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Mount Holyoke College Technical Director/Production Manager in South Hadley, Massachusetts

Technical Director/Production Manager Position Type: Staff Full-time Hours per week: 37.5 Department Summary & Job Purpose: The one-year full-time staff Technical Director / Production Manager for the Department of Film, Media, and Theater, teaches courses in technical theatre and serves as the Technical Director / Production Manager for Rooke Theatre. The department puts on three mainstage shows and numerous small student projects each academic year. We seek an experienced Technical Director with college-level teaching experience. The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator with strong organizational skills, a collaborative approach to problem-solving, and a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population. The position carries a 3/2 teaching load, which is divided between introductory courses in technical direction, student mentoring, and production duties. There are possible opportunities to design for additional compensation. Core Job Duties and Responsibilities: Technical Director - Consults with the costume shop manager and lighting and sound technicians on any difficulties that may arise during the technical production process and help to solve them - Attends some rehearsals and offers feedback and help where needed, especially to guests - Attends all mainstage technical, dress rehearsals, strikes, and work calls. - Oversee tech rehearsal to ensure students receive proper guidance and mentoring and receive proper safety instruction - Provide training and advice to assistant stage managers and backstage crew through production - Assist with any post-show talks involving equipment needs for the directors and/or guests - Attend and participate in department, production, staff, and other appropriately assigned meetings/committees throughout the academic year. - Attend and participate in Design/Technology area activities. - And More Production Manager - Schedules and attends all production meetings - Resolves all production problems or conflicts. If they involve academic or budgetary issues, the Chair should also be consulted. - Acts as a liaison and point person for everyone involved in a production, most especially students. - Work with Faculty and Staff to maintain the integrity of the productions and professional practices. - Coordinates with Directors and Stage Managers about auditions - Providing production scheduling and oversight of space and oversight of space allocation for College theater productions - Maintain the department\'s Google calendar, which includes class schedules and production calendars. Ensure that all production deadlines are met. Qualifications: - MFA or equivalent in Technical Direction, Set Design, Lighting Design, or related field - A strong background in scenery construction and stagecraft techniques - Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a divers Background Checks: Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy. Special Instructions for Applicants: Apply online; application materials must include: 1. A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications 2. A complete resume or curriculum vitae 3. Contact information for 3 professional references For a complete job description and how to apply visit: