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Lecturer in Technical Theater/Master Electrician (REVISED) (#934)

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Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time Technical Director / Master Electrician for the Department of Film, Media and Theater, whose primary responsibilities will be teaching courses in technical theatre and lighting and sound design, and serving as the Technical Director/Lighting and Sound Supervisor for Rooke Theatre. The department puts on two mainstage shows, one senior showcase, one film festival and numerous small student projects each academic year. We seek an experienced Technical Director with college-level teaching experience. The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator with strong organizational skills, a collaborative approach to problem-solving, and a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load, which is divided between introductory courses in lighting and/or technical direction, student mentoring, and production duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA with a focus in technical direction, set design, lighting design, or a related field
  • A strong background in scenery construction and stagecraft techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of theatrical sound and lighting systems and ability to design and operate light and sound systems. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ability to successfully guide and support student designers and technicians in the realization of their theatrical production elements as a key element to their training and experience in an educational setting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cordially with fellow faculty, student designers, technicians, and guest artists and directors. 
  • Evidence of successful teaching at the college level.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement that addresses experience with or commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Instructions are online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/. Open until filled with priority given to applications submitted before March 16, 2020.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first-generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.