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Nazareth College Scene Shop Supervisor in Rochester, New York

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Nazareth University is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

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Position Information

Position Title Scene Shop Supervisor

Position Type Staff

Requisition Number 21280

Department Theatre & Dance

Title of Supervisor Technical Director

Full-time/ Part-time Full-time

Work Hours per Week 40

Weeks Per Year 40

Months Per Year: 9

Work Days Monday - Friday (Subject to variation based on the production schedule)

Work Hours 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Subject to variation based on the production schedule)

End Date (required for Temporary, Per Diem, Independent Contractor/Agency):

Salary Range $22.80 - 30.84/per hour

Hours and Months 40 hours 9 months

Exemption Status Non-Exempt

Staff Job Description

Job Description Summary

This is a staff position with some teaching responsibilities. May teach one course per semester among Technical Theatre I and Technical Theatre II labs. Serves as the Scene Shop Supervisor, oversee paints, and props areas for the department production season, building sets and props for the production season, provide supervision to student workers and lab students in the scene shop.

Essential Functions

Serve as Scene Shop Supervisor for the Theatre & Dance department production season:

  1. Oversee the progression of scenic, paints, and props during the production season. Make sure these areas are completed in a timely and safe fashion for department shows.

  2. Build scenery for the Theatre & Dance department production season. Work with the Technical Director to schedule proper workflow of scenic elements. Supervise Student Workforce while also being a hands-on contributor to the set construction process.

  3. Collaborate with the TD and the Production Manager to train the deck crew during tech and dress rehearsals on how to move scenery pieces and furniture fast and safely, as well as on basic theatre upkeep.

  4. Attends tech and dress rehearsals if needed to problem solve on any scenery related matters. Be on call to fix or correct any issues occurring during performances.

  5. Experience with stage rigging systems and operations, and ability to train staff and students in how to operate them safely.

  6. Attend Production Meetings as requested.

  7. Beginning and end of semester duties include restock, tool maintenance, reorganize the scene shop, attic prop storage, and storage at French House.

Teaching:

  1. Teach THA150/150L: Technical Theatre I and Lab. The students are divided into 3 groups and rotate among scenic, costume, and lighting areas throughout the semester, in order to learn basic terminology and skills in all 3 areas. This position may teach the scenic portion.

  2. Teach THA250: Technical Theatre II *THA150/150L is offered at least once per year. THA250 is usually in rotation every other year, as scheduled by the Program Director and/or Department Chair/s.

Supervise student workers and lab students in the scene shop:

  1. Teach and supervise lab students and student workers. This usually consists of preparing specific projects and assigning students what to do during the shop hours, demonstrating use of specific tools, and the best methodologies to complete a project, etc.

  2. Maintain the safety of the working environment and reinforce the safety protocols in the scene shop.

  3. Clean and reorganize the scene shop and get ready for the next working day.

  4. Maintenance of all shop and storage spaces between production and beginning/end of semester.

Salary Range: $22.80 – 30.84/per hour

Required Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree (emphasis in a technical theatre related field, preferred).

  • 2 years of professional experience

  • The successful candidate shall demonstrate potential as an excellent teacher and mentor, and the ability to model professional standards.

  • Should have the experience and interests working with culturally diverse groups, and experience building a diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication, budgetary, and time management skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to attend to and prioritize projects.

  • Able to work independently towards common goals.

  • Demonstrate potential as an excellent teacher, mentor, and able to model professional standards.

  • Ability to successfully manage interpersonal working relationships.

  • As appropriate, collaborate with staff in other units and divisions to achieve the goals of the University.

  • Handles confidential information sensitively and appropriately

  • Demonstrates commitment to working in a diverse workplace and to building a pluralistic community by promoting an increased understanding of individual differences and perspectives that will enable workforce cohesiveness.

  • High emphasis placed on professionalism, efficiency, and a positive attitude.

  • Annual participation in professional development; focuses on acquiring, improving, and applying technological and other skills that are essential to achieving the goals of the University.

    Preferred Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills

  • Experience working in a higher education environment.

  • Professional affiliations ( AEA , USA / IATSE , USITT , etc.).

  • 2+ years of professional experience

    Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Full Supervision of other non-supervisory employees.

  • May share some responsibility for employment decisions with higher-level management.

    Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity for tool use

  • Strength for lifting heavy materials

  • Mobility for navigating workshop

  • Stamina for long hours

  • Safety awareness

  • Flexibility in working conditions

  • Detail-oriented precision

    Equipment to be used

  • Microsoft Office

  • CAD

  • Power tools

  • Welding equipment

  • Rigging

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Date 03/18/2024

    Closing Date

    Special Instructions to Applicants

Nazareth University is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Quick Link https://jobs.naz.edu/postings/3831

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

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