Theatre and Technical Director Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Position Information

Position Title

Theatre and Technical Director Adjunct Faculty

Position Type






Full Time or Part Time

Part Time

Fixed Term/Tenure Track



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience

Union/Non Union

Non Union

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:

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 stress.
  • 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 and/or carpentry.
  • Ability and desire to work with students, community members and staff.
  • 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 technology.
  • Have a broad knowledge of live performance and technology

CRITERIA : 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 strike.
  • 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 needed.
  • 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 schedule.
  • Assist designers with setting up, maintaining, and operating sound, lighting, stage, and other technical equipment and systems.
  • Ensure smooth operation of the technical aspects of all productions.
  • To Facilitate lighting, sound, and projection board operation during performances.
  • Assist with preparing and managing technical operation budgets, maintaining inventory, and ordering specialized supplies and equipment.
  • To Purchase, lease and/or borrow equipment within specified budgetary limits as needed.
  • Assist in making recommendations regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.
  • Ensure that invoices for payment and/or receipts for disbursement concerning authorized expenditures are promptly submitted proficiently and efficiently with all expenses within the budget.
  • 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.
Job Requirements

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

  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  • 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 Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?


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Close Date

Open Until Filled


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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.

Application Status ; 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. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree in an entertainment technology field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have three years of college teaching or equivalent set design experience at the college or professional level?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * 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.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Other

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