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Technical Director and Scene Shop manager

State University of New York at Oswego

February 13, 2018
Job location:
Oswego, New York

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Higher Education Institution
Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative


The Department of Theatre at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Technical Director and Scene Shop manager.

Posting Date: February 13, 2018

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: ummaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Nov-2017.pdf or
Date of Appointment : On/around August 1, 2018

Description of Job responsibilities: The Technical Director will be responsible for mounting all departmental productions during the academic year as well as superviseing the safe and efficient operation of the scene shop and affiliated performance venues. This includes budgeting all scenic elements of productions; creating technical drawings; supervising construction, load-in, and technical rehearsals; managing the scheduling, training, and supervision of student shop workers and production crews; maintaining scene shop inventory and equipment; maintaining theatre department facilities; assisting with affiliated performances; and organizing and traveling with productions performing at festivals. The Technical Director will also teach courses in area of skills and complete departmental and university service as needed.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentorship, commitment to undergraduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter covering qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to :
If you have questions about the position, please Email address:

Gregory Brewster, Search Committee Chair

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department: The Theatre Department is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre and offers a major leading to a BA in Theatre with concentrations in Acting/Directing, Design/Technical Theatre, History/Criticism, and Music Theatre. The department also offers a theatre minor and a dance minor. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in the theatre and its related fields through a combination of academic and production practices. The Department offers students training in the foundations of the history, theory and craft of theatre and promotes interdisciplinary and innovative connections while holding itself to high artistic standards of production in the context of a Liberal Arts education. We also promote engagement in educational opportunities and work that increase consciousness and knowledge of diversity and inclusion. For more information visit
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational practices with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-located research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with broad facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, discapability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,
In conformity with USCIS regulations, prosperous candidates must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a discapability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing E-Mail:
For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website:
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, Contact Us by the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Required Appropriate qualifications:
   » BA or BFA with emphasis in technical theatre at time of application
   » 3-5 years of practice in technical theatre production
   » Master carpentry and rigging skills
   » Demonstrated proficiency with CAD drafting and other design software
   » Basic welding skills
   » Teaching practice

Preferred Appropriate qualifications:
   » MFA in technical theatre by time of appointment
   » Knowledge of projection design
   » ETCP Theatre certification
   » practice with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives that address diversity and inclusion issues.

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About State University of New York at Oswego
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by... a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative practice to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and significant lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when Information technology entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where Information technology offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Video Facts Map 6/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter

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