Theatre and Technical Director Adjunct Faculty
Full Time or Part Time
Fixed Term/Tenure Track
Hiring Salary Range
Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience
Job Description Summary
As Theatre Instructor, the faculty member is responsible for the
coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation
of classroom instruction and related activities during the day,
evening, or weekend. The instructor must remain current in the
discipline area and continually explore teaching methods and
strategies to engage learners, organize and plan instructional
content that accommodates diverse learning styles, and devise
appropriate assessment tools that monitor student learning
outcomes. In addition, as part-time Technical Director, the faculty
member will have the following responsibilities:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Master’s Degree in an entertainment technology field
- Three years of college teaching or equivalent set design
experience at the college or professional level.
- Ability to operate theatrical equipment.
- Ability to manage personnel.
- Demonstrated ability to multitask and deal with high levels of
- Advanced knowledge of theatre; stage terminology and lexicon;
and theatrical skill sets
- Ability to speak and write in English effectively.
- Possession of advanced skill sets/knowledge in the following
areas: stage scenery, stage set design, rigging, lighting, sound
- Ability and desire to work with students, community members and
- Knowledge of drafting and the ability to read and create plans
for theatre productions and live entertainment.
- Ability to learn and apply emerging techniques in entertainment
- Have a broad knowledge of live performance and technology
The following criteria, which are not the sole
criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review
the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum
qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be
interviewed. Other information and observations made during the
interview process may be considered in the selection process. A
Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application.
Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below
for this position.
- Assist with the implementation of academic theatre production
elements, including build, paint, props, maintenance, and
- Determine the necessary technical support, such as lighting,
sound, staging, and special needs, such as projection, and the
solicitation and contracting of the additional crew, necessary for
events and performances in advance of production dates.
- Supervise set and stage construction, management and strike as
- Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and plots,
supplementing design work as needed.
- Complete construction of scenic design elements within the
designated time as determined by the overall production
- Assist designers with setting up, maintaining, and operating
sound, lighting, stage, and other technical equipment and
- Ensure smooth operation of the technical aspects of all
- To Facilitate lighting, sound, and projection board operation
- Assist with preparing and managing technical operation budgets,
maintaining inventory, and ordering specialized supplies and
- To Purchase, lease and/or borrow equipment within specified
budgetary limits as needed.
- Assist in making recommendations regarding capital purchases of
- Ensure that invoices for payment and/or receipts for
disbursement concerning authorized expenditures are promptly
submitted proficiently and efficiently with all expenses within the
- Assist in monitoring the condition of equipment, including
lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranging for repair and
replacement within budgetary constraints; performing preventive
maintenance on equipment as needed
- Maintain current knowledge of all equipment and supervises
training on all equipment.
- Help recruit, manage, and retain stagehand volunteers/paid
vendors and supervise student workers.
- Assist with assuring a safe work environment in the backstage
and stage areas.
- Attend required production meetings.
- Serve as senior manager on duty after regular hours of
operation during assigned productions.
- Oversee the management of all load-in materials and return of
borrowed/leased items for theatre area productions.
- Develop and maintain relationships with local designers,
builders, & colleges with technical training programs.
- Additional duties as assigned.
Must have the use of sensory skills to effectively communicate and
interact with students, employees, and the public through the use
of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the
ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and
controls. The ability to lift 50 pounds and the physical capability
to effectively use and operate various equipment related to live
events and mass communication production
Is Background Check Required?
- Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written
- As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present
acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a
U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
- A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer
of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal
information will be required if selected for an interview.
Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or
directly engaging with minor children on campus?
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Background Check Statement
Special Instructions to Applicants
Effective August 8, 2022, Prince George’s Community College’s
current vaccine mandate will expire for students, faculty, and
staff. Select exceptions may apply. Face coverings will be
voluntary campus-wide, including in classrooms and instructional
spaces. Although the College will no longer require new employees
and students to be vaccinated as a condition of employment or
instruction based on current public health conditions, COVID -19
vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended.
; you will receive an email
acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no
further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or
the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is
immediately sent to your references listed on your application.
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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a Master's Degree in an entertainment technology
- * Do you have three years of college teaching or equivalent set
design experience at the college or professional level?
- * Do you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to
continue working in the United States? As required by the 1986
Immigration Act, candidates must present acceptable documentation
showing that they are a U.S. Citizen or a resident authorized to
work in the U.S.
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- HigherEd Jobs
- Hispanic Outlook
- Personal Referral
- PGCC Website
- Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
- The Chronicle of Higher Ed
- The Washington Post
- Other: Please indicate below
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you
selected 'Other' please indicate source:
(Open Ended Question)
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2