Employment Opportunity
Drama Instructor & Production Manager


The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education, where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Founded in 1967, on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs to more than 8,900 students in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business.

The University of Lethbridge recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. ULethbridge is, therefore, committed to creating and supporting environments dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusion. The university as a whole must embrace equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create an inclusive and supportive community where students, faculty, and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.

The University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Drama invites applications for an appointment focusing on Production and Stage Management at the rank of Instructor commencing July 1, 2021.

Applicants should hold a degree in Theatre/Dramatic Arts and/or an extensive record of professional theatre activity including experience in Production and Stage Management. Demonstrated teaching effectiveness also considered a strong asset.

The successful candidate will serve as the Drama Department’s Production Manager for our annual, curricular-driven theatrical offerings, which typically include four mainstage productions, two each per fall and spring terms. As Production Manager, the successful candidate will work collaboratively and liaise with the Department Chair, Facilities Manager, and Operations Manager regarding all production scheduling, budget management, communication, and reporting. The Production Manager will also coordinate the overarching needs of TheatreXtra, our student-managed theatre group, who produce two fringe-style shows annually.

The successful candidate will teach courses and mentor students in technical theatre including stage and production management, theatre in professional contexts, and potentially other topics in their areas of expertise. Active service contributions to the Department of Drama and the Faculty of Fine Arts are also expected.

The Faculty of Fine Arts offers degree programs in Drama, Art, Music, and New Media within a liberal education context and focuses on excellence in teaching and research/creative activity. For more information about the University of Lethbridge and our programs, please visit our website:


Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing all areas of teaching expertise and professional activity along with a current curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy, via the online uLethbridge PeopleAdmin portal (https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca/postings/4682). Please have three confidential letters of reference from qualified referees sent directly to the Dean of Fine Arts following application submission.

Applications accepted until position filled. Application review commences at the end of April.

Address applications to:

Dr. Mary Ingraham, Dean
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Tel: (403) 329-2126 • Fax: (403) 317-2841
Email: finearts.dean@uleth.ca

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference. In accordance with Section 10.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act, preference for this position includes racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People, women, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ candidates. Candidates will be asked to self-identify as part of their application process.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at human.resources@uleth.ca so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential; only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.