Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 01-Oct-2017 to 30-Oct-2017
  • - DePauw University
  • Greencastle, IN, USA
  • Full Time

DePauw University, a top-tier liberal arts college, seeks to hire a full-time salary position as Design and Technical Director. The Design and Technical Director supports the academic program by overseeing all scenery, lighting, sound, video, and other technical needs for all performing arts events, including School of Music, DePauw Theatre, Performing Arts Series, Music on the Square, and other possible events. This position will also work closely with the Assistant Technical Director in all technical needs. Work schedule will include nights and weekends as needed. A Master's degree or equivalent professional experience is required; a degree in technical theatre is preferred. A knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Calendar and Google Apps, and Online Data Entry and experience with AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks is desirable, along with qualifications to acquire a Pyrotechnic license from the state of Indiana.

Some duties will include the following:
• Hiring, training, evaluating, and supervising work-study crew for technical requirements of concerts and productions, as well as the overall support of all performing arts events.
• Collaborates with the Director of Productions in reviewing the performing arts production calendar for technical design needs.
• Competency to design scenery, lighting, sound, and video projections for performing arts events is desired, but may have a concentrated interest in one area.
• Oversee the construction of theatre sets.
• Approve set and lighting designs with regard to safety, compatibility and scheduling considerations.
• Review technical riders for guest artists as needed by the Director of Productions.
• Assist with the needs of guest artist events.
• Support presidential events in the Green Center.
• Perform safety checks on equipment and facilities, ensuring that safety guidelines are being met.
• Attend production meetings and operations meetings.
• Assist in developing a technical plan for space upgrades.
• Assist with Summer Camps and Programs as necessary.
• Other duties as assigned.

DePauw University is a nationally recognized, leading liberal arts college dedicated to educating 2,300 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation's first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, a consortium affording excellent opportunities for faculty development and collaboration.

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Questions may be directed to search committee chair Tim Good at tgood@depauw.edu.

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Application materials should include: a cover letter; resume; and three letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

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