Associate Technical Director/Clinical Lecturer of Theatre
The Pennsylvania State University, School of Theatre, seeks a Clinical Lecturer in Technical Direction to teach relevant classes, and to serve as the Associate Technical Director for the school to assist in scene shop operations. This is a multi-year appointment funded for three years (48 week non-tenure track) with excellent possibility of renewal, at the rank of Clinical Lecturer.
The College of Arts and Architecture is working to establish a culture of anti-racism and anti-oppression that embraces individual identities, fosters a culture of inclusion, and promotes equity through curricula, values, standards, ideals, policies, and practices. The ideal candidate will provide evidence of their experience with, and interest in, contributing to these goals.
The Associate Technical Director will work closely and collaborate with the Technical Director in planning and executing all scenic elements for productions at the School of Theatre and other special projects. They will manage daily operations for the School of Theatre Scene Shop, procure all materials and supplies, and provide drafting and tech design expertise for the shop and students, along with assisting in construction, load-in and strike of all scenic elements. Evidence of equitable considerations, awareness, and practice regarding curricula development, inclusive practices in educating diverse student bodies or working with a diverse faculty and staff, along with evidence of working collectively to cultivate a culture that supports success and enables all members of a college community to thrive. Strong management, drafting and fabrication experience is required.
Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree or its equivalent in professional experience in technical direction. Please submit a letter of application, a CV and a list of 3 references. Address in your cover letter how equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging relate to your academic, research, creative activity, and/or service experience. Review of applications will begin September 23, 2022 but the search will continue until the position is filled.