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Lighting Supervisor - University of Alberta

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Edmonton, Alberta
Position: Lighting Supervisor
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Posted: July 10, 2015

Job Description / Duties

University of Alberta
Faculty of Arts - Department of Drama
Lighting Supervisor

Competition No. - A110126772
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

Since its inception in the 1940s, the University of Alberta’s Department of Drama has been a visionary leader in Canadian theatre, recognized as one of the foremost university theatre programs in Canada. The first university in Canada to have a Playwright-in-Residence, the Department of Drama is home to a roster of expert faculty members with extensive professional credentials. With five undergraduate programs (B.A and B.F.A specializations), five graduate-level programs (M.A and M.F.A specializations) and English Canada’s first PhD in Performance Studies, the Department of Drama continues to develop emerging artists into members of the professional theatre community. See more about this dynamic department at: www.drama.ualberta.ca

We are seeking an experienced practitioner as Lighting Supervisor to join our academic team. This position is a 80% full-time continuing appointment. The Lighting Supervisor forms part of a team of highly experienced theatre production professionals that teach students in busy production environment. The Department produces a season (Studio Theatre) of five public productions within the Timms Centre for the Arts - an outstanding theatre facility which contains a main-stage (proscenium configuration with full fly tower), black box theatre, fully equipped workshops, and large rehearsal hall. Another 20 small scale productions are produced in theatres and studios in the Timms and the adjoining Fine Arts Building.

Reporting operationally to the Chair and functionally to the Production Manager, the Lighting Supervisor is responsible for activities in the following areas:

• Active instructor in theory and within laboratory settings
• Sole technology researcher within specialization (this also requires presenting lectures and provide expertise as a resource to the professional performing arts community)
• Expert resource for faculty, students, and staff in the design and technical disciplines of stage lighting and scenic projection
• Practicum supervisor for senior level Design and Technical students
• Assistance and support of faculty and student design research
• Coordination for all theatrical lighting and scenic projection infrastructure and equipment usage within the department
• Active contributor towards building competency based training models for the live theatre industry

The successful candidate will demonstrate concrete examples of working effectively and collaboratively in team situations and high interest in the artistic and educational missions of the department. S/he will contribute to department research and evolving practices and technologies in the theatre.


• MFA in Technical Theatre and/or Theatre Design is preferred, however the department recognizes that there are few MFAs offered in this specialty within Canada, and currently this level of specialization is most readily acquired by a combination of a BFA in Design and/or Technical Theatre plus substantial work in major professional theatres
• Ten years (minimum) professional work experience in a theatrical setting, which preferably includes substantial leadership experience with creation of original designs, project management, facility operations, and applied research practices
• A minimum 3 years’ experience teaching at the post-secondary level
• Standing membership in a recognized theatre design association (Associated Designers of Canada, United Scenic Artists) is desirable
• A credential in Stage Lighting Technology from the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ESTA) within the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) is desirable
• Outstanding communication, organization, time-management, leadership, creative, interpersonal, and computer skills
• Excellent ability to make effective decisions autonomously within area of specialization
• Excellent ability to develop consensus within multi-disciplinary teams
• Commitment to underlying pedagogical principles within conservatory theatre training programs

In accordance with the Faculty Service Officer agreement (click here to view): this is a position that offers a comprehensive benefits package and an annual salary range of $75,404 - $104,828 (salary will be prorated to 80%) based on the 2014/2015 salary scales subject to the 2015 compensation agreement.

To receive consideration, online applications will be submitted and will include:

• Curriculum vitae with cover letter included
• A statement of interest and experience in teaching and research (creative activity)
• References – provide the names and contact information of 3 people

Screening will commence on August 15, 2015.

Department of Drama
3-146 Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2C9

Interested applicants may apply here

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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Department of Drama
3-146 Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2C9

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