Scene Shop Supervisor, Part-Time

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7084069 (Ref.No. 21A350000)
Posted: August 27, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Westminster College of the Arts (WCA) of Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ) invites applications for a Supervisor of the Theatre Scene Shop.  Reporting to the Theatre & Dance Department Chairperson and working in collaboration with the Technical Director of Theaters, under minimal supervision, this position provides supervision of students in the shop, training for students working onstage, and general construction of scenic designs. This is a part-time, non-bargaining position that works from September 1 through May 15. 

Position Requirements

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate and provide evidence of carpentry, safety, and supervisory experience appropriate to this position. Success in the position will require the ability to work under minimal guidance, to understand the academic environment, and to comply with health and safety regulations and policies. 
Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience
·       Theatrical and finish carpentry
·       Rigging
·       Basic Scenic Painting
·       Minor electrical knowledge relevant to theatrical work

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

·       Bachelors degree in Theatre or equivalent professional experience
·       Experience supervising students

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 386 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a letter of interest, résumé, a statement describing your commitment to supporting and working with a diverse and inclusive community, and names and contact information for three recent professional references.  All materials should be uploaded on the RiderHires site. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.


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