Full-time Lecturer – DRAMA AND DANCE

Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences
DRAMA AND DANCE: Lecturer in Technical Direction and Stage Engineering
Full-time Lecturer (non-tenure-track)

The Department of Drama and Dance invites applications for a Lecturer in Drama, with a specialization in Technical Direction and Stage Engineering. This full-time, non-tenure-track position will begin on September 1, 2019.
The Technical Director will teach 1-2 classes in technical theatre/stage engineering per year. This position includes budgeting all scenic elements of productions; creating technical drawings; supervising construction, load-in, and technical rehearsals. The TD will also be responsible for mounting all departmental productions during the academic year and overseeing the safe and efficient operation of the Scene Shop and affiliated performance spaces (including the Balch Arena Theater and Jackson Dance Lab). The TD will be responsible for managing the scheduling, training, and supervision of student shop workers and production crews; maintaining scene shop inventory and equipment; maintaining department facilities (including Balch Arena Theater and the Jackson Dance Lab); and assisting with affiliated performances. As a full-time member of the faculty, the Technical Director will also complete departmental and university service.

Qualifications
M.F.A. in Technical Theatre with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Comprehensive knowledge of scenic materials and construction techniques, including welding and rigging; CAD and Vectorworks proficiency; experience in safe, effective supervision of student scene shop staff; excellent communication skills; collaborative approach to theatre.

How to apply

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/51176. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, submitted directly to Interfolio by the recommenders.
Questions about the position can be addressed to Drama and Dance Department Chair Heather Nathans at healther.nathans@tufts.edu.

Review of applications begins November 15, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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Tufts is a private university with campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville & Grafton, Mass., and Talloires, France.