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Shop Supervisor / Instructor of Scenic Technology

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Shop Supervisor / Instructor of Scenic Technology
Faculty Rank: Instructor
Posting Number: TR0170035
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Theatre Department of the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, a program emphasizing professional theatre practice, seeks a dynamic, energetic, and creative theatre artist/technician in a fulltime Instructor position to supervise our scene shop and instruct our students in state-of-the-art scenic technologies. We seek a colleague with recent professional practice and an attention to detail suited to the production of quality craftsmanship, while providing safe, hands-on instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The Scene Shop Supervisor works under the Technical Director and cohesively with other faculty and staff involved in the season’s productions. Duties and responsibilities of the Scene Shop Supervisor include the supervision of scenic construction for all department productions in our annual season of events, instruction on scenic technology topics to undergraduate and graduate students in the shop setting, the organization and upkeep of materials and supplies necessary for construction, the enforcement of shop safety and safe practices (in compliance with EHS and OSHA/NFPA guidelines), the coordination of the shop space in a safe and orderly fashion, and maintenance of the scene shop facility, tools and equipment. The successful candidate will instruct students on our productions with a hands-on approach during all phases of production: construction, technical rehearsals, and strikes. In addition, the Scene Shop Supervisor may be asked to serve on committees and perform other university service as appropriate. This appointment begins August 10, 2017, and is for one academic year, with the possibility of annual renewal.

Required Qualifications:

A BA or BFA degree, preferably in a theatre-related discipline, and a record of significant, relevant professional experience in the field, including: MIG welding, advanced carpentry, rigging, shop supervision, lighting, shop equipment maintenance, and electrical wiring practice. The candidate must be able to work at heights on ladders, telescopic lifts, and grids; be able to lift 50 lbs; and have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

M.F.A. in scenic technology or related discipline, AutoCAD and Excel use, TIG welding and metal fabrication (machining), experience in automation (hydraulics, pneumatics, motors, control), First Aid/CPR training, material requisition, and previous student supervision.

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants should apply on-line at www.jobs.vt.edu; posting # TR0170035. Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of four references.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 05/09/2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: School of Performing Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 04/10/2017
Review Begin Date: 05/29/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75354

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  3. List of References
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