technical direction

Technical Director

Exciting opportunity to join Lehigh University’s Department of Theatre and Zoellner Art Center as a technical director!

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY seeks a strong leader to coordinate and supervise the completion of technical and scenic construction needs for the Department of Theatre, including four mainstage productions and several smaller black box performances per academic year. Coordinate departmental use of scene shop, theatres, and other spaces shared with Zoellner Arts Center, and take part in general technical service planning. Work closely with faculty, guests, and arts center staff, provide oversight for calendar, budgets, production meetings, and technical rehearsals. Appointment as an adjunct assistant professor in Lehigh’s NAST-accredited BA theatre program teaching courses in areas of expertise. Supervise the scene shop and build scenery with assistant technical director, student crews, and wage employees. MFA in technical theatre or equivalent for this staff /adjunct faculty position. This is a 12-month exempt staff position, eligible to participate in Lehigh University’s benefits program. Salary in the mid-50,000 range. Lehigh University welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. This is a great place to call home, nestled in the Lehigh Valley a short distance from Philadelphia and NYC.

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.

Assistant Technical Director and Instructor

Ohio University Theater Division invites applicants for a full time Assistant Technical Director, 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/dependents, comprehensive insurance package, excellent retirement plan, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, wellness programs/facilities, and employee assistance program.


Minimum Qualifications

• MFA or equivalent professional experience in Technical Direction/Production.

• Teaching ability within the Technical Direction Curriculum.

• Expertise in shop equipment maintenance and scenery construction.

• Working knowledge of all processes in the Technical Direction, Stage Lighting, and design programs. Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in university teaching.

• Experience teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.

• Connections to professional markets.

Job Description

Teach and mentor project management, structural design, welding and metal fabrication, scenic construction, digital drafting (AutoCAD) and technical design, scenic automation, stage electrics, and other specialized theatrical techniques. Enforce shop standards; shop supervision and maintenance plus theatre and electrics facilities; buy scenic and electrics supplies.

For full consideration, apply by March 31, 2019.

Technical Theatre Supervisor - CCNY

The City College of New York, located in Harlem, has an extraordinarily diverse and vibrant Theatre Department (, which is fueled by a continuously working, full-time faculty of professional Directors, Actors, Playwrights, etc; and energized by a dedicated collection of students from all over the world. Annual activities include: faculty-directed shows; student-directed productions; an annual one-act festival; Workshops; the premieres of a number of new plays; and a CUNY-wide theatre festival; in addition to classes in Theatre, Speech and Dance. In January or August of 2019, the Department will be adding a Technical Supervisor (the University calls it a CLT, or College Laboratory Technician), who will be responsible for: Daily and long-term maintenance of the studio spaces (including the lighting systems, sound systems and other specialty equipment) in Compton Goethals Hall; Technical supervision of multiple Student and Workshop Productions; Supervision of the student Studio Theatre Managers; and Reporting to and receiving project assignments from the Department Chair and the Department Administrator. There may also be the possibility of design work and adjunct teaching opportunities, so teaching and design experience would be beneficial.

To APPLY and for COMPENSATION and BENEFITS information:

Additional questions, call CCNY Department of Theatre and Speech 212-650-6666.

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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