Technical Director: Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies

Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) is seeking a Technical Director to provide leadership and technical expertise for all department productions. The Technical Director ensures the successful interpretation, engineering, realization, and safety of all scenic, lighting, sound, and video designs, while maintaining a safe working environment for all. Directly responsible for the management of the production stage staff, overhire, and student staff working on scenery, lighting, sound, and video, the Technical Director must be a strong collaborator. This position will assist and mentor both graduate and undergraduate students. The Technical Director will serve as a safety officer and facilities manager within the department, and will work to ensure a safe working environment in both production shop and classroom spaces. Other duties may also be assigned. The work schedule includes evening, weekend, and holiday hours. This is a full time, 12 month, exempt position reporting to the Production Manager.

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience required. MFA is a plus.

Further details available at Applications will be reviewed beginning May 15, 2019.

Lecturer in Theatre

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY—invites applications for a 2-year Lecturer appointment in Theatre to begin August 2018. The salary is competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

Responsibilities: The faculty member will teach 4 courses per term in stagecraft and technical direction or provide equivalent creative service. The candidate will work with the staff of the Design and Technology area and the Department in fulfilling its professional training and educational mission and participate on university, college, and departmental committees. Creative service duties include supervising the engineering, construction, and load-in of all departmental productions, running crews, shop and equipment maintenance with the help of a full-time ATD/Shop Foreman and graduate and undergraduate assistants.

Qualifications: The Department seeks candidates who possess the following minimum qualifications: MFA or PhD in Theatre; experience in theatre technology with leadership responsibilities. College teaching experience or significant professional experience preferred. All candidates must have good organizational and communication skills and experience in some combination of the following areas: scheduling and budgeting, welding/metal technology, scenographic engineering, mechanical design, automation control, and/or stage rigging. Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply. All applicants must use the WSU Online Hiring System at, referring to posting # 043190. Electronic applications must include a letter of application; curriculum vita; and names, addresses, and contact information for at least three references. Please do not submit supporting materials at this time; fax submissions will not be accepted.

Applications remain open until the position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 9, 2018. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Technical Director Search Committee, Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, 3226 Old Main, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, (313) 577-3511. Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.