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Technical Director and Lecturer in Theatre and Dance

Cornell College Mount Vernon, IA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Cornell College invites applicants for a Technical Director and Lecturer in Theatre and Dance starting fall 2021. The technical director is responsible for the technical direction and sound design for all departmental productions, and teaches three courses annually. There is an opportunity for additional design work with additional compensation based upon availability and expertise. This is a full-time, ten-month appointment, appointment to begin in August 2021.


  • MFA in Theatre Production and Technology or related field or equivalent professional experience required. Degree in Technical Direction strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in technical direction and sound design required.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills and strong technical writing and interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Experience with AutoCAD systems required; experience with analog and digital sound systems desirable.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs above head

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

The department's majors are integrated with Cornell's Ingenuity core curriculum and build on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule, in which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time in month-long terms.

Cornell College is committed to excellence in teaching. Our mentoring program supports faculty members in developing into excellent teachers. The Department of Theater and Dance seeks individuals committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate theater arts education with an emphasis on experiential learning within a liberal arts context. The ideal candidate will be able to teach stagecraft, draft, scene painting, and sound design courses that appeal to a broad spectrum of undergraduate non-majors as well as majors.

About Cornell College

Academic immersion, real world experience requirements through Ingenuity in Action, 19 division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 13 foreign countries to Cornell. External endorsements include selection as one of the original Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, a Kiplinger's best value in liberal arts colleges, and one of only 290 U.S. colleges with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. Mount Vernon, Iowa, is an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" andlocated in the heart of theICR Iowaregion.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae /resume
  • 3-5 Representative samples of portfolio, including drafting samples
  • Names and contact information for a minimum of three references

Applications will be reviewed beginning December 4, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the Department of Theatre and Dance, please visit the website at

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.

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