academic vacancy - Human Resources

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Staff Position- Shop Assistant/Burke Hall Theater Facilities Manager
The School of Music and Performing Arts seeks a Shop Assistant/Theater Facilities Manager to work with our MFA
Costume Designer and MFA Technical Director on main stage theatre productions and dance concerts, and oversee
facilities management and rentals year round. Responsibilities include the scheduling of the Burke Theatre space,
scheduling maintenance of the theatre’s infrastructure and cataloging inventory, production lab supervision,
purchasing, maintaining budgets, and other tasks as needed. The candidate will maintain an active role in a healthy,
highly collaborative, growth-focused department. Professionalism, collegiality, and excellent organizational and
communication skills are essential
Bachelors Degree in Theater is preferred. Skills in time management and the ability to manage student workers, a
general knowledge in all areas of theatre design and technology are required. Specialty skills in areas of costume
technology, scenic construction, properties, and painting are desired.
The College of the Arts includes the School of Music & Performing Arts, School of Architecture and Design, and
Department of Visual Arts. The Performing Arts unit is committed to advancing learning through quality teaching,
research, creative activity and active participation in academic life. The unit has a full-time faculty of seven who
serve some 75 majors in a BFA degree program with concentrations in theatre and dance. Along with several
studios, the Performing Arts unit utilizes three performance venues: a 200 seat proscenium-thrust theatre, a 130 seat,
multi-media proscenium theatre and an 800 seat proscenium theatre with orchestra pit.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is one of nine publicly supported institutions governed by the University
of Louisiana System. UL Lafayette is designated as a Research University with high research activity with
accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, an enrollment of
18,000 students and over 575 faculty. Located midway between New Orleans and Houston, Lafayette is the heart of
Louisiana’s Acadian-Creole region. The city of 120,000 is one of Louisiana’s fastest-growing and is the hub of
numerous cultural festivals. The University is recognized as a supportive body for the arts in the community.
Further information on UL Lafayette is available at the University’s web site located at
Commensurate with experience.
STARTING DATE: August 19, 2015
For initial consideration, send application letter, resume, references, examples of production work and three letters
of recommendation to Garth Alper at [email protected] The review process will continue until the position is
filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer
A Member of the University of Louisiana System