Technical Director 498280

Lamar University
September 24, 2023
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Technical Director 498280

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Position Information

Posting Number 20112734

Position Title Technical Director 498280 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Theatre and Dance

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

About This Role:

Direct and coordinate of all scenic activities (scenery construction, painting, and props) for departmental productions and serving as facilities manager for other productions from across the university and the community.

What You'll Do – Position Responsibilities

  • Serve as Technical Director for Department of Theatre & Dance season (which includes musicals, plays and dance concerts, and other student produced works throughout the academic year);
  • Act as a mentor on student productions;
  • Serve as facility manager for other productions from across the University and the Community;
  • Manage the scene shop; tool and equipment maintenance and replacement; inventory and monitor equipment including lighting, sound and rigging.
  • Ensure safety in all technical activities;
  • Oversee hang and focus;
  • Assist and prepare budgets for departmental shows, handling paperwork, purchase requisitions, and time sheets, and coordinating strikes for productions.
  • Schedule all theatre & dance spaces and productions.
  • Oversee THEA 2110 and THEA 4210: Production and lighting the dance concert.
  • Who We Are:

    Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

    Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.


    At Lamar University one of the ways, we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent.
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    What You'll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Theatre or significant work experience will be acceptable in lieu of the degree.
  • Three years of experience in technical direction for plays and dance concerts at the university level and/or three years of professional experience in technical direction, or any combination thereof.
  • Plus, three years of experience in facilities management in higher education is preferred.
  • EEO Statement

    Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Veteran's Preference Statement

    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications: • M.F.A. in Technical Direction or Theatrical Design. • Plus, three years of experience in facilities management in higher education.

    Security Sensitive Statement

    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary Commensurate Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 08/23/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
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  • What is the highest level of education that you have achieved?
  • Doctorate
  • ABD
  • Master's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).
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  • Do you have demonstrated skill with budget management, CAD drafting, rigging, carpentry and metalworking?
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  • Do you have three (3) years of experience in technical direction for plays and dance concerts at the university level and/or three (3) years of professional experience in technical direction, or any combination thereof?
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  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcript 1
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