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Theater Arts - Technical Theater and Design Instructor
North Orange County Community College District

  • Jan. 11, 2018
  • Theater Arts - Technical Theater and Design Instructor
  • FA & Instructional Development
  • North Orange County Community College District
    Anaheim, CA
    United States
  • 3/1/2018
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Fine Arts - Drama/Theater
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Theater Arts - Technical Theater and Design Instructor

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: CCF824

Location: Cypress College

Department: FA & Instructional Development

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 10 Months/Year

Work Schedule: Full Time, Tenure Track

Job Description:

Teach courses in Theater that could include Introduction to Theater Design, Theater Sound and Recording, Stagecraft, Lighting Design Fundamentals, Introduction to Theater and related courses to a diverse population.

Working knowledge of techniques, methods and procedures of theater, including fabrication techniques in wood and metal, automation, projection, theatrical rigging, drafting, proficiency in Vectorworks and other software applications for theater design, production team management, electrics, and familiarity of appropriate safety precautions and procedures.

Coordinate, supervise and support students in the technical theater program.

Actively participate in the department's recruitment and high school outreach efforts.

Work collaboratively, artistically, and cordially with fellow faculty and staff on various projects and productions including theater festivals, four major productions during the academic year, and summer productions.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Primary Purpose:

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Working Relationships:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Special Requirements:

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters or Master of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/performance


Bachelors or Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/performance


Masters in comparative literature, English, communication studies, speech, literature or humanities


The equivalent. Equivalent qualifications may include related education, training, employment and professional experience that would be equal to the required degree(s) and experience in this field as determined by the District Equivalency Committee.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience teaching Theater Arts in an educational environment with an emphasis in technical theater.

Design capabilities in at least two of the following areas: scenery, lighting, sound and projection.

Experience supervising student designers and student production crews.

Strong organizational and administrative skills.

Participation in professional organizations.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

Working Conditions:

Cypress College a two-year community college accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges opened in 1966 and has grown to a beautiful 110-acre campus offering over 300 programs of study in academic and vocational areas. Recently ranked #1 in the state and 27th in the nation (among all community colleges) by Niche Inc. based on success metrics and student feedback. Employees at Cypress College focus on sharing the academic journey with students by investing in their success. As a result, Cypress College epitomizes an environment of academic excellence. Whether it is vocational studies such as our T-TEN program, a collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation which is ranked #1 in the nation, or academic programs, such as English and ESL, where the success rate of our students is 15% higher than statewide averages, Cypress College sets the benchmark for excellence.
Our comprehensive Student Services programs support and enhance strategic goals related to access, retention and persistence initiatives on campus. As a valued partner with instructional faculty, student services staff and counseling faculty strive to implement innovative strategies to reduce and eliminate documented achievement gaps on campus. Cypress College truly embodies an inclusive learning culture. The student body is incredibly diverse, with over 43% Hispanic, 23% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 23% Caucasian. Students from over 30 countries join our International Student program every year. The College believes in a multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students. Cypress College has strong partnerships with the local community that culminated in a $574 million bond measure in 2014, the second largest in the history of Orange County. The College is poised to revitalize infrastructure and facilities to provide a state-of-the art learning environment for students.
College employees are dedicated to the core values of Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality and Inclusiveness. We invite you to be a part of this celebrated and diverse community of learners where we put Students First. More information can be found at

Salary Range: $64,236 - $97,252 Annually

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 2016114FT

Open Date: 01/10/2018

Close Date: 3/1/2018

Special Instructions Summary: Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate N/A (not applicable). Do not use terms such as see resume or see attached.
The minimum required number of references for this position is five (5).
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References, including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.
The effective start date may vary pending the approval of the academic calendar.
NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit to view the administrative procedures AP 7120-10.
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

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