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Scene Shop Supervisor (Part-Time)

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Work type: Hourly, Part-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Other

Job Title: Scene Shop Supervisor (Part-Time)

Reporting Relationship: Technical Theatre Faculty

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: Communication

Summary of Position:    The Scene Shop Supervisor will provide technical theatre services for IWU Theatre; construct and implement set designs, assume responsibility for stage and shop safety standards, maintenance and operation of work spaces and stage areas; train and supervise students, assist in coordination and implementation of theatre production calendar. This is a 9 month position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as Scene Shop Supervisor for Mainstage and Student Showcase productions; coordinate and supervise set construction, painting and strike for department productions; supervise the implementation of sound and lighting design/applications; arrange lighting equipment according to design specifications; program lighting into board as needed.
  • Issue, receive, store and inventory tools, lighting equipment, lumber, hardware, supplies, paints, and other materials and equipment; requisition and stock supplies; prepare purchase orders for technical theatre materials; maintain appropriate records; maintain all theatre facilities and equipment in accordance with safety standards and legal regulations; keep areas free from hazards; maintain the appearance and cleanliness of theatre, scene shop and equipment.
  • Supervise the Scene Shop during regularly scheduled hours; train, supervise, and assess students; ensure that tools and equipment are used in a safe manner and that safety precautions and procedures are followed; resolve technical problems with equipment or crews during rehearsal performances; in consultation with Artistic and Technical Directors, research, choose, purchase and install improvements to theatre systems; design and construct improvements to structure of theatre and scene shop.
  • Assist in scheduling the use of theatre by internal and external groups; meet with users to determine scheduling, production, material and equipment needs; set up and operate or supervise the operation of theatre facilities and equipment for scheduled events; assist other users of the facilities; perform related duties as assigned by Technical Theatre Faculty. - (Essential)

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


• Set construction and stagecraft techniques and methods
• Theatrical lighting, sound design, and equipment helpful
• Techniques, methods and practices of set production
• Tools and equipment used in set, lighting and sound design and construction
• Proper safety precautions related to work performed
• Record keeping techniques; production and facility scheduling methods

Required Skills

• Construct sets, install lighting and sound for theatre productions
• Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in set construction
• Install, maintain, and operate lighting and sound systems
• Supervise and train students
• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; establish/maintain cooperative relationships
• Work independently; maintain assigned/flexible hours based on production schedule


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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