Position Category: Academic 
School/Department: California Institute of the Arts Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance 
Reports To: Dean 
Time: Full Time 
Term of Employment: 
Appointment: Temporary 
Position Starts: 09/01/2015 
Search Closes: 10/01/2015 

Information & Responsibilities

Job Title: Assistant Technical Director, The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance
Reports To: Dean of The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance & Technical Director
Supervises: Student crew positions/assignments

General Statement of Job Function: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance is seeking an Assistant Technical Director who will work in partnership with the Technical Director to oversee all productions for the School of Dance and serve as an advisor to all technical aspects involving the Dance School. This faculty position is a temporary full-time ten month position with the possibility of renewal. The Assistant Technical Director will take part in the supervision of graduate student teaching assistants in the care, maintenance, and production of the School of Dance performance space, The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Theater.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
• Teach one section of Production for Dance (D207: Producing/Production Management and Stage Management) and assist in the teaching of two sections of Concepts in Lighting Design (D405)
• Co-instruct and manage assigned production crews for all School of Dance productions
• Co-train and manage Teaching Assistants and Crew Work-study students
• Assist in developing comprehensive build calendar for each production
• Help with purchasing and installation of equipment and technology for all of the instructional spaces (including the Lund Theater)
• Help research and install capital improvements to facilities
• Implementing Lighting and Scenic Designs, Rigging, and Light Construction
• Stay current with theater technology
• Supervise students clearly, safely, and educationally
• Interact with wide range of staff, students, faculty, and administration
• Travel to off-campus performances


Qualifications and Skills:
• Minimum BA in Technical Theatre or equivalent experience
• Minimum 3 years experience in technical theatre, with experience in Design, Electrics and Rigging
• Strong interest/background in Dance
• Have working knowledge of all aspects of theater production
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to lead and supervise student crews
• Strong organizational skills
• Knowledge and experience of working with Digital Media and Excel spreadsheets

How to Apply

This is a full time 10 month position that begins September 2015, for the 2015-2016 academic year. If you are interested, please submit cover letter and resume to Dance Search Committee, Attn: Mimi Kite, CalArts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355 [email protected]

Equity & Diversity

CalArts is proud of its diverse student body and deeply committed to
supporting the cultural and artistic aspirations of all its students. A
commitment to increasing opportunities for low-income students and
currently disenfranchised groups is necessary, as is the desire to work
to support institutional goals of equity and diversity in an ongoing
way. CalArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). In our efforts to reach a diverse application pool, please follow the link to fill out an optional survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Eq_Div

Further Information

CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts
through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and
Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the
complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a
distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor
and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure
necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and
opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United
States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees
in all areas of visual and performing arts.