Millikin University
Decatur, IL

Expires: 10/05/21

Job Dates

Full-time Position



Millikin University seeks an experienced Technical Director for the Kirkland Fine Arts Center, beginning July 1, 2021.

The Technical Director is responsible for the efficient and effective provision of all technical elements, including lighting, sound, and scenic requirements in the production of concerts, visiting artists, and campus events in KFAC and Albert Taylor Theatre, except in instances where the School of Theatre and Dance staff Technical Director is responsible for production elements for SOTAD-produced plays, musicals, operas and dance concerts. In these instances, the KFAC TD will collaborate closely with the SOTAD TD to support design, construction, and equipment needs/usage. The TD will also collaborate with technical staff for touring artists and facility rentals. Reporting directly to the Production Manager, the Technical Director will manage the inventory, usage, maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment in both venues.

Millikins primary performance venues include KFAC (2000-seat roadhouse), Albert Taylor Theatre (270-seat proscenium) and the Rogers Theatre (250-seat flexible/courtyard theatre) in the new Center for Theatre and Dance. The CFA performance and concert seasons typically include 6-7 plays/musicals/operas/dance concerts, 5-6 Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra concerts, Vespers (annual choral/symphonic Christmas concert), 3 Percussion Ensemble concerts, 4 Symphonic Wind Ensemble concerts, and 5-7 additional student ensemble performances, music clinics, festivals, and recruiting events. KFAC hosts 4-5 university events (Commencement, Convocation, etc.), and contracts visiting artists and groups for the Kirkland Series (4-6 events) annually.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree (Masters preferred) in technical direction, lighting/sound/scenic/media design and production, or related field; and practical knowledge and experience with rigging, lighting, and sound engineering in an academic or professional theatrical setting

You may view a detailed job description and qualifications at www.millikin.edu/employment.

Millikin University is a small, private, comprehensive university located in Decatur, IL. The College of Fine Arts enrolls approximately one-third of Millikins undergraduate population in over 20 degree programs in theatre, dance, music, art, arts technology, and arts administration.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to millikin.edu/employment. Applications must be submitted by April 26, 2021 to guarantee full consideration. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Millikin is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity across campus. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.


Tammy Maxwell

Assistant Director, Human Resources



(217) 362-6416

Fax: (217) 362-6468

Business Address

1184 West Main Street

Decatur, IL 62522

Posted: 04/05/2021 16:34:06 EST

Last Updated: 04/05/2021 19:00 EST

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