Lecturer in Stage Management

University of Florida

Lecturer in Stage Management

  • Institution: University of Florida
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu/academics/theatre-and-dance
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Lecturer in Stage Management

  • University of Florida | Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: January 01, 2024
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Job TitleLecturer in Stage Management

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range $ $65,000-$72,000 Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Eligible for a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Location Gainesville, FL, USA

Application Deadline January 02, 2024

Contact Information

Contact Name Michael Clark

Department School of Theatre and Dance

Email rmichaelclark@ufl.edu

Phone US +1 (352) 294-3937

Job Description

The School of Theatre and Dance in the College of the Arts seeks a 12-month Lecturer in Stage Management for a promotion accruing (non-tenure accruing) faculty position. The successful applicant will join the faculty as the school’s Production Stage Manager and work closely with the Producing Director/Senior Lecturer in Stage Management and all artistic and production team members in mentoring the management of productions and processes within a vibrant educational performance season. The Lecturer in Stage Management will contribute as an educator in the stage management curriculum while mentoring 15-20 undergraduate student stage managers in approximately 28 opportunities each season. The School’s 12 month Production schedule has historically included 7 theatre productions, 3 dance productions, and 2-4 lightly produced student showcases over a 12-month production calendar. The Lecturer in Stage Management will be an effective mentor who balances the demands of production with pedagogical realities and navigates complex channels of communication between faculty choreographers and directors, faculty design mentors, faculty and staff production/technology specialists, guest artists, students in design and production roles, and student performers.

Responsibilities:

  • Function as Production Stage Manager for the school’s various productions, overseeing and mentoring students as stage managers, deck stage managers, and production assistants through all phases of production processes.
  • Function as the Production stage manager for 1-2 educational productions per year
  • Embed principles of pluralism, curiosity, open intellectual discourse, and the well-being of all in the context of cultural and ideological differences in all aspects of production processes
  • Teach 2-3 undergraduate courses per semester, including shared instruction in Introduction to Live Entertainment and practicum courses.
  • Oversee audition processes for theatre productions.
  • Share responsibilities of attending and overseeing technical rehearsals, additional critical rehearsals, and meetings with the school’s Producing Director/Senior Lecturer in Stage Management
  • Occasional facilitation of regular production meetings
  • Serve on School committees and working groups as assigned.
  • Contribute to recruitment efforts for the school’s newly established BA emphasis in stage management.
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