Lecturer in Theatre Technology; Technical Director/Scenic Studio
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The Lecturer in Theatre Technology; Technical Director/Scenic
Studio Head Carpenter assumes the responsibilities of Technical
Direction, scenic and property builds, as well as the design of one
mainstage project and a two-course yearly teaching load. The
Technical Director/Scenic Studio Head Carpenter is responsible for
overseeing and supporting student involvement in the areas of the
scenic studio, properties, and scenic painting. The Technical
Director/Scenic Studio Head Carpenter is an experienced
professional responsible for demonstrating and educating the
students on proper tool and material usage acceptable within
industry standards. Position requires attendance at evening/weekend
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are
not limited to, the following functions:
- Provide Technical Direction for all four main stage theatre
department productions (3 plays, 1 dance concert)
- Provide Scenic Design for one main stage project per
- Teach one course per semester (2 courses per year): Stagecraft,
and one additional course in candidate's area of expertise (Scene
Design, Advanced Technical Theatre Topics, CAD, etc.)
- Attend departmental meetings and functions as
- Maintains all equipment and supplies within the Scenic
- Works with Production Supervisor, Scenic Designer and
Department Chair to develop and maintain production budgets for
scenic and properties.
- Upholds all OSHA standards and/or specific theatrical safety
- Demonstrates and teaches proper tool and material
- Communicates with Production Supervisor, Scenic Designer and
Department Chair on all build schedules and processes.
- Installation and realization of all scenic and properties
- Ensures theatrical facility maintenance and upkeep.
- Aids the Production Supervisor with the purchasing of equipment
and seasonal supplies..
- Other duties as assigned.
Requires a high degree of collaborative and technical skills to
engage the students in the implementation of theatrical designs for
Willamette University Theatre. Performance of responsibilities has
a distinct impact upon the operations of the University. The
position requires an exceptional level of coordination and visual
attention for all job functions and is exposed to typical hazards
and environmental adversities standard in professional and academic
scenic studios and performance venues. Functions are primarily
performed indoors. Supervision is limited to student workers.
Any combination of education, training or experience that provides
the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the
essential functions. B.A. or BFA with two years of relevant
production experience required. Terminal degree preferred.
- Skills necessary for the budgeting and purchasing of materials
- Skills necessary to read, understand, and create scale
drawings. Vectorworks and/or AutoCAD preferred.
- Skills necessary to teach student crews advanced in-studio
building techniques including, but not limited to: welding; stage
carpentry; finish carpentry; scenic painting and properties
- Ability to plan, organize, and implement designs related to the
Willamette University Theatre on time and on budget.
- Ability to supervise, train, and develop student
- Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people
in a manner that positively portrays the Willamette University
Theatre and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.
- Ability to effectively supervise multiple projects and multiple
personnel involved in the projects in accordance with Willamette
University Theatre's objectives, policies and
- This position is subject to a criminal conviction record
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with
staff, faculty, guest artists, and students.
ABOUT WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY
Willamette is a nationally renowned private liberal arts university
in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 1842, Willamette is the first
university established in the western U.S. and has become a
national leader in sustainability and civic engagement. Our
beautiful, historic campus, located across the street from the
Oregon State Capitol, features a residential undergraduate College
of Liberal Arts and two professional graduate schools: The College
of Law, and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Through
small classes, close student-faculty relationships, a commitment to
collaborative research, and a variety of programs to meet
individual student objectives, we provide an environment where
teaching and learning flourish.
Salary Range: $50,000 - $56,000
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
All University positions require that candidates submit to a
criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not
automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of
conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the
You will need to upload the following documents as part of your
application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled
Questions may be addressed to Jonathan Cole, Theatre Department
Chair, at email@example.com.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Apply online at https://willamette.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/willametteuniversityjobs/job/Salem-Campus/Lecturer-in-Theatre-Technology--Technical-Director-Scenic-Studio-Head-Carpenter_R0003633
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to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting
and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek
candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented
groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus
varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.
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