Full-time, 12-month, Associate Professor position (non-tenure track), with three-year renewable contract.
Working with an assistant, responsible for scheduling and supervision of all rehearsal schedules, production budgets, labor, construction, load in, and crew calls, technical rehearsals and performance dates. Allocate space; hires, supervises, and assigns technical staff; and coordinates the timely completion of sets, costumes, lighting and sound design, and props for each production. Responsible for coordinating upkeep and maintenance of all theater performance spaces and equipment. Supervises and provides yearly performance reports on all production staff.
Advise, budget and supervise purchase or rental of all equipment to be used for Production. Working with technical staff, assure that all equipment is maintained, repaired, and updated in a timely and economical fashion. Act as an arbiter of performer safety as it arises from production, stage combat, and fire/safety regulation with regard to public assembly, and contribute to production policy and handbooks.
Head of Production and the BFA Technical Direction Program. Supervise Technical Direction faculty and students’ production activity. Teaching load to be determined in consultation with the Dean and the Theater Chair.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Experienced theater professional with strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills to work with the Dean of the Mason Gross School and the Chair of the Theater Department to oversee school-wide production and design operations, serving as head of the Technical Director Program and assembling a staff of designers and technical specialists who will guide school productions, concerts, and other events to a high standard of production and design. MFA in a theater production and design field preferred, or BA/BFA and equivalent experience in production and design.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong leadership, organization, and communication skills
A thorough knowledge of all facets of theatrical production
Ability to instill, by example, a collaborative approach to production
The ability to provide clear guidance to the students
Able to accommodate night and weekend work
Posting Number: 18FA0282
Location: Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 68709
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