Technical Director

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Little Rock, ARKANSAS
Job Type: FullTime

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Type of Position:
Research


Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:

Fixed Duration of Project/Grant (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:


Sponsorship Available:

No

Institution Name:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 501-916-3180.

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-916-3180.



Department:

Theatre


Department's Website:

https://ualr.edu/theatre

Summary of Job Duties:

The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock seeks a twelve-month Research Assistant in the role of Technical Director for a one-year appointment [with the possibility of renewal]. The successful candidate will join an accomplished and collegial team of theatre faculty and staff dedicated to a student-centered model of production. As the department expands production capacity and in-person performances, we seek a candidate committed to collaboration and artistic innovation. In this position, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the scenic designs for departmental productions, for teaching students within the area of technical theatre, and for managing the scene shop and its equipment as well as the theatre spaces. Opportunities to design, depending upon desire and qualifications, will be available. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Qualifications:

Minimum Education and/ or Experience

Candidates with a BA/BFA in Technical Theatre with at least two years of professional experience in technical direction, or with professional experience in the technical direction of five (5)or more years may qualify for consideration.

Preferred Education and/ or Experience
An MFA in Design/Technical Theatre Production with demonstrated experience in university teaching. Theatre Arts is committed to an ethos of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its classes and productions; ideal candidates will demonstrate cultural competence in their professional and interpersonal engagement with students, staff, faculty, and members of the public.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist chair and faculty in meeting creative and budgetary goals;

  • Manage the construction, installation, and rigging of scenery theatre productions;

  • Provide technical support for sound and properties for productions; 

  • Coordinate shop and stage activities including technical rehearsals;

  • Maintain construction schedules and documentation;

  • Supervise and train production-running crews;

  • Ensure upkeep and maintenance of shop and production equipment and theatre spaces;

  • Advice on inventory, technology, and major acquisitions;

  • Manage safety protocols and training for students, faculty, and staff using the scene shop;

  • Fulfill teaching assignments in technical theatre depending on training and experience;

  • Perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have mechanical skills in the use of hand and power tools and gas and electric welders;

  • Must be able to read and understand ground plans, design sketches, blueprints, and construction plans; 

  • Must be able to produce working drawings;

  • Must have strong communication skills and an understanding of the educational mission of an undergraduate baccalaureate program;

  • Must have the ability to serve as a liaison with outside groups using the theatre facility;

  • Must be able to collaborate, support, and value the work of resident and visiting design artists;

  • Must be able to supervise and mentor students in scenic construction and general production skills.


Salary Information:

$42,287


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Teaching Philosophy


Optional Documents:



Additional Information:

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please submit a portfolio or supplemental documents if desired.


Recruitment Contact Information:

Stacy Pendergraft, Associate Professor, smpendergraf@ualr.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.



Constant Physical Activity:
Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Standing, Talking, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Balancing, Climbing, Crawling, Crouching, Kneeling, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing

Occasional Physical Activity:

Driving, Feeling, Sharps

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

Current University of Arkansas System employees including student employees and graduate assistants need to log into Workday on My Apps. Simply enter "Find Jobs" in the Workday search bar to view open positions.
All Job Postings will close at 12:01 a.m. CT on the specified Closing Date (if designated). To view the job posting closing date please return to the search for jobs page.


If you close the browser or exit your application prior to submitting, the application process will be saved as a draft. You will be able to access and complete the application through “My Draft Applications” located on your Candidate Home page.
 

Type of Position:
Research


Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:

Fixed Duration of Project/Grant (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:


Sponsorship Available:

No

Institution Name:

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 501-916-3180.

For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 501-916-3180.



Department:

Theatre


Department's Website:

https://ualr.edu/theatre

Summary of Job Duties:

The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock seeks a twelve-month Research Assistant in the role of Technical Director for a one-year appointment [with the possibility of renewal]. The successful candidate will join an accomplished and collegial team of theatre faculty and staff dedicated to a student-centered model of production. As the department expands production capacity and in-person performances, we seek a candidate committed to collaboration and artistic innovation. In this position, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the scenic designs for departmental productions, for teaching students within the area of technical theatre, and for managing the scene shop and its equipment as well as the theatre spaces. Opportunities to design, depending upon desire and qualifications, will be available. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Qualifications:

Minimum Education and/ or Experience

Candidates with a BA/BFA in Technical Theatre with at least two years of professional experience in technical direction, or with professional experience in the technical direction of five (5)or more years may qualify for consideration.

Preferred Education and/ or Experience
An MFA in Design/Technical Theatre Production with demonstrated experience in university teaching. Theatre Arts is committed to an ethos of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its classes and productions; ideal candidates will demonstrate cultural competence in their professional and interpersonal engagement with students, staff, faculty, and members of the public.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist chair and faculty in meeting creative and budgetary goals;

  • Manage the construction, installation, and rigging of scenery theatre productions;

  • Provide technical support for sound and properties for productions; 

  • Coordinate shop and stage activities including technical rehearsals;

  • Maintain construction schedules and documentation;

  • Supervise and train production-running crews;

  • Ensure upkeep and maintenance of shop and production equipment and theatre spaces;

  • Advice on inventory, technology, and major acquisitions;

  • Manage safety protocols and training for students, faculty, and staff using the scene shop;

  • Fulfill teaching assignments in technical theatre depending on training and experience;

  • Perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have mechanical skills in the use of hand and power tools and gas and electric welders;

  • Must be able to read and understand ground plans, design sketches, blueprints, and construction plans; 

  • Must be able to produce working drawings;

  • Must have strong communication skills and an understanding of the educational mission of an undergraduate baccalaureate program;

  • Must have the ability to serve as a liaison with outside groups using the theatre facility;

  • Must be able to collaborate, support, and value the work of resident and visiting design artists;

  • Must be able to supervise and mentor students in scenic construction and general production skills.


Salary Information:

$42,287


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Statement of Teaching Philosophy


Optional Documents:



Additional Information:

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please submit a portfolio or supplemental documents if desired.


Recruitment Contact Information:

Stacy Pendergraft, Associate Professor, smpendergraf@ualr.edu


All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.



Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.



Constant Physical Activity:
Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Standing, Talking, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Balancing, Climbing, Crawling, Crouching, Kneeling, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing

Occasional Physical Activity:

Driving, Feeling, Sharps

Benefits Eligible:

Yes
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