Theatre Arts Scenic/Lighting Design Instructor
State Center Community College District
Closing Date: 2/15/2017 at 11:55 PM
Campus Location: Fresno City College
Start Date: 08/09/2017
The primary teaching assignment involves teaching classes in scenic and lighting design, stagecraft, technical theatre practicums and theatre appreciation, including design and construction of scenery, plus design and hanging of lights for three major theatre productions and light design for a dance production. Responsible for curriculum development and revisions, including student learning outcomes through mentoring and supervision. This position will oversee the scene shop and provide technical directions for the above productions. The instructor will mentor and oversee technical theatre students and otherwise fulfill the duties and responsibilities as required by the instructional staff as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
In addition, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. The teaching assignment may be day or evening classes, and/or online. Additional duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Work with the theatre manager to create theatrical set designs and the construction, staging, scenic elements, structural and rigging design for the theater;
- Perform carpentry, drafting, mechanical design, use of computer software, i.e. (Adobe, AutoCadd, 3-D software, Vectorworks, ETC Cobalt, Yamaha MX7), planning and pre-production;
- Work with the theatre manager to create and install theatrical lighting design using intelligent lighting instruments, F/X lighting, coloring, standard theatrical instruments and projections for the theatre.
- Work within a budget.
- Assist in overseeing technical theatre elements of the productions (setting, lighting, sound, F/X, dressing, properties (set and hand), architecture, budgeting, etc.);
- The designer faculty will instruct and mentor students in the techniques and use of tools for set design/construction and lighting design and installation of both;
- Work with the director(s) in pre-production to create a unified design of the production utilizing computer drafting skills for digital, paper/3-D modeling, elevations, color swatches, shift charts, technical drawings, etc. to develop a set and light design that meets the needs and budget of the production and works in accordance with the facility use schedule;
- Work with the theatre managers to purchase the needed materials for construction;
- Schedule build times to deliver the completed set in accordance with the production schedule;
- Direct and mentor the student workers at the scheduled build times to construct the set according to the technical drawings of the design;
- Work with the theatre manager, direct students to decorate the set according to the design;
- Work with the theatre manager and stage manager, train the stage crew according to shift charts during production technical rehearsals as needed according to the design;
- Maintain the set throughout the production; and
- Strike the set and lighting after closing and return reusable material to storage.
Include an earned masters degree in fine arts in drama, theater arts, or performance; OR bachelors or bachelor of fine arts degree in any of the above and masters degree in comparative literature, English, communication studies, speech, literature, or humanities; OR a valid California Community College credential; OR the equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency); AND demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Include a masters degree of fine arts (MFA) in scenic design/light design/theatre arts;
- Experience teaching set and lighting design;
- Experience teaching stage construction;
- Knowledge and/or experience teaching theatre application;
- Include knowledge and proficiency in various techniques of set construction and scene painting;
- Substantial ability with theatrical set design and construction, including staging, scenic, structural and rigging design for theater;
- Substantial ability in theatrical lighting design and installation, including intelligent lighting instruments, F/X lighting, coloring, and projections for the theatre;
- Ability to work within a budget;
- A general knowledge of theatrical technical production (setting, lighting, sound, F/X, dressing, properties (set and hand), architecture, budgeting, etc.);
- Willing to instruct/mentor students in the techniques and use of tools for set design/construction and lighting design and installation of both;
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals;
- Experience working with students of various cultural backgrounds and ages;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff; and
- Related work and professional experience for contribution to institutional vitality and growth.
Conditions of Employment:
177 duty days per year.
Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $54,029 $81,342 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the recommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. 2634.Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
Under the Optional Documents section of the application, applicants are to upload the following or submit a URL which contains the following:Images containing set and lighting designs
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.scccd.edu
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