Hanover College
  • Faculty - Arts & Letters - Faculty - Theatre
  • Hanover, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Hanover College invites applications for Technical Director of its Theatre program. The Technical Director provides technical expertise in areas required for on-campus theatrical productions. The Technical Director also teaches, as assigned, one course per year, "Elements of Stagecraft," and both oversees and trains students in the use of lighting and sound equipment; in the design, construction, set-up, "striking," and storage of scenic elements; and in safe operation of a theatre program.  This is a nine-month contract position generally for the months of August - April. 

The Department of Theatre currently produces a 3-4 production season annually, performed in The Other Place, an intimate and flexible space, with the thrust and in-the-round configurations used most frequently. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • teaching one section of THR121: Elements of Stagecraft each academic year
  • the design, construction, set-up/load-in, striking, and storage of stage scenery
  • the design, set-up, operation, and maintenance of stage lighting and sound systems
  • the design, procurement/construction, maintenance, and storage of stage properties
  • cultivation and reinforcement of a culture of safety and professionalism among students
  • providing support for theatrical productions
  • procuring, repairing, and maintaining tools and supplies used by the department
  • assist other groups or events that require use of Department of Theatre spaces

Required Qualifications

  • A master's degree in theatre or related field (MA or MFA) with professional theatrical production experience is preferred; a bachelor's degree in theatre or related field with at least 3-5 years of professional theatrical production experience, including work in scenic, lighting, sound and properties will be considered.
  • General computer skills and competency in theatrical software including VectorWorks or other Auto-CAD software
  • Ability to communicate design ideas into visual mediums, such as ground plans, elevations, and lighting plots
  • Excellent organizational and time-and-task management skills, including delegation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to work well with colleagues in a collaborative manner
  • Ability to work effectively with students from a variety of backgrounds and with different skill sets
  • Familiarity with applicable regulations, codes, requirements, practices, and procedures for maintaining a safe theatrical space and facilities, and best practices for staging safe theatrical productions
  • Expertise in set-up, operation, and maintenance of theatrical lighting and sound systems
  • Stage carpentry and welding skills
  • Some night and weekend work required

To Apply

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled, with full consideration to applications received by April 1, 2024. Electronic applications should include application letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae or resume, contact information for three references, and transcripts addressed to Gabe Vanover, Chair, Department of Theatre.  To apply and upload documents, visit https://hanover.hirecentric.com/jobsearch/.  For more information, see https://www.hanover.edu/about/employment. Questions may be addressed to Gabe Vanover at facultysearch@hanover.edu.

About Hanover College

Hanover College is a premier, nationally recognized liberal arts institution that has core strengths in the natural and life sciences, education, and business. Founded in 1827, Hanover is Indiana's oldest private, four-year college and sits on a beautiful 650-acre campus overlooking the Ohio River. Hanover is a distinctive intellectual, challenging, and supportive community whose members value transformative learning, meaningful service, and lifelong inquiry. The College's students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and lives and nurtured to develop each individual's unique abilities to their highest level. Nearly 100 percent of Hanover's students receive some form of financial aid. More than 99 percent of the College's graduates gain full-time employment or enroll in graduate/professional school within seven months of graduation.

Hanover College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse college environment. We seek candidates of all backgrounds regardless of age, race, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. We embrace diversity and encourage all who are interested to apply.

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