Studio Theatre Technical Director and Lighting/Sound Shop Supervisor
Ball State University
Ball State University, Department of Theatre and Dance, invites applications for a Studio Theatre Technical Director and Lighting/Sound Shop Supervisor beginning July 1, 2023.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Supervise and maintain the Sound and Light Shops for all Department of Theatre and Dance productions. Responsible for all budgetary and the planning, construction, and mounting of scenery for all Studio theatre and dance productions; hire, train, supervise, and mentor support staff and student employees in the theatre production labs and shops; oversee the timely completion of all scenic and property elements for Department of Theatre and Dance University Theatre productions in Strother Theatre; maintain and supervise the effective maintenance of all Strother theatre facilities and related equipment.
Master’s degree in theatre, dance, or related field or equivalent professional experience completed by date of employment. At least one year of experience in a position within the field of technical theatre. Excellent verbal communication skills; highly organized and effective problem solver; experience as a carpenter. Able to balance the teaching and production needs of an active undergraduate program. Ability to work collegially within a liberal arts setting.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Master of Fine Arts degree in sound, lighting, or technical theatre. Over three years of experience in the area of sound, lights and/or technical direction. Knowledge of welding; Experience as an electrician and/or sound engineer. Experience as a live sound mixer.
Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/37210. Include the following documents with your application: resume, examples of creative/technical work uploaded in the “Other” category, cover letter addressed to William Jenkins, Jana Millspaugh, and Julie Roach, and an inclusive excellence statement. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 7, 2023.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
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The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
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