Theatre Guild of Rockingham County seeks Executive Director, Artistic Director

Applications for the Executive Director position will close December 31, 2017. 

The Theatre Guild of Rockingham County “TGRC,” a local, nonprofit community theatre organization established in 1989, is currently seeking an Executive Director who will work in conjunction with the Artistic Director beginning our 30th season.   The Executive Director reports to the Executive Board of Directors and will have the responsibility of overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization.  Other duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The stipend available for this position is $2,000.  Please send resume and any additional information or questions to president@tgrc-nc.com.  

Applications for the Artistic Director position will close December 31, 2017. 

The Theatre Guild of Rockingham County “TGRC,” a local, nonprofit community theatre organization established in 1989, is currently seeking an Artistic Director to lead us into our 30th season and beyond.   The Artistic Director reports to the Executive Board of Directors and curates an annual season of approximately four shows, comprised of at least one musical, and one youth or children’s theatre production or multiple shows with children and youth opportunities, with input from the Play Selection Committee and the Board of Directors.  The stipend available for this position is $2,000.  Please send resume and any additional information or questions to president@tgrc-nc.com.

Triad Stage seeks Teaching Artists

TEACHING ARTIST

Triad Stage seeks teaching artists for an arts-based professional learning program in partnership with Guilford County Schools. This program seeks to provide teachers in grades K-5 with arts-based teaching strategies to use across their curricular areas.

Reports to: Learning Director 
Position Status: Hourly

Application Deadline: Monday,December 4th, 2017 at 11:59pm

Time Commitment: Four Tuesday evenings between January and May of 2018, as well as correspondent trainings and planning meetings. Additional in-classroom teaching work will be negotiated as necessary.

Key responsibilities include: 
· Designing, planning, preparing, and facilitating arts-based professional learning workshops for teachers in grades K-5.
· Creating arts-based lessons to share with teachers and students in grades K-5.
· Supporting teachers one-on-one as they plan and implement arts-based lessons in their classrooms.
· Administering program evaluation measures such as surveys and questionnaires.

We are looking for a candidate who…

· Has a bachelor’s degree in theatre or another art form or commensurate experience.
· Has at least 3 years of teaching artist experience in public school contexts, and has experience working with the NC Standard Course of Study standards.
· Has experience using arts integration techniques with students in grades K-5.
· Has experience teaching arts-based professional development programming for teachers (ideal but not required).
· Believes in the potential of the arts to enhance engagement and equity within the public school system.
· Has strong written and oral communication skills and responds to email and phone correspondence promptly and professionally.
· Is flexible, patient, enthusiastic, punctual, detail-oriented, and capable of adapting to changing circumstances.
· Is excited to learn about the theory of arts-based professional development and put it into practice.
· Can provide transportation for themselves to numerous school campuses.

Compensation Details:
This position is paid hourly, including meeting and planning time. Details of compensation and specific scheduling will be discussed in the interview process.

To Apply: Please send the following documents to Learning Director Lauren Smith (lauren@triadstage.org) by the deadline:

· A resume or CV with three professional references.
· A cover letter that explains your interest in the described program, the key elements of your teaching philosophy, and how your previous experience aligns with the goals of the program and the position.
· An outline of your approximate availability from early January to mid-May 2018.
· A sample lesson plan from an in-school workshop or residency, preferably one that focuses on arts integration (using an art form to teach material from another subject area).

Triad Stage is an equal opportunity employer and has a core value of inclusion. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Triad Stage will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Triad Stage announces upcoming Master Classes

This season, Triad Stage will be piloting a series of master classes offered by local and visiting artists who are working professionals in their field. These classes will cover a wide variety of artistic topics in performance, design, and production.

PRICING

All classes are $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for students and educators - a 10% discount (must show ID). Classes are ideal for young theatre professionals, university students, and high school students (juniors and seniors) with considerable theatre experience. If you have questions about which class might be right for you, please feel free to email Learning Director Lauren Smith at lauren@triadstage.org.

Please note: Space is limited in each Master Class. Register early to guarantee your spot. Master classes also have a minimum enrollment in order to occur, so please make sure to register at least 24 hours in advance. We will inform you via email 24 hours in advance of the class if it has not reached the required enrollment and therefore will need to be cancelled. If a master class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund if you have already registered.

Only available by phone. Call 336-272-0160.

