Appalachian State University seeks Department Chair

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Appalachian StateThe Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University invites applications for a Department Chair, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor beginning July 2015. More information can be found at:

Complete applications include: letter of interest, statement of leadership philosophy, evidence of successful teaching and creative or scholarly work, CV, and complete contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file named using the following format:


Send applications to with the subject line “last name Chair Search.” The initial review of complete applications will begin November 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the application process may be addressed to Derek Gagnier, Search Committee Chair, at or at 828.262-6854.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

UNC-Wilmington seeks Lecturer in Acting with Voice

Monday, October 20th, 2014

UNCW2Vacancy: #15F037

Position: #4198

This lecturer in acting position will be responsible for beginning and intermediate acting courses, as well as non-major courses in Improvisation, Acting for non-majors, and Introduction to Theatre that fulfill University Studies requirements.  The ideal candidate would possess skills and pedagogy in voice suitable for the beginning level of actor, which preferably include recognized certifications. In your application letter please note particular skill sets, specialized training, or certifications that you might bring to the Department. Depending on the candidate’s strengths, other responsibilities may include coordinating the student lab series, teaching acting for camera, and directing. The position comes with a year-to-year renewable contract and includes health and retirement benefits.  The position will teach four courses per semester with additional expectation of departmental service.

Minimum requirements include a terminal graduate degree in theatre (MFA or equivalency), a background of professional work, and a commitment to acting training within the BA focus. The theatre department is experiencing rapid growth and we seek an energetic, dynamic collaborator, committed to excellence, professional standards, and their own professional development.

To apply, please complete the online application available at  A letter of interest that specifically addresses the role of preparatory acting training and pedagogy for the BA student, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be uploaded to the online application – not emailed, mailed or faxed.  Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Monday, December 1, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Sue Wilder at 910.962.2061.  For questions regarding the position, e-mail Professor Paul Castagno, Ph.D. (

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Raleigh Little Theatre seeks Technical Director and Designer

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Raleigh Little TheatreRaleigh Little Theatre (RLT) is one of the longest running community theatres in the US.  We are proud of our rich history of community theatre and volunteer involvement producing ten shows each season. We seek a Technical Director to join our team of paid staff support this mission into the future.  This is a full time position with competitive benefits.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Technical Director’s primary scope of responsibility is to implement the scenic and creative vision for each season.  The Technical Director is responsible for the planning, execution and completion of all technical elements for our productions and assists in the recruitment, training, and management of all technical volunteers.  Additionally this position will design 3 – 5 shows over the course of each season.

Successful applicants will be able to prove progressive responsibility for managing projects, managing crews and working against tight timelines.  2-3 years of experience in either Scenic or Lighting Design is required, Sound and Video experience a plus, BFA or MFA preferred.   Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks desired.  To be considered, please submit professional resume and three professional theatre references to

For more information about Raleigh Little Theatre, our mission and our program please visit

Theatre In The Park seeking Scenic/Lighting Designer/Technical Director

Friday, October 10th, 2014


Theatre In The Park is a not-for-profit theatre providing entertainment to the Triangle Area of North Carolina.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Theatre In The Park normally produces a four to six production main season, plus their production of A Christmas Carol, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014.

Duties include the design and execution of all scenic, lighting, prop, and sound elements. Designer will work with the staff master carpenter and a large volunteer force that is well-trained and disciplined. Duties also include set construction and repair, prop design, construction, and repair for A Christmas Carol.

Assist to establish production schedules for all main-stage shows, independent productions, and co-productions.

Supervise load-in and strike of all Theatre In The Park productions in the Pullen Park facility. In the event that any Theatre In The Park productions are held offsite in other venues, (with exception of A Christmas Carol) job responsibilities remain the same.

Assemble, train, supervise, and help recruit technical and backstage volunteers in cooperation with Stage Manager for each production.



-BFA/MFA in design/technical direction. Experience is scenic and lighting design, technical direction, sound design, MIG welding, CADD drafting and scene painting.

-Must be available to start by January 1, 2015.


