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'92 Theater Manager

Wesleyan University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Communications, Media Studies, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Part Time
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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
Wesleyan University is known for its global and experimental perspective on the arts and its innovative integration of the arts into the curriculum and the core of campus life. It seeks to serve as a cultural center for Middletown and the surrounding region, by working in tandem with faculty, students, community members, and artists to elevate the arts as a means of understanding the world.

The Theater alumni are notably active in the professional world. They appear on international and national stages, on and off Broadway, and many are the recipients of prestigious awards: “Bessie” Award designers Chloe Brown and Roderick Murray, Emmy Award recipients Dana Delany and Bradley Whitford, Tony Award winners Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Frank Wood are just a few examples. Wesleyan is also home to a vibrant community of student-run club theater and student-run music and dance performance groups. Reporting to the Producing Director, Arts Production, and working closely with the Theater Department, Dance Department, Arts Production, and the Center for the Arts, the ‘92 Theater Manager will manage and maintain a performance space, including a scene shop, as well as assist with other departmental and professional production needs. The manager will also act as a liaison to student performance groups for productions both within and beyond the 92 Theater. Responsibilities include: Venue Management
  • Ensuring students are trained in and follow good safety and production practices, including scene shop, lighting, rigging, multimedia, and sound techniques.
  • Overseeing and maintaining ’92 Theater theatrical equipment and inventory.
  • Coordinating and implementing various venue setups for dance and theater performances.
  • Participating in the scheduling of departmental arts productions across campus, with a particular focus on the ’92 Theater.
  • In collaboration with Arts Production team, support productions in the ’92 Theater involving the Dance department, the Theater department, and the Center for the Arts ( CFA ).
  • Managing ’92 Theater student staff and collaborating with professional staff that works in the venue.
  • Acting as Arts Production liaison to Physical Plant for the ’92 Theater.
  • Coordinating with the ‘92 Theater Advisory Committee as needed.
Facilitating and Supervising Student-run Productions in the ’92 Theater
  • Supporting student-run theater productions in the space, including coordinating load ins, productions, equipment rentals, and strikes for student groups.
  • Attending and facilitating relevant student theater groups meetings and planning sessions.
  • Approving all designs and advising on budgets for student-run productions.
  • Ensure proper student use of production rights for published plays
  • Coordinating with Student Affairs as needed on productions both within and outside the ’92 Theater.
Arts Production Team Member
  • Attending Arts Production staff and production meetings.
  • Work as a technician in other Wesleyan performing arts spaces as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This is a .83 FTE position that works approximately 37.5 hours per week for 43 weeks during the year and is off during summer. Specific weeks will vary based on ‘92 Theater needs.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in lighting, multimedia, sound and/or technical theater production for performance or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Demonstrated proficiency in using multimedia in a production setting.

Supervisory Experience.

Experience in modeling and instructing others in safe production practices including proper use of power tools and personal protective equipment.

Experience working at heights on ladders and lifts and ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without accommodation.

Ability to work a flexible schedule and some weekends and evenings as needed, particularly during production weeks.

Demonstrated knowledge of Google Calendar, Google Apps, and Microsoft Office Suite.

Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Effective communication skills.

Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
Proficiency in Vectorworks or AutoCad.

Experience supervising students or interns.
Experience with theatrical rigging practices and safety standards
Experience with sustainable theatrical production practices

Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is June 25, 2022
Additional Information
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan requires all employees to be vaccinated against Covid 19 unless they meet the criteria for a medical or religious exemption. New employees must be vaccinated prior to their start date. If an employee needs an exemption for medical or religious reasons, they must submit a request to Wesleyan and be approved before their start date.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,

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