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:

Total Compensation Estimator:

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Application Process

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
  • Resume
  • 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.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 01/04/2021

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