Application Process

Please submit all materials by October 31. Candidates should send a letter of application addressing the applicant’s strengths relative to the responsibilities and qualifications cited above, a current curriculum vitae, and a one-page statement of their philosophy towards design and execution, the applicant’s digital portfolio or website link, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of five individuals who are familiar with the candidate’s record as designer/technical director.

Only electronic applications will be accepted and should be emailed to  Please refrain from phone calls and walk-ins to inquire about the position.  All questions should be directed to the email above.

Theatre In The Park is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.

UNC-Wilmington seeks Assistant Professor in Performance

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Vacancy: #15F035

Position: #2535

The Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in performance to begin August, 2015. Responsibilities include teaching acting introductory, advanced, and lab courses. The applicant may also have opportunities to direct in departmental productions.

The Department of Theatre B.A. program provides a liberal arts education coupled with applied instruction in three concentration areas: performance, design and technology, and a customized option. Under the guidance of a talented, dedicated faculty and staff, approximately 140 undergraduate majors and minors occupy an elegant 300-seat proscenium theatre and 125-seat flexible studio space. Students work in a variety of other on- and off-campus venues through applied learning projects, extra-curricular activities, and as community volunteers. Department alumni thrive in graduate programs as scholars, designers, and performers and enjoy professional credits in theatre, film, television and related industries.

Wilmington is home to EUE Screen Gems Film Studios, currently the largest domestic television and movie production facility outside of California, and an active local arts community. The surrounding area is also known for it proximity to some of the best beaches on the east coast. The historic district spans approximately 230 blocks and graces the majestic Cape Fear River. The city is home to grandiose, old mansions and other stunning landmark buildings.

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been named one of the “Best in the Southeast” on The Princeton Review’s “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list and, has a “top ten” ranking as one of the best public institutions in the South on this year’s “Best Colleges” rankings.
Qualifications: Applicants must possess an MFA or other terminal degree in Theatre with an emphasis on acting. Preferred qualifications include training and experience in the craft of acting and other related forms and styles, a passion for teaching majors and non-majors in the early stages of their training, and an interest in developing and implementing curricula related to a culturally diverse population. Candidates must also demonstrate potential for excellent teaching, significant creative productivity, and service to the department and university.

To apply, please complete the online application available on the Web at

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be uploaded to the online application – not emailed, mailed or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Sue Wilder at 910.962.2061. For questions regarding the position, e-mail or phone 910.962.2415.

Screening of applicants will begin November 5, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNC-Chapel Hill seeks Technical Services Manager

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

imagePosition Type: Permanent Staff (SPA)

Is this an internal only recruitment? No

Position Title: Tech Support Technician – Journey

Working Title: Technical Services Manager

Position Number: 0058870

Vacancy ID: P002412

Budgeted Hiring Range: $40,000 – $47,000

Pay Band Information: For more information on the pay band for this branch and role, please click here .

Salary Grade Equivalent: 77

Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited: Full Time Permanent

Hours Per Week: 40

Work Schedule: M-F 8:00-5:00

Department Name and Number: Exec Director for the Arts-3146

Date First Posted: 08/28/2014

Closing Date: 10/03/2014

Position Location: Chapel Hill

Position Posting Category: Facilities and Skilled Trades

Department Description: The Office of the Executive Director for the Arts is responsible for planning and articulating a comprehensive performing arts program and serves as an advocate for the performing arts both within and outside the University. The Executive Director provides leadership and vision to enable Carolina to advance its performing arts programs. The EDA has full responsibility for Memorial Hall, Historic Playmakers Theatre, and Gerrard Hall, and determines appropriate use of these facilities, including technical support, ticketing, publicity, marketing, and fundraising.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Position Description: This position, which reports to the Technical Director, is responsible for the supervision of technical support and event production in Memorial Hall, Gerrard Hall and Historic Playmakers Theater. To fulfill the responsibilities of the position, the Technical Services Manager will assist in training and supervising approximately forty part time student employee technicians and a contracted technical staff of as many as twenty five. Technical and event support will include live multi-channel audio mixing and recording, designing and operating lighting utilizing computerized light control and dimming systems, rigging (this involves climbing ladders), smart classroom technology, multimedia laptop support, wireless internet configuration, PowerPoint and other presentation software, data and video projectors, video conference codecs, and live web streaming. The Technical Services Manager carries the direct responsibility for the overall quality of the performer’s and audience’s experience. The position is responsible for maintaining positive University and community relations. Specific job duties must be fulfilled with little or no supervision.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: High school diploma or equivalency and one year of experience in the field of technology related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: 

