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The Theatre Department of the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, a program emphasizing professional theatre practice, seeks a dynamic, energetic, and creative theatre artist/technician in a fulltime Instructor position to supervise our scene shop and instruct our students in state-of-the-art scenic technologies. We seek a colleague with recent professional practice and an attention to detail suited to the production of quality craftsmanship, while providing safe, hands-on instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level.
The Scene Shop Supervisor works under the Technical Director and cohesively with other faculty and staff involved in the season's productions. Duties and responsibilities of the Scene Shop Supervisor include the supervision of scenic construction for all department productions in our annual season of events, instruction on scenic technology topics to undergraduate and graduate students in the shop setting, the organization and upkeep of materials and supplies necessary for construction, the enforcement of shop safety and safe practices (in compliance with EHS and OSHA/NFPA guidelines), the coordination of the shop space in a safe and orderly fashion, and maintenance of the scene shop facility, tools and equipment. The successful candidate will instruct students on our productions with a hands-on approach during all phases of production: construction, technical rehearsals, and strikes. In addition, the Scene Shop Supervisor may be asked to serve on committees and perform other university service as appropriate. This appointment begins August 10, 2017, and is for one academic year, with the possibility of annual renewal.
A BA or BFA degree, preferably in a theatre-related discipline, and a record of significant, relevant professional experience in the field, including: MIG welding, advanced carpentry, rigging, shop supervision, lighting, shop equipment maintenance, and electrical wiring practice. The candidate must be able to work at heights on ladders, telescopic lifts, and grids; be able to lift 50 lbs; and have a valid driver's license.
M.F.A. in scenic technology or related discipline, AutoCAD and Excel use, TIG welding and metal fabrication (machining), experience in automation (hydraulics, pneumatics, motors, control), First Aid/CPR training, material requisition, and previous student supervision.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 05/08/2017