Greensboro College seeks Assistant Professor of Technical Direction and Sound Design

Job Location: Greensboro College – Greensboro, NC

Position Type: Full Time

Salary: $55,000

The Greensboro College Department of Theatre seeks a full-time Assistant Professor Technical Director, who is also proficient in either Sound and/or Set Design. This position will oversee the Scene Shop as the 2nd Supervisor for its Design-Technical B.F.A. undergraduate program and collaborate with the current Head of the Design-Technical program on scenic and lighting designs for the season. The Greensboro College Theatre Department has 6 full-time faculty members and averages 50-80 Theatre majors, with 5-8 Design-Tech majors and 5-10 Design-Tech minors. The department produces 6-9 productions a year within the 788-seat Gail Brower Huggins Center proscenium stage and the 102-seat multipurpose Parlor Theatre thrust stage. Greensboro College hosts the annual NCTC State High School Play Festival and College Day. 


  1. The faculty member will split their time teaching three to four classes per semester (one of those classes being the daily Production Labs in the Scene Shop), with the remainder of their time serving as the Technical Director/Scene Shop Supervisor for the Theatre Department. Note that Production Scene Shop notes, projects, inventory check, locking up, and sending out reports typically means you and the other Design Technical Faculty member end your day around 6:30pm M-F.
  2. This faculty member will teach courses within their specialty, as well as general theatre courses. Preferred courses include Stagecraft, Sound Design and/or Scenic Design, Period Styles of Design, as well as others determined by need and knowledge base.
  3. This faculty member will be responsible for serving as Technical Director for all department productions, which includes working evenings for the 1.5 weeks around a production’s opening, such as the load-ins, technical rehearsals, and strikes.
  4. This position will be responsible for advising and mentoring students on production work in areas of expertise, including supervising student workers, designers, and Production Lab students. The Technical Director has a daily call or plan for the tasks to complete each Production Lab M-F, and for load-ins and strikes. It is expected to consist of a list of starting assignments divided per the scheduled students, sent out via email at least an hour prior to the Lab or event.
  5. The Technical Director will oversee the operation and maintenance of the 12,000 square foot scenic construction and storage facilities, including maintaining the operating budget for said scene shop.
  6. This faculty member will be expected to contribute to department recruitment efforts, advise Design-Tech majors, and assist with hosting events such as the NCTC High School Play Festival.
  7. Contribution to the college in general includes attending faculty meetings, participating in faculty workshops, serving on committees, etc.


  1. Masters degree or higher with prior Collegiate/University teaching experience, or equivalent work experience in Theatre Technical Direction, and/or Designing Productions.
  2. General computer skills and proficiency in digital drafting and related technologies. Greensboro College uses and teaches AutoCAD.
  3. Excellent communication skills, as well as cordial collaborative skills with both faculty and student directors and designers.
  4. Budgeting and time management skills.
  5. Valid Driver’s License and personal motor vehicle transportation.
  6. Ability to lift, push, or maneuver 50-70 lbs.
  7. Ability to climb and work safely on ladders and Genie Lift.
  8. Ability to drive 20 to 26-foot rental box trucks for load-ins and strikes per each show/production.
  9. Knowledge of carpentry, theatre construction standards, engineering, rigging, and basic welding skills.
  10. Knowledge of and ability to use hand and power tools, chop saws, table saws, and pneumatics.


  1. Two to three years’ experience of teaching at the Collegiate/University level preferred, especially courses involving Production work, Sound and/or Scenic Design, or Stagecraft. Other special topic courses such as properties, masks, armor & weapons, are available to teach as well.
  2. Prior professional production experience preferred.



  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Teaching Statement that includes your pedagogical philosophy and how it relates to your classroom teaching and production work.
  3. Unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts upon acceptance)
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Names and contact information for references that can speak to your teaching and professional experience.
  6. Digital portfolio of representative work and/or a link to your website where examples of work are present.

Online Application

Greensboro College Department of Theatre Website

Greensboro College Department of Theatre Productions & Scene Shop 1.pptx