Visiting Artist in Technical Direction/Scenic & Lighting Design

College of Fine Arts and Communication
Visiting Artist in Technical Direction/Scenic & Lighting Design

The Lenoir-Rhyne University College of Fine Arts and Communication (Hickory Campus) invites applications for an immediate opening in a one-year position as a Visiting Artist in Technical Direction/Scenic & Lighting Design. Position will remain open until filled.

The successful candidate will design and implement technical elements for three shows in our production season; maintain shop areas and execute construction; mentor student designers; and train and supervise student production crews. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of technical theatre and design, strong leadership, work ethic, and organizational skills; ability to track budgets effectively/efficiently; knowledge of and experience maintaining safety standards per OSHA; excellent communication and creative problem-solving.

Preferred qualifications

  • MA or MFA in Theatre Technology, Design, or a related field
  • Experience teaching technical theatre at the college level

To apply, visit to submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or resume, and names and contact information for three references.

Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion, and natural sciences with over 50 undergraduate majors and over 25 master's degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last eight years, the institution now enrolls over 2500 students at its three locales, and it anticipates continued managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. We are eager to welcome a colleague who will contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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