founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
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
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
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
Facilitating and Supervising Student-run Productions
in the ’92 Theater
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Coordinating with the ‘92 Theater Advisory Committee as
Arts Production Team Member
- 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
- Ensure proper student use of production rights for published
- Coordinating with Student Affairs as needed on productions both
within and outside the ’92 Theater.
- Attending Arts Production staff and production meetings.
- Work as a technician in other Wesleyan performing arts spaces
- 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.
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
Demonstrated proficiency in using multimedia in a production
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
Proficiency in Vectorworks or AutoCad.
Experience supervising students or interns.
Experience with theatrical rigging practices and safety
Experience with sustainable theatrical production practices
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is June 25, 2022
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.