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Visiting Assistant Professor of Production and Stage Management

Position Summary

Governors State University (University Park, IL) is a minority serving institution inviting applications a one-year, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in Production and Stage Management (ranging from.75 – 1.0 FTE), to begin in the Fall 2021 semester. The visiting faculty member will teach Theatre and Performance Studies (TAPS) courses in the Division of Arts and Letters and, as part of their duties, also be assigned to serve as the production manager and stage manager for the TAPS season (two mainstage productions, one dance concert).

We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to enhancing our culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and who will complement existing faculty strengths in our Theatre and Performance Studies program. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, evidence of a distinguished record of creative activity/professional credits, as well as service to the institution, discipline, and/or community. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and first-generation college graduates are especially encouraged to apply.

A successful candidate is a teacher/practitioner with teaching and production expertise in both production and stage management. The successful candidate will take on dual responsibilities as production manager and stage manager (accounting for .50 FTE). These responsibilities include planning and facilitating production meetings; collaborating with director and designers and program faculty; developing relationships with industry partners; running auditions; ongoing communication between director, crew, and cast; organizing students for tech positions; creating and implementing a schedule for tech week; attending and note-taking during rehearsals; setting up and breaking down rehearsal; collecting and archiving forms and information from cast and crew; running rehearsals in the absence of the director; assuring performers and crew are on site; calling the show during productions; and organizing and running strike.

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Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago South Suburbs