Employment Opportunities

Department of Theatre and Film
Stage & Lighting Specialist (Gr10)
CUPE 2950

Posted: May 28, 2019

LINK TO RECRUITING SITE – www.staffcareers.ubc.ca/33910
Please note the staff careers website is the only way to apply for this posting.

Application deadline: Midnight on June 18, 2019.

Job Summary

Works on all aspects of the production of stage settings, lighting, and audio-visual effects for theatre, studio productions, lectures, and demonstrations.

Organizational Status

Reports to the Manager of Theatre Production.

Work Performed

  • Ensuring safety regulations are followed
  • Supervising students and theatre assistants
  • Instructing and supervising students in the use of, all shop equipment, all lighting instruments and lighting boards (FWT and Telus Theatres), all specialty theatrical equipment, projectors, video projectors and all sound equipment
  • Production Scheduling and developing priorities for stage and lighting activities
  • Performing the duties of Technical Director on various productions chosen by the Production Manager Interpreting drawings and plans for production activity, including but not limited to scenic and lighting work
  • Cost Estimating
  • Arranging lighting and other technical equipment requirements
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Maintaining supplies inventories
  • Moving, building and installing scenery in all of the Department’s locations
  • Performing other related tasks as required

Supervision Received

Works under the supervision of the Manager of Theatre Production

Supervision Given

Provides functional supervision and oversees the work of Stage and Lighting Specialists of a lower grade, and student assistants, as required.

Consequence of Error/Judgement

This position is required to make decisions on a wide variety of topics that have educational, financial and safety impact. The impact of a poor decision would adversely affect the reputation of the program, department and the University.

Qualifications

  • High School graduation and Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • 5 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proven computer drafting skills and digital PDF drawing management, Vectorworks or AutoCAD preferred, previous scenery construction drawing experience would be preferred.
  • MIG and Oxy Acetylene Welding experience would be an asset.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license would be an asset.
  • Understanding of IT networks for technical theatre would be preferred.
  • Experience working with students would be considered an asset.
  • Experience supervising and leading student crews, preferably in an academic environment, would be preferred.
  • Experience mentoring junior technicians would be an asset.
  • Experience collaborating with junior designers & directors would be an asset.
  • Experience with supervising 8 or more crew members on a call would be an asset.
  • Experience supervising multiple technical theatre disciplines (i.e. electrics/audio/video/rigging/scenery construction) would be preferred.
  • Experience constructing tv/film sets would be an asset.

Equity/Immigration Statement

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Department of Theatre and Film
Sessional teaching 2019W
Film Studies Program
September 2019 to April 2020
(2019W Term 1 and Term 2)

Posted: March 29, 2019

The Film Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2019 to April 2020) of the upcoming academic session, 2019W. The Film Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered. An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in film studies or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to staff the following courses:

  • FIST 100-004 Introduction to Film (Term1) CAP
  • FIST 210-001 Early Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 220-002 Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960 (Term 2)
  • FIST 230-001 Intro to Asian Cinema (Term 1)
  • FIST 240-001 Media Industries (Term 2)
  • FIST 332A-001 Studies in Genre or Period (Term 1)
  • FIST 336A-001 Seminar in European Cinema (Term 1)
  • FIST 338A-001 Asian Cinema (Term 2)
  • FIST 340-001 Media Audiences (Term 1)
  • FIST 434G-001 Studies in Film (Term 1)
  • FIST 436A-001 Seminar in American Cinema since 1960 (Term 2)

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film: http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2019 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The minimum salary for 2019W will be $6,779.00 per 3-credit course. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Department of Theatre and Film
Sessional teaching 2019W
Theatre Studies Program
September 2019 to April 2020
(2019W Term 1 and Term 2)

Posted: March 29, 2019

The Theatre Studies program, within the Department of Theatre and Film, is pleased to advertise openings for the 8 instructional months (September 2019 to April 2020) of the upcoming academic session, 2019W. The Theatre Studies BA program offers first to fourth year courses leading to Honours, Major, and Minor degree options.

Preference will be given to applicants with a terminal degree in Theatre (MFA or Ph.D.) and experience in teaching at the college or university level, but applicants without a Ph.D. who are ABD will also be considered.  An excellent teaching record based on relevant experience in theatre studies or related courses is required. In your cover letter, you should indicate the range of courses that you are able to teach. You may provide sample syllabi.

We expect to staff the following courses:

  • THTR 120-001 Introduction to Theatre (Term 1)
  • THTR 325A-001 History of Canadian Theatre (Term 2)

Applicants should include with their letter of application:

  • curriculum vita (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: thtr.sec@ubc.ca

Explore the UBC Department of Theatre and Film: http://www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Deadline for applications: April 30, 2019  

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The minimum salary for 2019W will be $6,779 per 3-credit course. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

UBC Department of Theatre and Film
Teaching Assistantships
for

Summer Session (July/August) 2019/2020 Academic Session

Posted March 29, 2019

The Department of Theatre and Film hopes to appoint part-time Teaching Assistants from among the MA/MFA/Phd students to assist in the following courses:

Film Studies Course

  • FIST 100-921 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 2.
 July/August. There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%).

To apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address* ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line which course or courses you are applying for.

Please note that the above listed TA positions are dependent on Department of Theatre and Film budget approval. Some positions will be appointed at 50% (half time) or 25% (quarter time) and will have their duties and salaries reduced accordingly.

Qualifications: At a minimum, the applicant will have a BA/BFA degree or its equivalent, with academic and/or professional experience. The applicant must have a solid knowledge of theatre history, film studies or film production, depending on the course for which they are applying.  Students cannot always be assigned to the course that is their first choice, and so it is helpful to provide a range of courses for which you feel equipped to TA.

Duties: TAs may be required, at a minimum, to mark, attend classes, lead seminars, advise students, supervise production labs, hold office hours, give demonstrations and on occasion provide instruction in the courses they have been assigned to.

Hours of work: Varies by course. The average is 12 hours per week for 26 weeks (384 hours) for a full TA position. Please note that TA positions can range from 25% to 100% and hours are scaled accordingly.

Salary

Masters Students: GTA 2 $31.30/hour (as of September 1, 2018)

Doctoral Students: GTA 1 $32.53/hour (as of September 1, 2018)

Application: A letter of application including your curriculum vitae, all contact information, your year of study, and experience in the discipline that you wish to apply. Please indicate whether you are a full–time or part–time student and whether you hold a degree in another field of study at a Masters level or higher.

Deadline for applications is April 30, 2019.

Again, to apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address*  ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line which course or courses you are applying for.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit, and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

UBC Department of Theatre and Film
Teaching Assistantships for
 2019/2020 Academic Session

Posted March 29, 2019

The Department of Theatre and Film hopes to appoint part-time Teaching Assistants from among the MA/MFA/Phd students to assist in the following courses:

Theatre Studies Courses

  • THTR 120-001 Intro to Theatre Lecture Term 1.
 There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 50%)
  • THTR 210-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas I Lecture Term 1. There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%)
  • THTR 211-001 Drama: Forms and Ideas II Lecture Term 2.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%)

Film Studies Courses

  • FIST 100-001 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 1.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 100–003 Intro to Film Studies – Lecture Term 2.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 100-004 Intro to Film Studies -Lecture Term 1.
There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 220-002 Introduction to Hollywood Cinema 1930-1960 Term 2. 

There is a total of 3 positions available (each at 50%).
  • FIST 240-001 Media Industries BMS Term 2.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)
  • FIST 340-001 Media Audiences BMS Term 1.  There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)

Film Production Courses

  • FIPR 101-001 Introduction to Film Production Term 1. There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)
  • FIPR 131-001 Video Production 1. Term 2. There is a total of 1 position available (at 50%)
  • FIPR 133-001 Video Production 1. Term 1. There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%)
  • FIPR 133-002 Video Production 1 BMS. Term 2. There is a total of 1 position available (at 25%)
  • FIPR 230-001 Introduction to Motion Picture Directing Term 2. There is a total of 2 position available (each at 25%)
  • FIPR 234-001 Production Planning and Practice Term 2 
There is a total of 2 positions available (each at 25%).

To apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address* ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line which course or courses you are applying for.

Please note that the above listed TA positions are dependent on Department of Theatre and Film budget approval. Some positions will be appointed at 50% (half time) or 25% (quarter time) and will have their duties and salaries reduced accordingly.

Qualifications: At a minimum, the applicant will have a BA/BFA degree or its equivalent, with academic and/or professional experience. The applicant must have a solid knowledge of theatre history, film studies or film production, depending on the course for which they are applying.  Students cannot always be assigned to the course that is their first choice, and so it is helpful to provide a range of courses for which you feel equipped to TA.

Duties: TAs may be required, at a minimum, to mark, attend classes, lead seminars, advise students, supervise production labs, hold office hours, give demonstrations and on occasion provide instruction in the courses they have been assigned to.

Hours of work: Varies by course. The average is 12 hours per week for 26 weeks (384 hours) for a full TA position. Please note that TA positions can range from 25% to 100% and hours are scaled accordingly.

Salary

Masters Students: GTA 2 $31.30/hour (as of September 1, 2018)

Doctoral Students: GTA 1 $32.53/hour (as of September 1, 2018)

Application: A letter of application including your curriculum vitae, all contact information, your year of study, and experience in the discipline that you wish to apply. Please indicate whether you are a full–time or part–time student and whether you hold a degree in another field of study at a Masters level or higher.

Deadline for applications is April 30, 2019.

Again, to apply for any of these positions, please submit your application materials to The Department of Theatre and Film Academic Administrator, Ian Patton at his email address*  ian.pattonatubc.ca.

*Please indicate in the subject line which course or courses you are applying for.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit, and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.