Theatre and Dance - Instructor (Lighting Designer and Technical Director)
Instructor (Regular Non-Tenure Track)
Lighting Designer and Technical Director
Department of Theatre & Dance
- Teach nine credit-hours (three classes) per semester in stagecraft, lighting, stage management, or other theatre-related courses
- Design, supervise student designers, and implement lighting designs for main stage and second stage productions
- Provide technical direction, supervise, and participate in the operations of the scene shop including organization, planning, purchasing, construction, preparation of construction documents, and similar tasks necessary to mount 6-8 productions per academic year
- Create and maintain daily operation schedules and production calendars for all department productions
- Supervise student assistants, other student workers and volunteers assigned to backstage crews
- Instruct student workers in proper scenic/lighting procedures and techniques
- Perform routine maintenance on equipment and systems
- Attend and supervise all technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances of department productions
- MFA in Technical Direction or Lighting Design with significant training and experience in both areas (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
- Minimum of two years’ experience in technical direction and/or lighting design for theatre and dance productions
- Demonstrated success as a technical director
- Proven record of successful professional work and teaching at college/university level
- Significant demonstrated experience with DMX and computer-controlled lighting systems (ETC-Ion console, moving heads, scrollers, moving mirrors, hazers, etc)
- Demonstrated excellent woodworking and welding skills as they pertain to theatrical construction
- Demonstrated experience with and extensive knowledge of stage rigging
- Evidence of excellent communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a safe working environment
- Demonstrated ability to adhere to production deadlines and protocols
- Demonstrated experience in accurately creating and interpreting construction and lighting drawings
- Extensive proven experience with CAD for producing scenic and lighting drawings (Vectorworks 2012)
- Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
- Demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities
Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic academicians able to develop and maintain academic quality verified by measured student learning. Southeast seeks candidates who will embrace and promote innovative methods of course delivery, appropriate applications of technology, and progressive pedagogical methods.
Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience. The University provides an excellent benefits package including retirement, medical, sick leave, holidays, individual and dependent tuition benefits.
Application Deadline: The position is available fall 2013, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 17, 2013.
Required Information: To apply, submit the following items via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Melissia Coffee, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, MS3150, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
- Letter of interest addressing position requirements and how you learned of this position
- Current curriculum vitae
- Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
- Name and contact information of three references
University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.
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