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Drama Technical Director

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff



Requested Start Date:

February 2, 2019

Pay Range:


Normal Work Schedule:

Varies depending on department and class needs

Job Summary:

The Drama Technical Director coordinates all scenic activities (scenery construction, painting, and props) for departmental productions, including supervision and operation of lighting and sound systems and provides technical assistance for related activities. This position supervises and instructs student workers, student theatre classes, and volunteer workers for departmental productions; maintains shop, lighting, and sound equipment; maintains inventory of required supplies, supervises students/crews in the production and running of departmental productions and ensures the physical space is maintained, and ensures safe, timely setup and smooth running of department productions.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates scenic activities for departmental productions ensuring production deadlines are met.
  • Moves from design to construction by producing working drawings for scenic construction of designs.
  • Provides a comprehensive learning experience for students serving on construction and running crews by assessing skill levels and overseeing the instruction of the technical aspects and safety procedures involved in scenic construction.
  • Assures the efficient operation of the shop by overseeing human and material resources and promoting preventive maintenance, preservation, and cleaning of scenery shop tools and equipment.
  • Serves an active role in the education of students by assisting in the stagecraft and construction components of the curriculum.
  • Corresponds with vendors and other theatre professionals on new techniques and equipment.
  • Uses and teaches appropriate techniques for carpentry, electrical, electronics, welding, painting, manual and computer drafting, sound production, fine woodworking and stage rigging.
  • Uses hand and power tools and gas and electric welders.
  • Reads and understands floor plans, design sketches, blueprints, and construction plans.
  • Applies intermediate to advanced computer knowledge (Word, Excel, Internet); CAD software, such as AutoCAD or Vector works; and sound or lighting software for theatre, for teaching and productions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the department head.
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts, attending professional development courses or other training as required by department head.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, and
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ practical work experience in technical production on a university or professional level

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Fine Arts, and
  • Experience in higher education administration working with students

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript

Additional Information: None

Supplemental Questions: None

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