Technical Director of Theatre and Dance

Department: Theatre & Dance

 Job Status: Part-Time

FLSA Status: 

Reports To: Department Chair/ Dean

Grade/Level: Undergraduate 

Level Amount of Travel Required: None

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00pm 

Positions Supervised: None


Benedictine College Department of Theatre and Dance is currently accepting applications for a Technical Director in a part-time position for the 2023-2024 academic year. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing student work in the Scene Shop and will be responsible for the implementation of all department theatre productions as related to scenery.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Instructor of Record for the studio course Production Arts (and possibly Stagecraft and Scenic Design if applicant has a graduate level degree). Serve as department Technical Director for approximately 20 hours/week with the additional requirement of attending all technical rehearsals for up to four productions a year. Duties may also include budgeting and purchasing construction materials. There may be additional opportunities to Scenic Design one production a year based on the candidate’s experience.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Candidates must have proven professional and/or academic experience in set construction, including the ability to guide students in the set construction process, and budgeting and purchasing construction materials.


  • B.A. in Theatre with proven experience in set construction. M.F.A. or M.A. in theatre or related field preferred.


  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the related area of Scenic Design as well as experience with lighting and sound equipment.


  • A cover letter
  • A Curriculum Vitae and theatre resume
  • Contact information for three references
  • Optional: Professional Portfolio or Images of previous work

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Nathan Bowman at


Physical Abilities 

Stand C 

Walk C 

Sit O 

Handling / Fingering C 

Reach Outward F 

Reach Above Shoulder F

Climb O

Crawl O

Squat or Kneel F

Bend O

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less C

13-25 lbs C

26-40 lbs F

41-100 lbs O

Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less C

11-20 lbs C

21-50 lbs F

51-100 lbs O

Over 100 lbs O

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day) 

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day) 

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)