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Cabrillo Stage Artistic Director (Non-Credit) - Associate Instructor
Cabrillo College

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2022
Title Cabrillo Stage Artistic Director (Non-Credit) - Associate Instructor
University Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA, United States
Department Executive
Application Deadline Oct. 14, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Fine Arts - Music
    Fine Arts - Drama/Theater

Cabrillo College

Cabrillo Stage Artistic Director (Non-Credit) - Associate Instructor


Job#  2022-01485

Deadline:  10/14/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:


Cabrillo College is accepting applications in order to fill a temporary, part-time, non-teaching faculty assignment that will become available in late 2022:

  Cabrillo Stage Artistic Director (Non-Credit) - Associate


The Cabrillo Stage Artistic Director assignment is in the Music and/or Theatre Arts Department at Cabrillo College and reports to the Dean of the Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts (VAPA) Division.

This position is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing all aspects of the artistic vision and focus of each Cabrillo Stage season and each production produced by the company during the season. The Artistic Director makes all major decisions and has final authority about the ongoing development of the aesthetic values and activities for each production and the season after extensive consultation with the VAPA Dean and the Managing Director/Consultant.

This associate position is open for application submission through the deadline date as noted above.


Interviews are tentatively scheduled for mid to late October, 2022.


Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!  

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,500+ students per term, including LatinX (46.82%), Multi-Ethnic (5.14%), Asian (2.53%), African-American (1.08%), Filipino (0.79%), American Indian or Alaskan Native (0.30%), and Pacific Islander (0.16%) as of Fall 2019. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.


About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries as well as the Silicon Valley business environment.

Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.


Examples of Duties


  Coordination of long-range and annual planning in collaboration with the Managing Director/Consultant and the Dean

  Chooses each piece to be produced; creates and develops a vision of the entire season

  Develops annual program budget in collaboration with the Managing Director/ Consultant and the Dean of the Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts (VAPA) Division

  Recruits, hires, supervises, and evaluates artistic personnel including independently contracted directors, performers, designers, stage managers, and student positions

  Works with the directors of each show to recruit actors and musicians throughout the season and at advertised auditions

  Recruits, hires, supervises, and evaluates key technical personnel, including Production Manager and Technical Director in collaboration with the Managing Director/Consultant

  Meets and collaborates with each production’s Director to make sure that the artistic vision is met within the allocated budget

  Attends all production meetings to support and evaluate ongoing production needs and artistic goals as they evolve

  Acts as a spokesperson and advocate for the organization's artistic purpose via press interviews, speaking engagements, public and social appearances, and at fundraising events and solicitations

  Directly creates and drafts press releases, promotional verbiage, and Artistic Director notes in coordination with Public Relations, Social Media coordinator, and Managing Director/Consultant

  Develops artistic fundraising receptions, dinners, and productions to supplement fundraising

  Initiates the development of good relations with local and Bay Area theater companies and other cultural organizations by attending productions and participating in meetings and joint activities where appropriate

  Is responsible for all aspects of the educational component including, but not limited to: enrollment of company members and interns, assigning extra class units to Cabrillo faculty in the company, and all record keeping in line with Cabrillo College procedures

  Fosters educational programs in, or in conjunction with, Cabrillo Stage in order to fulfill the educational part of the company’s mission

  Coordinates and communicates directly with all relevant College departments for all onsite related activities including, but not limited to, facility and room reservations, equipment requests, and all faculty-required requests

  Requests perusal scripts, show contract requests, and script acquisition from appropriate royalty houses and ensures production teams, musicians, and cast members have required materials


Other Duties:

  Available to complete assignment during evening or off-campus 

  Participate in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways

  Maintain timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress

  Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours

  Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation

  Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff

  Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accredited organization and licensure qualifications in one of the two disciplines as listed below: 



  Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty and staff, AND

  Master's in Music OR

  Bachelor's in Music AND a Master's in Humanities OR

  *Equivalent OR

  Possess a lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in Music



  Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students, faculty and staff, AND

  Master’s or Master of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/ performance OR

  Bachelor’s or Bachelor's of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/ performance AND Master’s in comparative literature, English, communication studies, speech, literature, or humanities OR

  *Equivalent OR

  Possess a lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in Drama/Theater Arts


Required Professional Expertise:

  Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional field

  Knowledge of and commitment to strategies and practices that enhance student success at community colleges, including effective use of technology

  Effective oral and written communication skills.

  Demonstrated ability to perform the duties effectively as described above

  Demonstrated ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; gender identities, sexual orientations; and students with disabilities

  Evidence of professional activities and service beyond the primary teaching assignment

  Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others

  Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices in the classroom

  Demonstrated ability to reflect critically on institutional and teaching practices that aim to increase cultural responsiveness

  Knowledge and understanding of the accountability and critical dimensions of equity

  Demonstrated ability addressing issues of equity in the classroom


Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

  Successful work experience at the community college level

  Experience working with diverse student populations

  Knowledge of culturally-responsive pedagogical teaching techniques and effective ways for engaging students who are historically under-represented and under-served.


*Equivalency Application Form and Process

Why would I complete the Equivalency Form when I’m already completing an application and have a relevant degree? To determine whether your current education, or exact discipline, and/or experience is "equivalent," you must submit an Equivalency Form to initiate a review by the Equivalency Committee at Cabrillo College and so that your application can move forward and be considered by the search committee. 

Please note the Equivalency Committee will consider only those applicants who formally request equivalency consideration by submitting the Completed Equivalency Form with their application by the closing date stated in the job announcement. Be sure to attach detailed evidence such as unofficial transcripts and/or other certifications that support the equivalency.

For additional information please review our Applicant FAQ’s.


Additional Information

Starting Salary: $1,454 - $2,232 per teaching unit, per semester.  This position includes three (3) teaching units in the Fall Semester, three (3) teaching units in the Spring Semester, and six (6) teaching units in the Summer during the Cabrillo Stage summer season.  Salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the Associate faculty salary schedule is step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $97 per unit is granted to eligible associate faculty. Assignments may be at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends; hours to be arranged.



1.  Complete the Application and answer ALL Supplemental Questions

2.  Attach a professional Resume or CV detailing teaching and work experience

3.  Attach one of the following:

  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended displaying any degrees conferred (copies, photos, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency and any costs are at the applicant’s expense - click here for more information OR

  Copy of a Lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in one of the Master's or Bachelor's areas as noted above OR

  Equivalency Form – click here (optional) Submit this form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. 


Attention Applicants

Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee; additional documents will not be reviewed by the committee.  Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.  Questions?  Concerns? Please contact HR as Departments, Divisions, and Committee Members are unable to discuss active recruitments with potential candidates.


Selection Procedure

This associate position is open through the deadline date as noted above OR until the position has been filled. A search committee will review application materials and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview.


Conditions of Employment

Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).


EEO Statement

Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.



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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Cabrillo College
    Aptos, CA


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