Fall 2017 Master Classes

IMPROV GYM 1

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

The Improv Gym is a three-session series of group workshops exploring classic improvisational theater theories and applying them to modern character work. Participants will focus on communally creating and living in improvised scenes, starting with guided exercises and culminating with a full improvised one act.

It is strongly recommended that participants attend all three sections (December 4th, 5th and 6th), but are only required to attend two in order to participate in the capstone full one act on December 6th.

THE IMPROV GYM SESSION 1: MAKING THE CHOICE

Creating specific, complete characters; moving action forward; identifying conflicts and resolutions.

INSTRUCTOR - Lulu Picart (Mrs. Fezziwig & Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol)

Lulu began her career as a member of the Comedy Warehouse at Walt Disney World. She continued to work at Walt Disney World doing longform and scene-based improvisation in addition to comedic hosting there, Universal Orlando, and various Florida events. Lulu has appeared at SAK Comedy Lab as a guest improviser and has traveled internationally presenting improvisation-based business training for corporate leaders. As an actor, Lulu was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Best Featured Actress Award. She is passionate about applying improvisational theory to practical leadership. She has a Masters in Business / Leadership Studies from the University of South Florida. Lulu coaches privately and is a co-founder of a network of private and online coaches at www.findyourlightcoaching.org. @lulupicart and @fylcoaching.

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IMPROV GYM 2

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

The Improv Gym is a three-session series of group workshops exploring classic improvisational theater theories and applying them to modern character work. Participants will focus on communally creating and living in improvised scenes, starting with guided exercises and culminating with a full improvised one act.

It is strongly recommended that participants attend all three sections (December 4th, 5th and 6th), but are only required to attend two in order to participate in the capstone full one act on December 6th.

THE IMPROV GYM 2: ACCEPTING THE REALITY

Working with an ensemble, combining choices; applying different cinematic/thematic/period genres to scenes and characters; doing character work with a guided narrative; justifying offers.

INSTRUCTOR - Lulu Picart (Mrs. Fezziwig & Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol)

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IMPROV GYM 3

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

The Improv Gym is a three-session series of group workshops exploring classic improvisational theater theories and applying them to modern character work. Participants will focus on communally creating and living in improvised scenes, starting with guided exercises and culminating with a full improvised one act.

It is strongly recommended that participants attend all three sections (December 4th, 5th and 6th), but are only required to attend two in order to participate in the capstone full one act on December 6th.

THE IMPROV GYM 3: BUILDING THE SCENE

Brainstorming "takes" from offers; identifying periphery roles and subplots; ending scenes.

INSTRUCTOR - Lulu Picart (Mrs. Fezziwig & Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol)

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SCENE STUDY

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM

In this scene study workshop, students will pick a scene and read through the scene with a reader. We will then break the scene down, create its environment, and discover how to make all its individual parts come together for the strongest performance possible. All registered participants should bring two copies of a scene (not longer than 4-5 pages). The scene does not need to be memorized, but the participant should be very familiar with the scene itself.

INSTRUCTOR - Bryant Carroll (Franklin Duncan in Beautiful Star)

Bryant is a New York based actor of stage, TV, and film. He has been on Broadway, HBO, NETFLIX, and SHOWTIME. He has worked with the likes of Dan Fogalman (This is Us), Steve Buschemi, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Williams Scott, Walter Bobby, Sally Mays, and Mathew Morrison. He is extremely excited to be returning to Triad Stage for Beautiful Star.

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INTRODUCTION TO BURLESQUE

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

Step into the exhilarating world of burlesque (or also boylesque, as it were). An art form on its own, burlesque embodies a wonderful versatility that lends a performer the ability to blend it with any performance or visual skill. In this class, we’ll explore the energy behind the art of creative, playful, and often funny seduction, while identifying the basics you need in order to build your own burlesque routine. The class will incorporate some removal of clothing, but will not require participants to go beyond what they are comfortable with, and no participants will strip down past their underwear. There will be no rear or frontal nudity, and again, there’s no pressure to do anything more than what you are comfortable with. THIS CLASS IS FOR STUDENTS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

Please bring to class the following: one or two removable pieces of torso clothing (shirt, blouse, jacket, etc - items with buttons, snaps, and zippers are especially useful), one removable piece of leg clothing (pants, skirt, dress, shorts, etc), and one prop or accessory (examples include hat, gloves, feather boa, suspenders, basket, book, candlestick, whatever — any item that you would like to use in what you imagine a fun routine would include).

INSTRUCTOR - Matthew McGloin (aka boylesque performer Jackie Nova) (Tidence Ledbetter in Beautiful Star)

A consummate daydreamer, Jackie realized one day that most of his mental wanderings shared a common thread: a vision of himself dancing in a spotlight, with allure and comedy mixing in a highly theatrical display. He followed that daydream to the New York School of Burlesque, enrolled in a class, soon after auditioned for the troupe Bad Apple Boylesque, became one of its inaugural members, and hasn’t looked back since (unless it has been to wink at an admirer). Jackie has since performed in NYC at the Stonewall Inn, the West End, Mundo NYC, Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Bar, Fire Island, Stage 48, and the Triad. In under a year’s time on the scene, Jackie was selected to perform at the House of Yes at the 5th Annual NYC Boylesque Festival, was featured with his fellow Bad Apples on the front cover of NEXT magazine, and last year he was nominated for a GLAM Award for Best Boylesque Performer. Mr. Nova sites Bugs Bunny, Lucille Ball, John Ritter, and Madonna among his influences as an entertainer. His alter-ego is Matthew McGloin, who’s done a bunch of theatre, blah blah blah, and who is currently enjoying the hell out of playing Lucifer in Beautiful Star at Triad Stage. A very, very part-time engager with social media (that means he’s almost never on it), Matt/Jackie is nevertheless happy to connect; visit either of his websites at matthewmcgloin.com and/or jackie-nova.com.

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THE BUSINESS SIDE OF SHOW - MARKETING FOR THE THEATRE ARTIST

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH, 2017, 6:00PM-8:00PM

There is a dark truth to the world of Show Business...that as much as we love the first part (Show) we rarely get to do that without putting in some work on the latter (Business). This workshop will look at how to get your tools of the trade (headshots, resumes, websites, and social media to name a few) working for you in the best way possible. We will look also look at online resources that will help you mine for work and improve your skill set. Bring your picture and resume and there will be plenty of time to ask questions about this area of the business and any others you desire.

INSTRUCTOR - David Sitler (Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol)

David is currently playing Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Hanesbrands Theatre and has been a working actor since he moved to NYC in 1983. He has worked on Broadway, Off and Off-Off Broadway, national tours, regionally from Maine to Utah, TV, web series, film, video games and commercials, and voice overs. He has conducted workshops in many settings with acting intern companies, colleges and universities, and high schools on this very topic. Proud Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. www.davidsitler.com.

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OWNING A SONG: ACAPELLA MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, 2017, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Practice acting, storytelling, and living in the lyric while singing-- in a very supportive and fun environment! Bring any song you know by heart – pop tune, folk song, hymn, or a traditional musical theatre song-- and focus on communicating the words while singing. No sheet music is necessary – we will sing acapella (or if you play an instrument feel free to accompany yourself!) and ALL levels are welcome and encouraged.

INSTRUCTOR - Jillian Louis (Ethel Green in Beautiful Star)

Jillian is thrilled to work at Triad Stage! Broadway: It Shoulda Been You (Rebecca/Annie u/s). Off-Broadway: Soul Doctor (Ruth). Tour: Cheers (Diane Chambers); NYC/ Regional: Walnut Street/Tour: Glass Menagerie (Laura), New York Musical Festival (2x Outstanding Performance Award Winner), Ars Nova, Theatre for the New City, American Theatre Group, St. Louis Rep, The York, Symphony Space, North Shore Music Theatre, Denver Center, TheatreWorks, The Prince Theatre, The Arden, Florida Studio Theatre, many others! TV/film: Show Me A Hero, Mount Joy, Louie, Ophelia Descending. Concert: Upcoming dates and more info: JillianLouis.comIG:@JillianLouski FB:@JillianLouisArtist

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VOICE AND MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 2017, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Each actor will explore the fundamental elements of storytelling using only voice and movement. The class will perform their ensemble piece during the final half hour of the session. Friends and family members are welcome to arrive at 8:30 pm for the performance.

INSTRUCTOR - Chip Johnson (Reverend Roy Ledbetter in Beautiful Star)

Chip is returning for his seventh season as Reverend Roy Ledbetter in Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity. Triad Stage audiences will also remember his work in their productions of A Lesson Before Dying, The Rainmaker, North Star, Tennessee Playboy, Common Enemy, and Actions and Objectives. Mr. Johnson received his MFA from UNCG and is employed as an adjunct professor in the Performing Arts Department at Elon University.

