Associate Professor of Technical Theartre

$42,800 - $47,600 yearly
  • Independence Community College
  • Independence, KS, USA
  • Mar 30, 2021
Full time Theatre & Dance

Job Description


Independence Community College

Job Announcement


Associate Professor of Technical Theatre – Fall 2021

Independence Community College is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Technical Theatre beginning Fall Semester 2021. The successful candidate will possess the desired blend of passion, talent, drive, and joy and who will engage with perspective and current students and visiting artists alike in the spirit of inclusion and professional excellence. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • teaching courses in design, technology, construction, management, and general theatre and providing appropriate assessment as per college policy;  
  • maintaining primary oversight and leadership of construction of sets, scenery, and props for Theatre productions, including active management of the scene shop, costume loft, lighting booths, and backstage areas; 
  • collaborate with fellow artists on the William Inge Theatre Festival as a valued member of the resident staff of the William Inge Center;  
  • oversight of all aspects of technical theatre in production and run; 
  • fostering a shop and classroom environment that advances access, equity, and inclusion; 
  • mentoring student staff, technicians, and crew members with a student-centric approach aimed at providing opportunities to develop student skill, independence, and agency; 
  • producing quality scenery, sets, and props that complement and support theatre by assisting the director in the development of productions; 
  • managing the department's scenic and properties shop(s) and workflow constructing, transporting, loading-in, and striking of sets for production season including an array of smaller productions for theatre, music (instrumental and vocal) and visual art, and other events on campus as identified by need and opportunity; 
  • leading and training student crews in the building and construction of scenery and props for the season of shows; 
  • coordinating the safety of all cast members and crews throughout all phases of scenery construction and installation; 
  • working with various internal and external individuals and groups to ensure proper use, care, maintenance, and safety of departmental facilities and production spaces; 
  • ensuring the production of scenic and prop elements remains on schedule through rigorous organization and planning to meet production deadlines; 
  • attending design and production meetings as required; 
  • working within professional networks and organizations beyond the institution; 
  • assisting with recruiting and retention efforts for the department in order to grow and sustain the Technical Theatre track; 
  • participating in at least one institutional standing committee as part of service to the college; 
  • and contributing to the overall success of the Arts & Humanities Division by engaging in appropriate professional development and community service;


Independence Community College

Job Announcement

Associate Professor of Technical Theatre – Fall 2021

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  • Participating in departmental, divisional, advisory, campus-wide and community committees as part of the shared-governance process and service area needs of the College.
  • Maintaining office hours for students and participate in additional service hours/activities that benefit the student, college, or community.
  • Participating in the departmental process of curriculum review, curriculum modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Providing service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Supporting the mission, vision and values of the college.
  • Be familiar with and act in accordance with the Education Code and Independence Community College policies and procedures.
  • Successfully perform any other duties as assigned.


General Responsibilities

  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Collaborative, collegial, and responsible work habits.
  • High degree of organizational skill.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and community.
  • Accuracy, honesty and integrity in collecting, handling and maintaining student data.
  • Cooperate with other college departments.
  • Ensure timeliness of reporting and communications.
  • Act as an ambassador for the college, helping it to maintain and promote a positive reputation in the community.


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  • Demonstrated excellence in artistic endeavors as a self-starter  
  • Experience teaching Introduction to Scenic Design, Introduction to Lighting Design, Introduction to Sound Design, Stage Management/Direction, and/or Theatre Appreciation
  • Experience teaching at the community college level 


Position Information

This is a full-time tenure track faculty position beginning in August 2021.


This position will be paid in accordance with, and is eligible to be included, in the bargaining agreement between Independence Community College and the Independence Community College Faculty Association. Instructor affiliation with the ICC Faculty Association is voluntary.



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree or 18 hours of graduate study in technical theatre, design and technology, or related field 
  • Professional or industry experience in theatre production and a working knowledge of the performing arts industry and current standards and trends 
  • Proficiency in LIGHT FACTORY, QLab, and digital rendering techniques 
  • Completed OSHA Training Program 
  • Energetic, collaborative spirit with a strong work ethic 
  • Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances access, equity, and inclusion 
  • Ability to work with construction-related power tools and equipment, chemicals, paints, electrical instruments, and heights


Preferred Qualifications

  • MFA or terminal degree in theatrical design, technology, management, or related field 
  • Evidence of successful, student-centered teaching at the collegiate level 
  • Demonstrated capacity to revise systems to improve safety, efficiency, and effectiveness 


Application Details

Application Procedure

Position is open until filled.


Candidates whose education and experience match or exceed the job requirements please apply online at


A complete application packet which includes the following:

  • Completed and signed Independence Community College application. Form is located here:
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé and/or VITA
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for consideration, but official copies will be required for employment) from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Three Academic and Professional references with contact information

Applicants may submit application packets by email, fax or mail to:


FAX: (620)332-5657

Mail:    Human Resource Office

Independence Community College

P.O. Box 708

1057 W. College Ave.

Independence, KS 67301



Independence Community College values a culture of respect, kindness, and understanding and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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