Coker College Theater Program invites applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Technical Director and Director of the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center.

As the Assistant Technical Director, he/she will collaborate with the Technical Director as needed including responsibility for assisting with maintaining and overseeing the scene shop, equipment, load-ins, strikes and realization of scenic and prop design elements for departmental productions.

As Facilities Manager, he/she will schedule and facilitate non-departmental events for the Watson and Black Box theaters, serve as FOH manager for the Watson Theater and provide and/or assist with facilitating AV services for several other campus venues.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

●      assisting with maintaining the scene shop and equipment;

●      assisting with load-ins;

●      assisting with strikes and realization of scenic lighting, sound and prop design elements;

●      scheduling and facilitating non-departmental events for Performing Arts Center;

●      serving as Front of House (FOH) manager;

●      training, mentoring and supervising student crews, FOH, and stage managers;

●      scheduling internal and external events for the performing arts facility;

●      recommending policy and procedure changes to the supervisor and reporting violations when necessary;

●      communicating with the college facilities office to ensure the performing arts center is safe for all constituents and remains fully operational;

●      and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate is dedicated to developing meaningful, collegial working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; has the ability to work collaboratively, be flexible and compromise in order to move forward as a team; has the ability to courteously assist and support others; enjoys working with a diverse population; and has the ability to prioritize workflow in a fast paced environment involving heavy phone, walk-in and computer contact.  Additionally, the ideal candidate has familiarity with scenic construction, light hang/focus, ETC Ion, sound (setup, recording, playback, and live mixing with both analog and digital mixers), basic rigging techniques, and Vectorworks or AutoCAD software.

Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field or the equivalent work experience and experience working with dance, theater, music, and student workers.  The preferred candidate is a theater professional who has earned a bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater and several years experience, or who has a bachelor’s degree plus two years of progressive experience in technical theater, i.e., a working knowledge of stage rigging, stage lighting, and institutional audiovisual equipment.

Evening and weekend hours are required.  The work schedule includes irregular hours, evening and weekend work.

This is an exempt, full time position reporting to the Chair of the Dept. Of Dance, Music and Theatre.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to artcent.resumes@coker.edu and complete the Employment Application

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

To apply for this job email your details to artcent.resumes@coker.edu

About Coker College

Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.


Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 21 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as No. 5 for value among colleges in the Southeast region.


Coker College, in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, marital status, veterans or military status, or against individuals with disabilities, or other legally protected classifications in the areas of employment, admission, financial aid or access to educational or extracurricular programs, activities or facilities.