Technicial Instructor in Lighting and Dance Production

Bennington, Vermont, United States

Bennington College seeks a Technicial Instructor in Lighting and Dance Production to work closely with faculty, staff and students. Responsibilities include maintaining the dance studios and theaters and supervising the use of all equipment within those venues, providing management and technical support for all dance technical rehearsals and performances, providing technical and safety assistance in support of the dance curriculum, and managing student employees. In addition, the Technical Instructor acts as Master Electrician for all drama productions and occasional cross-disciplinary productions with music. The position involves monitoring repairs and maintenance, troubleshooting faculty and student technical issues that may arise, overseeing equipment, and instructing faculty/students on equipment use.
A Bachelors degree in a relevant field is required and experience with ETC consoles and equipment is expected. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, as well as have the ability to handle multiple tasks and manage time and projects effectively. The position will begin in February 2018 and is full-time during the academic terms (8 months each year) and includes benefits.
Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references.

The College

Bennington College is a residential liberal arts college distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes and believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims.  Bennington College encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest.  From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont’s top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.

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