Studio Theatre Technical Director and Shop Supervisor

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Studio Theatre Technical Director and Shop Supervisor
Additional Information

The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applicants for the position of Studio Theatre Technical Director and Shop Supervisor.

FLSA Administrative Exemption
Hrs/Week 40
Length of Assignment Fiscal Year - FT Continuing Contract
Position Function

The Studio Theatre Technical Director and Shop Supervisor is responsible for the planning, construction, and mounting of scenery for all Studio theatre and dance productions; oversee the timely completion of all scenic and property elements for Department of Theatre and Dance University Theatre productions in Strother Theatre; maintain and supervise the effective maintenance of all Strother theatre facilities and related equipment; supervise and maintain the Sound and Light Shops.

Minimum Education

Master’s degree in theatre, dance, or related field completed by August 1, 2018.

Minimum Experience

At least one year of experience in a position within the field of technical theatre; experience as a carpenter.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Minimum Other
Preferred Education

Master of Fine Arts degree in Technical Direction.

Preferred Experience

Over three years of technical direction experience. Excellent verbal communication skills; Highly organized and effective problem solver; Able to balance the teaching and production needs of an active undergraduate program.

Preferred Other

Knowledge of welding; Experience as an electrician and/or sound engineer. Experience as a live sound mixer.

Pre-Employment Screening Requires successful completion of a background check.
Positions Supervised


EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

Department Theatre & Dance:600050
Department Information

Duties & Responsibilities

Ranking 1
Job Duty

Plan, prepare, and maintain scenic and prop budgets for all productions.

Ranking 2
Job Duty

Attend production meetings and dress rehearsals with designers and advise, consult, and mentor (as needed) on changes of scenery and related scenic elements and assure those changes are made.

Ranking 3
Job Duty

Research, draft, and supervise the construction or alteration of all scenery, scenic elements and props. Teach course in stagecraft or other design-related course.

Ranking 4
Job Duty

Maintain and supervise the effective maintenance of all theatre facilities and related equipment. This includes not only productions and special events held in theatrical venues, but also the organization of furniture, props, and (when applicable) risers in each classroom related to the Department’s pedagogical needs.

Ranking 5
Job Duty

Direct the finding, purchasing, and performing of any modifications to all materials needed to build scenery and props.

Ranking 6
Job Duty

Oversee any rental agreements related to scenery, props, and venue to outside individuals or organizations.

Ranking 7
Job Duty

Order and maintain all shop equipment, supplies, scenic and property storage areas, and inventory.

Ranking 8
Job Duty

Supervise student employees and maintain the Sound Shop; supervise the installation of sound systems for all theatres; inventory and maintain all sound equipment.

Ranking 9
Job Duty

Supervise student employees and maintain the Light Shop; work with the master electrician to supervise the hang and focus of lighting designs for all theatres; inventory and maintain all lighting equipment.

Ranking 10
Job Duty

Create scenic construction calendar (in conjunction with production stage manager) for all productions.

Ranking 11
Job Duty

Advise and direct student, faculty, and guest designers when necessary.

Ranking 12
Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 201700222P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/20/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 02/28/2018
Applications Accepted Through Date 04/08/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

Although the option to upload transcripts is available in this application, copies of transcripts are required at time of interview.

Original, official transcripts are required at time of hire.

Contact information for three (3) professional references is required in this application.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts
  2. Master's Transcripts