Theatrical Lighting/New Media Design, Production and Events Management
Deadline for Applications is 01/04/2021
Code: 16833 Posted: 12/09/2020
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Theatrical Lighting/New Media Design, Production and Events Management.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Theatre Arts Department alongside the College of Arts and Humanities is seeking to hire an Academic Instructional Staff position in Theatrical Lighting/New Media Design, Production and Events Management. This position is also responsible for the events management of the Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities/RITA. The candidate will also be responsible for teaching two academic courses a year in theatrical lighting/projection design, computer aided drafting and providing designs for productions in the Theatre Arts Department. The department places a high value on teaching and modeling professionalism through our company model. This individual will be involved in additional supervision and mentoring of students in production work and will contribute as a Theatre Arts Company member.
UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first-generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.
Essential Job Functions
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Theatre Design and Production
- Design two productions a year in the area of Lighting and New Media Design.
- Assist in the execution of the design work prepared by the candidate.
- Serve as the company Production Manager by assisting with the assignments and scheduling of backstage crews, strike crews, and technical rehearsals.
- Work with the department chair to develop the yearly production calendar
- Participation in weekly department and production meetings, as well as monthly company meetings.
Events Manager of the Rita Tallent Picken Center for the Arts and Humanities
- Setup, Management, and Strike for campus and outside rental events.
- Supervision of staff assistants
- Develop and recommend long-range plans, objectives, and facility needs for the RITA
- Teach two academic courses per year in the Theatre Arts Department in the areas of Lighting, New Media Design, and Computer Aided Drafting.
- Mentor student designers and technicians in the production process.
- Career advising and mentorship of students
- Participate in annual academic and artistic assessments of company members
Essential Knowledge And Abilities
The candidate must have extensive knowledge in the areas of theatrical lighting and projection technologies, equipment, and software. Including supplementary knowledge with new media design and technology such as video, live streaming, and editing software. The candidate must prove professional theatrical lighting design experience and knowledge and experience in the area of project/production management.
Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications
- MFA/MA in Theatrical Design and Technology, BFA/BA considered with a minimum 5 years of experience
- Proven Experience in Production and/or Facilities Management
- Professional Experience in Lighting, Projection and New Media Design and Technology
- 2 years minimum previous teaching experience
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
“The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:
External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
STEP 2: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- Names and emails of three professional references
- Three to five portfolio samples of theatrical design work
- Statement of teaching philosophy
Review of Applications
Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.
You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
UW-Parkside is committed to providing an environment in which our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff can thrive. We aspire to foster a more equitable and inclusive climate and culture between and among students, faculty, and staff, and to improve justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of campus life. Please visit The Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for additional information.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
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Transcripts will be required upon hire.
Available Until: 01/04/2021