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Technical Theatre Program Coordinator/Designer

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre seeks a committed educator and experienced scenic or costume designer to coordinate its 2-Year Technical Theatre training program and Professional Internships, and to design productions for the professional company.

Now in its 53rd season, PCPA is a professional conservatory theatre that produces year-round in three theatres in Santa Maria and Solvang on California’s beautiful Central Coast. PCPA company members are theatre professionals who have a passion to teach. We seek a Program Coordinator/Designer with a vision for the next generation of theatre makers and a passion to impart the best theatrical traditions and to set new standards of excellent artistry, ethics, and professional practice for the future. As Program Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for the planning and overall day-to-day operation of the instructional program, including training currency, teaching assignments, supervision of the recruitment process for students, teaching, advising and mentoring 2-year students and interns, tracking matriculation for the Technical Theatre training aspects of the conservatory. The person in this position will spend 40% to 60% of their time in program coordination. As a Resident Artist, the Scenic and/or Costume Designer works with Directors and other departments to develop designs to meet the artistic goals of a production within the allotted resources. The Designer is involved in the production process from concept and design through budgeting and construction, which including attendance of specified rehearsals, technical and dress rehearsals and Production meetings.

Standard qualifications include Master's or Master of Fine Arts in drama/technical theatre/design; OR the equivalent. In its desire to select outstanding faculty/staff members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, PCPA recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field, may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications. We encourage candidates with experience and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students, and to staff and students with disabilities. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

This is a combination exempt position with PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre, with an annual salary of $54 - 57,000, plus benefits. To be considered: First, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 3 references and website or portfolio link to Mark Booher, Artistic Director/Associate Dean - or email with any questions. Complete qualifications, job description and more information about PCPA available in the PDF below. While this is a full-time PCPA staff position, a portion of the workload and annual compensation comes via service as an associate (part-time) faculty member of Allan Hancock College. You can review an announcement regarding the “Theatre Instructor – Technical Theatre” part-time faculty portion of the position posted on Allan Hancock College’s Human Resources site at:

You do not need to complete the Part-time faculty application portion until the PCPA staff position has been offered.

Desired start date is mid-August 2017. Review of applications will begin on immediately upon their receipt, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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