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Theatre and Dance Technical Director
Casper College

Date Posted Jul. 11, 2018
Title Theatre and Dance Technical Director
University Casper College
Department School of Fine Arts and Humanities
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Casper, WY
    United States
  • Director/Manager
    Professional Staff
  • Fine Arts - Drama/Theater

The Casper College Theatre and Dance Program is seeking a well-qualified technical director to provide support for its annual productions. Casper College offers Associate of Arts degrees in Dance Performance, Musical Theatre Performance, Theatre Performance, and Technical Theatre.

The​ ​Technical Director​ ​works closely with students and faculty to​ ​provide​ ​technical​ ​support​ ​for​ ​all​​ ​productions​ ​in​ ​the​ ​theatre​ ​and​ ​dance program. ​ ​The Technical​ ​Director​ ​may​ ​also design​ ​one​ ​production​ ​per​ ​year, ​​depending​ ​upon​​ expertise​ ​and departmental​ ​need. This is a full-time, ten (10) month position.

As an essential part of the artistic team, the technical director ​coordinates​ ​and​ ​participates​ ​in​ ​the​ ​construction​ ​of​ ​sets and props, hanging and focusing​ of ​​lighting instruments; collaborates with the audio engineer on sound for all productions;​ mentors and supervises students; ​exhibits​ ​solid​ ​carpentry,​ theatrical​ ​engineering ​and​ ​rigging​ ​skills;​ ​is fluent​ ​in​ current​ ​drafting​ ​software;​ ​maintains departmental​ ​labor​ ​and​ ​material​ ​resources;​ ​has​ ​excellent pre-and post-production​ ​organizational​ ​skills;​ ​and has​ ​the​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​craft​ ​a​ ​thorough​ ​and​ ​accurate​ ​production plan.​ ​​​The​ ​technical​ ​director​ ​is​​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​applicable​ ​maintenance​ ​of​ ​facilities​ ​and equipment and communicates well with Casper College Facilities personnel;​ collaborates with designer(s) to work within allocated ​budgets​ ​to​ ​purchase​ ​production equipment​ ​and​ ​supplies;​ ​and​ ​maintain​s ​compliance with​ ​safe​ ​practices​,​ ​workplace regulations, and college policies.

Essential​ ​Functions:
Coordinate and participate in the development and construction ​of​ ​all​ ​theatre​ ​and​ ​dance​ ​productions
Collaborate​ ​with​ ​designer(s)​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​working​ ​drawings​ ​for​ ​scenic designs​
Collaborate with designer(s) to establish production budget priorities
Acquire​ ​all​ ​material​ ​needed​ ​for​ ​productions
Schedule​ ​and​ ​execute​ ​the construction​ ​of​ ​production​ ​elements
Utilizing best practices in safety, supervise, mentor,​ ​and​ ​instruct​ ​work-study​ ​and​ ​lab​ ​students
Supervise​ ​mounting​ ​of​ ​technical​ ​elements​ ​of​ ​productions
Assist in production tech rehearsals and strikes
Maintain​ ​shops, ​​equipment, ​​and​ ​storage​ ​areas
Attend​ ​department​ ​meetings​ ​and​ ​production​ ​meetings
Work within all​ ​applicable institutional​ policies and​ ​responsibilities
Assume other​ ​duties​ ​as​ ​directed​ ​by​ ​Theatre​ ​Department​ ​Chair​ ​and/or​ ​Arts​ ​and​ ​Humanities​ ​Dean

Minimum​ ​Qualifications:
Bachelor’s​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​Technical​ ​Theater​
Ability​ ​to​ ​collaborate​ ​effectively​ ​with​ ​artistic​ ​colleagues
Ability​ ​to​ ​use current drafting​ ​software
Knowledge​ ​of​ ​current​ ​lighting​ ​equipment, ​ ​including​ ​mounting, maintenance, ​ ​and​ ​repair
Demonstrated​ ​skills​ ​in​ ​theatrical​ ​carpentry, ​rigging,​ ​painting,​ ​audio,​ ​lighting, and props
Effective​ ​verbal, ​written, ​and​ ​interpersonal​ ​skills
Demonstrate​ ​a​ ​passion​ ​for​ ​theatre​ ​and​ ​dance​
Desired Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Technical Theatre
Experience in scenic and/or lighting design
Facilities and Accreditation:
Krampert​ ​Theatre​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​a​ ​thrust​ ​main​stage​ ​(seating​ ​381), ​a​ ​black​ ​box​ ​theatre​ ​(150), ​and​ ​a​ ​dance​ ​theatre​ ​(​100). ​ ​​ ​​​The​ ​institution​ ​is accredited by the National​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Schools​ ​of​ ​Dance​ ​(NASD) and the ​National Association of Schools​ ​of​ ​Theatre​ ​(NAST).

