Wilkes University invites applicants for a Master Electrician / Lighting and Sound Designer, a full-time, salaried, 12-month position in the Division of Performing Arts. This position will begin in August 2019. The Division of Performing Arts offers a BFA in Musical Theatre, a BA in Theatre Arts, and a newly-created BA in Theatre Design and Technology, as well as minors in Music, Theatre, and Dance.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising lighting hangs, focus, load-ins and load-outs; training and managing student crews; maintaining inventory of lighting and sound equipment; creating sound design and providing sound support for theatre productions, music concerts, dance concerts and lectures in the Darte Center for the Performing Arts; teaching 2-3 courses per year; recruiting students to the Theatre Design and Technology major; and providing occasional technical support for additional events in the Darte Center. The successful candidate will also be responsible for creating lighting and sound designs for two ballet productions produced by the Wilkes University Conservatory, and additional lighting design opportunities may be available, depending on interest and expertise.

Candidates with an MFA are strongly preferred; candidates with a BFA/BA with professional experience will be considered. The ideal candidate will have prior master electrician experience in both professional and University settings; experience training and supervising student master electricians; familiarity with digital sound boards, digital sound recording, generation and editing software, and sound reinforcement using wireless microphones; and excellent communication, problem-solving and time-management skills. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and compensation includes a standard benefits package.

To apply, visit www.wilkes.edu/jobs. Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references. Review of applications begins immediately, and the position is open until filled.

About Wilkes University

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has 2,300 full-time and more than 1,750 full-time equivalent graduate, and professional students. Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.