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Position Title: Shop Manager, Technical Director
School/Division: Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-Humanties
Office: HCLAS, Drama and Dance
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Hofstra University is seeking a Shop Manager, Technical Director to work in the theatrical and academic facilities supporting production and classroom needs in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (HCLAS). This position reports to and works closely with the Production Manager, Technical Director to maintain the shop, supervise student aides, and provides technical support for the productions of Faculty and Students in Dance, Music, and Theatre. In this role you will be responsible for technical direction for 2-4 productions per academic year, supervising scene shop for both show production and various class work, and production support for an active production/concert schedule. This is a 12 month position, days and times vary depending on production calendar during the academic year.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide technical supervision, engineering, construction, and planning assistance for main season performing arts productions.
Teaching responsibilities include 2-4 sections of play production lab and supervise, train, assess students in a mentoring capacity, providing experiential learning opportunities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum BA/BFA with professional and/or university experience required.
Knowledge of standard practices and equipment in the areas of theatrical lighting, rigging, sound, and projection.
Demonstrated skill in theatrical carpentry.
Firm understanding of construction tools/equipment and safety.
Teaching experience in a liberal arts setting is desirable.
Must be able to lift or transport 15 lbs.
Availability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends for productions.
Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in an educational environment.
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the w...orld who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.