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Assistant Professor of Stage Management

Point Park University invites applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor of Stage Management (tenure track) to join our core Production Faculty in the Theatre Department of the Conservatory of Performing Art in the fall of 2024.

As a department committed to equity, diversity, access, and inclusion we seek an artist/educator with training and experience who will support and guide students who come from diverse personal, educational, artistic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and teaching BFA level Stage Management courses,
  • Mentoring of students on their production assignment
  • Addition responsibilities include recruiting, advising, service to the department and university committees, and upholding the department values of diversity and

The appointee shall maintain professional contacts, work, and serve as a link to the professional world.

Position Qualification:

A successful candidate will

  • Hold a terminal degree in Theatre/Entertainment Arts or have equivalent experience in Stage Management/Entertainment Management or a related field.
  • Have significant professional experience.
  • Have a record of successful teaching at the university level.

The applicants experience in theatre is essential. Additional experience in dance, opera, touring or events or related industries is a bonus. The ability to teach additional courses related to Theatre Production is also beneficial; including but not limited to Production Management, AEA Unions, Computer Applications for Managers and Stagecraft.

We are committed to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive work environment and welcome applications of candidates of diverse backgrounds with ideologies and ideas that help influence and improve the community at PPU and the world at large.

About the University & COPA: Located in the heart of one of the most livable cities in the US, Point Park University is a vibrant, urban campus located at the periphery of historic Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh, with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 full and part-time students in more than 50 areas of academic study. With 300 full-time undergraduate students, the Theatre Department is one of three departments in the University’s nationally recognized Conservatory of Performing Arts. Admission to COPA is competitive with students matriculating from 47 states and around the world. The conservatory is dedicated to building the skills needed for success in today’s creative economy.

About the Pittsburgh Playhouse: The award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse is housed in the new state-of-the-art 90,411 square-foot center for arts and entertainment. The Playhouse serves as the primary artistic laboratory for the prestigious Conservatory of Performing Arts and is Pittsburgh’s newest home for arts and entertainment. This four-story world-class facility located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh features the 550-seat PNC Theatre, the 200-seat Highmark Theatre, and the 99-seat Rauh Theatre. The Playhouse provides exceptional experiential learning opportunities and is designed to be both a learning laboratory and a cultural asset for the community.

The heartbeat of Point Park's Conservatory of Performing Arts is creativity and collaboration - it propels our educational and campus experience.  The University's state-of-the-art award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse, located in the heart of the diverse urban center of Pittsburgh provides a high-quality training environment for our students.  The Point Park Pledge is respect, rigor, and relevance.  We take that to heart, and we make it a part of everything we do.  The Conservatory is a family.

Application Procedure:  Please submit the following documents to :

  • Letter of application
  • Samples of professional work
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Mentorship
  • Statement of equity/diversity/inclusion initiatives
  • a list of three professional references with contact information 

Please note the subject line MUST STATE:  Assistant Professor of Stage Management.   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants who submit their materials by 1/6/2024.

Minimum salary:  $65,000, commensurate with credentials and experience.

Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States and not require employer sponsorship. Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.

 If you have any question about this position, please contact the search committee co-chairs: Stephanie Mayer-Staley (she/her) or Aaron Bollinger (he/him).

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