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Long Beach Community College District
  • Position Number: 1769562
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Theatre and Dance

Theater Arts Instructor (Scenic and Lighting Design)

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Department: Job Number: A20-17
Closing: 2/18/2020

Theater Arts Instructor (Scenic and Lighting Design)

Salary: $66,099.10 - $98,374.43 Annually
Location: Both Liberal Arts Campus & Pacific Coast Campus, CA
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Theater, Dance & Film
Job Number: A20-17
Closing: 2/18/2020 4:00 PM Pacific

The Long Beach Community College District is looking to hire one (1) full-time tenure track Theater Arts Instructor commencing with the 2020 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves instructing a variety of technical and design theatre courses and designing lights and sets for the Theatre Program's fall and spring semester play productions. The teaching assignment may be at our beautiful Liberal Arts campus, state of the art Pacific Coast campus or other college teaching locations. Assignment may be day, evening, weekend, on-line and are subject to change as needed.Long Beach City College seeks applicants that are committed to student-focused learning, closing equity gaps, creating diverse learning opportunities, and using data-informed decision making to drive instruction.

AtLong Beach City College, we celebrate equity, diversity and ensure a positiveand inclusive working environment for all college students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Webelieve diversity fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and providessuitable role models for our students. We are committed to the principles of equal employmentopportunity and to hiring qualified applicants who are dedicated to student learning andsuccess.

Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. We are Purposeful, Focused, Nurturing, Connected and Respectful.
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    All candidates must demonstrate
    Evidence of a sensitivity, understanding, and ability to manage the classroom environment AND effectively provide instruction to community college students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

    Candidates must also meet one of the following qualifications under 1 - 4.
    1. A Master's or Master of Fine Arts degree in drama/theater arts/ performance.
    2. A Bachelor's or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama/theater arts/performance AND a Master's degree in comparative literature, English, communication studies, speech, literature or humanities.
    3. Possess a valid California Community College instructor credential, specific to the discipline, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990).
    4. Possess a combination of education and professional experience that is equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit a Supplemental Equivalency Application (Download PDF reader) in addition to all other required materials.

  • Evidence of an ability to address and adapt to the instructional needs of varying student levels, using a variety of innovative, culturally relevant and responsive teaching strategies to encourage retention and student success in a wide range of theater courses.
  • Recent community college or lower division teaching experience.
  • Expertise in field of course(s) to be taught.
  • Master of Fine Arts Degree in Theater Arts with an emphasis in set and/or lighting design.
  • Commitment to work with students in activities outside of the classroom is essential.
  • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Long Beach City College.
  • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Commitment to the Mission and Strategic Objectives of the college.
  • Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with computers, and other technologies in order to provide high-quality classroom and lab instruction, including set and lighting design computer programs.
  • Willingness to develop new curricula and innovative materials for instruction.
  • Proficiency in building scale models, drawing set renderings, ground plans, set construction, lighting plots and lighting design techniques.
  • Creativity, flexibility, imagination and dedication are necessary to effectively perform the duties of this position.

    The College seeks candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for commitment to student success. The position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies:

  • Assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole.
  • Commitment to serving the needs of the student, department, college, and community.
  • Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.
  • Participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities.
  • Participation in curriculum and program development.
  • Work collegially and collaboratively within the college community.
  • Participation in ongoing professional development.

  • Ability to create a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
  • Ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
  • Ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge of each individual and class.
  • Ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on campus and on-line courses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

    Additional Information

    Long Beach City College only considers complete applications for employment. All application materials must be electronically submitted and uploaded by the applicant by the application deadline. Applications are initially screened for completeness and State Minimum Qualifications. Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.

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    A complete application includes:
  • A Long Beach Community College District Online Application.
  • A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A list of three references, including current addresses and telephone numbers of both colleagues and supervisors.
  • ALL lower and upper-divisiontranscripts, showing school name, all college coursework, degree title and conferral date. Transcripts can be official or unofficial and must be submitted as an attachment. The conferral date must be on or before the application deadline in order to meet Minimum Qualifications.
  • Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES).
  • Applicants who do not meet the StatewideMinimum Qualifications (Download PDF reader)for this discipline verbatim are required to submit aSupplemental Equivalency Application (Download PDF reader).

  • Application deadline: 02/18/2020 at 4PM
  • Application screening:02/21/2020 - 03/6/2020
    Applications are initially screened for completeness and Minimum Qualifications.

    Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.
  • Application status update: 03/12/2020 - 03/17/2020
  • First level interview:03/24/2020 - 04/03/2020
  • Final interview: tentatively planned for:Week of 4/13/2020

    Individuals whorequire reasonable accommodations in the Application or Examination Processin accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372.

    The Long Beach City College is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equity-minded hiring practices. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

    We currently have the privilege of serving approximately 35,490 students, the majority of whom are students of color. Of our student population, 55% are Hispanic/Latino, 16% are White, 14% are African American, 1% are American Indian/ Alaska Native and 13% are Asian/Pacific Islander/Filipino. An ideal candidate will demonstrate cultural competency and enthusiasm in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities (physical and/or learning).

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