University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance seeks Technical Director to begin ideally in September 2014. The position is a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor with the possibility of continuation as Instructional Faculty. Collaborate with student and faculty designers, ATD, Scenic Charge/Props Supervisor and student assistants in producing challenging academic and summer seasons. Function as Technical Director; teach graduate classes in materials and methods, CADD, and production planning; mentor and supervise graduate technical direction students and interested undergraduates; work with Production Manager in planning schedules, budgets, space and stage usage and ensuring proper student training in the use of equipment and safety practices. Qualifications: MFA with minimum 3 years professional or academic experience preferred, equivalent professional experience considered. Demonstrated skill in production planning, safety, budget management, rigging, carpentry and metalworking. University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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