Assistant Teaching Professor/Technical Director in Theatre Arts

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
Campus City:
Altoona, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Altoona
Theatre Arts


Penn State Altoona invites applications for a fixed-term Technical Director and Assistant Teaching Professor in Theatre Arts starting July 1, 2020. The Technical Director is responsible for all physical aspects of the Wolf-Kuhn Theatre in the Misciagna Family Center for the Performing Arts, this includes: technical direction; lighting and sound design for theatre, dance, and choral productions; oversight and supervision of campus events, purchasing supplies, student crews, and part-time assistant Technical Director. This position is a 48-week, three-year contract with the possibility of renewal. The ideal candidate should possess technical knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre including lighting, electrics, sound, carpentry, rigging, computer drafting, and theatrical production software. Proficiency in AutoCAD and VectorWorks is preferred. The preferred candidate must also be familiar with OSHA regulations and theater safety. The ideal candidate should possess strong organizational, communication, and strategic problem-solving skills; the ability to work as a team member; and an understanding of the academic environment. This position requires extended weekly hours, weekends and evenings. Applicants should possess 3 or more years of related experience and a Master’s degree in a related discipline. A preference will be given to applicants with advanced degrees who possess the ability to teach Survey of Theatre Production Practice and Theatre Production Practicum courses, and act as Production Coordinator for the Integrative Arts major. Applicants should submit their CV, three letters of reference, at least three samples of their recent work, and a sample syllabus of relevant course.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088