• Theatre Director

    Mount St. Joseph University
    Job Description

    Department: Music Department

    Reports to: Music Department Chair, Mark McCafferty

    Status: Exempt

    Classification: Staff



    Direct and Produce two straight plays (both in fall and one could be a black box), one musical (spring), and a cabaret/dinner theatre (end of spring semester) each academic year


    Supervise the Drama Club – Workshops, service projects, community outreach

    Lead the production team

    Manage budget

    Hire additional members (technical director, choreographer, costumer, etc.)

    Recruit at local high schools

    Connect with community partners (high schools, professional theatres, and other arts organizations)

    Coordinate with on-site theatre tech staff

    Other duties as assigned


    Future duties may include:

    Teach theatre, dance, and/or technical theatre course work

    Coach individual students

    Stage direct opera or other productions with the Music Department

    Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed.

    Primary Contacts:

    Music Department members, Theatre technical staff, facilities management, students

    Supervision Exercised:

    Some supervision of part-time workers

    Supervision Received:

    Operates within the Music Department


    Education:  BFA in Theatre or related

    Experience:  3 years of experience directing and running a theatre program

    Additional Desired Qualifications:

    Proficient in use of Microsoft Office programs

    Experience in direction, production, promotion, recruitment, budget management, ticket management, choreography, theatre tech, costuming, sound, and lights.

    A demonstrated ability and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.




    Customer Service:

    • Exhibit a "(list particular customer)/customer first" orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
    • Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and students' (or other customers) needs and expectations; anticipate and identify students'  (or other customers) needs
    • Demonstrate an ability to facilitate transition and counsel students towards the realization of full educational potential (can be personalized for the position)
    • Demonstrated ability to recognize, appreciate and serve culturally diverse populations, special needs, and others (if applicable)
    • Available to rotate through multiple time frames of service operations
    • Demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to duties and a commitment to liberal arts education  (if applicable)


    • Collaborate well with others and help make (Division) staff a cohesive group
    • Communicate, cooperate and collaborate well with others to achieve common office, division or College goals
    • Willingly assists in various responsibilities as appropriate within the (Division) Division and other areas of the college as appropriate as required during high service demand times


    • Develop and nurture an effective, productive and respectful rapport and working relationship with students, faculty and staff co-workers, and various campus and community constituencies maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism
    • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
    • Demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic (email and internet) communication skills and strengths in public speaking (if applicable)
    • Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others


    • Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights or omissions






    • Take immediate and independent action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving
    • Demonstrate creativity and high energy
    • Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion


    • Must possess an aptitude for technological development and its implications for appropriate automation of office; proficient in Microsoft Office


    Work Environment, Physical Demands:

    Multiple service hours; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with service interruptions; extensive customer contact; strict confidentiality; detailed work.

    To apply, please upload e-note, resume, and contact information with three professional references on our website.

    A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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    Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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