Technical Director (one-semester)

  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Lafayette LA
  • $25,000-$30,000 for one-semester position USD / Year

Website University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Music and Performing Arts

The School of Music and Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette invites applications for a Technical Director beginning January 1st, 2024. This is a short term (one semester) staff position, with some teaching. The Program typically produces a mainstage Theatre production, a Dance show, and supports the UL Opera’s production, each semester. Qualified candidates may also be invited to apply for a permanent position.

Responsibilities include managing the construction and execution of scenery, lighting, sound, and properties design for departmental productions, upkeep on production spaces and assets, supervising paid and unpaid student work crews, and teaching stagecraft and practicum classes each semester. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 


Professionalism, collegiality, with excellent organizational and communication skills.  Knowledge of/demonstrated expertise in technical direction, scenic carpentry, electrics, rigging, and sound, CAD and other design programs.  Preferred qualifications include MFA in Design or Technical Direction, Theatre teaching at the college level, and 2+ years of professional experience. 

To apply, candidates should email cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation with contact info and a link to online portfolio to Sara Birk, Interim Director of the School of Music and Performing Arts at [email protected]

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