This position must have considerable knowledge in the following areas:
Live multichannel audio mixing and recording
Designing and operating of stage lighting
Operation of counterweight stage rigging systems
Stage management of concert, dance, and theater productions

Advancing technical needs of events with clients

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in university performing arts venue management preferred

Special Physical and Mental Requirements: Ability to climb ladders with or without accommodations

Position/Schedule Requirements: Evening work occasionally, Night work occasionally, Overtime occasionally

Stimulus/ARRA Funded: No

Quick Link:

Office of Human Resources Contact Information: If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to Please note, the Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.


Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Technology Support Technician position.
    • High school diploma/GED and at least one year of experience in the field of technology.
    • Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate in the field of technology.
    • Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate in an unrelated field and at least one year of experience in the field of technology.
    • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and experience in the field of technology to equal 5 years (ex. 1 year of high school and 4 years experience).
    • Combination of post high school education and/or experience in the field of technology to equal at least 1 year (ex. 1 year of college in IT related major; or 1 year of work experience in IT field).
    • None of the above.
  2. * Please describe your experience with designing and operating stage lighting.(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Please describe your experience with live multichannel audio mixing and recording.(Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Arts NC State seeks Executive Director

Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Vacancy Type: SAAO Tier II


Is Internal Transfer Only: No


Working Title: Executive Director, ARTS NC State


Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education, qualifications, and experience.


Position Number: 00000746


Work Schedule: 8-5 M-F, some weekends/nights


Department: 243001 – Arts NC State


Job City and State: Raleigh, NC


Primary Function of Organizational Unit: ARTS NC STATE serves the entire campus by providing visual and performing arts programs that engage students in the creative process and improve critical and creative thinking skills through exploration of the arts. ARTS NC STATE comprises NC State’s performing and visual arts programs, and is administered by the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. All NC State students, regardless of college or major, are welcome to participate in all programs. The mission of ARTS NC STATE is to enhance the environment of the University and our community with rich and diverse events, installations, and opportunities and to make the arts a significant part of every student’s educational experience. ARTS NC STATE envisions a future where the visual and performing arts are fundamental to the NC State experience. ARTS NCSTATE seeks to contribute to the University’s innovative learning environment by engaging students’ creative, intellectual, and social development, and by fostering their roles as leaders of the University, state, and global communities.


Essential Job Duties: The Executive Director reports directly to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. He/she administers, supervises and provides vision and leadership for all programmatic activities of the ARTS NC STATEvisual and performing arts programs and support units: Center Stage, Crafts Center, Dance Program, Gregg Museum of Art & Design, University Theatre, Arts Marketing, Arts Outreach, Ticket Central, and Business and Planning. The Executive Director will also work closely with the Music Department, an academic unit housed in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, to provide a wide range of student-centered programming for the NC State community. Finally, the Executive Director is a key leader in development activities related to the arts at NC State. Other responsibilities include:


• Providing visionary leadership and supervision for the ARTS NC STATE visual and performing arts programs, which provide creative and enriching activities for NC State students and the University community;
• Collaborating with faculty, staff, and students to develop new and exciting arts initiatives and academic partnerships to support the cultivation and growth of the campus-wide creative community;
• Recruiting, hiring, and supervising outstanding ARTS NC STATE staff;
• Providing oversight and direction for the management and improvement of ARTSNC STATE facilities (Stewart Theatre, Titmus Theatre, Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, The Gregg Museum, The Crafts Center, and other physical resources);
• Serving as the principal advocate and spokesperson for ARTS NC STATE internally and externally, which requires developing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty and staff on campus and with key advocates from the community. He/she also represents ARTS NC STATE, the Division and the University on internal and external boards, committees and councils;
• Overseeing budget of approximately $5 million, and ensuring sufficient resources are available to meet operational needs through annual and multi-year budget projections and development. He/she coordinates with administrative and support personnel, as well as program directors to ensure effective budgeting and fiscal management. The Executive Director ensures accountability, management of financial resources, and proper budgetary control and reporting to ensure appropriateness of allocations and expenditures;
• Working closely with University, Division and Arts Development personnel to promote external fund-raising efforts and seek new resources for ARTS NC STATE by supporting the efforts of the FRIENDS of ARTS NC STATE Board of Advisors. He/she will cultivate and solicit potential donors, and fund-raising for capital projects;
• Guiding the preparation of ARTS NC STATE, Division and University promotional material and digital content; and
• Ensuring compliance with University policies, rules, regulations and standards.