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Raleigh Little Theatre seeks Teaching Artists

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Education Department is expanding its teaching artist faculty and currently seeks diverse theatre artists and educators who are committed to working with young people and the value of arts education in a summer camp setting. Teaching artists and arts educators with experience teaching music and dance are also encouraged to apply.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Director of Education, RLT teaching artists facilitate full and half day summer camps for youth aged 4-18. Summer camp programming runs June 11-August 24, 2018 and takes place at Raleigh Little Theatre, with some weeks at satellite locations in Wake Forest, Apex and Wendell. Teaching artist hours are 8:45am-4:00pm for full day and 8:45am-12:00pm or 12:45pm-4:00pm for half day camps. Satellite location hours may vary.

Teaching artists are independent contractors who plan and facilitate innovative, engaging developmentally-appropriate arts learning experiences for youth based on provided curriculum guides and camp schedules. Teaching artists also utilize assigned high school/college-aged teaching assistants in a meaningful way. Contract is contingent upon the completion and verification of national background check. If offered a contract, all summer teaching artists will be expected to attend one half day orientation held on a Saturday in May.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Expertise working as theatre artists
  • Teaching experience with diverse age groups and educational settings
  • A strong commitment to working with young people
  • Curiosity in exploring RLT’s philosophy and approach to arts in education
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to facilitate group decision-making
  • Willingness and capacity to mentor teaching assistants

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested applicants should visit the RLT Education web page to become more familiar with RLT’s various education programs and organizational mission. Submit resume detailing arts and education experience, one-page cover letter and a sample lesson plan of your choice. Cover letter should include how the candidate sees RLT as a good fit for a professional teaching artist position, specific summer availability for summer 2018, and the age groups of youth and areas of theatre for which the candidate feels strongest as an instructor. Please also note which locations you are willing and able to teach at this summer: Raleigh, Wake Forest, Apex and Wendell.

Send application materials to RLT’s Director of Education, Meredyth Pederson Cooper at: meredyth@raleighlittletheatre.org (subject line: Summer Teaching Artist Application) or via mail at Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue Street, Raleigh, NC 27607, attn: Meredyth Pederson Cooper.

Deadline to apply for Summer 2018: December 11, 2017.

Arts North Carolina seeks Marketing Associate

Arts North Carolina is North Carolina’s statewide non-profit advocacy organization for all the arts. Arts NC calls for equity and access to the arts for all North Carolinians, unifies and connects our state’s arts communities, and fosters arts leadership. Arts North Carolina’s mission is to unite people and communities to strengthen and celebrate a creative North Carolina, and in so doing, obtain our vision of a vibrant state where the arts are embraced by all as indispensable. This work is accomplished with the guidance of a 26-member Board of Directors, a full-time Executive Director, part-time Administrator, and an engaged network of advocates across North Carolina’s arts sector.

The successful candidate will be highly organized and able to work independently while also collaborating with staff, board members, and volunteers. The Marketing Associate will develop and execute several campaigns simultaneously while coordinating multiple messages to maximize the impact and outcomes of each campaign. An interest in the arts, arts education, and/or government is preferred, but not required.

The Marketing Associate will be engaged for 16-24 Hours per week and be primarily responsible for all marketing and fulfillment strategies of Arts North Carolina’s membership initiatives, license plate sales, and Arts Day Conference as well as the production of other training and advocacy materials and content. The position will work closely with Board and staff to continue to refine our state’s understanding and awareness of the purpose, goals, and accomplishments of Arts North Carolina.

Specific Responsibilities (not inclusive):

Campaign Development and Management

  • Develop, plan, and execute campaigns for Individual and Organization Memberships, The Creative State license plate, annual Arts Day Conference, and other campaigns as needed.
  • Create video, and some written and graphic content for electronic, print, social media, and direct mail.
  • Compile any research, data, or testimonials as may be needed for campaigns.
  • Keep campaigns on schedule, monitor results, and create updates and reports.

Training and Advocacy

  • Work with staff to produce advocacy training materials, presentation, videos and online courses.
  • Assist in producing webinars for advocacy training and organizing grassroots initiatives.
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop, plan, and execute advocacy campaigns.
  • Responsible for video, and some written and graphic content for advocacy campaigns
  • Manage all Arts NC social media accounts including compiling, generating and distributing content.
  • Develop and produce a podcast series

Qualifications:

  • College degree with course emphasis in Marketing and Communications; arts background preferred
  • 2 years paid experience in similar position
  • Experience managing social media across multiple platforms
  • Basic video production and editing experience preferred
  • Experience with Photoshop Elements, Publisher, Premiere Elements, WordPress, Email Marketing services or similar programs preferred.

