Technical Director of Theatre

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The School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts is accepting applications for the full-time position of Technical Director, to begin in August 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Master’s degree in Technical Theatre is preferred. Consideration will be given to candidates with an appropriate undergraduate degree and several years of professional experience.


The Technical Director oversees all technical (design and production) aspects related to the Barton College theatre season; trains and supervises backstage crew; maintains theatre facility; organizes and manages paid student workers and practicum students; stocks and maintains tools and equipment, scenic and lighting supplies; maintains prop and costume stock and storage facilities. Additionally, the TD should be able to design sets and lighting, as well as produce technical drawings and/or models for three to four annual College mainstage and student productions and be familiar with basic sound, props, and costume design. The TD may be called upon to teach appropriate stagecraft courses (independently or collaboratively). Familiarity with digital media, projections, welding a plus. With the Kennedy Family Theatre, Barton College has a state-of-the-art blackbox performance space on campus, and the Theatre Program frequently produces (or co-produces) in other proscenium and blackbox theatres in the area. The TD should expect to be a leader both on campus and in the greater Wilson arts community.

The TD reports to the Director of Theatre and works closely with many arts and communication faculty. The candidate must understand and adhere to flexible theatre hours and production schedules and must facilitate and be present for production meetings, technical rehearsals, and strikes.


Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Application Process

Please electronically submit a letter of application relating education, experience, and teaching philosophy; three letters of recommendation; sample portfolio/images of production work; and current curriculum vitae to

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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