University of Utah Open Rank (Clinical) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Open Rank (Clinical)

Department 00079 - Theatre Department

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 15, 2017


Open Rank (Clinical) position of Stage Management /Department Production


This clinical faculty position is contracted from July 15 to May 15 each academic year. Contract is non-tenure with no research requirements. Renewable each year with a satisfactory spring review. Teaching responsibilities include one lecture course in Stage Management each fall and spring term. Coordinator of production labs in scenery, props, costumes, lighting and sound. The department produces 6 co-curricular productions a year. These productions are stage managed by students under the supervision and mentor-ship of this position. Guest stage mangers are contracted when needed. This position is a member of the faculty and will attend all department faculty meetings, and has full voting privileges as outlined for career-line and clinical faculty. Design/management area meeting attendance is also expected. This position also serves on the department Executive Committee. Committee work outside the department is encouraged but not required. This position is eligible for conference presentation travel funding and university teaching and research grants.

Production Manager is responsible for stage managerial duties including coordination and supervision of the stage management department management. Assist with play selection and season calendar and determines rehearsal, tech, and dress schedules for the year. Oversees a $300,000 production budget in collaboration with the Department Chair, and Head of Design. Responsible for reconciling the annual production expenditures with the department staff accountant. Leads all tech and dress rehearsals, and weekly production meetings. Coordinates student front and back of house staff with Director of Properties, Costume Shop Manager, Assistant TD, Director of Sound and staff ME. Applies for and secures production rights, assures production safety and fire laws, andAEArehearsal and performance standards.


•Supervises Student Stage Manages for 6 productions per year.

•Teach two lecture courses in stage management each year.

•Works with Department Chair, Faculty, staff, and students as an active participant in achieving artistic goals, ensuring consistent quality, guaranteeing a high level of performance maintenance and preserving highest production values for all department co-curricular productions.

•Maintains stage management office as an organized and up-to-date center of communication, including weekly meetings with the student stage managers to share theatre information, administrative protocols, and performance protocols with the team.

•Works with Production Staff and Faculty to develop talented and dedicated run crew, wardrobe crew, and other deck personnel. Provides timely feedback to these staff to ensure a great backstage team.

•Participates in the development of students to ensure that they fully contribute to the process, develop skills, and receive promotion or move up to stage manage and design projects as appropriate.

•Handles special projects as assigned by Department Chair.

•Works in collaboration with area heads on overall production budget.

•Strives to followLORT/AEAwork rules and hours; plans and insures that student stage mangers publishes schedule overviews for rehearsals, technical rehearsals and performances; and provides daily guidance and feedback to stage management staff in preparation and distribution of daily rehearsal calls.

•Ensures that student stage mangers’ creation, maintenance and accuracy of each production prompt script, running and/or cue sheets, and production check lists for management and archive purposes.

•Ensures that student stage mangers’ provides daily feedback to ensure that rehearsal and performance reports are descriptive, accurate and published in a timely manner


•Design Faculty and Staff

•Student stage managers, designers, and crew

•Department Chair

•Faculty and Guest Directors

•Box Office

•Department accountant and marketing

•Shared facilities staff

•Professional Companies that provide internships


•Computer proficient (MS word, Excel, internet file sharing)

•Capacity to solve problems and engage in creative thinking to overcome challenges;

•Well-developed communication skills;

•Maturity and understanding of the artistic process and excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills;

•Knowledge and experience withAEA,SDC,USA;

•Technical knowledge of safe working procedures;

•Ability to teach and mentor at the undergraduate level;

•Can build relationships for student internships;

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 05/18/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00111CF

Type Faculty