Instructor-Technical Theater-Stage Operations – Full-Time – Lufkin
This instructor position would also work as a stage technical manager for college productions as well as the Angelina Arts Alliance, which hosts well known/major artists.
EMPLOYMENT DATE: Until Filled
• Master’s of Fine Arts degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Technical Theater.
• At least three (3) years of experience in technical theater employment.
• At least three (3) years of teaching experience.
• Extensive technical background in scenic, lighting, and sound design, and abilities in construction, light plots, hanging, focusing, and sound implementation, both in performer amplification and audio-visual equipment set up.
• Present evidence of excellence in teaching theater courses. Recruitment and/or a willingness to work to grow a program is also a charge.
• Knowledge of technical riders, shop safety, and equipment maintenance with an emphasis on managerial skills and multi-tasking capabilities.
• Able to develop and maintain effective professional relationships with area theater directors, donors, fine arts colleagues, administrators, and peers.
• Teaching experience in higher education.
• Experience as an instructor in assigned teaching discipline in online or hybrid formats.
• Willingness to direct theatrical productions.
• Physical Demands
o The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
o While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
• Work Environment
o The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
o The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• Must possess the ability to interact with a diverse student population.
• Must possess the ability to promote a positive work environment among colleagues.
• Understand how to work successfully as a team within all levels of the organization and know how to contribute to the mission of the college.
It is the intent of the basic job requirements, duties, and responsibilities that these minimum requirements should therefore, be referred to as a guide for, rather than a limitation to the services required.
The position will report to: Direct – Dean of the School of Arts and Education; and Functional – Chair of Visual and Performing Arts, for job responsibilities and other College related activities as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual. Essential duties include but are not limited to the following:
• Deliver instruction and perform teaching-related activities for theater-related courses including Theater labs, DRAM 1330 Stagecraft, DRAM 2331, Stagecraft II, DRAM 1310, possibly DRAM 2289 & DRAM 2389 Academic Cooperative. Teaching assignments may include evening courses and teaching via alternative delivery systems such as online and off-campus;
• Evaluate, record, and report attendance. Assess student performance and advise students on academic issues;
• Design and develop a theatre stagehand certificate;
• Oversee shop (i.e. construction, strikes, and storage);
• Coordinate and supervise technical facilities in both a large performance venue and lab spaces with both inexperienced students and professional road crews;
• Stagecraft instruction for students and working with road crews and faculty in all fine arts disciplines;
• Develop and maintain a multi-divisional production calendar with a team;
• Share design responsibilities for four (4) productions per school year;
• Facilitate student design;
• Share overseeing of shop and stage areas and training of students in those areas;
• Oversee technical riders for AAA shows and advancement of those shows;
• Maintain/assist with AC production calendar for both Temple theater and Hudgins Hall;
• Be available to direct one production a year;
• Serve as stage technical manager for all Angelina College and Angelina Arts Alliance events and assist in scheduling those events;
• Hire and supervise all stage labor required for events. Involves pre-show, Load-in, Show, Load-out, and Post-show (anywhere from 6-50 crew members);
• Oversee/manage all events in the Temple Theater, Black Box Theater, Hudgins Hall Auditorium, and the ACA Lobby;
• Assist with scheduling AC and Angelina Arts Alliance events;
• Design, build, and paint sets for all AC productions;
• Design, hang, and focus lighting for all AC Productions;
• In charge of all strikes for AC Productions;
• Instructing and ensuring safety practices in all work areas including the stages and scene shop;
• Teaching students how to operate tools and ensuring proper use of those tools;
• Initiate acquisition/rental of goods and services in connection with events;
• Oversee the theatre production budget and purchase new goods and contract services for maintaining the theaters;
• Foster positive professional relationships with area high school theater program directors/faculty and with community members who support theater programs;
• Collaborate with other faculty in the department on classes, productions, workshops, recruiting, clinics, and performances;
• In collaboration with instructors assigned to the same academic unit, exercise responsibility for the content, quality, and effectiveness of the assigned curriculum;
• For assigned academic unit and/or educational program, participate with colleagues and administrators in identifying expected learning outcomes, assessing the extent to which students achieve those outcomes, and provide evidence of improvement based on the analysis of the results;
• As an individual and as a member of various Standing Committees, participate in the promotion, development, and continuous improvement of the College’s academic and administrative policies, procedures, programs, and services;
