater & Dance department, design productions, teach additional courses in relevant areas of expertise (i.e., Scene Painting, Props Design and Construction, Collaborative Studies, Theatre Technology, Vectorworks, etc.), and advise students. Service through committee work to the department and the university is expected.

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University offers a BFA in Acting and a BA in Theatre (with four tracks: Acting/Directing, Stage Management, Dance, and Tech/Design). The department works closely with the BW Music Theatre and Opera programs, and we have an active partnership with Great Lakes Theater. The University seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Qualifications: MFA in Scenic Design and 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, relocation assistance, and tuition benefits for immediate family.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, 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 December 1, 2018 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 –

Apply Here: PI104459543


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.

Please see more information and follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire site:

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 @

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 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

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.


Assistant Arts Professor Set Design

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama solicits applications for an Assistant Arts Professor/Head of Scenic 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/resume.

Application can be submitted to

Deadline to apply is December 1, 2017. For more information visit

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.

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