Assistant Technical Director - Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, School of Arts and Sciences - (19001331)
This is a limited term position ending June 1, 2020.
The Department of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies offers undergraduate courses, as well as an undergraduate major and minor in Theater. It has an active production program, with 3 faculty directed shows, 4 fully produced student directed shows and many other student shows each year.
The Assistant Technical Director works in collaboration with the Technical Director to realize the design, construction, and installation of scenery for faculty and student productions. S/he manages and maintains the scene shop and supervises student designed and constructed productions. Supervises/mentors students in proper scenic construction, scene painting, prop construction, as well as in the use of lighting and sound equipment. Ensures smooth running of student productions. ADDITIONALLY, the Assistant Technical Director supervises the technical programming and full-time scenic staff for the Collins Players (an academic year program for students aged 8-13); and for Creative Arts and Magic Circle (the university's summer theatre program). The ATD has sole responsibility for overseeing the production budget for the year-long children's theatre programming offered via Collins Players, Creative Arts, and Magic Circle.
Applicants must have a BA in Theater and/or experience in theater construction.
Extensive knowledge of safe use of equipment, supervision of a crew, and strong organizational skills are essential.
Valid driver's license required.
Experience with AutoCAD; Microsoft Word and Excel.
Knowledge of woodworking, flat construction, scenic painting, prop construction, lighting technician skills and operation of sound equipment.
Ability to read and interpret drafting.
Excellent time management, organizational, communication, time management, and customer service skills.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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