19 Jul 2017

Full-Time Job Technical Director

Wofford College (Job Poster) – Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

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Job Description

WOFFORD COLLEGE is seeking a Technical Director for the Department of Theatre. This will be the department’s first season in the new Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, a state-of-the-art facility that is home to both theatre and visual arts. The Center for the Arts includes a 320-seat proscenium theatre, a 75-seat black box theatre, classrooms and offices, in addition to extensive gallery, museum, and studio spaces. The Technical Director takes a positive leadership role to help create and support a producing environment that is artistically visionary, professional, efficient and safe. The Technical Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the realization of set, lighting, sound and video designs; supervision and training of work-study/student crews; management and maintenance of the scene shop, storage spaces and the theatres, including equipment repair/replacement; and attendance as needed throughout technical rehearsals, performances and strike. Currently the Department of Theatre produces two main stage shows, one black box production, a student-directed and produced show during January Interim (minimal Technical Director support) and regularly occurring special events such as acting, directing and devised theatre class productions (minimal production). Skills required: rigging, wood and metal fabrication, CAD, automation/motor control, sound and lighting installation and operation, interest and ability to work with students, maintaining a cooperative work environment. Teaching opportunities (Stagecraft, etc.) may exist depending on level of education. The Technical Director is expected to be part of a team of dedicated theatre artists who provide a model of professionalism and artistic integrity to all students. A BA in theatre is required, MFA or equivalent professional experience is preferred.

Wofford College is actively recruiting diverse faculty, staff, and students in accordance with the college’s strategic plan for diversity. We welcome applications from ethnic minorities, indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identities, visible minorities and others who may contribute to its diversity. 

Wofford College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status.

Employer Profile: Wofford College
URL: http://www.wofford.edu/

Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 25 major fields of study to a student body of 1,650 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation, and successful graduates. Wofford is home to one of the nation’s 283 Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The college community enjoys Greek Life as well as 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams.

Wofford is located a few blocks north of the central business district of Spartanburg, S.C. The Spartanburg area boasts an active international commercial community that comprises companies such as BMW and Michelin. Spartanburg is a growing and diverse community that supports seven college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations.

All applications must include the following materials: a letter of application that addresses how the candidate is prepared to meet the specific needs of Wofford’s Theatre Program; curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three professional references; and a copy of graduate transcripts. Applicants are welcome to include supplementary evidence of teaching effectiveness and creative work.

Submit all materials, ordered as above, electronically as one pdf file to: TheatreSearchMLLC@wofford.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to the chair of the Department of Theatre, Dr. Mark Ferguson, at fergusonma@wofford.edu.



• Job Title: Technical Director
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Wofford College
• website: www.wofford.edu
• Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, Education, technical director, and theatre. Location: South Carolina. Job listing expires in 28 days.