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Visiting Instructor of Technical Theatre

Texas Wesleyan University
Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenure Status (Faculty Only) Non-Tenure Track Position Summary Texas Wesleyan is seeking a Visiting Instructor of Technical Theatre. Position has a 12 hour credit load per semester, with six hours being two three -hour technical theatre courses and six hours within the production schedule. Two mainstage productions are produced each semester within a black box type of space in what was a former church. This is currently a visiting position with potential to lead to a tenure track position. Theatre Wesleyan has an average of 50 majors with five full time faculty and a staff business manager and staff scene shop supervisor. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Technical Director for four mainstage productions in the Academic year.
  • Main responsibility is in the areas of stage lighting, sound design and engineering and computer design technology.
  • Teach two theatre courses a semester within technical theatre areas such as Stagecraft, Lighting , Sound and Computer Technology.
  • Mentor and work with undergraduate student designers on the various productions during the academic year.
  • Support and advise the technical and production team on financial needs and budgeting.
  • Work with the directors of the productions to oversee the completion of projects and ensure that technical needs are met.
  • Works with the Scene shop foreperson to advise in technical direction for each production.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with a production team of students, faculty and guest directors.
  • Provide organizational skills and time management abilities and production mentoring to students within the production areas of scenery, lighting and sound.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.
Education, Certifications and/or Licenses
  • A Master of Fine Arts with a Technical Theatre emphasis from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Educational Theatre /Professional Theatre experience preferred and the ability to work collaboratively to execute productions within available resources
  • Teaching Experience within the Technical Theatre course areas.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Knowledge of and commitment to appropriate safety precautions/procedures and current industry practices.
  • Able to collaborate with theatre students, faculty and staff.
  • Experience in managing a workload including multiple projects and production schedules required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to consistently meet deadlines while maintaining high attention for details.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks.
  • Ability to explain technical aspects of sound and lighting systems and equipment to those whom have limited technical knowledge.
  • Ability to work individually and within a team environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills.
  • Ability to use discretion in handling confidential matters, while complying with privacy and security regulations (FERPA).
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and office atmosphere.
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to write standard correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to current students and University employees.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to complete all physical tasks as needed.
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