Job ID: 103372

Instructor - Lighting and Sound Designer

University of Colorado Boulder

  • Feb. 7, 2018
  • Open until filled
  • August 2018
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Overview of Job Duties:

Function as the Faculty Resident Lighting Designer and Sound Designer and/or Projections/Media Designer. Inspire best practice and innovation in process and technological advances within these design fields. Act as lead Shop Supervisor and mentor student designers and technicians in these areas. Share responsibility with the technical design staff for facilitating, organizing and supervising production execution of lighting, sound and projections/media for theatre and dance in our multiple venue facility. Design lighting, sound and/or projections/media on 1-3 shows per semester. Teach 2 courses per semester in areas of stage lighting, sound, projections/ media and related courses. Participate on department committees. Mentor student designers, practicum and paid student labor in the electrics shops and safety training of students. Participate in BFA Design, Technology and Management portfolio reviews.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA degree and experience in related field/or equivalent professional experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Formal instruction in lighting and sound design and/or projections/media design. Significant professional experience in the area(s) of lighting, sound, and/or projections /media design for dance and theatre. University teaching experience.

Review will begin on March 16, 2018

The Department of Theatre & Dance is a lively and active community. The department offers BA, BFA, MA and Ph.D. degrees in Theatre and BA, BFA and MFA degrees in Dance. The department employs a Faculty Technical Director in Theatre, a Faculty Director of Dance Production, a Theatre & Dance Production Coordinator, an Assistant Technical Director in Theatre, an Master Electrician and 22 paid student employees in both Theatre and Dance. The department produces approximately 17 Theatre & Dance productions per academic year in 4 venues and hosts the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in the summer months.

  • The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

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Contact Information

  • Kerry Cripe
    Theatre & Dance
    University of Colorado Boulder
    Boulder, CO 80309
  • 303-492-2017

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