Assistant Professor of Technical Theater (Stagecraft) #AC19-0770
Theatre Arts/Fine & Performing Arts Division/Santa Ana College
Tenure Track Position
RSCCD has one of the highest faculty salary schedules among California's 72 community college districts. New faculty may be placed as high as step 11 on the salary schedule based upon verified teaching/work experience. The current starting salary may range from $60,826.05 - $102,877.08/year ($63,259.09 - $106,992.16/year effective July 2020) for the 10-month academic year, depending upon education and experience. Additional compensation is provided for work beyond the basic teaching contract.
The district will contribute up to $30,672.60 per year toward the medical/dental insurance expense for the employee and any eligible dependents, plus $1,750 per year for additional fringe benefit expenses, life insurance coverage of $50,000 or the employee's annual salary, whichever is greater and ten days of sick leave per year. Membership in the California State Teachers' Retirement System.
2020 Fall Semester
Deadline to Apply:
Monday, February 10, 2020, 5:00 PM
Under general supervision of the Dean of Fine & Performing Arts, the successful candidate will teach a variety of college courses in technical theater as well as courses within the program. The successful candidate will also mentor students through execution of set, lighting, and sound design for theater, dance, music, film and television and other collaborative productions. Teach a minimum of contractual hours in technical theater and dept. courses. Teach all assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments unless excused according to Board Policy provisions. Maintain accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress. Assist in maintaining course outline for each assigned course. Design and implement scenery and lighting for theater, dance and film and television productions as needed and scheduled. Be familiar with and observe the administrative regulations as they appear in board policy (flex calendar obligations, course overviews, etc.). Participate in service to the department, division and college; other committees as needed and/or requested. Participate in curriculum development and implementation. Advise students; outreach and recruitment activities.
(Applicants must meet one of the following):
Possess from an accredited institution: Any Bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional experience directly related
to the faculty member's teaching assignment; or any associate degree and six years of professional experience directly related to
the faculty member's teaching assignment. Professional experience is required when the applicant possesses a master's degree, OR
Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR
The equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies Section in the
application form and provide conclusive evidence of such).
Graduate level coursework in Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Make-Up Design for theater. MFA or PhD in Theater.
Knowledge of and ability to teach current and emerging entertainment technologies such as: projections LED technologies pixel mapping technologies moving light and intelligent light operation, etc. lighting and production design for film and television.
Professional experience leading a production team.
Professional experience in lighting and production design for film and television.
Experience working with high school students/teachers for program recruitment as well as dual enrollment teaching experience
Experience working with unique communities (for example, autism spectrum, differently-abled, aged, etc.)
Experience working in online educational platforms.
Experience working in the community college environment - curriculum development, service, committee work, etc.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to establish collegial relationships with faculty and staff.
Demonstrated experience with community engagement and audience building.
Demonstrated commitment to improving access to, and retention in, higher education for students from communities traditionally
under-represented in higher education.
Demonstrated experience in multicultural teaching practices.
Demonstrated experience teaching courses with an emphasis on cultural and ethnic diversity.
Evidence of skill using technology, such as Photoshop and video, as they relate to publicity/marketing, archival and artistic
Experience in teaching students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and widely varying levels of proficiency preferred.
A working knowledge of and experience with student learning outcomes and assessment.
In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
Educational experience - breadth and depth
Work experience - breadth and depth
Demonstrated leadership capabilities
Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socioeconomic community
Credentials or minimum qualifications authorizing service in other areas of need
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
Bilingual ability (if needed)
Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview.
Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews, in addition to the above, may be evaluated on the following factors:
Oral communication skills
Problem solving skills
Successful teaching, problem solvin
g or performance demonstration
Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. A predetermined set of questions will be asked during all interviews. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants.
Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online at http://www.rsccd.edu/employment/Pages/Employment.aspx
by the specified closing date for the position. If you do not have a computer, there is a computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Note: District Office will be closed December 23, 2019 – December 27, 2019.
Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
Unofficial Transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)
Travel reimbursement is available to those meeting the established district criteria.
Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.