Berry College — Artist–in–Residence: Theatre

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Department of Fine Arts invites applicants for an Artist-in-Residence in Technical Theatre, beginning in August 2022. This is a non-tenure track position that is renewable annually. Primary responsibilities include teaching classes in technical theatre, serving as technical director and head set designer for student productions, production management, and day-to-day supervision of student workers and shop spaces.

The Department is looking for candidates who are experienced and dynamic teachers and practitioners of technical theatre. The ability to recruit and bring new students into the classroom and productions is highly desired, as well as a strong enthusiasm for theatre within a liberal arts setting. The successful candidate will be joining a highly collaborative student-driven program with rising enrollment and visibility on campus. The program enjoys strong college support and modern facilities, including the recently constructed Sisters Theatre. Berry’s proximity to metro Atlanta creates regular opportunities to collaborate with industry professionals, while its location on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses creates the ideal work setting. Major studio filmmaking on and nearby the Berry campus is common, including MCU’s Black Widow and Season Five of Stranger Things.

We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship is aligned with and will advance the department’s work on adding diversity to the college curriculum and promoting our values of equity, inclusion, diversity, and respect for and service to others. Candidates from historically minoritized groups are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Berry Theatre Program, visit: https://www.berry.edu/academics/majors/theatre/

REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum qualifications include a completed MFA. Prior teaching at the collegiate level is preferred. Review of applications will begin on May 25 and continue until the position is filled.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Berry College offers competitive benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation.

Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.

All potential employees at Berry College are required to submit to a full national background check prior to hiring.

About Berry College:
Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.

We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Applicants should provide the following materials:

  1. Letter expressing their qualifications and interest in the position.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  3. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Please apply here: https://www.berry.edu/hr/employment/

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