School/College: School of Visual and Performing Arts/College of the Arts
Department: Theater Arts
Location: Azusa Campus
The Azusa Pacific University Department of Theater Arts invites applications for the position of Technical Director to begin August 2019. The department offers a B.A. in Theater Arts and a BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen and has over 150 undergraduate theater majors. The department produces 5-6 main stage productions a year.
The Department of Theater Arts is housed within the School of Visual and Performing Arts in the College of the Arts (COTA). The College of the Arts is the premiere college on the world stage creating exceptional artistry grounded in faith.
The primary responsibilities for the Technical Director will be teaching technical courses and supervising the technical aspects of the Department. The prime candidate should possess strong leadership skills and organizational abilities as well as carpentry skills with an eye for design in set construction, lights and basic sound. As technical director, this individual will supervise the technical implementation of scenic, lighting, and sound elements for a four to five production academic season. In addition, this individual should be current in safety and OSHA guidelines as well as the maintenance of equipment.
Additional responsibilities may include:
Working with College leadership to recruit, retain and advise theater students.
Production scheduling, supply purchasing and cost analysis.
Advancing the APU and COTA mission and vision.
Maintaining active professional scholarship.
Other duties as assigned.
Assists in service to University through committee participation, School and/or University level as well as service to the broader professional community.
Qualifications:Bachelor of Arts required. MFA in Technical Theater or equivalent professional experience is desirable.
Experience:5 years experience in technical theater with an emphasis in theatrical construction, electrical lighting, sound and design experience.
Hire Date: Open until filled.
Ability to work independently, strong organizational skills and meet deadlines.
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Proficient in Google Apps, Word, Excel and Cad.
Proficient in SketchUp, Vectorworks and AutoCAD.
Familiar with operation and programming of lighting and sound consoles.
Familiar with presentation and production software (Powerpoint, Q Lab, etc.)
Designing projections is a plus.
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.
Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.