State University of New York at Oswego
Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor
The Theatre Department at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full-time Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor.
Posting Date: June 29, 2022
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: http://www.suny.edu/benefits/ or https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-April-2022.pdf
Date of Appointment: As soon as possible
Description of Responsibilities:
The Technical Director is responsible for mounting all departmental productions during the academic year as well as overseeing the safe and efficient operation of the scene shop and affiliated performance venues. This includes budgeting all scenic elements of productions; creating technical drawings; supervising construction, load-in, and technical rehearsals; managing the scheduling, training, and supervision of student scene shop workers and production crews; maintaining scene shop inventory and equipment; maintaining theatre department facilities; assisting with affiliated performances; and organizing and traveling with productions performing at festivals. The Technical Director will also teach courses in their area of expertise and complete departmental and university service as needed.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
- BA or BFA with emphasis in technical theatre at time of appointment
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in technical theatre production
- Master carpentry skills
- Master rigging skills
- Demonstrated proficiency with AutoCAD, Vectorworks, drafting and other design software
- Basic welding skills
- Teaching experience
- Ability to lift at least 50lbs
- MFA in technical theatre by time of appointment
- Knowledge of projection design, equipment and installation/setup
- ETCP Theater Certification
At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/).
As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)
To Apply Submit:
- Cover letter addressing qualifications
- A separate statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your professional experience or personal life or community engagement
- Copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
- Contact information for three professional references, including at least one reference from a current or previous manager/supervisor
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Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Department:
Theatre Department: https://www.oswego.edu/theatre/
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked in the Top Ten among public master’s-level universities in the 2021 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.
Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/non-discrimination-policy
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