Job ID: 232372

Full-time Lecturer in Stage Engineering and Technical Direction

Tufts University

  • Mar. 5, 2024
  • Full-time Lecturer in Stage Engineering and Technical Direction
  • School of Arts & Sciences: Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
  • Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Performance Studies
    Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Art - General

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Lecturer in Theatre, with a specialization in Technical Direction. This position begins September 1, 2024.  


Responsibilities include: mentoring students in technical theatre; teaching courses in technical theatre; technical direction for theatre, dance, and performance studies productions; creating and working within scenic production budgets; collaboration with full-time ATD and student scene shop employees; maintenance of theatre facilities; advising.  

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies offers a collegial environment for thinking critically about histories and institutions of power. The department is invested in illuminating how social and cultural formations inform performances on and off the stage. Given the department’s commitment to both student and faculty success, we are confident that the candidate will find an intellectual and creative home at Tufts as well as an enthusiastic and engaged classroom environment.



M.F.A. in Technical Theatre or significant experience (minimum of four years) as a technical director or assistant technical director in both professional and academic theatre settings.  A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is required. Comprehensive knowledge of scenic materials and construction techniques, including welding and rigging; AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks proficiency; experience in safe and effective supervision of scene shop staff; excellent communication skills; collaborative approach.  Preference given to candidates with a track record of mentorship in a university or professional setting. 


Application Instructions

All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at Applicants should upload: cover letter, CV, two confidential reference letters, and a portfolio of representative work. Application materials should speak to the candidate’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin on May 1 and continue until the position is filled. Campus visits are planned for late May. Please address any questions to Department Administrator, Lindsey Cooke ( 

Offers are contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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