Dance Production Specialist, Instructor

Job #3241

Job Type Full Time
Location Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Field Education
Post Date May 9, 2022
Salary $40,000

This instructor position will mentor and supervise students and execute aspects of technical production including lighting, sound, and projection for dance. Teach classes focusing on lighting, sound, and projection. Ability to teach classes related to Dance Appreciation, Screendance, Practicum, or other dance and technology-related topics a plus. The Dance Area produces 5-7 concerts annually which this position will support. The successful candidate will supervise and instruct student workers in all aspects of the safe and proper operation and maintenance of stage and studio equipment; participate in planning meetings with the Assoc Chair of Dance, Stage Managers, Designers, and Choreographers; organize and assign students to production assignments; oversee inventory and supplies; schedule studios and theatres outside of class time; work with non-dept users of the spaces, and participate in planning for events held in the Dance Theatre.


Master’s degree preferred (theatre technology or relevant field) and at least one year of experience in a university or commercial theatre in an area related to technical design and execution of lighting and sound. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree and exemplary industry experience applicable to the courses to be taught may be considered. General knowledge of the use, set up, and maintenance of lighting and sound equipment. Knowledge of programming lighting and sound consoles such as ETC Eos and Midas 32, analog and digital sound systems. The ability to use AutoCAD and/or vector works software. Familiarity with sound programs such as Audacity, QLab, Adobe Audition, and others. Basic software skills including Microsoft office. Ability to organize work and people. Candidates should demonstrate a clear commitment to inclusive pedagogical approaches, and a record of work using diverse and collaborative perspectives. Strong communication and organizational skills are imperative, as several productions will be in process at the same time.