NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Undergraduate Drama solicits applications for an Assistant Arts Professor /Head of Stage Management Training for the Production & Design Studio commencing in the academic year 2022-23. Application deadline is November 5, 2021.
The Assistant Arts Professor of Stage Management/Head of Management Training is responsible for instructing, advising and mentoring BFA students in the Production and Design Studio. This full-time position teaches five courses per year. Courses include Introductory Stage Management, Stage Management I, II & III. As well as one class from among: Touring Stage Management, Calling, Corporate Event Management, etc. The Assistant Arts Professor will conduct weekly “check in” meetings with management students on current projects. They advise students on selecting internships, developing their portfolios, and discussing career goals. We are actively seeking applicants that have a commitment to equity-forward teaching practices and who recognize and embrace the values of inclusivity and diversity, both in the classroom and in the field.
The Assistant Arts Professor will mentor students as they work as assistants, stage managers, and production stage managers on departmental productions. They will assist the Studio Head in determining appropriate production assignments for each student. The Assistant Arts Professor will attend production meetings and occasional rehearsals (including tech and dress rehearsals) to guide student managers through the production process. They may also facilitate communication between the student manager, the director, Production Manager or other collaborators. Following each production, the Assistant Arts Professor will provide feedback to the students who have completed production assignments in the management area.
In addition, the Assistant Arts Professor will be active in the leadership of the studio and of the Department of Drama through service on committees and participation in faculty meetings. Candidates must have established management careers and are expected to stay active in their profession while teaching, bringing the knowledge and experience of current techniques and practices to the classroom.
The Production and Design Studio is a professional training program in the Drama Department of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. The studio trains undergraduate designers, managers and technicians who will graduate with a BFA in Theatre. The mission of Production and Design is to provide students with the skills, techniques and experiences necessary to pursue a career in the design and production areas of the performing arts. A faculty of 30 (11 full-time) share the opportunity to educate and participate in theater-making with a highly motivated and enthusiastic student body of approximately 60 students. We value the pairing of rigorous conceptual theater training with a solid foundation in technical skills and the liberal arts. Students focus in Scenic Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Management. Please see our website for more information.
QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: University teaching experience; MFA or equivalent professional experience; Membership in Actors Equity Association (preferred). Interested candidates should submit:
● Cover letter
● Statement of teaching philosophy and practice
● Statement describing your contributions to and creation of space for EDIB in the classroom and in your professional practice
● Curriculum Vitae (CV) and/or Professional Resumé
● Three letters of recommendation
To apply visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/90572.
NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Applications must be submitted no later than November 5, 2021.