Benefits:

  • 16-24 hours per week (4-6 hours/day, Monday – Thursday)
  • Prorated paid time off
  • Hourly- $16-$18 commensurate with experience

Application:

  • Submit resume and one-page cover letter summarizing 3 experiences that prepared applicant for the position.
  • Submit ready-to-use work samples:
    • One or two samples of video and/or graphic content
    • One sample e-blast communication for Arts Day promotion
    • One sample Arts NC contribution/membership solicitation letter

      Submit to:
      Marketing Position
      Arts North Carolina
      410 Glenwood Ave. Suite 170
      Raleigh, NC 27601

      or email to position@artsnc.org

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Interview process will begin December 7, 2017.

Appalachian State University seeks Assistant Professor

The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre & Dance invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning January 1, 2018.  Duties include:  Teaching courses in playwriting, script analysis, theatre history, theatre for social change, interdisciplinary topics, and other courses as assigned; contributing to the departmental production program as a playwright, dramaturg, and/or director; engaging in service to the department, college, and university; initiating and engaging in interdisciplinary projects with faculty from other departments; other duties as assigned.  

Minimum qualifications:  One or more of the following earned terminal degrees:  Ph.D. in Theatre, M.F.A. in Playwriting, M.F.A. in Dramaturgy, D.F.A. in Dramaturgy.  Record as a produced playwright, as well as a record of experience in each of the following:  teaching at the undergraduate level, historiography, production dramaturgy, stage directing, theatre for social change, the creation of interdisciplinary projects, service at the university level.  Demonstrated capacity to engage in research in the field.  

The Department of Theatre & Dance offers B.A. degrees in Dance Studies and various concentrations in Theatre Arts.  The department is housed in the College of Fine and Applied Arts within Appalachian State University.  For further information, visit www.theatreanddance.appstate.edu.

Complete applications include a cover letter, resume, and list of three references.  Submit applications to Paulette Marty, search committee chair, at martypjw@appstate.edu.  Review of complete applications will begin on November 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Paulette Marty, search committee chair, at martypjw@appstate.edu or (828) 262-8178.  Appalachian State University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination.

Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.  Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Job Openings at East Carolina University

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Lighting & Sound

Position Number: 935015

Job Description: 

The East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance (NAST accredited) seeks a full-time permanent tenure track faculty member to begin August 2018 as the Lighting/Sound designer for a well-established, rigorous BFA-Theatre Arts program. Responsibilities include: Lighting and Sound design for ECU/Loessin Playhouse main-stage season (six productions in McGinnis Theatre Season—fully-equipped, fly-rigged, 600-seat proscenium theatre); mentorship of student designers; supervising student crews; and teaching courses under Lighting Design I & II, Sound Design, and Vectorworks.

Direct Link: http://ecu.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/10081

Click here to view the Search Committee Job Aid.

Please contact Human Resources or the search committee/hiring offical if you have any questions.

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East Carolina University School of Theatre and Dance seeks an experienced, collaborative faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Directing to begin August, 2018.

Responsibilities will include teaching a two-course progression in Directing; directing on the main stage; and teaching additional courses within the candidate’s area of expertise (possibly including Beginning and Advanced levels of Acting, Acting for the Camera, Professional Preparation, and/or Theatre Appreciation). MFA in Directing preferred, but candidates with an MFA in Acting who have strong directing experience will be considered.

A minimum of three years, full-time, university teaching and directing is required; experience directing musicals and the classics is highly desirable.

The ECU School of Theatre and Dance is a dedicated undergraduate BFA program with an emphasis on professional preparation. ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration and strongly encourages woman, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Candidates must apply online at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com and include a cover letter, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, a link to a short video portfolio of directed productions, contact information for three references, and three letters of recommendation.

Please submit electronic application materials only. Proper documentation of identity, employability, and official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2018 and continue until position is filled.

Information about the ECU School of Theatre and Dance can be found at www.ecu.edu/theatredance/.

