Claflin University is seeking a MFA in Scenic Design. We are a four-year institution with a Theatre Minor. We are in the process of developing a theatre major. We produce 2-mainstage productions, 2-dance productions, and 2-small operas per year.
CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY, founded in 1869, is becoming recognized as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the southeast. With an enrollment of approximately 1800 students from every region of the United States and 14 countries, Claflin University is a comprehensive institution offering undergraduate degrees in 34 areas and three graduate programs, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Science in Biotechnology, and the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
REPSONSIBILITIES: The Department of English is seeking an individual with knowledge in all aspects of set design and construction, including but not limited to, technical production, lighting design and sound production. The teaching load includes stagecraft, Intro to theater, Theatre Production and other classes as needed in the area of technical theatre. In addition to teaching duties, candidate would be responsible for maintaining theater tools, equipment and facilities in WV Middleton Auditorium and Finney Auditorium. They will plan, design, coordinate and oversee construction elements for all theatre productions and other duties as needed. They will supervise student workers.
QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a MFA degree in Theater Design, Technology or closely related field from an accredited institution at time of application. Must have knowledge in all aspects of set design and construction, including but not limited to, technical production, lighting design and sound production. Additionally, an ability to work with students of varied, multi-cultural backgrounds who are non-theatre minors, and excellent communication skills are required. The successful knowledge of basic safety regulations and procedures (interpreting MSDS sheets, OSHA safety standards, safe lifting techniques, and use of PPE). The ability to operate and maintain equipment such as sanders, hand/table saws, planers, and other various pieces of powered equipment and hand tools.