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Theatre Technical Director

University of Northern Colorado
Job Location:
Greeley, 80639
Arts and Museum Administration


COMPENSATION RANGE: 55,000.00 - 55,610.00 USD per year

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Professional Administrative

DEPARTMENT: Schl of Theatre Arts & Dance Office


BENEFITS: UNC's Career Hub

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/25/2024

Position Summary:

The University of Northern Colorado invites applications for a Technical Director for the School of Theatre Arts and Dance. This is a ten-month salaried staff position providing scenic technical support for all theatre and dance productions. Working alongside a professional faculty of three, the Technical Director will oversee the budgeting, manufacturing, installation, and personnel health and safety associated with all aspects of production for an ambitious season 6-7 production season with 2 musicals and one dance concert and 3-4 plays.

Job Duties:

Technical Direction: Budgeting, scheduling, construction, and installation of all scenic elements.
Safety oversight for all technical areas
Supervision of student technical directors:
Advising of student scenic designers (along with Faculty scenic designer)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree
Minimum of two years' experience in scenery construction, rigging systems, theatre project management, and budgeting in a collegiate or professional environment.
Experience in using standard and specialized scenic carpentry tools
Experience welding scenic structures.
Experience with scenic automation.
Experience with computer assisted drafting programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Theatre
Master's Degree in Theatre
Master's of Fine Arts in Technical Direction or Scenic Design

Applicants should submit cover letter, CV, diversity statement, and examples of technical direction work from a previous completed project or a link to their website highlighting their technical direction experience.

Application is open until the position is filled, review of applications will begin on June 26, 2024.

Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans for all full-time positions. Employees at UNC receive sick leave, and other leave options may be available based on position. Full-time employees are eligible to receive tuition waiver benefits, as well as dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

About UNC
The University of Northern Colorado is a public doctoral/research institution located in Greeley, Colorado. UNC's commitment to education began in 1889 and continues to be a transformational force for our students. According to CollegeNet's Social Mobility Index, UNC ranked #1 in social mobility (2022). UNC is also committed to providing our faculty and staff with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. Please visit UNC's Career Hub,to learn more about UNC's strategic plan, school programs, and employee benefits. Go Bears!

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The University of Northern Colorado believes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is the pathway to achieving an inclusive community and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. UNC supports the growth of individuals who care about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability - to honor the intersectionality of our campus. Please visit UNC's Career Hub to learn more about UNC's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Background Check
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.

Clery Act
In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. A paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

AAEO Employer
The University of Northern Colorado is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body.

The University will not engage in unlawful discrimination in employment or educational services against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is the University's policy to prohibit discrimination in employment or educational services on the basis of sexual orientation or political affiliation. The University will likewise take affirmative action to ensure that student applicants and enrolled students are treated during the enrollment at the University without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. Such affirmative action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff, retirement, or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. Furthermore, the University will post in conspicuous places, notice setting forth the provisions of this University's Equal Opportunity Policy.

Federal regulations require that the University of Northern Colorado retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

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