Full-Time Job Assistant Director / Technical Director
Assistant Professor/Technical Director
Department of Theatre, Art, Graphic & Animation Design
Full-time, Tenure Track, Position #F0303
Longwood University, a historic public liberal arts institution and host of the 2016 U.S. Vice Presidential Debate, invites candidates to apply for Assistant Professor as a Technical Director for the Theatre Program. The position is to begin August 2017.
A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good. Longwood recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and is the third-oldest public university in Virginia, behind William & Mary and the University of Virginia.
Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood’s 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.
The Department of Theatre, Art, Graphic & Animation Design at Longwood University in Farmville, VA is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor position as a Technical Director for the Theatre Program. Primary teaching abilities would include the ability to teach a variety of courses such as Issues in Theatre, Technical Theatre, Theatre Production, Stage Properties, Stage Management, and serve as Technical Director for a four show main stage season. Qualifications include an M.F.A. in Technical Theatre and experience in professional and educational theatre. Experience with Vector works (preferred) or AutoCAD, MIG and /or TIG welding, wood and metal construction techniques, automated scenery, theatrical engineering, managing and executing properties, sound, and theatrical rigging strongly preferred. Must have effective organization, collaborative, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with students of differing skill levels. Capable of working at heights and can perform occasional heavy lifting. Duties include management of the Scene Shop, supervision of work-study and theatre production students, mentoring student technicians and props artisans, set construction with weekend and evening work sessions as needed, maintenance of facility and equipment, budgeting and purchasing of equipment and supplies; create and maintain daily operation schedules and production calendar for all department productions, provide technical support for student productions, and compliance with safe practices and workplace regulations.
Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately. The search will remain open until filled. Submit a letter of application, resume, a list of references, a statement of teaching philosophy, “Release of Information” ( http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/RELEASE_form04.05.doc ) and “EEO Data Collection Form” ( http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/EEOFormrevJuly2012.pdf ) (the EEO form is voluntary). Please submit documents to (indicate position #F0303):
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
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|• Job Title:||Assistant Director / Technical Director|
|• Job Type:||Full-Time Job|
|• Employer:||Longwood University|
|• Location:||Farmville, Virginia, United States|