Full-Time Technical Director
WOFFORD COLLEGE invites applications for a Technical Director for the Department of Theatre. This will be the department’s second 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. 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). Teaching opportunities (Stagecraft, etc.) may exist depending on experience of the selected incumbent.
The Technical Director is a full-time, exempt position located in the Department of Theatre. Hours of work performance are approximately 40 hours/week. Depending on shows and activities of the Theatre Department, evening and weekend hours will be required; otherwise, the normal work schedule is 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
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.
The Technical Director works both independently and at times, collaborates with other faculty or members of the Theatre Department, in a creative and dynamic environment and must possess excellent communication (writing, editing, speaking, and listening) skills to effectively carry out the key responsibilities of this position. Skills required include; rigging, wood and metal fabrication, CAD, automation/motor control, sound and lighting installation and operation.
Minimally a BA in theatre or closely related field is required for appointment. A MFA or equivalent professional experience is preferred. Preference will be provided for qualified candidates with demonstrated supervisory experience, as well as experience in higher education.
All application materials (ordered as following) must be submitted electronically as one pdf file to TheatreSearchMLLC@wofford.edu. Application materials include: (1) a letter of application explaining how you meet the qualifications of this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information for three professional references; and (4) a copy of graduate transcripts. Applicants are welcome to include supplementary evidence of teaching effectiveness and creative work.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wofford College provides a competitive benefits package including employer contribution to retirement savings and employer premium contribution to comprehensive major medical insurance, tuition remission for qualifying dependents, disability insurance. Other fringes are also available.
The College’s non-discrimination statement, as adopted by the Board of Trustees, is 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.
Wofford College values diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
It is the policy of Wofford College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at HR@wofford.edu .
A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon a completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
ABOUT WOFFORD COLLEGE
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, and is 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.
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