The Azusa Pacific University Department of Theater Arts invites applications for the position of Technical Director to begin January 2018. The department, which consists of five full-time faculty members, offers a B.A. in Theater Arts and a BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen. The Department of Theater Arts is housed within the School of Visual and Performing Arts in the College of Music and the Arts. The College of Music and the Arts is focused on exceptional artistic development and the incorporation of authentic Christian faith. These dual aspirations extend and enrich our influence on culture.
Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Azusa Pacific University conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Position Title: Technical Director Position Tracking Number: F692 School/College: School of Visual and Performing Arts/College of Music and the Arts Department: Theater Arts Location: Azusa Campus
The primary responsibilities for this position will be teaching courses in technical theater, stage management and assist in the general education core curriculum. As technical director this individual will supervise the technical implementation of scenic, lighting, and sound elements for a five to six production academic season. In addition, they will design and serve as safety coordinator for production facilities, including the shops and three performance venues (Main Stage, Black Box and Dance Studio) as well as maintenance of equipment. They will oversee the technical budget and operational scheduling. This position also oversees the in-house rental program of theatrical properties and scenery pieces. The Technical Director supervises students, shop foreman, student workers, contracted carpenters, painters and electricians.
Additional responsibilities may include:
Working with college and university leadership to recruit and retain students. Advising students. Actively participating in service to the University through committee participation, School and/or University level as well as service to the broader professional community. Maintaining active professional scholarship. Advancing the APU mission, vision, and strategic plan. Other duties as assigned by the Chair. May be needed to work at alternative Regional Campuses or Sites.
Level: Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.
Bachelor of Arts required. MFA in Technical Theater or equivalent professional experience preferred.
Experience: 5 years experience in technical theater with an emphasis in theatrical construction, electrical lighting, sound and design experience. Stage management a focus. Mental Demands:
Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Candidates must align with Azusa Pacific University's Christian identity. Faculty members are expected to sign a Statement of Faith (available at http://www.apu.edu/about/believe), to adhere to the policies outlined in the Faculty Handbook, and to integrate the Christian faith in teaching and scholarship.