Supervisor of Lighting

Job #5378

Job Type Full Time
Location Kalamazoo, Michigan
Field Education
Post Date Sep 1, 2023
Salary $50,000

Western Michigan University Department of Theatre is seeking a Supervisor of Lighting. Preferred start date Nov 1, 2023 -- some flexibility possible. This is a ten-month position (mid August – mid June) with generous year-round benefit package.

Responsibilities include:

Serve as Production Master Electrician and Lighting Supervisor for assigned student electricians on all theatre and dance productions; Develop and teach lighting sections in three levels of Stagecraft classes; Provide effective on-going maintenance of all lighting equipment; Participate as a member of the Design and Technical Production Area in establishing and promoting the work of the area.

The Department of Theatre has 17 full-time faculty and staff, 6 adjunct professors, 200 majors, and is accredited by NAST. It is a vibrant, undergraduate only, competitive-entry program that highly values collaboration. The Department of Theatre offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with emphases in acting, design/ technical production, arts administration, stage management, and music theatre.

Western Michigan University fosters a student-centered, globally-engaged learning environment and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a "higher research" university. Western Michigan University is easy driving distance of Chicago and Detroit, and Kalamazoo is a thriving arts-infused community with a strong investment in education. The College of Fine Arts is known for its preparation of diverse artists, designers, teachers, and scholars through commitment to experiential learning and creative excellence. Our national reputation and alumni achievement evidence the strength of our programs and our deep investment in students, faculty and staff.

WMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All interested artists are encouraged to apply. We look forward to meeting you.

Questions: contact Joan Herrington, Chair –


Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited institution.
Two years’ relevant experience.