The Skidmore College Theater Department is accepting applications for an Assistant Technical Director to join a dynamic team of faculty and production staff. The Assistant Technical Director, under the leadership of the Technical Director and Department Chair, and in collaboration with the production team, is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the scene shop, technical equipment, load-ins, and strikes. The ATD is integral to the realization of all scenic, rigging, and lighting elements for departmental productions. The ATD is also responsible for scheduling/leading student crews and for shared oversight of tech rehearsals/performances.
A qualified candidate is a theater professional with a BA/BS/BFA.
Three or more yearsâ™ experience in the field; strong communications skills; and the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Candidates should be detail-oriented, flexible and able to work as a team player in a collaborative atmosphere. Position requires experience and dedication to maintaining high standards of safety and quality work as well as a strong desire to teach and engage with students through an educational lens.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with hands-on scenic construction and metal-working and/or applied knowledge of lighting, sound and video practices. Proficiency with VectorWorks preferred. Experience in educational settings highly desirable.
We are particularly interested in candidates from under-represented groups and in individuals who have experience with diverse populations and can contribute to the diversity and excellence of Skidmore's academic mission and community.
Skidmore offers an intensive Bachelor of Science degree in Theater that balances pre-professional training with a strong commitment to liberal arts learning. The department produces four major productions each year as well as a series of student workshops.
The position is a three-year renewable contract that pays biweekly, includes benefits, and is a full-time ten month contract from mid-August through mid-June. Some nights and weekend will be required and are eligible for overtime. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration please submit materials by 2/28/23. To learn more about the Skidmore Theater Department please visit: https://www.theater.skidmore.edu.Start date: August 2023.
To apply for this position please visit the Skidmore Human Resources website: https://careers.skidmore.edu (and search staff positions).
Required documents needed to apply:
List of Three References
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!