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Theatre Program Manager

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a theatre program manager. The Theatre Program celebrates the voices of students who are POC, queer, from diverse genders, economic backgrounds, and abilities - and all young theatre makers whose work challenges cultural norms, engages with social change, crosses boundaries of form, and reaches for excellence in craft.

The Hampshire theatre program manager (TPM) is a unique combination of technical director and production manager. The TPM is responsible for supervising and mentoring students, use of theatre spaces, and managing and advising the production portion of the theatre program. The TPM advises, instructs, and mentors students in theatre management and technical theatre practices; supervises and manages budgets; maintains equipment; and implements the program’s production policies. The TPM monitors the safe use of theatre facilities and equipment. This position hires and supervises work study students, and oversees the costume shop supervisor.

A bachelor’s degree with five years of related experience is required. Successful candidate must have in-depth knowledge of theatrical production and management procedures, and safe theatrical building practices. Applicants must possess an active commitment to mentoring undergraduate students while maintaining a positive and supportive educational environment. Particular emphasis is placed on working within a small, intensely collaborative program of faculty and students with a strong emphasis on student work. Occasionally the TMP will support faculty course related showcases, and guest artists presentations. Candidate must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential. This is a full time, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references, and a link to a digital portfolio via our website at Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.

Assistant Professor – Technical Director Virginia Commonwealth University

The VCUarts Department of Theatre seeks an Assistant Professor of Technical Direction. This position is a 9-month non-tenure eligible faculty position. The faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate technical direction courses in the BFA/BA curriculum such as Stagecraft, Structural Design, Rigging and related subjects, and/or other courses in the faculty member’s area of expertise. The faculty member will teach construction techniques to students at all levels and will coach and mobilize student technical directors and student carpentry and props crews, who are essential to the realization of Mainstage productions and performances; oversee the planning, construction, installation and strike of scenery for all department productions; supervise and manage the scene shop and scene shop staff. To see the full job description visit

The faculty member must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to providing accessible and equitable living, learning and working environments free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.

Technical Director

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is seeking a Technical Director.

Reporting to the Director, Production, the Technical Directors are responsible for budgeting projects (i.e. live performances events, festivals), advancing upcoming performances and directing the technical staff in activities associated with the execution of performances presented at or by the Center; both on and off site.

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Qualified Candidates should send resumes to: Email:, with Technical Director search in the title line.

Interim Technical Director - Lehigh University

The Interim Technical Director is responsible for the planning, construction, installation and strike of scenery for Department of Theatre productions, as well as the coordination of all production elements for each show. Duties include managing the setup and teardown of scenery; supervising and teaching students in labs and student employees, volunteers and supervising professional staff, including a full-time assistant technical director. The successful candidate will supervise and manage the scene shop, prepare work calls and production calendars, budgets and planning for scenic materials, build schedules and coordinate the Department of Theatre production and academic needs with Zoellner Arts Center technical staff. The Technical Director will advise and collaborate with the Department of Theatre on scheduling, allotment of budgets, technical considerations of current and future seasons. The Technical Director will create and manage production schedules, coordinate and maintain safe and properly stocked scene shop, prepare, organize and supervise shop for classes in stagecraft and related technical and design courses. The Technical Director will also coordinate use of scene shop and other spaces scheduled for Department of Theatre activities with Zoellner Arts Center technical staff and take part in technical service planning.

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Technical Director - Undergraduate Production

Yale Undergraduate Production seeks Technical Director to oversee all aspects of production work in a range of venues, ensuring safety. TD will manage high-level safety programs working within and beyond the University.

Responsibilities include: Manage safety programs including staged combat program; Provide robust safety oversight/guidance for specific projects; Oversee theater facilities and equipment; Manage calendar and other digital tools; collaborate with staff and faculty in a range of offices; Train, mentor, and supervise students during strikes, load-ins, and other tech activities. Requirements include: Demonstrated commitment to safety; excellence in scenic construction, lighting, sound, and projection fields; experience in education and professional environments. Preferred: MFA. Non-standard work schedule including evenings and weekends. Full-time seasonal (10 month) continuing position with full Yale benefits. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Yale University 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. Diverse candidates/women are encouraged to apply To view complete job description, visit

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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.