Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,900 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
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Reporting to the Department Chair, the Fellow in Technical Theatre will support the technical needs of the theatre unit while gaining experience in all aspects of theatrical design in an academic setting. The Fellow in Technical Theatre will assist faculty designers and the Technical Director to execute artistic designs, supervise the scene shop. assist the efforts of the Arts Transcending Borders program and serve as the designer/technical director for the student theatre organization (the Alternate College Theatre)
Major Areas of Responsibility
Serve as technical director (and when needed as designer) for the Alternative College Theatre (A.C.T.).
Help supervise theatre practicum students and shop assistants in the scene shop.
Assist with technical support for Arts Transcending Borders.
Assist in the maintenance and operation of Brooks Concert Hall
Assist in the execution of scenic and lighting designs (building, hanging, focusing, etc.)
Assume responsibility for updates and maintenance of theatrical A-V systems (in studios and classrooms) and serve as lead video technician on department productions.
Assist in the adherence of safety protocols.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in theatre, dance or performing arts. Master's degree or graduate level coursework in a relevant field highly preferred.
High level of interest in theatre and the arts, previous experience in technical theatre
Understand scenic working drawings, cut lists, and common theatre carpentry techniques.
Be able to read and understand stage lighting paperwork, have working knowledge of theatrical lighting instruments, and be able to hang and focus them
Be adept in contemporary audio-visual systems, equipment, and software
Familiarity with working in an educational setting.
Knowledge and understanding of the academic rigor of college life, specifically at a highly selective, private, Jesuit liberal arts college.
Ability to manage large quantity of detailed information; remain calm and professional in changing circumstances; flexibility and dependability.
Excellent oral and written communication skills across campus constituencies (e.g. students, staff, academic administrators, faculty, parents)
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop rapport and empathize with students, while also providing constructive feedback and suggestions.
Proven ability to organize, solve problems, and complete projects with minimal supervision and work as part of a team.
Sensitivity to issues faced by students from diverse backgrounds.
Competence with Microsoft Office and Google Applications required; competence with content management tools like Drupal, desired
Knowledge and experience with a variety of social media platform.
Must be comfortable with heights, ladders, and be able to move, bend, lift, etc. with flexibility. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs without difficulty.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
This is an Exempt level, 2 year term position.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to the College's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to its mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/diversity).
Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.
Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual interests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.