Fine Arts Technical Coordinator
Interested in technical theatre management?... Highland Community College located in northwest Illinois, is seeking applicants for a 12 month full-time (non-faculty) Fine Arts Technical Coordinator. Northwest Illinois has an arts rich tradition and values theatre, music, and the visual arts. It is also located within two hours of Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and the Quad Cities. This position is responsible for designing, constructing, and taking down sets for approx. 5 theatrical productions (two mainstage – one fall/one spring, one children’s production – fall, one madrigal dinner – fall, and one summer musical production), 8 music concerts, and 4-5 other fine art department events. In addition, the position designs lighting and sound for theatre productions and designs or oversees the sound and lights for music concerts and other events. This position will assist as needed with the putting up and taking down of gallery shows for visual arts. Additionally, this position will coordinate the usage of the Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre by internal and external groups. This position will also be expected to engage in recruitment activities for the entire theatre program. This position will teach up to 6 contact hours each semester (fall and spring) and up to three contact hours in the summer semester. Ability to effectively teach tech topics such as: stage craft, scene design, lighting, and/or sound as needed are required.
Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Design or Scenic Technology or a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Light or Sound Design with experience in Scenic Design is required. Two years of previous experience designing and building sets and lights preferred (experience earned during graduate school meets this requirement). Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. This position requires night and weekend availability.
Applicationis not complete until the following materials are submitted: cover letter, resume/CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the purpose of application), three current professional letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Review of applications will continue until position filled.
To apply for this position and view complete job description and requirements, please visit our website at: www.highland.edu/employment or contact Human Resources at 815-599-3426 for an alternative application method.
Highland Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, and encourages applications from veterans, minorities, people with disabilities and other diverse groups.