Technical Director/ Production Manager
The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for Technical Director/Production Manager.
The position is a twelve-month Administrative Faculty position beginning as soon as possible. The Technical Director is expected to effectively supervise student workers, laboratory students, and student designers and stage managers with the goal to actively train these emerging professionals and further develop their skills in the field. The Technical Director will oversee the operation and maintenance of the scenic construction facilities and three performance spaces and be expected to engage in the professional management of equipment and personnel. Additionally, the Technical Director will coordinate the development of production seasons including the facilitation of technical elements and the supervision of technical rehearsals, maintain oversight of budgets and calendars with the department chair, liaison with university safety and facilities personnel, as well as other duties as assigned. The successful candidate should have excellent communication, thoughtful budgetary and time management skills, and knowledge of running a scene shop in an academic setting. They should demonstrate potential as an excellent teacher and mentor, willingness to undertake service roles, and the ability to model professional standards and lead by example.
The College of Liberal Arts is home to the School of the Arts — an epicenter for the University’s booming arts scene. The School of the Arts encompasses three departments: art, music, and theatre and dance. We are driven to help teach students and help them blossom into thriving artists. Students and faculty create work, which we showcase to the community to inspire and encourage imagination.
The University of Nevada, Reno and the College of Liberal Arts strongly value diversity, equity and inclusion. Besides housing a growing interdisciplinary Department of Gender, Race and Identity Studies, the College has a Latino Research Center and affiliated faculty in the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies. The College plays an active role in addressing racism, bias and inequities in society and at the local level. For examples of the innovative and unique ways we are working to dismantle racism, visit our Diversity, Research and Engagement website. The College emphasizes inquiry, discovery and openness to new ideas and perspectives and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the humanities, social sciences and arts.
- MFA in Theatre or related field with an emphasis in theatre technology/production management and two years of professional and /or academic experience.
- Teaching experience at the college level.
- Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or VectorWorks.
- Evidence of attention to diversity, equity and inclusion.
This posting is open until filled
First review of applications will begin on November 11, 2022. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.
Link to direct applicants to apply:
Department Contact: Maria Cabangon
Contact Information: 775-682-8341
Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: director, manager, performing arts, production manager, technical director, and university. States: Nevada.
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