invites applications for the position of:
Tech Director - Designer, Theatre Arts Department #016179
SALARY: $2,906.42 - $3,487.67 Monthly
$34,877.00 - $41,852.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 01/27/17
CLOSING DATE: 02/26/17 11:59 PM
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 40% students of color and over 1,700 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.
ABOUT THE DIVISION
Arts & Humanities, the largest division at Bellevue College, welcomes students with a variety of educational goals. Most are enrolled in academic transfer courses such as Art, Communication Studies, English, Music, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, and World Languages. Other programs focus on international students (English Language Institute) or adults taking pre-college courses to learn English, earn their GED or transition to college-level courses (Developmental Education).
The division also includes a Professional Technical program (Interior Design), which serves students seeking an Associate's degree or a Bachelor of Applied Arts. Each program in Arts & Humanities seeks to empower students by cultivating inclusive learning environments that engage diverse traditions; stimulating intellectual and imaginative curiosity; and developing the habits of mind necessary for critical and creative thinking.
ABOUT THE POSITION
This is a 80% position for 10 months per year, will start Spring Quarter, 2017 or Fall Quarter, 2017.
This position is exempt from overtime.
Bellevue College is seeking a Technical Director for the Theatre Arts Department of Drama and Dance. The Drama program produces three plays/musicals a year with three-four student produced events (advised and monitored by the Technical Director.) Dance produces two events a year. This individual will operate and maintain the technical assets of the theatre, including scenic construction, sound, lighting, projection and the overall maintenance and operations of stage facilities in Stop Gap Studio Theatre.
This successful candidate will design sets and lights for at least two productions a year and facilitate the scenic design, and construction for all Theatre Arts productions and put in of all elements in Stop Gap Studio Theatre. In additions the Technical Director provides technical support and supervision for all events wherever they are produced including the supervision and teaching of all students in the shop and theatres. This individual may also be considered for adjunct teaching assignments in design and scenic technology provided s/he meets the required qualifications.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL DUTIES:
• Oversee, supervise and be responsible for the implementation of scenic, lighting, sound, design and construction for all Theatre Arts productions.
• Train and supervise students in the safe use of all theatrical and shop equipment.
• Train and supervise students working on all Theatre Arts production crews including stage managers, backstage crews, all booth operators (Drama, Dance, Stage Fright Student Drama).
• Collaborate with faculty on group projects and mentor students in the scene shop and theatres.
• Design scenery and lighting for selected Theatre Arts productions.
• Estimate, engineer, construct, load-in and strike scenery, rigging and electrics for all Theatre Arts productions.
• Supervise set-up, take down and operation of lighting, sound and other support activities for various Theatre Arts events.
• Create, maintain and manage production budget for all productions with the Theatre Arts Chair.
• Maintain and manage Theatre Arts equipment in Stop Gap Studio Theatre, Dance Studio, Rehearsal Spaces, Shop and Storage Areas.
• Plan and supervise lighting, audio and video engineering and implementation for all Theatre Arts productions.
• Purchase (and track purchasing of) production supplies and equipment.
• Direct and assess student learning activities in the shop and theatre.
• Assure compliance with College, State and Federal regulations and codes governing safety of occupants in a public building.
• Inform Campus Operations of safety issues in the theatre and assist with resolution.
• Work with Public Safety and Campus Operations to insure the safety of students and general public.
• Insure appropriate consideration of technical support needs in construction, renovation and physical plan operations of the theatre.
• Prepare evaluation reports regarding the effectiveness of the facilities and recommend facility maintenance to be performed in the theatre.
• Work irregular and flexible hours as is standard in theatre.
• Perform related duties as required.
• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts or Drama with an emphasis on Design/Tech, Technical Direction, Lighting or Scenery OR Bachelor of Arts with professional experience in the following: scenic design, lighting design, construction, computer-aided design, rigging, painting, master carpentry and/or technical direction
• Experience in mentoring or teaching student or volunteer theatre workers
• Ability to work independently without close supervision
• Experience working with persons of diverse backgrounds in a collaborative environment
• Effective oral & written communication skills, organizational and planning skills, and interpersonal skills
• Creative and critical thinking skills
• Experience using theatrical computer software to support the production process
• Experience in preparing and managing production budgets
• Ability to climb into fly space over stage and auditorium, construct and move staging up to 75 lbs, place lighting and sound equipment, and climb stairs and ladders
• Master of Fine Arts in Technical Direction, Lighting or Scenic Design
• High School or College teaching experience
• Experience using Vectorworks to support the production process
• Exercise working independently to solve technical problems
• Project management skills
HOW TO APPLY:
Click on the word Apply located above and to the right of the Job Summary section.
Application must include the below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.
• Complete an online Application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
• Complete the Supplemental Questionnaire
• Attach a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet or exceed the qualifications (2 pgs max)
• Attach a Resume
• Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity (1 pg max).
• Attach copy of academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts may be submitted - official transcripts required upon employment)