Job Summary/Basic Function: Job Summary: Responsibilities will include serving as Technical Director for Department of Theatre & Dance season (which includes one musical, three plays and two dance concerts, and other student produced works throughout the academic year); acting as a mentor on student productions; serving as facility manager for other productions from across the University and the Community; managing the scene shop; tool and equipment maintenance and replacement; ensuring safety in all technical activities; oversee hang and focus, and a willingness to work with a diverse undergraduate student population.
Other responsibilities would consist of assisting and preparing budgets for departmental shows, handling paperwork, purchase requisitions, and time sheets, and coordinating strikes for productions. The candidate would be in charge of inventorying and monitoring equipment including lighting, sound and rigging. The candidate will be required to schedule all theatre & dance spaces and productions. Candidate will be responsible for overseeing THEA 2110 and THEA 4210: Production and lighting the dance concert.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position include: significant experience in technical direction for musicals, plays and dance concerts at the university level and/or significant professional experience in technical direction.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred requirements include: M.F.A. in Technical Direction or Theatrical Design. The successful candidate will be proficient in current trends in scenic technology, and demonstrate skill with budget management, CAD drafting, rigging, carpentry and metalworking. The candidate must have significant experience in facilities management in higher education.
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Posting Date: 07/08/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: How to Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Apply for this position by visiting https://jobs.lamar.edu. A letter of application, resume, transcript, portfolio, and contact information for at least three references are required to apply for this position.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana