The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock seeks a nine-month Visiting Instructor of Scenic and Lighting Design for a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will join an accomplished and collegial team of theatre faculty and staff dedicated to a student-centered model of production. As the department expands production capacity and in-person performances, we seek a candidate committed to collaboration and artistic innovation. In this position, the successful candidate will oversee and implement scenic and lighting design for mainstage productions with a focus or specialization in either scenic or lighting design. The successful candidate will also support production procedures, budgetary considerations, and the maintenance and development of the spatial and material inventory.
Minimum Education and/ or Experience:
Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design with demonstrated experience in university teaching;
Candidates must have the ability to oversee scenic and lighting design with a primary emphasis in at least one area;
A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, collaboration, collegiality, diversity, equity, and inclusion;
Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential.
Preferred Education and/ or Experience:
Evidence of professional design experience in either scenic or lighting design;
Theatre Arts is committed to an ethos of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its classes and productions; ideal candidates will demonstrate cultural competence in their professional and interpersonal engagement with students, staff, faculty, and members of the public;
Contribute to the department’s goal of providing an inclusive learning environment that prepares students to be theater artists and innovators for the 21st century.
Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an application in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.