• Assist in the student registration and academic advising processes, including the maintenance and updating of associated records;
• Maintain appropriate order and control of instructional settings to ensure a productive and engaging learning environment;
• Report disruptive or inappropriate student behavior to the Executive Director of Student Affairs as necessary for the administration of the Student Conduct and Discipline Program (see FLB Local);
• Appropriately exercise the authority to direct students who exhibit disruptive or inappropriate behavior to leave an instructional setting immediately;
• At the beginning of each semester, distribute appropriate course information to students in each assigned course section according to the instructional arrangements policy (see: EC Regulation);
• Emphasize to students the importance of prompt, regular, and continuous class attendance according to the student admissions and attendance policy (see: FBD Regulation);
• Maintain accurate attendance and academic records of students enrolled in assigned course sections according to grading and credit policies and procedures (see: EGA Regulation);
• Submit semester class rolls, midterm grades, final class rolls, final grades, and grade book records to the Registrar’s Office according to the directives of the Office;
• Provide regular and appropriate feedback to students enrolled in assigned course sections to help them gauge their academic performance and their acquisition of course content;
• Develop and proctor all examinations administered in assigned course sections;
• Post and hold a minimum of five (5) office hours per week according to the workload policy (see: DJ Regulation);
• Counsel students concerning problems related to the academic program. Counseling for personal, disciplinary, or other issues may, in the judgment of the instructor, be referred to the Executive Director of Student Affairs;
• Provide accommodations to students with disabilities as directed by Student Affairs;
• Aid in planning academic programs and policies in cooperation with the appropriate administrators and College Standing Committees;
• Prepare appropriate and current course syllabi according to the instructional arrangements policy (see: EC Regulation) for review with the appropriate Dean of Instruction;
• Attend scheduled faculty meetings, departmental meetings, School of Arts & Education meetings, and committee meetings;
• Review and uphold the established policies and procedures of the College, and communicate problems, grievances, or suggestions to the Department Chair, the Dean of the school, or the Vice President of Academic Affairs, as appropriate;
• Bolster the College’s public image and support its educational philosophy through actions and interactions in all instructional settings and in the community;
• Strive for continued professional growth through attendance and participation in professional meetings, subject area meetings, faculty development programs, further education, or other appropriate means;
• Review and uphold the established policies and procedures of the College and openly communicate problems, grievances, or suggestions with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, through appropriate channels;
• Serve as a good public relations agent, both in the classroom and in the community; and
• Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including those with disabilities.
CONTRACT & SALARY:
10.5 month contract with overload pay. Salary assigned according to salary schedule in addition to excellent employee benefits. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be verified for the successful candidate.
A letter of interest, completed application form, a resume, and college transcripts are required for an applicant to be considered. Please visit the Angelina College portal at https://myac.angelina.edu/ICS/AC_Employment/ to apply. Screening of qualified applicants will begin and continue until the position is filled. This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for the position.
Angelina College is a great place to work and Lufkin is a great place to live! From the arts to the outdoors, Lufkin offers a wide variety of entertainment activities. We have many parks and our residents enjoy spending time walking and biking on the beautiful Azalea Trail. Golfers have a choice of four different courses. Lake Sam Rayburn provides opportunities for fishing and boating. Families often enjoy spending a day at Ellen Trout Zoo. For those who prefer shopping and dining, Lufkin has a wide variety of shops and restaurants offering everything from antiques to clothing and home-style cooking to fine dining. Our downtown area offers quaint boutiques and is the scene of many community events. Spending a day at a museum doesn’t require a long drive to the big city. Lufkin is home to the Museum of East Texas, the Texas Forestry Museum, and the Naranjo Natural History Museum. The arts come alive with organizations like Angelina Arts Alliance, which hosts the performing arts from around the world.
With all that it offers in recreation and entertainment, Lufkin really is a great place to live.
Angelina College is a comprehensive community college of 5,200 students located in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, and serving twelve counties of East Texas. Lufkin is a city of 38,000 people, situated about 120 miles northeast of Houston, 112 miles southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana, and 165 miles southeast of Dallas.
Angelina College reserves the right to extend search or not offer position advertised.
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