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Lecturer in Technical Theatre

School of Fine & Performing Arts

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £33,797 pro rata
Please note, this post is permanent, part time at 0.5 FTE
Closing Date:   Friday 02 July 2021
Interview Date:   Tuesday 27 July 2021
Reference:  COA393

The School of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic lecturer with expert knowledge of technical theatre. The post requires a broad understanding of the many aspects of technical theatre in order to meet the diverse needs of our students and programmes. They will be committed to ensuring our department champions best practices, strives for excellence and operates at the highest professional standards. They must be able to develop and deliver innovative approaches to teaching and delivery, which may include online teaching via a blended learning approach.  

The BA (Hons) Technical Theatre and Stage Management programme was launched in September 2019 and is approaching its third cohort. The programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the live arts, entertainment, and events industry. The programme focuses on developing theatre professionals with a theoretical and vocational understanding of the industry, including academic knowledge and practical experience of subjects such as stage management, stage lighting, live audio, technical theatre, design, safety, and the technical standards for places of entertainment.  

We welcome applicants with specific expertise in the theory and practice of one or more of the following subject area: 

  • Production management 
  • Stage management 
  • Live sound engineering for theatre 
  • Live sound engineering for music  
  • Sound Design 
  • Stage lighting 
  • Set Design (including experience of CAD software) 
  • Other production design subjects 

The programme takes a forward-facing approach to technical theatre, promotes exploration of new technologies, teaches industry fundamentals, and balances vocational training with academic study. It is designed to develop industry techniques and to nurture the next generation of highly competent theatre industry professionals, with the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience working in many professional theatre settings, enabling students to be an integral part of live events, ranging from student-produced work to professional visiting companies.  

Appointed on a Teaching, Scholarship and Professional Practice (TSPP) profile, colleagues would also be expected to contribute to ongoing scholarly activity and pedagogic development, as well as pursue (where applicable) a professionally facing practice and/or developing productive connections to the professional sector.

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We strive for a diverse workforce with the very best employees and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. The University encourages applications from underrepresented groups inclusive of Black, Asian and other Ethnic Minority groups, all gender identities and expressions from the LGBT+ community, candidates with a disability, and those that practise different faiths and beliefs, to enhance our One Community where we strive to be kind, patient, and supportive of each other.

Please note: From 01 January 2021, if you are not a British or Irish citizen you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa, however, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Please refer to UK Visas and Immigration for further information, and to consider your eligibility requirements to work in the UK prior to your application.