University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a conservatory-style school, one of the 17 constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina system and is the first state supported arts conservatory in the United States. The mission of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is to provide gifted emerging artists with the experience, knowledge, and skills needed to excel in their disciplines and in their lives, and it serves and enriches the cultural and economic prosperity of the people of North Carolina and the nation. UNCSA is the state’s unique professional school, more than 1,100 students from middle school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. With a low faculty ratio and a collaborative environment, the faculty is encouraged to continue professional activities and relationships while employed at the school. The School’s resident faculty is made up of artists who have distinguished careers in the profession and are supported by more than 150 guest artists throughout the year. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, has a strong commitment to, and a distinguished reputation for preparing gifted students for, professional careers in the entertainment industry. Recognizing the importance of designers, craftsmen, and managers as collaborators in the performing arts, the School of Design and Production offers a unique and comprehensive program of instruction and practice in 11 different concentrations within the entertainment industry. Students in the School of Design and Production collaborate with guest artists and professionals in the schools of Dance, Drama, Filmmaking, and Music to design, manage and execute the sets, properties, costumes, lighting, wigs, makeup, and sound for more than 20 productions and projects each year. UNCSA is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a progressive Southern city with a vibrant downtown renaissance and the recipient of many “Best Place to Live” honors. Winston-Salem is known as the “City of the Arts and Innovation,” in part due to the strong artistic influence of UNCSA. The School collaborates with educational, cultural, civic, business and other organizations to promote the importance of the arts in our society.
Description of Responsibilities and Duties
The Director of Scenic Technology will lead the Scenic Technology Faculty and continue to move the program forward with curricular revisions as needed. Teach coursework within the Undergraduate Scenic Technology and Graduate Technical Direction and Stage Automation curriculums. Mentor Scenic Technology students throughout the production process from design estimation and technical design through implementation and integration during load in and technical rehearsals, and coordination of load out plan. Curricular student advising within the undergraduate and graduate Scenic Technology programs including end of semester evaluations Maintain the quality and integrity of the Scenic Technology program through curricular content development, high quality teaching, and advising Participate in Intensive Arts, a two week period at the end of fall term in which the school offers concentrated classes, focused production, and rigorous workshops presented by faculty, staff, and guest artists Assist in the admissions process by interviewing prospective students during on-campus interview dates. The faculty member may also be asked to travel for off-site prospective student interviews and recruitment. Continued professional activity within the entertainment industry. Active participation in shared governance of the University community through service to the program, school and institution. Other tasks as assigned by the Dean of the School of Design and Production
Candidates are required to have a terminal degree in Technical Production or equivalent professional experience; a history of professional work in dance, drama, and/or opera as well as other avenues in the entertainment industry, and evidence of potential for high quality teaching.
Significant experience in entertainment industry. University or other high level teaching experience. Experience with emerging and industry-standard technology.
Internal Number: 030218
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts provides gifted emerging artists with the experience, knowledge, and skills needed to excel in their disciplines and in their lives, and it serves and enriches the cultural and economic prosperity of the people of North Carolina and the nation. UNCSA is the state’s unique professional school for the performing, visual, and moving image arts, training students at the high school, undergraduate, and master’s levels for professional careers in the arts.