Mars Hill University seeks Theatre Arts & Music Technical Director

Position: Theatre Arts & Music Technical Director 
Reports to: Sue Fair Theatre Arts Department Chair
Classification: Staff
Status: PT 

Summary: The Departments of Theatre Arts and Music at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina, are currently accepting applications for a part-time position as the Theatre Arts & Music Technical Director, commencing in January 2024. The position offers an annual salary of $25,000. The role requires a commitment of 20 hours per week, with some flexibility to accommodate busier weeks during the mainstage season. Additionally, the position includes built-in paid holidays.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the Technical Director include overseeing the technical aspects of the Theatre Arts Department mainstage season, which encompasses a play, a musical, a recruitment tour, an award ceremony, and senior performances. An assistant technical director will be hired to support the Technical Director with the two mainstage productions. The role involves mentoring students involved in productions, collaborating with a diverse undergraduate student population, managing, and maintaining the scene shop, and overseeing tool and equipment maintenance and replacement. Ensuring safety in all technical activities is paramount. The Technical Director will also contribute to the coordination of August campus events, including commencement, and will be responsible for setting up and running lighting and sound for the graduations. Additionally, support to the Music Department for their music events is expected. The position may require occasional evening work to cover technical rehearsals and performance weekends. The Technical Director will also be asked to assist with technical needs in Owen Theatre and Moore Auditorium beyond their 20 hours per week, at a rate of $24 per hour. The Technical Director will transition to work on special projects and with Campus Events during the months of June and July.

Qualifications: Candidates for this position should hold a minimum of a BA or higher in a related field; however, extensive experience can be considered in lieu of a degree. Preferred qualifications include experience in technical direction for musicals, plays, and dance at the university level or equivalent professional experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in stage lighting and sound equipment and programing, current trends in scenic technology and possess skills in budget management, CAD drafting, rigging, and carpentry.

Application available here

Contact Information:     
Sue Fair
Mars Hill University
Theatre Arts Department Chair
(828) 689-1377