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Categories: Staff
Department: Theatre

DAVIDSON COLLEGE, a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina, invites applications for a full-time, permanent Technical Director in its Department of Theatre. Duties include serving as the TD for 3-5 departmental productions per year; overseeing the scheduling, supervision and training of 6-10 work-study students and other student production crews; budgeting all scenic elements of productions and facilities maintenance; overseeing the work of the Assistant Technical Director in managing the scene shop; creating technical drawings; supervising construction and load-in; maintaining equipment, inventories and facilities; serving as lighting designer for 1 mainstage show; designing or supervising scenery, lighting and/or sound for 2-4 productions and class projects; providing input on play selection and budgeting.

Salary competitive. Requirements: MFA in appropriate discipline, or equivalent experience; at least 2 years of technical theatre experience; strong leadership, collaboration and communication skills; lighting design experience, working knowledge of sound and projection design; master carpentry and rigging skills; demonstrated proficiency with CAD drafting, preferably Vectorworks, and other design software; basic welding skills. Digital media skills, including projection design and mapping, are a plus. Supervisory experience required; experience in an educational setting preferred.

Submit a detailed cover letter including your interest in the position, a CV, and names and contact information (including email addresses) for three current references willing to provide letters at http://employment.davidson.edu. Review of applications will begin May 1; applications considered until position filled.  Preferred start date is June 15, 2017.

Davidson College has a state-of-the-art 600 seat theatre (Duke Family Performance Hall built in 2001). The Cunningham Theatre Center (renovated in 2010) has a 150-seat flexible performance space equipped with state of the art lighting and digital sound equipment. Production facilities include a 2500+ sq. ft. fully equipped scene shop/assembly area, including CNC table router and metal working equipment.

Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, that has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked in the top ten liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

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