Nebraska Repertory Theatre/Johnny Carson School at UNL
Lincoln, NE

Expires: 08/31/20

Job Dates

08/17/20 - 05/14/21


competitive per month

Lecturer- Technical Direction and Production Management

Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film
Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks an-accomplished lecturer and technical director/production manager for a one-year temporary appointment. The Carson School has a unique affiliation with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre (NRT), Nebraskas only Equity professional theatre.

The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with students and a strong team of faculty artists, scholars and staff in a vibrant School of Theatre and Film which offers both BFA and MFA degrees in Theatre. The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film houses the Nebraska Repertory Theatre as its production entity.

The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film (Carson School) is the premier training program of theatre and film artists in the region, thanks to the philanthropic support from the late Johnny Carson, whose endowment to the School provides substantial support for technology, programs, and scholarships.

Founded in 1968 and relaunched in 2017, the Nebraska Repertory Theatre is Nebraskas only Equity Theatre. The Nebraska Rep is housed in the Johnny Carson School, and works in close collaboration with resident faculty and staff, and the Carson Schools production infrastructure. Students work closely with these artists/professionals with opportunities that range from cast members to designers, dramaturgs, assistant directors, and stage managers. Previous guests include Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company and Steve Scott, Producer, the Goodman Theatre.

The Johnny Carson School is a NAST accredited institution and member of U/RTA offering the BA, BFA, and MFA in Theatre Arts with substantial endowments for technology/programmatic support/upgrades and vision for the future. The Carson School is part of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts that, through its endowment, further supports the theatre faculty and students by funding a professional film series, scholarships, student and faculty travel, and productions for the Nebraska Repertory Theatre.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching: two courses per semester at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels, including: Intro to technical theatre, technical direction/management, AutoCAD and Fusion 360 drafting. Other courses may be possible based on the candidates expertise.

Other: Oversee all levels of technical direction and production management including but not limited to production resources oversight in conjunction with the school director; coordinate production/design meetings, design deadlines with area advisors, and help manage production personnel. Supervise student workers and staff personnel in scene and prop shops, rigging systems, and project management.

Additional duties may be required as assigned by the Director of the School of Theatre and Film. An emphasis is placed on safety, quality and the ability to support diversity.


MFA in theatre, technical theatre or related degree

The ability to demonstrate current best industry-based practices.

A strong mastery of the technological tools involved in Theatre technical production

Possess a variety of experience working with varied materials, tools, methodologies and system operations

Experience working in a variety of professional theatre scales (i.e.: SPT and LORT) is preferred.

Review of applications will begin July 27, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To be considered for this position, please go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_200093 and click on Apply to this job. Complete the information form and attach the following required documents:

Cover letter addressing qualifications specific to this job description.
Complete curriculum vitae.

Descriptions of teaching and artistic work (combine and upload under Other Document).
Names and contact information of three references.

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film believe that diversity is important. We envision a faculty that will serve an increasingly diverse student body. To that end, we seek a diverse pool of candidates committed to recruiting and mentoring first generation students and a diverse student body.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.


Julie Hagemeier

General Manager



(402) 472-1619

Business Address

215 Temple Building

12th + R Streets

Lincoln, NE 68588

Posted: 07/27/2020 15:56:36 EST

Last Updated: 07/28/2020 11:05 EST

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