Work​ ​Environment:
While​ ​performing​ ​the​ ​duties​ ​of​ ​this​ ​job,​ ​the​ ​employee​ ​is​ ​regularly​ ​exposed​ ​to​ ​mechanical​ ​parts, power-tools,​ ​fumes,​ ​and​ ​airborne​ ​particles.​ ​​​The​ ​employee​ ​occasionally​ ​works​ ​at​ ​heights​ ​and works​ ​with​ ​and​ ​around​ ​machinery​ ​with​ ​moving​ ​parts.​ ​The​ ​majority​ ​of​ ​the​ ​time​ ​will​ ​be​ ​spent indoors​ ​in​ ​a​ ​climate​ ​controlled​ ​environment,​ ​but​ ​occasionally​ ​various​ ​weather​ ​conditions​ ​will​ ​be encountered​ ​while​ ​traveling​ ​between​ ​buildings​,​ ​working​ ​near/on​ ​the​ ​dock, or acquiring materials off-campus.​ ​The​ ​noise​ ​level​ ​in the​ ​work​ ​environment​ ​is​ ​typically​ ​at​ ​a​ ​normal​ ​level,​ ​but​ ​occasionally​ ​moderate​ ​to​ ​high​ ​levels​ ​of noise​ ​will​ ​be​ ​encountered​ ​during​ ​certain​ ​activities​ ​(e.g., ​using​ ​the​ ​shop​ ​vac,​ ​power-tools,​ ​etc.).​ ​Stage​ ​work​ ​may​ ​require​ ​accessing​ ​and​ ​working​ ​in​ ​small​ ​spaces,​ ​above​ ​the​ ​stage​ ​at height,​ ​and​ ​behind/below​ ​the​ ​stage​ ​in​ ​smaller​ ​areas.​ ​Work​ ​is​ ​usually​ ​performed​ ​during​ ​the normal​ ​workday,​ ​however,​ ​occasional​ ​early​ ​morning,​ ​late​ ​evening​ ​and​ ​weekend​ ​work​ ​may​ ​be required.

Physical​ ​Demands:
While​ ​performing​ ​the​ ​duties​ ​of​ ​the​ ​job,​ ​the​ ​employee​ ​must​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​stand​ ​for​ ​long​ ​periods​ ​of time,​ ​speak,​ ​hear,​ ​use​ ​hands​ ​and​ ​fingers​ ​to​ ​handle​ ​materials​ ​and​ ​use​ ​computer,​ ​feel,​ ​and​ ​reach with​ ​hands​ ​and​ ​arms,​ ​climb​ ​or​ ​balance,​ ​stoop,​ ​kneel,​ ​crouch​ ​or​ ​crawl.​ ​Occasional​ ​lifting​ ​of​ ​up​ ​to 50​ ​pounds​ ​may​ ​be​ ​required.​ ​Work​ ​includes​ ​use​ ​of​ ​hands​ ​to​ ​manipulate​ ​and​ ​use​ ​tools​ ​and equipment​ ​related​ ​to​ ​theatre​ ​production.

Submit the​ ​Casper​ ​College​ ​on-line​ ​application, including three references
​Letter of interest
Provide a portfolio of technical direction/design work (may be URLs)
Copies​ ​of​ ​Transcripts​ ​(official​ ​transcripts​ ​required​ ​upon​ ​employment)

Note to Candidates:
Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
This is a benefited position.

  • Casper College is an equal opportunity institution and as such, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Direct inquiries or complaints to Linda Toohey, associate vice president for student services at 125 College Dr, Casper, WY 82601, 307-268-2667, or, or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 1244 Speer Blvd, Ste 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582; 303-844-5695 or TDD 303-844-3417.

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