High Point University seeks Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance

The David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences at High Point University invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, beginning Fall 2018. The ideal candidate will be an established scholar or artist in the field of Theatre with demonstrated administrative experience, evidence of excellent teaching, and a strong record of scholarly or artistic productivity, performance and creativity.  A record of leadership within a university setting, novel ideas for audience development and arts advocacy, experience mentoring junior faculty, and an interest in fostering new works is desired.  While the area of expertise is open, the department seeks candidates well suited in character and temperament to a liberal arts environment, who share the department’s commitment to fostering those skills and virtues necessary for leading an examined life, viz., a professional work ethic, a commitment to collaborative process, an ability to creatively problem-solve, an openness to curiosity, expression, and empathy, all intentionally directed toward telling the truth beautifully.

The department offers BA degrees in theatre and dance, and strong minor programs in theatre, musical theatre, and dance. The faculty also actively participates in the university’s Honors Program, the First Year Seminar Program, the Service Learning Program, Global Experiences, the Common Experience, and the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.  Start date for the position is August 2018.  High Point University is committed to diversity in hiring, and seeks candidates from underrepresented constituencies.  High Point University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications:
Education
Doctorate or MFA in Theatre.  The field of specialization is open. Professional theatre experience is desirable.

Experience and Training
The department seeks a candidate with a record of teaching, scholarship and creative work that merit appointment to department chair at the level of associate or full professor.

Knowledge, Skills, Ability
Demonstrated excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly and creative work, as well as prior experience designing and leading new curricular and programmatic initiatives at the university and community level are expected. Candidates with experience in arts advocacy, including advocating and overseeing the planning and development of new performing arts facilities are preferred.  High Point University particularly seeks candidates committed to using active or problem based learning and integrative teaching technologies.

Essential Functions:
The department chair is responsible for the academic leadership of a successful and thriving Department of Theatre and Dance beginning in the fall of 2018.  This growing and innovative academic department currently includes six full-time faculty members, 5 adjuncts and 4 staff members.  The successful candidate will manage course scheduling, budgeting, hiring and evaluation of faculty, and assessment of programs, in addition to maintaining an active program of scholarship and creative work.  The chair is responsible for overseeing a production program of four productions and two dance concerts per academic year. The chair also oversees the department’s contribution to the university’s general education program, its engagement with interdisciplinary minors, as well as the growth of the Theatre and Dance majors and minors.  The department chair is expected to work to expand partnerships with other departments across the university in order to provide innovative and integrated educational experiences for all High Point University students.

To Apply:
All applicants must submit the following:

A letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities
A current CV with complete professional and academic history
An unofficial transcript of highest degree awarded
Samples of published scholarship or creative work
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Names and contact information for three professional recommendations
Materials are to be submitted via on-line application at http://www.highpoint.edu/administration/employment-opportunities/; all submissions should also be forwarded to Carol Peden at cpeden@highpoint.edu.

Refer questions to: Carol Peden, Administrative Assistant to Dr. Carole B. Stoneking, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at cpeden@highpoint.edu.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre seeks part-time Social Media and Promotions Manager

Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) is seeking a part-time Social Media and Promotions Manager. This new position will be responsible for building and executing social media strategy, and developing and managing strategic promotional and outreach events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Build and execute social media strategy to increase engagement with all social media outlets
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content that builds connections to CFRT audiences
  • Develop and execute a plan to increase CFRT’s visibility on tourist-driven social media (Yelp, Trip Advisor, etc.)
  • Oversees the development, planning and operations of all promotions and special events for CFRT
  • Oversees setup and execution of events.
  • Manage logistics of events, including soliciting trade for event resources (food, beer/wine, child-care, etc.)
  • Serve as staff point of contact for all promotional events
  • Serve as staff host for each promotional event
  • Work closely with Audience Services, Box Office and other Administrative team members to develop promotions, including Military Appreciation Nights, Date Nights, and more.
  • Oversees the marketing of all promotions and promotional events.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local businesses and organizations that will assist with promotions (USO, MWR, YMCA, Civic Organizations, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous promotional or marketing duties as directed by Marketing Director

Required skills: Proven experience working in social media marketing and/or events management. Positive attitude, attention to detail and customer-oriented.  Courteous, professional, good team-player and good sense of humor.

This position is part-time (15-25 hours per week) and will require nights and weekends as needed to manage events.

Please send letter of intent, resume and references to: CFRT Managing Director Beth Desloges at bdesloges@cfrt.org.  No phone calls please.  Position to be filled as soon as possible.