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26 Feb 2020

Full-Time Dramatic Arts Technical Instructor

Los Angeles City College  Los Angeles, California, United States

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Job Description

The Los Angeles Community College District announces a full-time, tenure-track Dramatic Arts Technical Instructor faculty position, specializing in Technical Theatre and Theatre Arts courses.
The assignment begins at Los Angeles City College (LACC) in Fall of 2020. Qualified individuals are invited to submit applications.

Issue Date: February 13, 2020

Founded in 1929, LACC is the oldest of the nine colleges that make up the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the world.  The campus is in the heart of Los Angeles, minutes from Hollywood and Downtown and conveniently adjacent to major freeway arteries and public transportation including the MTA and Metro.  LACC is culturally rich with one of the most ethnically, ideologically and age diverse student bodies in the country.  It is this diversity that drives LACC’s long tradition of innovation and responsiveness to the changing needs of the times and its more than 17,000 students.  Our programs range from serving the traditional transfer students to career training, adult career advancement, cultural integration and personal enrichment. Courses are offered during the day, evening, on weekends, via online and through other specialized tracks.

Position Abstract:
The instructor will teach a mix of technical theatre and theatre studies courses for the required contract load including courses in: scenic design and/or lighting design, and technical theater practicum courses connected to our season of 6-8 shows per year. Production work will include designing scenery and lights for our shows. Departmental responsibilities may include participating in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Student Learning Outcome Committee, writing course outlines, revising our Associate of Arts Degree, certificates, create new innovative courses and programs, and assuming leadership responsibilities in the technical theater discipline. Excellent collaboration, organization and communication skills required.


  • Serve as Technical Director, the professor who guides production schedules, budgets and operations.
  • Teaches classes in the technical theatre discipline.
  • Provides leadership in technical theatre area.
  • Designs scenery and/or lights in collaboration with the director and production team.
  • Attends production meetings and collaborates with the production team.
  • Leads production teams and participates in production practicums.
  • Coordinates with staff to provide technical support for other department events.
  • Provides ongoing development of innovative technical programs and certificates, curriculum and grant proposals.
  • Organizes technical theater elements of the annual advisory board meetings for Career Technical Education planning.
  • Performs outreach to high schools and cultivate employment pathways into the industry.
  • Advises theatre majors on pathways to careers, degrees, transfers and certificates.
  • Uses a variety of teaching tools, including software, video and audio technology, including specialty software in scenery and lighting design.
  • Attends rehearsals on weekends or weeknights if necessary.
  • Fulfills department responsibilities including meetings, professional development activities, curriculum updates, office hours, mentoring and accompanying students to conferences and festivals.


  • Bachelor’s degree and two year of professional experience;
  • OR an Associate’s degree and six years of professional experience.


  • College level experience teaching specialty courses in technical theatre including scenery and/or lighting design.
  • Proven professional experience as a Technical Director and as a scenic and/or lighting designer.
  • Networks in local, regional or national professional or educational organizations.Teaching underprepared students in a community college.
  • Teaching a diverse student population.
  • Participation in College Theater Festivals or other competitive activities.
  •  Developing courses or certificates.
  •  Evidence of learner-centered teaching and ability to inspire, motivate and empower students to succeed.
  • Experience with a variety of teaching strategies to accommodate diverse learning styles.
  • Professional experience in theatre, motion pictures, television, industrial productions, trade shows, theme parks or live events.
  • Experience in digital design technology.
  • Knowledge of projection design, digital fabrication and multimedia.
  • Ability to teach traditional and contemporary production design.
  • Proficiency in design software such as AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp.


A medical certificate indicating fitness to instruct or associate with students is required at the applicant’s expense after selection from an eligible list and prior to employment.


The current starting range is from $59,140 to $92,070 for the 10- month academic year depending on education and experience.  The doctoral differential is 3,510 per academic year.  The District provides an excellent benefit package including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents.  Opportunities exist for summer and winter intersession teaching.  Assignments may be day, evening, or weekends, and may be on the main LACC campus or at a Dual Enrollment site.


For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the

following using the LACCD On-Line System. Please visit

 to apply for this position.

  1.  Letter of Interest (describing your interest in the position).
  2. Current descriptive resume that summarizes how you meet the qualifications of the position.
  3. Contact information for three (3) references (phone numbers and Email).
  4. Unofficial transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework with degrees posted {official transcripts will be required if selected for an interview.) Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries.  You can obtain a listing of approved foreign evaluation agencies at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

The completed application package must be filed no later than 4:30PM March 27, 2020. 
All materials submitted will become property of LACC.
After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.

Immediate filing is recommended.  For questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Vi Ly, Dean of Academic Affairs, Los Angeles City College    Email:

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications.  LACC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time.
Notification regarding advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

Individuals protected by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice.  Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Policy:
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection fort raining, layoff or termination.  A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).

Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce.

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Dramatic Arts Technical Instructor
  Los Angeles City College
   Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, design, instructor, lighting, teaching, technical director, technical theatre, and theatre. States: California.

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