The Missouri Southern State University School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a dynamic, skilled, engaged, and collaboration-minded Technical Director for the Department of Theatre.
This position is a 10-month Master Instructor position in the Department of Theatre. The faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate technical direction courses such as Stagecraft, Stage Design, Technical Theatre, and/or other courses in the faculty member's area of expertise. The Technical Director will provide leadership by mentoring students; fostering collaborative partnerships across the arts and broader campus, and promoting methods to utilize and grow production facilities and other assets in support of research and teaching. The faculty member will work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and guest artists and will provide service to the department and School, such as assisting with student, department, and school-wide related activities, serving on committees, and other duties as assigned.
MFA in Theatre with an emphasis on Technical Direction/Theatre or an equivalent combination of training and professional experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of technical direction of theatrical productions.
An emphasis will be placed on candidates who are able to help students transition from academia to the professional world.
Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary technology, equipment, and practices applicable to the discipline.
Excellent oral, verbal, and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to collaborate.
Ability to create, organize, and effectively execute technical production schedules involving many elements and many people.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Submit documents by visiting mssu.edu/jobs. Official transcripts are required 45 days after contract is issued. Applications review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date is August 1, 2020. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
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Internal Number: 1628817
About Missouri Southern State University
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,000 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.