technical theatre

Assistant Professor Adjunct in Technical Design and Production/Costume Shop Manager

Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre (YSD/YRT) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor Adjunct in Technical Design and Production and Costume Shop Manager. This position is an exciting professional opportunity to work with one of the premier graduate training institutions in the country and shape future leaders and designers of the industry.

This position will be responsible for the supervision of the costume shop, the costume shop staff, and the execution of costumes for YSD/YRT productions; position will also serve as the adviser/supervisor for graduate students and guest costume designers. Additionally, this position will be responsible for teaching up to two graduate-level courses in costume production per semester, as agreed upon with the Chair of Technical Design and Production. Applicants should show leadership in the field, significant professional work in the theater at an advanced level, teaching experience, and demonstrated experience showing a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. Position requires advanced interpersonal, written and verbal communication, strategic thinking, prioritization, time-management, and problem solving skills, as well as a strongly demonstrated commitment to safety in the entertainment industry. The appointment will be as an Assistant Professor Adjunct for an initial term of up to two (2) years, beginning July 1, 2019, renewable, and includes competitive salary with full faculty benefits. To apply please submit a cover letter, C.V., and three (3) letters of reference. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio, which is free to applicants: Review of applications will begin December 16, 2018.

Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and 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. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Yale strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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.


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.

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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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

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.


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.