4 Month Teaching Term Position
Theatre (Technical Theatre and Production)
Technical Theatre Instructor and Production Designer

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University (Newfoundland and Labrador’s University) is located in Corner Brook, on Elmastukwek/Bay of Islands, in traditional Mi’kmaw territory, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.

The School of Fine Arts at Grenfell Campus invites applications for a 4-month Teaching Term Appointment in Technical Theatre and Production, commencing January 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of skills at the undergraduate level in Technical Theatre and Production, such as: drafting for theatre; costume, set, and/or lighting design and execution; props design and building; computer-based design, etc. The successful candidate will be required to design several elements (such as lighting, costume, and/or sets) for the productions of the Winter 2022 semester Theatre at Grenfell season and supervise students in the execution of those designs. The elements will be chosen in collaboration with resident designers and based on the candidate’s expertise and design specialties.

The studio and production-based curriculum of the Theatre Program in the School of Fine Arts at Grenfell Campus offers a wide range of technical and production training to students. Courses that develop an understanding of stage and production management, wardrobe construction, stage carpentry, sound technology and design, lighting technology and design, scenic painting, and drafting for theatre form the core curriculum. Grenfell utilizes a unique team-teaching model for these courses where faculty and staff share teaching responsibilities based on their areas of expertise. Technical Theatre and Production students are required to perform various production functions on ‘mainstage’ productions from 2nd to 4th year (recent seasons have included Shakespeare, Chekhov, re-imagined classics, and contemporary plays). As well, Grenfell Campus has a unique ‘masterclass’ component which allows students to work with professionals in a particular area (such as props design and execution).

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, has a population of more than 1,300 students with over 20% of the student body self-identifying as Indigenous. The Campus emphasizes innovative approaches to teaching and learning, research and engagement. Experiential learning, impactful research and strong community relationships are the hallmarks of Grenfell’s profile.

QUALIFICATIONS

A Master of Fine Arts degree (with an emphasis on Design or Production) is required, though in some cases an equivalent combination of professional and teaching experience, education and training will be considered.
Candidates are expected to have undergraduate teaching experience, an active research and/or professional design practice, a thorough understanding of contemporary technologies, and familiarity with the professional practices used in Canadian professional theatre.

Candidates should have excellent organizational skills and experience teaching and designing in a highly collaborative environment (due to the team-teaching model and the requirements of assessment in Technical Theatre and Production courses).

Courses in the Winter 2022 semesters will be delivered in person at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should include: a letter of application indicating the position being applied for- this should detail the applicant’s areas of design specialty, and contain a statement of teaching philosophy; a curriculum vitae and portfolio of recent designs (this can be submitted as a link to a website or as a part of application); a teaching record that demonstrates teaching effectiveness; and the names and contact information for three (3) references.

Please submit all documents as a single PDF (10MB max.) and send in electronic form to:

Dean of Fine Arts, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6P9. Email: sofadean@grenfell.mun.ca

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. NDT on November 10, 2021.

All appointments are subject to budgetary approval. Salary will reflect qualifications and experience in accordance with the Collective Agreement governing faculty at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; indigenous peoples, visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities.

Memorial is committed to providing an inclusive learning and work environment. If there is anything we can do to ensure your full participation during the application process please contact equity@mun.ca directly and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.