Other Work/Responsibilities: Alternating work schedule which will include weekends and evenings and other duties as assigned


Minimum Education/Experience: Master’s degree in an appropriate area and seven (7) years of relevant experience managing and advancing arts programs, while the preferred candidate will possess a Master of Arts Administration degree.


Departmental Required Skills: He/she must exhibit experience in an arts management/leadership position, with demonstrated success in fund-raising, grant writing and marketing. The Executive Director must have strong budgeting and financial management skills, as well as experience in marketing, advertising and public relations activities, including driving growth in ticket sales and associated revenues. He/she must possess the capacity to lead, manage, motivate and inspire a team, and demonstrate integrity, ethics, and a commitment to diversity. The Executive Director must demonstrate excellent interpersonal leadership, written and oral communication skills, and have a strong work ethic, stamina and passion for the arts.


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A


Required License or Certification: N/A


Special Instructions: Inquiries may be directed to Justin Lang, Director, Executive Search Services, at 919-513-1963 or Apply at (position #00001599). The search will continue until the position is filled.


Job Open Date: 09/19/2014


Must Be Open Until: 10/02/14. Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.


Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No


AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information.


Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.


NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have (or will you have by date of hire) a master’s degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No

Application Materials Required

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. Contact Information for References
  2. Other Document (1)

AA/EEO In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre seeks Marketing Director

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

PrintCape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) seeks a full or part time Marketing Director. The Marketing Director is responsible for the design and implementation of a marketing plan for a theater season consisting of 6 Season shows and 4 Special Events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Web-based marketing and sales promotions
  • Development of new community partnerships
  • Design and production of playbills and all marketing materials
  • Media Relations

We are looking for marketing experience within theatre, the arts, or similar non-profit agencies. Strong computer skills a requirement, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop experience a plus. Start date August 28, 2014. Please send letter of intent, resume and references to: Managing Director, PO Box 53723, Fayetteville, NC 28305 or

Design & Production Opportunities at Davidson Community Players

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

DCPDavidson Community Players is hiring Production and Design Staff for our 2015 Season! Seeking Directors, Choreographers, Musical Directors, Scenic Designers, Lighting Designers, Costume Designers, Properties Masters and Stage Managers.

Interviews and staffing will begin in September 2014


Backstage and Technical Volunteer Opportunities

Be a part of the team that makes it all happen – we are also seeking backstage and technical volunteers (no experience necessary- just the willingness to learn and the time to give)!

  • Props Assistants
  • Assistant Stage Managers
  • Wardrobe
  • Light Board Operators
  • Sound Operators
  • Follow Spot Operators
  • Backstage Crew

Interested applicants should send a resume and/or a letter of interest to: Debra Baron, Artistic Director ( or to her attention at: Davidson Community Players PO Box 76 Davidson, NC 28036

Gilbert Theatre seeks Assistant to the Company Manager; Costume Shop Supervisor

Monday, August 11th, 2014
CSL087Position 1:
Assistant to the Company Manager


Position 2:
Costume Shop Supervisor


Both positions offer a very modest gas stipend and are not regular salaried positions.

IDEAL CANDIDATE: Part-time student or someone with a great deal of extra day, evening and weekend time on their hands looking to get immersed in the theatre atmosphere with a great group of artists. These positions include intense hands-on learning and immediate room for growth. Positions are not appropriate for actors.

If interested, email with a short letter of interest. We look forward to speaking with you!