Greensboro College seeks Technical Director

Job Location – Greensboro College – Greensboro, NC

Position Type – Part Time

Compensation – $20-25 per hour

Greensboro College Department of Theatre seeks a Part-time Technical Director who will also oversee the Scene Shop as the 2nd Supervisor for its Design Technical B.F.A. Undergraduate Program. Collaborating with the current Head of the Design Technical Program on Scenic and Lighting Designs for the Season within the Scene Shop & Theatre Production Spaces. 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 Discovery Day. 


This faculty member will be responsible for serving as Technical Director for all department productions, Monday through Friday from 2pm to 6:30pm, as well as working weekends and evenings for the 1.5 weeks around a Production’s Opening. For example, starting from the Load Ins through Dry-Tech, Cue to Cue, the Technical Rehearsals, and then Strike.

This position will be responsible for advising and mentoring students on production work in areas of expertise including supervising student workers and Production Lab students.

The Technical Director will oversee the operation and maintenance of the 12,000 square foot scenic construction and storage facilities of the Production Studio Scene Shop.


  • Masters degree or higher, or equivalent work experience in Theatre Technical Direction and/or Design Technical Production; or commiserate Professional Theatre experience in Technical Direction overseeing a full crew.
  • General computer skills and proficiency in digital drafting and related technologies. Greensboro College uses and teaches AutoCAD.
  • Excellent communication skills cordial collaborative skills’
  • Budgeting and time management skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License and personal motor vehicle transportation.
  • Ability to lift, push, or maneuver 50-70 lbs.
  • Ability to climb and work safely on ladders and Genie Lift.
  • Ability to drive 20 to 26 foot rental box trucks for Load Ins and Strikes per each show/production.
  • Knowledge of carpentry, theatre construction standards, engineering, rigging, and basic welding skills.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use hand and power tools, chop saws, table saws, and pneumatics.


  • 2-3 years’ experience of teaching at the Collegiate/University level preferred. Professional production experience, preferred.
  • Prior Professional production experience, preferred.

Note: Labs finish up Production Scene Shop notes, projects, inventory check, locking up, and sending out reports typically means you and the other Design Technical Faculty member finish up closer to 6:30pm M-F.

Please submit a:

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

Production & Scene Shop Photos, as well as more information about the Department

The Greensboro College Department of Theatre Website