Date:  July 4, 2021

Position Available:  Technical Director

Position Reports to:  Professor of Theatre

Department:  Fine Arts

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:  Part-time, 20 hours per week with extended weekly hours, evenings and weekends, as required.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/part-time-technical-director/



The Technical Director is responsible for all physical aspects of Franciscan University’s Anathan Theatre, including design and build of sets.




1.     Provides technical direction (includes direction and supervision of student workers in scene shop.)

2.     Provides set and lighting design for two faculty-directed productions.

3.     Purchases supplies.


This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University’s needs.



Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Work Experience


·         Two or more years of related experience, required.

·         Experience and familiarity with OSHA regulations and theatre safety, preferred.

·         Demonstrated experience for teaching of Stagecraft/Tech theatre, required.


Competencies, Skills, and Abilities


·         Demonstrates an understanding of an academic environment.

·         Project Management: Effectively identifies and organizes steps, tasks, resources, and timing needed to accomplish goals.

·         Interpersonal Skills: Effectively uses both formal and informal means of communication and influence.

·         Planning: Takes steps to anticipate problems or obstacles and to develop needed contingencies; demonstrates strategic problem-solving skills.

·         Teamwork: Appreciates and leverages individual differences in perspective, style, and skills; is effective at gaining cooperation both within and outside of own department or area.




·         Bachelor of Arts in a related discipline, preferred.


Technical Skills


·         Technical knowledge of all aspects of technical theatre including lighting, electronics, sound, and carpentry.


Workplace Factors


·         Extended weekly hours, weekends, and evenings, required.


Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/part-time-technical-director/


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Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.