Grayson College – Full Time Position

GRAYSON COLLEGE
FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Apply on line at http://www.grayson.edu/employment/full-time-employment.htmln THEATRE/DRAMA TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Job Opening ID
252
Work Experience
2 – 3 Years
Location
Grayson College
6101 Grayson Drive, Hwy 691 Denison, Texas 75020
Starting Salary
Commensurate with experience

Job Description Role:

Grayson College seeks candidates for the 2018-2019 academic year to fill a full-time position as a Theatre/Drama Technical Director. Successful candidates will possess the interest, skills, and abilities to help the Arts and Humanities Department lead the state in innovative and collaborative learning experiences designed to optimize student success. The Grayson Theatre/Drama department enjoys significant support from the college administration and produces two shows a semester in state of the art performance spaces.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  •   Serve as Technical Director for Grayson Theatre scene shop.
  •   Teach a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester, including two Technical Theatre Practicums for a

    given semester. Additional courses may include Stagecraft I, Stagecraft II, Introduction to Theatre,

    Stage Makeup and others as qualified/necessary.

  •   Hold appropriate office hours.
  •   Design (Lighting, Scenic, and/or Costume) or supervise student design of Theatre/Drama department

    productions.

  •   Mentor, advise and supervise students involved in the Theatre/Drama program.
  •   Provide technical support for productions/events as needed and administer calendar for performance

    spaces.

  •   Create and facilitate authentic integrated learning experiences for students in the areas of

    Theatre/Drama, specifically designing and executing Theatre/Drama program productions so that

    students can apply their learning to the world of work and further education.

  •   Create authentic assessments of students’ knowledge, skills and abilities in Theatre/Drama.
  •   Collaborate to carry out the mission of the Theatre/Drama program by developing effective recruiting

strategies.

  •   Use a wide range of learning resources, tools and technologies to improve access and student success in higher education.
  •   Administer effective communication and involvement with secondary school theatre programs and organizations such as UIL One-Act Play, TETA and KCACTF.
  •   Serve on college committees and task forces as requested.
  •   Comply with the “faculty responsibilities” as outlined in the Faculty Handbook and the College’s Policy

    and Procedure Manual.

  •   Advise students.
  •   Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean and Department Chair.

    Performance Measurements:

  •   Demonstrates the Viking Values of balance, clarity, gratitude, service, teamwork, and trust.
  •   Place student success at the center of all decision-making.
  •   Embrace the community college mission and the faculty role of contributing to the technical and

    general education of students who will apply learning to the world of work and transfer their education

    to a university or the workplace.

  •   Assess student knowledge, skills, and abilities regardless of how or where the learning and skills were

    acquired.

  •   Engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to create a community of life-long learners.
  •   Embrace change and risk-taking.
  •   Esteem the richness of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices of self and others.
  •   Collaborate with the Arts and Humanities faculty.
  •   Participate in professional development and stay current in both the professional field and in current

    teaching/learning best practices.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    Qualifications Expected

  •   Master’s degree and minimum of 18 hours of graduate Theatre/Drama classes
  •   Successful teaching at the University/College level; however professional experience may be held as

    equivalent.

  •   Evidence of recent experience and regular, high quality work in theatre.
  •   Evidence of communication and collaboration skills.

    Qualifications Preferred

  •   Experience in community/college collaboration that supports student learning.
  •   High level reputation in an educational and/or professional theatre environment;
  •   Evidence of an established reputation for high quality productions;
  •   Experience in a higher education or professional setting working collaboratively to produce quality

    theatre productions;

  •   Experience, or desire to gain experience, in a summer theatre camp for public school students;
  •   Experience in all areas of teaching assignment in higher education and using multiple instructional

    modes, i.e. online or LMS classroom as course support;

  •   Qualifications to teach in other areas a plus. (Speech, Music, Dance, Humanities)

To be considered for this position a Grayson College application, letter of application, résumé or vitae, official transcripts, and a list of three professional references must be submitted.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

Please include responses to the following requirements to be considered for the position, not to exceed three pages.

1. Teaching philosophy

2. Sample syllabus – for a Stagecraft I class or Theatre Safety module

3. Portfolio requirement; review of and/or link to image files of theatre productions you designed or served as a Technical Director.

If your degree is from a country other than the United States, you must also include an evaluation from a NACES member evaluation agency indicating the U.S. equivalency of your degree.

For application information contact: Human Resources Department, Grayson College, 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, TX 75020 or email jobs@grayson.edu. For questions, please call (903) 463-8770.

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising the position.

Skill set

Qualifications Expected

•Master’s degree and minimum of 18 hours of graduate Theatre/Drama classes
•Successful teaching at the University/College level; however professional experience may be held as equivalent.
•Evidence of recent experience and regular, high quality work in theatre.
•Evidence of communication and collaboration skills.

Qualifications Preferred

•Experience in community/college collaboration that supports student learning.
•High level reputation in an educational and/or professional theatre environment;
•Evidence of an established reputation for high quality productions;
•Experience in a higher education or professional setting working collaboratively to produce quality theatre productions;

•Experience, or desire to gain experience, in a summer theatre camp for public school students;
•Experience in all areas of teaching assignment in higher education and using multiple instructional modes, i.e. online or LMS classroom as course support;
•Qualifications to teach in other areas a plus. (Speech, Music, Dance, Humanities)

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Benefits: Group health and life insurance (60+ day waiting period for health). Dental, vision, disability and dependent life coverage are also available. Retirement and Social Security.

GRAYSON COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ON THE BASIS OF MERIT AND WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY.

ADA/Section 504 and Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Resources, 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, TX 75020-(903) 463-8648.